N@N – Tia Halliday: Gesture of Care – The Weight of the World
September 28, 2023
Multidisciplinary Calgary-born artist, Tia Halliday will discuss her new work, currently on view at the Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary (on to October 7).
Halliday’s recent body of work “explores metaphors of care and resilience through an investigation of line, abstraction, and figuration. Called “choreographed abstractions” Halliday uses her background in performance and dance as a touchstone for paintings that depict physical gestures of care between humans. Figures captured through lyrical line, bearing the weight of one another through daring acts of physical support, suggesting themes of connectivity, responsibility, and radical care” (https://www.herringerkissgallery.com/current-exhibition).
Tia Halliday was born in Calgary Alberta. She received a BFA in Painting with distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Halliday also attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Ontario College of Art and Design. Halliday went on to obtain a Masters of Drawing and Painting from Concordia University. Halliday has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions and engaged in various projects across Canada and Europe. Her work has been noted in such publications as the Washington Post and Canadian Art Online. Tia Halliday was recently selected as an Artist in Residence at Contemporary Calgary as part of their NEXT2015 Program and she performed her subsequent “living sculpture” performances during the LOOK2015 fundraiser for Contemporary Calgary. Tia is the daughter of the late Canadian abstract painter Richard Halliday, RCA and has recently become a tenure-track instructor of visual art and theory within the Department of Art at the University of Calgary.
In person, held in Gallery Hall, TFDL