Aleksandra Rdest

Message to Japan

I know that you will find balance and come out of this crisis even stronger than you were before. I hope that you continue to see beauty in all that surrounds you. Just as we, artists, draw inspiration from your country; we hope that you will gain something from the work we produce.

Aleksandra Rdest 2012

Artist information

Aleksandra Rdest lives and works in Toronto. She is most well widely recognized as a painter but her practice also includes photography and sculpture. In 2004 Rdest travelled to Japan and was deeply impressed by the culture and art; which continues to inform her work to this day.

Since graduating from OCAD Toronto in 2002 Rdest’s work has been exhibited across Canada in commercial and public galleries; as well as in Japan and the United States. She has been an active member of art collective A Collection of Foreign Objects since 2004. With the collective she has participated in Nuit Blanche as well as numerous exhibitions in artist run and alternative venues. Rdest has curated exhibitions in Los Angeles and Toronto,In addition to her artistic practice; Rdest is Creative Director at Tatar Art Projects, a hospitality art consulting firm.

Her work has been featured in Magenta Foundation’s Carte Blanche: Painting and Flash Forward Photography 2011 Publication; she was a semi-finalist in the RBC painting competition in 2007.

Recent exhibitions include: CRISScross, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna BC; Bungalow Colony, Gendai Gallery, Toronto; SWAGGER AND SASHAY, Angell Gallery, Toronto; Postcards from the Void, Tatar Gallery, Toronto; Fuzz, Newzones, Calgary.

Official Website: Aleksandra Rdest