• Erika Toliusis

    Erika Toliusis

    New Artist

    October 2019

Erika Toliusis (UY)

Familiar and surprising at the same time, that is often the first reaction when seeing the paintings of Erika Toliusis. Looking deeper for longer gives the feeling of liberating energy. Energy of optimism, growth, of infinite possibilities. Images of works by Turner, Homer or Bierstadt often spontaneously appear. Without affecting the unique energy in the works of Erika. The energy that is crucial for our survival, and our comfort zone that we experience so essential.

Artist quote:

"My will to paint comes from the innate urge to capture the magic of the moment, the light and perhaps a subtle sense of higher wisdom. I paint and rejoice in the freedom that makes it possible to create and recreate our world. A world full of wonders, with magical landscapes, oceans and a rhythm of constant transformation. Nature makes us all one, it unites all living things.

Background

Erika was born in Uruguay and studied at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Montevideo and at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts-USA. She herself names her grandfather as the most important role model and teacher. He taught her a completely unique way of looking at nature. Her earliest experiments with paint soon taught her that the brush is not all there is. Oil is her material and the palette knife is her instrument. Erika Toliusis is exclusively represented in the Benelux by The Obsession of Art.

 

E R I K A          T O L I U S I S

EXHIBITIONS ( * solo )

2019: Ian Tan Gallery / Vancouver – Canada * Signet Contemporary Art / London - England

2018 : Singapore Art Fair / Pit Building / Singapore
Olympia Winter Fine Art Fair / National Hall Olympia / London - England New York City Art Fair / Metropolitan Pavilion / New York –USA Autumn Exhibition / Signet Contemporary Art / London - England Hong Kong Art Fair / Hong Kong - China
World Art Dubai / Signet Contemporary Art / Dubai – United Arab Emirates Battersea Art Fair / London - England
LA Modern + Contemporary Art / Los Angeles - USA

2017 Ian Tan Gallery / Vancouver - Canada *Great and North / Palazzo Loredan / Venice - Italy
World Art Dubai / Signet Contemporary Art / Dubai - United Arab Emirates North Vancouver Arts Council / Clouds juried group exhibition / North Vancouver Signet Contemporaray Art / London – England

2016 Ian Tan Gallery / Summer Group Show

2015 “Essential: Time, Light and Colour” / Ian Tan Gallery / Vancouver, B.C. - Canada * Ian Tan Gallery / Winter Group Show
Adelle Campbell Gallery / Whistler, B.C. - Canada Peninsula Gallery / Sydney, B.C. - Canada

2014 Galeria Luis Sottil / Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo - Mexico
Ian Tan Gallery / Vancouver, B.C. - Canada *

2011 Ian Tan Gallery / Vancouver, B.C. - Canada *

2010 Ian Tan Gallery / Vancouver, B.C. - Canada *

2009  Ian Tan Gallery / Vancouver, B.C. - Canada *
Loch Gallery , Best of the contemporaries 09 / Calgary, B.C. - Canada Loch Gallery, Contemporary Women Artists Calgary - Canada
Scott Gallery, featured artist /Edmonton, AB. - Canada Pendulum Gallery ( Art of Splash 2009 ) / Vancouver - Canada
Real Tart Gallery, Cities of Art Exhibition / New Plymouth - New Zealand

2008 Ian Tan Gallery / Vancouver - Canada *
Loch Gallery, Best of the Contemporaries 08 / Calgary - Canada Pendulum Gallery ( Art of Splash 2008 ) / Vancouver - Canada Trunk Gallery ( Unite with Art Auction ) / Vancouver - Canada

2007
Ian Tan Gallery / Vancouver - Canada * Loch Gallery / Calgary - Canada
Galerie Witteveen / Amsterdam - Holland
Pendulum Gallery ( Art of Splash 2007 ) / Vancouver - Canada

2006 Ian Tan Gallery / Vancouver - Canada *
Pendulum Gallery ( Art of Splash 2006 ) / Vancouver - Canada Face the World Foundation ( Art Auction ) / Vancouver / Canada Vancouver Art Gallery ( Art Auction ) / Vancouver - Canada 2005
Pendulum Gallery ( Art of Splash 2005 ) Vancouver - Canada

2004 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery / Vancouver - Canada *
Pendulum Gallery ( Art of Splash 2004 ) / Vancouver - Canada Vancouver Art Gallery ( art auction ) / Vancouver - Canada 2003

Pendulum Gallery ( Art of Splash 2003 ) / Vancouver - Canada

Vancouver Art Gallery ( Art Auction ) / Vancouver - Canada Pendulum Gallery ( Art of Splash 2002 ) / Vancouver - Canada 2001

Buschlen Mowatt Gallery / Vancouver - Canada *

Toronto Art Fair ( Buschlen Mowatt ) / Toronto - Canada Pendulum Gallery ( Art of Splash 2001 ) / Vancouver - Canada Vancouver Art Gallery ( art auction ) / Vancouver – Canada Galerie am Savignyplatz / Berlin - Germany *
Gallerie Hoopman / Amsterdam - Holland * Galeria MGL / Punta del Este - Uruguay *

2000 Toronto Art Fair ( Buschlen Mowatt ) / Toronto - Canada Galerie Nabokov / Paris - France *
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery / Vancouver - Canada Space Creatide - Place Dauphine / Paris - France *

1999 Galerie am Savignyplatz / Berlin - Germany *

1998 Simon Patrich / Vancouver - Canada

1997 Artropolis 97 / Vancouver - Canada

1996 The Americas Collection / Miami - USA

1995 Zeitgeist Gallery / Norfolk - USA
Atelier Gazcue / Santo Domingo - Dominican Republic * Virginia Beach Center for the Arts / Virginia - USA

1994 Cuartel de Dragones / Maldonado - Uruguay * Art Works Gallery / Vancouver - Canada

1993  Galeria MMC / Buenos Aires - Argentina * Galeria Manzione / Punta del Este - Uruguay *

1992 Centro Cultural Hugo del Carril / Buenos Aires - Argentina
" 2da Bienal por un mundo mejor " XI Salon Leonistico / Montevideo - Uruguay
Municipalidad de Colonia / Colonia - Uruguay *

1988 Sala Lumiere / Canelones - Uruguay * USA Embassy / Montevideo - Uruguay *
B'nai B'rith Oriental / Montevideo - Uruguay Sala Soriano / Montevideo - Uruguay
" 40 Aniversario de Israel " Museo R. Francisco Mazzoni / Maldonado - Uruguay *

1987 Grunt Gallery / Vancouver - Canada
Pitt International Galleries / Vancouver - Canada Millbury Art Council / Massachussets - USA Fitchburg Art Museum / Massachussets - USA

1984-85 Circulo de Bellas Artes / Montevideo - Uruguay