Kima Lenaghan

Artist & Ceramicist

About & CV

Work
Artwork
Ceramic

Series
Terra Recognita
Homo Conscius


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Bio

Toronto, Canada

Kima Lenaghan is an illustrator and ceramicist. She is fondest of worldbuilding, forming narratives and symbolism drawn from varied fields of research and experiences. Each illustration is preceded by journalling or a conversation. Her work is a eulogy to unanswerable questions, life on earth, and making meaning.

She teaches Observational Drawing to illustration students at OCAD U, where she graduated from with a Design degree in Illustration in 2018.

Kima takes fine art commissions and is a freelancer for commercial work, publishing, editorial, and more. For freelancing or personal inquiries contact Kima at the following address. 


→ drawing
→ painting
→ embroidery
→ ceramics
→ design
→ printing




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Curriculum Vitae



Teaching

2020 - Pres.

2019 - 2020
Sessional instructor, Observational Drawing & Painting, OCAD University

Observational Drawing TA,
OCAD University




Solo Exhibitions


2019
Terra Recognita, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto




Group Exhibitions


2020

2019

2018











2016
Power in Numbers, Gallery Nucleus, Portland

Monochromagic, WOWxWOW Gallery, Online Exhibition

Summertime, Propeller Gallery, Toronto

GradEx 103, annual graduate exhibition, OCAD U, Toronto

Milkcrate Volume III: Food for Thought,  exhibition series, OCAD U

Milkcrate Volume II: Portaits of Your Friends, exhibition series, OCAD U

Milkcrate Volume I, exhibition series, OCAD U

Homework, OCAD U Illustration Exhibition, Artscape Youngplace

Nanoparti, zine and multiples popup, OCAD U Student Gallery




Markets and Fairs


2018 - 20

2018
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF),  Toronto

Bala Cranberry Festival, Muskoka

Kensington Market Art Fair, Toronto



Awards


2018
Artscape Award for Best of Student, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Marie Collins Memorial Award for Best of Student, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Student Purchase Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, by House of i.d.e.a.

Love and Nature Award, for OCAD U Illustration Thesis: Endlings, by Blue Ant Media

Illustration Studio Career Launcher, studio residency at 401 Richmond in Toronto, by The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Career Launcher, by The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers




Selected Clients

Demetres, Autumn 2018 menu

Henderson Brewing Co., Ides of July beer label 

Tentree, Apparel designs

A Place To Rest, Album covers, 2018




Residencies

Artscape Gibraltar Point, September 2018




Press

Hi Fructose, Kima Lenaghan’s ‘Homo Conscius’ Series of Drawings

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Kima Lenaghan's Attentive Drawings

BOOOOOOOM! Artist Spotlight




Education

Bachelor of Design, Illustration, OCAD U, 2018