Artist Profile - Visual Arts Mississauga Creative Resident Sasha Shevchenko

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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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The VAM Creative Residency is generously funded by the Community Foundation of Mississauga.

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