Artist Elise Conlin’s playful imagery won the Student Purchase award at the 58th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, a contemporary showcase that attracts more than 100,000 patrons (who spend over $2 million during the three-day weekend). The Toronto illustrator is enrolled in the Bachelor of Design program at OCAD University.
Conlin’s Hunting Grounds (above) and Hollywood Greed (top of post) are part of a series she created at OCAD called The Elites, focused on social injustice in the film industry.
The series “examines the dark sides of Hollywood and reveals the dangerous biases of a culture that has power in shaping and redefining our worldviews.”
Elise Conlin’s website, here.
Her Instagram, here.
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair awards page 2019, here.
NOTE: An earlier version of this post incorrectly named Conlin’s award at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair as Best of Painting. Apologies to Conlin and the TOAF.