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Sasha Opeiko – ACWR Artist in Residence

Sasha Opeiko - Artist in Residence

Sasha Opeiko, Artist in Residence

The Arts Council Windsor & Region (ACWR) has announced the second presentation of Free Space – Self Directed Residency. Throughout the residency, the gallery will remain open for its regular hours of operation and the artist is invited to work in the space during both open and closed hours. The ACWR welcomes Sasha Opeiko to ArtSpeak gallery as Artist in Residence!

“This residency allows artists to use a community-minded space to work and interact with the public. It is invaluable for that reason. It allows the public to see the artistic process and it offers an opportunity for an artist to build their resume and to develop professionally.” – ACWR Director Julie Tucker

Sasha Opeiko (b. 1986 in Minsk, Belarus) lives and works in Windsor, ON. Her practice varies between painting, drawing, media, sculpture and design. Using found materials as points of study, her work visualizes the melancholic, self-reflexive and paradoxical tendencies inherent to our ontological relationships with objects. Sasha received a BFA from the University of Windsor (2009) and a MFA from University of Victoria (2012). Her work has been exhibited at Artcite Inc. (Windsor), SB Contemporary (Windsor), Thames Art Gallery (Chatham) and Deluge Contemporary Art (Victoria). She works collaboratively with Martin Stevens on an ongoing, object-based basis.

In 2015 she received a Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant to Visual Artists. In 2016 she received the Visual Artists: Emerging grant from the Ontario Arts Council and participated in the AIR Studio Paducah Residency (Paducah KY) and the BAiR Late Winter Intensive program at the Banff Centre (Banff AB) to develop her project “Elephant’s Foot”. Sasha will continue to work on this project during the ACWR’s Free Space Residency.

FREE SPACE II Dates: January 29th – February 5th, 2017