Artists in Residence 2019

October 18th, 2019

Centre[3] is proud to present our four artists in residence for 2019. Through our annual program we support artists in creating a new body of work by offering space and resources for artistic production. Three of our artists in residence will showcase their work in a group exhibition in our main gallery February 28 – April 11, 2020. The recipient of our residency offered in partnership with COBRA (Coalition of Black and Racialized Artists) will exhibit in a solo show in our members’ gallery January 4 – February 1, 2020 

Ron Siu, Monoprint 

Joshua Las

Mashal Khan 

Ron Siu is an artist based in Toronto, Canada and is a recipient of our emerging artist residency. Working primarily in painting and mixed-media approaches, his work circles around contemporary themes of desire and overt Romanticism. Siu graduated with his BFA in Drawing & Painting at OCAD University in 2019. He has also been in exhibitions across Canada and in Glasgow, UK

Joshua Las is a Hamilton-based artist of mixed nationality and is the recipient of our residency offered in partnership with COBRA (Coalition of Black and Racialized Artists). His Guatemalan and Canadian heritage play a crucial role in his practice. Using Mesoamerican symbolism, he re-appropriates the lens of the ethnographer as a means of reclamation, while at the same time demanding the sovereignty of Latin America.

Mashal Khan is a multi media artist who was born in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan and along with her family immigrated to Turtle Island (North America) in 2002. Mashal graduated from the University of Toronto with a Hon. Bachelor’s of Arts in equity studies, sociology and art. She values freedom, justice and equity. Within her work she hopes to subvert the white and/or male gaze that has often spoken on behalf of marginalized women of colour. Whenever she creates work, Mashal keep this quote by Arundhati Roy in mind: “there’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless.’ There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.”