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BIO

Ida Tong's Profile

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After working as a graphic designer for 10 years (1980 - 1990), I am delighted to dedicate my time on some fresh and innovative paintings.

Four years of consuming arts and culture in Florence, Italy (1991 - 1995) planted a creative seed in my heart, I came back to Toronto and started to paint passionately.

From 2000 to 2015, I ran a commercial art studio in Toronto, teaching drawing and painting to children and adults, including those with special needs.

Being young-at-heart, I love learning. With this level of awareness, I immerse myself in paintings everyday, exploring the possible truth in science and the secret of collective intelligence in nature.

Pink Sugar

 Education

Pink Sugar

2015 - 2016

Mohawk College

Online program

Autism & Behavioural Science

Studied Autism Spectrum and various theories of human behaviours from the scientific perspective. Hands on helping and working with children with autism.

2012 - 2014

Ontario College   of Art & Design University

Toronto, Canada

Bachelor of Fine Arts

This honours degree was combined with previous Art Diploma from the same college plus one year off-campus Independent Study in Florence, Italy.

1992 - 1995

Palazzo Spinelli Institution

Florence, Italy

Painting Restoration

Graduated in Painting Restoration and learned various painting techniques of the works of Renaissance masters. Afterwards, I worked for a year as an apprentice in the same field under a master.



Solo Exhibitions                      
2014 - Gerrard Art Space Gallery (Toronto, Canada)
2010 - Bluff Gallery (Scarborough, Canada)  
2006 - Cliffcrest Library (Scarborough, Canada)   

2003 - Studio 21 (Scarborough, Canada)  
2000 - A Space Gallery (Toronto, Canada) 
1992/3 - Library of British Institute (Florence, Italy) 


Group Exhibitions
2023 - UpTown Gallery 
            Participatin
g on-going shows and a featured artist once a year for two months since 2017 
2022 - The Federation of Canadian Artists 
            Showing work in The Federation Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2022 - The Federation of Canadian Artists, Toronto Chapter 
            Showings ​in various galleries in Ontario
2022 - The Paris Bohemian Gallery 
            Paris, Ontario 
2018 - Central Ontario Artist Association 
            Juried member show, at Etobicoke Civic Centre Art  Gallery and the Gallery of Hamilton
2017 - New Hamburg Studio Tour 
             New Hamburg 
2015 - Women Art Association of Canada 
            Toronto (since 2010)
2014 - Orange Art Gallery
            Ottawa, Canada
2000 - Bluff Gallery 
​             Scarborough 
2013 - Cedar Ridge Art Centre
             Scarborough 
​2002 - Scarborough Civic Centre
             Scarborough

 

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