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Leone McComas

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Leone McComas is a Canadian-Nigerian Artist, Muralist, and Designer. She is Toronto-based, London (UK) born, and bred below sea level in the Netherlands. Her painting practice examines ideas of the self and the internalization of social ideals; observations of which are used to create conceptual relationships between figure and post-digital landscapes. Following a growing sense of artistic responsibility, Leone now creates work from her source of life to counter-act the increasing presence of anxiety, social polarization, and emotional fatigue. Metaphors of transformation sift the surface of her work, reflecting ideas of change and perspective shifts; while contrasting matte black paint magnifies the sensation of renewal despite the unknown. The desire to maintain luminosity in her paintings has lead to the development of a unique transparency-driven painting process, which produces highly detailed, saturated, and translucent oil paintings that glow from within. McComas graduated from OCADU receiving her BDes in 2013 and participated in the Faculty of Art’s 36th Florence Off-Campus Program. She is a recipient of the OIEOS scholarship in 2010, the OAC Visual Arts Project Grant in 2018, and is a resident artist at Toronto’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Toronto) 2018/19.


Work

Upcoming Exhibitions
2019-07-24

Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
AN INDEX

2019-08-17

Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
Night Vision

Select Past Exhibitions
2019

Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2019

Toronto
The Artist Project

2018

Our Gallery, Toronto
Of Water & The Spirit

2018

Propeller Gallery, Toronto
Northern Contemporary

2018

The Delisle Space, Toronto
Fresh Meat

2017

Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
Why The @#$! Do You Paint

2017

Steamwhistle Brewery, Toronto
Home

2016

Gallery 1313, Toronto
2116: Art of Leverage

2015

Gallery 416, Toronto
Styrofoam Palace

2014

Gallery 1313
Kinship Exhibit

2014

J.E.H Macdonald, Vaughan
Untitled

2014

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Kalos Eidos

2011

OCADU Studio, Florence Italy
Vestiges

2011

Creatures Creating, Toronto
Uplift

2011

OCADU, Toronto
Vestiges

Accolades
2018

Ontario Art Council
Visual Artist Creation Project Grant

2010

Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
OIEOS Scholarship

Residencies

MOCA, Toronto
Akin Moca

Education
2013

OCAD University
B.Des Illustration

2019

Mural Routes
Mural Arts Career Development

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