Renée Mathews is an interdisciplinary artist who prioritizes soft sculpture, collage, writing, and movement. Driven by an insatiable and often childlike curiosity, her thoughts and therefore her work tend to revolve around concepts of time, spirituality, and inner worlds. Using techniques and processes that tend toward the tedious, her practice centers environmental responsibility through material consideration. Born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area, Renée now lives in Montréal where she is completing a BFA in Studio Art at Concordia University.

Selected Exhibitions


2023 Inverted Topographies  – The Drake Hotel, Toronto 


2023 Impressions: Concordia Print Media Annual Student Exhibition – Montréal

2022 Touch Screen – Art Matters Festival, Espace Pop

2021 As We Are –  VAV Gallery Online Exhibition

2019 The 8x6 Project – Penang, Malaysia

2018 Hacking Black Futures – Toronto Design Offsite Festival

2017 Long Winter Vol. 5.4 – Gladstone Hotel

          Exposure – Contact Photography Festival, Toronto

2016 Exposure – Contact Photography Festival, Toronto

Awards & Experience

2024 Exhibition Facilitator– Art Matters Festival, Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain

2023-2024 Board Member– Fine Arts Student Alliance, Concordia University

2022-23 Technical Coordinator– VAV Gallery

2021-22 Board Member– VAV Gallery

2019 Jury Member – DesignTO

2018 Juror's Choice Award – Toronto Design Offsite Festival

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