Since my graduation in 1994 from Ontario college of art, there has been a nagging voice in my head. The head of the fine arts program said to me months before I finished, that it was "now time for you to unlearn the past 4 years, de-institutionlize yourself and rediscover why you liked art and what was unique about you when you entered school"

I have been on this journey of self and artistic discovery for 20 years now, looking at artwork all over the world and creating diverse and wholly different bodies of artwork in different mediums.

Art is nothing more than playing, coming to an honest place with your work and with yourself.

I have read various tomes on art and theory, and all that sticks is play, discovery and play again, through this we get to something truthful, perhaps not beautiful, not happy but true.

And 20 years later, I'm still trying to get there.

Contact Me! eric.farache@gmail.com
Artist CV
Selected  Exhibitions 
June 2013     Negative Space,  Gallery2186, Toronto 
May 2013     Quixtopia,  Loop Gallery, Toronto
March 2013   Just My Type, #Hashtag Gallery, Toronto. 
February 2013  The Artist Project, CNE, Toronto. 
July 2012   CollectiveVision , Loop Gallery, Toronto
August 2011  Square Foot , AWOL Gallery, Toronto 
May 2011      Life Lessons,   Loop Gallery,Toronto 
December 2010  Loop Christmas Group Show, LoopGallery, Toronto 
October 2010    Toronto Int. Art Fair, Loop Gallery Booth, Toronto 
July 2010  Manifest Dream, Loop Gallery,Toronto 
Oct 2009   NuitBlanche, Cabbagetown, Toronto 
Oct 2008   NuitBlanche, Cabbagetown, Toronto 
May 2007  ShootToronto, the Rotunda, Toronto City Hall 
Feb 2007   GrandDesign /The City, Hart House, University ofToronto 
May 2005   Shadows, Contact Photographic , Toronto 
July 2001    Boxed Treats,  BackRoom, Spin Gallery, Toronto 
Dec 2000     River,  Plum Blossoms Gallery,Singapore 
July 2000     Gender/Less,  Spin Gallery, Toronto 
June 2000     Real Man,  Paul Petro ContemporaryArt, Toronto 
July 1999     New Charcoal Drawings,  FreudGallery, London UK 
May 1999     Iconography,  The Lawrence BatelyGallery, Wakefield, UK 
July 1992-98 The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto Sept. 1996 Plural Artists’ Collective, The Junction Arts Festival, Toronto  

Education 
July 1998 – Aug. 1999   Masters in Fine Art  Universityof Leeds, Bretton Hall, UK (conferred 2000) 

Sept. 1990 – Apr. 1994  Diploma Fine Arts, A.O.C.A                                               
           OntarioCollege of Art, Toronto Sept. 1991 – Apr. 1992            
           OntarioCollege of Art off campus program   Florence,Italy                                  
 
Publications
March 14 2013 GridTO Magazine, #Hashtag Gallery
March 19 2012 Now Magazine (online) The Season inSketches – full length feature article on my drawings from the SpringFashion Special
March 15 – 22 2012 issue Now Magazine  Spring Fashion Special illustrations 
May 13 2011 National Post ‘Fivethings to do’ feature selection 
July 19th, 2010  BlogT.O. Review ofshow at Loop, ArtAgenda 
July 2010 Toronto Life  ‘Todayin Toronto’ to-do-list feature selection 
Feb 13, 2010, NOW Magazine (online) RemnantsThis week’s must see art.  

Awards & Achievements 

February 2013, VIP Art Award, The Artist Project. 

March 2009  SNAP!Toronto’s Premiere Juried Photo fundraiserBest Photo Based Image 

1996 Ontario Arts Council Grant member of Plural ArtistsCollective
Eric Farache 2013
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