Shary Boyle

Shary Boyle’s work is exhibited and collected internationally, with pieces in the National Gallery of Canada, the Montreal Contemporary Art Museum and the Paisley Museum in Scotland. Her 2011 traveling exhibition Shary Boyle: Flesh and Blood was organized by Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, Quebec and traveled to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. Highly crafted and deeply imaginative, Boyle’s multi-disciplinary practice mines the history of porcelain figurines, animist mythologies and historical portraiture to create a symbolic language uniquely her own. From sculpture to performance she narrates her vision of human sexuality, mortality and the natural world through a darkly feminist lens. Shary Boyle was the 2009 recipient of the Gershon Iskowitz Prize at the AGO, and in 2010 won the Hynatashyn Foundation Award for her outstanding contribution to visual arts in Canada. She is represented by Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto.