VAM’s new exhibition Now Streaming will be on exhibition February 4-17. VAM will host artists working in experimental processes using a combination of traditional and new media. This year’s exhibition will be co-curated and exhibited by VAM’s Creative Residents (VCR). Join us for music and art at the Reception on Friday February 8 from 7-9 pm.
In this profile, we feature Visual Arts Mississauga Creative Resident Sasha Shevchenko.
1.How long have you been creating for?
Creating since I was a toddler, showing however, quite a bit later.
2. What inspired you to create?
Honestly, I’ve been creating for so long that I don’t even remember what got me started. Art is such a constant in my life that it has evolved into a personal language. Lately, I have been very inspired by contemporary graphics, assorted typography and digital colour schemes.
3. What goals do you have for 2019?
I am really determined to add a few more artistic technical skills to my tool set. The more tools I have, the more ideas are possible!
4. Where would you like to be creatively in the next three years?
My main goal is to develop a confidence in the failures as well as successes. The determination to proceed, I think, will serve as the backbone of a long-lasting artistic career.
5. What's your preferred creative medium and why?
My practice is very much cross-disciplinary, so I integrate a variety of interesting mediums into my works. Currently, I am using graphic prints, text, and bold digital media. These mediums are vivid, fun, and very new to me – that’s what makes them so interesting!
6. What attracted you to the Now Streaming exhibition?
I was drawn to the opportunity of a new experience, meeting new people, and collaborating with other emerging artists. I’m so happy that VAM offers this opportunity, as it expands the influence of young emerging artists.
The VAM Creative Residency is generously funded by the Community Foundation of Mississauga.