Vicky Talwar

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A Daydream, 2017
Quick Facts
Birth year
OCAD University - Ontario College of Art and Design
Representing galleries
REN Gallery

Vicky Talwar is a Canadian-born Visual Fine Artist. With a lifelong passion for painting, Vicky takes inspiration from her south-Asian heritage and the tranquility of the natural world. 

She has exhibited in multiple art galleries in Toronto. She has showcased her paintings in a juried exhibition at the Junction Arts Festival, an avant-garde mix-arts gala in Toronto. She also exhibited in the Distillery District and hosted a solo exhibition at AWOL Gallery in Toronto. Vicky recently exhibited her work at Agora Gallery and Caelum Gallery in New York, United States of America, REN Gallery in Los Angeles, California, and at Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. 

Vicky holds a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Education from York University. She is currently an art educator for the York Region District School Board.



Inspired by what lies beneath the surface, I experiment with mixed media to unravel hidden layers, creating an illusion of depth. Layering and texturing is a key theme in my work, exposing the intricacy in the natural world and in our-selves. My paintings are a process of discovery: I begin an unchartered path, with intuition as a guide, transforming and juxtaposing layers which evolve instinctively, eventually shaping what aspects of the subject remain apparent, and what becomes hidden. It’s this element of surprise – an uncertainty of the final destination - that provokes a more intuitive style, an approach that has transformed me as an Artist. Using natural elements and flora as subjects, my work navigates the spectrum of emotions that both connect and conflict. My paintings float in time, without a beginning or an end, levitating on a bed of seclusion, bewilderment and nostalgia. Diffused into my backgrounds are layers of washes, blends, and folded melting planes, creating an abstraction as they freely float on the canvas.