Kiel and Amanda Wilson-Ciocci (KIAM Studio) are this year’s City of Guelph Artist in Residence team.
KIAM’s project, titled #YourWard, uses images of each of Guelph’s wards to create six large-scale paintings that explore transitions in the urban environment. Their artistic style uses thick layers of acrylic paint and gel mediums, photographs and washes to create mixed media paintings that draw attention to the contrasting perspectives on one canvas.
To complete the pieces, KIAM asked the community to provide images of their ward – places that reside in their memories and make them feel proud to live in their ward.
The final pieces will be unveiled at the Art Gallery of Guelph over Culture Days weekend.
While at the exhibition the artists invite you to try your hand at creating your own masterpiece using the same images they’ve incorporated into their artwork.
This collage workshop will run throughout the #YourWard exhibition and participants will be able to take their artwork home with them.
Join us for this culminating celebration of their residency!