Toni Hamel

Toni Hamel

Toni Hamel was born in Italy and currently lives and works in Oshawa, a suburb of Toronto, Canada. She is the recipient of many awards and three Ontario Arts Council grants (2011, 2012, 2014). Her work has been exhibited in museums, commercial galleries and art fairs in Canada and abroad, and it is included in the public art collections of the Archives of Ontario/Government of Ontario, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, the Omer Deserres Corporation, as well as in private collections in Canada, the US, and Europe. Hamel describes her work as “an illustrated commentary on human frailties.” Rooted in story-telling, her art practice draws from personal experiences and outward observations to create thematic bodies of work that reflect on and interpret the psychological unease characteristic of our age. For more, see her website http://www.tonihamel.net.

illustrated commentary on human frailties

Mike Sweeney interviews
Toni Hamel

 

Our art editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Toni Hamel, featured artist for Issue #28 and our Volume 3 print issue. Here’s what she had to say about subverting viewers’ expectations, the importance of titles, and the inspiration behind the sense of tranquility in her art…Read more

"The Shipment" by Toni Hamel, 14" x 18" Oil on canvas, 2016

ART ISSUE #28

Oil Paintings

By Toni Hamel
 
 

Hamel describes her work as “an illustrated commentary on human frailties.” Rooted in story-telling, her art practice draws from personal experiences and outward observations to create thematic bodies of work…
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