Holly Wheatcroft CV

Studio Artist  2007 –
Private studio practice complete with group and solo shows; site-specific sculptural public art works (Infiniti cars installation and WE!S on Queen West for Nuit Blanche); community outreach initiatives including  “Make Your Own Magic” and storytelling opening event with Arianne Shaffer at Graven Feather on Queen West.

OCAD University, Toronto  2012 –
Teaching Assistant, Liberal Arts & Sciences Department: participates in the design and development of tutorial materials; delivers lesson plans adhering to program curriculum; responsible for all grading and academic guidance of students (including research methods); selected as contributing writer for OCADU 2014 T.A. Handbook

Designer, self-employed  2012 –
Project management including contractors and suppliers; research, sourcing and buying of all elements for new design project including custom furniture and art work commissions; customer relations; administration of all project aspects including scheduling of appointments and budgets. Portfolio available upon request.

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA), Brampton   2012 – 2015
Educator and Facilitator: delivery of museum and art gallery tours to all ages; design and delivery of educational workshops; facilitation of creative outreach initiatives; collection research and handling of objects; 

Visual Arts Mississauga, Mississauga   2013 – 2014
Arts Educator: project manager and facilitator in the creation of public mural in collaboration with the principal of St. Gertrude and the school’s 25 separate classes; taught portfolio classes in preparation for college and university entrance; extensive art reach experience with all ages

Marianopolis College, CEGEP, Montreal, Quebec   2002 – 2007
Instructor, Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences: designed and delivered lessons in art history and the humanities; active participation in Academic Council, Curriculum Committee, Hiring Committee and College Arts Festival; project manager for annual Arts Trip

Volunteer Work and Other

Board Member, Toronto Public Art Commission, City of Toronto, 2012 – 2015

Arts Talks! Creator /Facilitator for public art talk series at Graven Feather, 2013

Workshop Facilitator for SKETCH, Toronto, 2012

Art Teacher, Clinton Public School, Toronto, 2012

Member, Board Member and Membership and Scheduling Secretary, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, 2008 – 2014

Contributor to anthology on the Medieval Bestiary, edited by Debra Hassig (1999, paperback edition 2000)


June 2015             Design *Sponge feature

June 2014            Fran Schechter. “Must-see art of the week” NOW magazine

May 18, 2012      Canadian Art Junkie online blog feature

May 2012            Covet Garden feature (issue 22)

Mar 12, 2012       “Art Bomb Behind the Scenes,” View on Canadian Art online blog

June 12,2011        Fran Schechter. “Must-see art of the week” NOW magazine

Feb 2011               Sarah Richardson 


Professional Studio Practice (Selected)
2014             Poetry over Prose, Graven Feather, 906 Queen Street West, Toronto

2012            Pastoral Concert, Graven Feather, 906 Queen Street West, Toronto

2011             Make Your Own Magic, 1256A Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario

2011             Turn it On, bookhou, 798 Dundas West, Toronto, Ontario

2010-11       Pathways of Joy, WE!S & Associates, 969 Queen St W., Toronto, Ontario

2010            Of Celebration, Infiniti Dealership, 43 Eastern Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

2010             Upstairs at Balzacs, Balzac Coffee House, 2nd floor, Distillery District, Toronto

2009             Of Equal Hearts, Mon Ton Window, 402 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

2009             Artist Wall (The Flood Myth), Peak Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2009             Babelicious, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario

2012           Holier Than Thou, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario

2012           Sculptors Do It in 3D, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2012           Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Ontario

2012           Summer Exhibition, Hilton Suites Conference Centre & Spa, Markham, Ontario

2012            Design Annex, James Street North, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario

2011            Small Treasures, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, Ontario

2011            Infinity3, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2011            15 year Anniversary Retrospective, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts

2011            Beyond a Shadow, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario

2011            Summer Side, Academy Gallery, Bath, Ontario

2011            Spring Show, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario

2010-2011            New Members, Canadian Sculpture Centre, 500 Church St., Toronto, Ontario

2010            11th Annual Juried Emerging Sculptors Exhibition, Canadian Sculpture Centre

2010             You-Tube-It International Juried Group Art Competition, Peak Gallery, Toronto

2010             Constructed Affinities, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario

2009             SpeakEasy 13th Annual Painting and Drawing Show, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

2008             LOOK 2008, The 55th Annual Juried Art Competition, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia

2007             Nostaglia, Galerie Sandra Goldie, Westmount, Québec