Mysteries in Colour

Art by Mazarine Memon
 

What do you see ?

I truly believe that art must engage the viewer, which is what I attempt every time I see a blank canvas. My works Mysteries in Colour use the Pareidolia
Phenomena to challenge the viewer to decipher the mystery. The abstract shapes and forms at first look just pretty on the canvas until your brain decodes the image and finds the subject. When that happens, the art is not just pretty, shapes and forms suddenly come alive and have meaning.

 I enjoy being a fly on the wall when people see my work for the first time. I see them go, “I saw it” and yet someone else will see something more.

“The job of the artist is to engage.”

MY ART "RESUMÉ"

Training:

  • Degree in Applied Art, Sophia College, Bombay, 1984 -1988
  • Central Saint Martins College of Arts, University of the Arts London, Spring 2006

Awards

  • Maharashtra State Art Award, Mumbai, India.
  • First Place art award in the Mixed Media category – Juried Art show at Art Aurora – Ontario, Canada 2010
  • Honorary mention (award) – Juried Art Show, Aurora Ontario – 2013
  • 1stPlace Mixed Media Category – Juried award, Ontario – 2014
  • Honorary mention – Mixed Media category – Juried award, Ontario – 2014

Teaching experience

  • Mixed media for teens and adults –Dubai International art Center (UAE), 2002 2009
  • Acrylics and mixed media courses for adults –DUCTAC (UAE), 2007 2009
  • Kinder, Youth and Teens – Rosemount Community Center, Vaughan, Ontario, 2011 – 2013
  • Kinder, Youth, Teens and Adults – Art Studio of Ontario (ASOO), 2012 – 2015
  • Arty Yoga (Art and yoga) for adults teens and children – Art Barn, Toronto, 2013-2014

 Solo Exhibitions 

  • ‘Gharra’ –A social observation–Ronak Gallery, Mumbai, India, October 3-17, 2006
  • ‘Paintings & Poetry’ –Basta Art Café, Dubai, UAE, November 2006
  • ‘Rooh; Aatmaa’ –Gallery Gulmohar, Karachi, Pakistan, April 1-28, 2008
  • ‘Moods’ –Gallery Opus 39, 21 Kimonos, Strovolos, Nicosia, April 29 –May 20, 2008
  • ‘Moods’ –Art Lounge, Grand Hyatt, Dubai, UAE, November 22-December 10, 2009
  • ‘Rough & Smooth’ Millpond Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada, June 19 -20, 2010
  • A spiritual Calm – Mangia & Bevi – Toronto, 2012
  • Beyond Borders – Hanks, Toronto, 2013
  • Herongate – Pickering, Ontario – 2013
  • In retrospect – Nineteen on the Park – Stouffville Aug, 2014
  • Oshawa Golf and Curling Club – December 2016 – Feb 2017
  • ARTBAB – Art Across Borders Bahrain art Fair – March 2017
  • Featured artist of the month – Bayview Golf and Country club – June 2018

