Winnie Truong -- Comfort Objects and Other Attractions

April 11, 2015 to May 15, 2015

representation: Erin Stump Projects

Exhibition Statement

Winnie Truong's drawing practice is centered around her interest in exploring the status of coloured pencil as a nostalgic and seemingly juvenile tool unbridled by the complications of art history and adult life. Her large-scale drawings are an equal balance of visual and visceral experience; a final product on paper and an immersive physical activity that takes place in the studio. As Truong's work progresses within the framework of contemporary drawing, she is interested in exploring the inherent tension of monumental drawing on a surface that is otherwise lean, and fragile.

Artist Biography

Born in 1988, Winnie Truong lives and works in Toronto, where she received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design’s drawing and painting program. Truong is a recipient of the Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council visual arts grants and is the recipient of numerous awards, including W.O. Forsythe award, the 401 Richmond Career Launcher prize and the BMO 1st! Art Award for Ontario, through which she exhibited at the MOCCA. Winnie has exhibited internationally in galleries across Toronto, LA, and Copenhagen and in New York where she was featured at VOLTA, NY Art Fair. She has been published in numerous art publications, including the cover of Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, and Walk the Line: The Art of Drawing. Her work is in the collection of The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas, Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto, and Bank of Denmark.

Exhibition Images
Line Gallery