Bio

Kalynn Sinnamon is a Canadian artist and alumna of the Ontario College of Art and Design based out of Toronto, Ontario. Her work explores Canadian landscape, with a focus on relationships between urban development and the land, and the pursuit of the Canadian wilderness. These interactions are explored on both large and small scales, in populous or remote locations, and is expanding this work to include culturally and geographically unique places in Canada, all through the lens of “accessibility” and how modern infrastructure often shapes our relationship with the land.

Artist Statement

Kalynn Sinnamon is an emerging artist, local to south-western Ontario. She is an alumna of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Faculty of Drawing and Painting, with extensive coursework focusing on advanced technique, landscape and figurative explorations, science and theory of colour and digital applications.

Her work explores Canadian landscape, with a focus on relationships between urban development and the land, and the pursuit of the Canadian wilderness. These interactions are explored on both large and small scales, in populous or remote locations, and is expanding this work to include culturally and geographically unique places in Canada, all through the lens of “accessability”.

Her work has a particular focus on changing landscapes following development and modernization (clearing land, urban-concentric development, roads and highways) and contrasting this with the high areas of virtually untouched wilderness existing outside of urban development. Furthermore, her work explores contemporary relationships of Canadians with the land: from close mutual relationships, to unsupportable resource use, modern disassociations, to cultivating exploratory, appreciatory and symbiotic relationships with the Canadian wilderness.

Imbedded in this is the cultivation of understanding and appreciation of indigenous people on Turtle Island, their inhabitation and close relationship with the land contrasted with colonization and subsequent hyper-development of Canada. Concentrating on this topic, she explores the Nation-to-Nation relationship between Canadians and First Nations, acknowledging the trauma of our history and the hope for reconciliation. These interactions are explored on both large and small scales, in populous or remote locations, and is expanding this work to explore different culturally and geographically unique places in Canada, all through the lens of “accessibility” and how modern infrastructure often shapes our relationship with the land..

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Ontario College of Art and Design – Toronto, ON
Sept 2007 – May 2011
Drawing and Painting Specialization

Representation

Rhapsody in Colour
– Art Gallery of Hamilton – Hamilton, ON
– January 2016

Teiotiohkwenhahton : Visions of Peace
– Native Immigrant
– Ashsukan Gallery – Montreal, QC
– Museo Philippi – Valdivia, Chile
– Aug 2015 – January 2016

Mercedes Benz Financial Services OCAD Alumni Show
– October 21, 2015

Tending the Wallflower
– Neighbourhood Unitarian Universality Congregation
– June 29 – Oct 25, 2015

2015 Art Exhibition and Sale
– Bon Echo Provincial Park
– July 24 – 26, 2015

Greystones Gift and Book Shop
– Cloyne, Ontario
– May 16 – June 25, 2015

Point of View
– Central Ontario Artist Association
– Barrie City Hall – Rotunda – Barrie, Ontario
– May 1 – 29, 2015

Awards

Elise McColl Award – Best Acrylic/Oil in Show
– COAA “Point of View” Group show – Barrie, Ontario
– May 1, 2015