Group Exhibitions

  • ‘DIAC Exhibition’ –Wafi, Dubai, UAE, November 2003, 2004 & 2005
  • ‘Perspectives’ –A different kind of Journey’ –Hunar Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE, October 8-22, 2005.
  • ‘Art Souk’ –Crown Plaza, Dubai, UAE, June 17, 2005
  • ‘Recent Works’ –1×1 Art Gallery, Jumeriah, Dubai, UAE, September 12-30, 2007
  • ‘Art Tutor’s Annual Art Showcase’ –Main Gallery, Dubai Community Theater & Arts Center, UAE, October 24-November 11, 2007
  • ‘Strokes’ –Dubai International Arts Center, Dubai, UAE, February 10-16, 2008
  • ‘Art Chowk’ –Group show of contemporary Indian & Pakistani artists, Dubai, UAE, Feb 15-16, 2008
  • ‘Different Strokes’ –Al Bareh Gallery, Manama, Bahrain, November 29-December 2, 2008
  • ‘Contradiction’ -Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York, January 6 -19, 2009
  • ‘Creative Canvasses’- Grand Hyatt, Dubai, UAE, February 15-21, 2009
  • ‘First Impressions’ -Grand Hyatt, Dubai, UAE, May 22-28, 2009
  • ‘Brush Strokes’ -Consulate of India, Muscat, Oman, May 30-June 2, 2009
  • ‘Diversity’ -Ritz Carlton, Manama, Bahrain September 3 –8, 2009; Grand Hyatt, Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2009
  • ‘Art Aurora ‘ – 48thAnnual Juried Art Show April 30-May 2, 2010
  • ‘Rough and Smooth’ – Mill Pond Gallery, Richmond Hill Ontario, June 19 – 20, 2010
  • Vernissage – Creative Canvases, The Leonard Hotel, London, UK, June 18-20, 2010
  • For the Love of Art, School of Fine Dining, Markham, Ontario, February 24-25, 2011
  • Selection into the 49THAnnual Juried art show, Aurora, May, 2011
  • Creative Canvases, Bahrain – May 2011
  • Original Art Show- Simply Serendipity at the Wooden Sticks Golf and Country club, Scarborough, Ontario, May 5, 2011
  • Mélange- Visual Arts Center, India Habitat Center August 8-16, 2011
  • Ramadan Group show, ‘Crescent’ at the Emirates Towers, Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2011
  • DVAC group show at the Forest Hill art center Toronto – September 16, 2011
  • Art show – Simply Serendipity, Scarborough Golf and country club, Toronto, September 16, 2011
  • Simply Serendipity Art Show, The National Club, Toronto, November 24, 2011
  • Curator talk – University of Toronto – 2012
  • Curator talk and exhibition – Faculty club – University of Toronto – 2013
  • Art talk and show – Spoke Club – 2013
  • Art walk – Norman Felix Gallery – 2013
  • Juried art show – Aurora Ontario – 2014
  • Curator Talk and art sale – Oshawa Golf Club – 2014
  • Across Boundaries – Taj Hotel, London – UK – October 7, 2014
  • Simply Serendipity Art show & sale – Ajax/Pickering Board of Trade -2011 to present
  • Northern Lights – Mangia and Bevi – Toronto, November 2014
  • Flight – Mangia e Bevi – Toronto, Feb 2015
  • Salute – Mangia e Bevi – Toronto, April, 2015
  • Oh Canada! – Mangia e Bevi – Toronto, June, 2015
  • Svengali salon – Markham Ontario – Jan- Sept 2016
  • Oshawa Golf and Curling club – Oshawa Ontario – Jan – March 2015
  • Pickering Board of trade – Ajax Ontario – August 2015
  • Whitevale Golf club – June – July 2015
  • Whitevale Golf Club – August – September 2016
  • Oshawa Golf and Curling Club – October to November 2016
  • Ashgrove Spa – Markham Ontario – November 2015 – Jan 2016
  • Oshawa Golf Club – 2017
  • Town of Whitevale/Stouville – 2017
  • Ajax Pickering Board of trade – 2017 – 2018
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An accomplished award-winning artist, Mazarine has had several sold-out solo and group exhibitions around the world. She has an avid following of collectors and her works have pride of place all over the world.

Mazarine intelligently plays on a psychological phenomenon known as Pareidolia (parr-i-DOH-lee-a)  – a condition which makes people see familiar shapes and patterns where none actually exist, but in her case, she actually hides the stimulus in there. No wonder critics have tagged her style as “mysteries in color,” you need to find the clues before the subject of the artwork reveals itself. When that happens it is an aha moment.

Mazarine

Mazarine was born in Bombay (Mumbai) to an eccentric, fun-loving, Zoroastrian (Parsee) family. By default, she is an endangered species as there are less the 100,000 Parsees left.  She is of Iranian ancestry, Indian by birth, Italian at heart and Canadian by choice.

She lives in Toronto with her husband and they have two kids away at University.  She is an artist by profession, but believes her day job is to be “Tiger Mom.”

Mazarine works out of The Art Brewery, her studio (a repurposed garage) and occasionally conducts workshops in Art, Yoga, Reiki, and Mediation.

 

 

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An accomplished award-winning artist, Mazarine has had several sold-out solo and group exhibitions around the world. She has an avid following of collectors and her works have pride of place all over the world.

Contact

 Toronto, Ontario

info@mazarinememon.com

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