Exhibitions

Storyvoice (Online Exhibition and Research Project), Centennial College, Toronto, Canada, Sept 2022 – Present

Neighbourhood Garden (Community Art Installation), Scarborough Anchor Institutions, Scarborough and Toronto Canada, Sept 2021 – Present

Off the Wall (Annual Gallery Fundraiser), Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada, Dec 2021

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 60 (Online Art Fair and Store), 2D Works Category, Toronto, Canada, Jul 2021

The Honest Shop 21 (Self Service Art Store and Group Exhibition), Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada, Dec 2021 – Jan 2022

Portraits of Resilience (Online Exhibition) Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada / Mar – May 2021 (Search for Zia Foley @ https://ago.ca/portraits-resilience#)

Altered Images at Hand (Online Exhibition), A Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival Virtual Exhibition, Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada, Apr – Jul 2021                                                                         

See Saw (Online Digital Book Group Exhibition), Flipsnack.com, Apr – May 2021

See Saw (Online Group Exhibition), Leslie Grove Gallery, Toronto, Canada, Mar 2021

Grit and Glide (Online Zine Group Exhibition), Flipsnack.com, Oct – Dec 2020

Patterns (Online Group Exhibition), Light Space and Time Online Art Gallery, Sept 2020

FAS Covid-19 Isolation Art (Online Zine Group Exhibition), Flipsnack.com, Jun – Jul 2020

Metamorphosis (Group Exhibition), Urban Gallery, Toronto, Canada, Mar – Apr 2020

Winter Stations (Outdoor Installation Design Competition and Exhibition), Collaborative Project by RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, and Curio, Woodbine Beach, Toronto, Canada, Feb – Mar 2020

FASSIE Express (Group Exhibition), Centennial College, Story Arts Centre Campus, Toronto, Canada, Jan 2020

Fine Arts Studio Fall Art Fair  (Group Exhibition and Art Fair), St. Clair O’Connor Community, Toronto, Canada, Nov 2019

The Honest Shop (Self Service Art Store and Group Exhibition), Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada, May – Sept 2019

Echo – A Group Exhibition (Two-person Show), Arthere Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, Aug – Sept 2018

ILLUSTRATIONS

Cover Art for BOLD: Stories about Living Life out loud, Pathfinder’s Collective,  Toronto, Canada, 2022

Spot Illustration for Global Citizenship: from social analysis to social action (textbook), Centennial College, Toronto, 2021

Collections

Out for a Stroll, Centennial College, Toronto, Canada, 2020.

Recycled Beach, Centennial College, Toronto, Canada, 2020

Who Am I? Colleges and Institutes Canada’s Head Office, Ottawa, Canada, 2020 

Private Collections in Vancouver, Toronto, Virginia Beach, Istanbul, London, and Nairobi

Education

Children’s Book Illustration, Continuing Education Course, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada, 2021

Fine Arts Studio Diploma with Honours, Centennial College, Toronto, Canada,  Cumulative GPA 4.25, Winner of the 2021 Dean’s Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2021

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), University of Cambridge, EC Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2011

Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, UK, 2009

Continuing Education Art Courses – Using Colour and Painting Fundamentals, Emily Carr School of Art and Design, Vancouver, 2007

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Arts and Contemporary Studies, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada, 2007

Committees

2nd Year Student Council Representative – For the Fine Arts Studio Program at Centennial College, Toronto, Canada, Sept 2020 – Apr 2021

Student Representative – Fine Arts Studio Program Advisory Committee, Centennial College, Toronto, Canada, Nov 2019 – Apr 2022

Publications

Have Something to Say About Mental Health? Lend Your Artistic Voice to Storyvoice Centennial College Website, Sept 22, 2022

Fine Arts Students Create Art Installation for Scarborough Hero Awards Centennial College Website, Nov 10, 2021

CICan celebrates student creativity with its 2020 Art Showcase – Colleges and Institutes Canada Website, June 24, 2020

Centennial Arts Students Bring Their Work to the Waterfront with Winter Stations, Centennial College Website, Mar 10, 2020

Winter Stations photo contest lets residents share how they are staying connected during COVID-19 crisis – Beach Metro, Mar 10, 2020

In photos: the 2020 Winter Stations art installations – Now Toronto, Feb 17, 2020

Winter Stations art installations unveiled at Toronto Beach – Toronto.com, Feb 17, 2020

Interviews

Centennial College Students Create Award-Winning Fine Art – Centennial College Website, Jul 2, 2020

Interview on CTV News at Noon – CTV News Toronto, Feb 18, 2020

Design competition ‘Winter Stations’ open at Woodbine Beach – Global News, Feb 17, 2020

Awards

Winner of the Dean’s Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Centennial College, Toronto, Canada, 2021

Winner of the Drawing Category in the 2020 Student Art Contest, College’s and Institutes Canada, 2020

Work Experience

Content Curator, Storyvoice Project, Centennial College, Toronto, Canada, Sept 2021 – Present

Fine Arts Tutor, Centre for Accessible Learning and Counselling Services, Centennial College, Toronto, Canada, Sept 2021 – Aug 2022

Peer Supporter, Centennial College, Story Art Centre Campus, Toronto, Canada, Mar – Apr 2020

Studio Monitor to the Fine Arts Studio Diploma Program, Centennial College, Story Art Centre Campus, Toronto, Ontario, Jan – Mar 2020

ESL Teacher, EF Education First, Toronto, Canada, May – August 2019

EFL Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, Dec 2014 – Dec 2016