YOUphoria: A Pride Showcase Juried Exhibition

Exhibition: June 21 – July 9, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 22, 5 – 9 pm

Zoom Artist Talks: Saturday, July 8, 3 pm
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“The richness, beauty and depths of love can only be fully experienced in a climate of complete openness, honesty and vulnerability.”

– Anthony Venn Brown


YOUphoria is an exhibition that features the artwork of 38 Queer artists who explore the question: “What is your Queer Joy?”. The artwork presented ranges in subject matters; from exploring Kink; to the sanctuary of being home; to gender expression and exploration and the joys of found family and community. Each artwork is as unique as the artist who created them, and represents Queer Community’s long-standing relationship with craft and breaks the moulds of what a traditional gallery show might look like. The Jury members are all incredibly proud of the artwork that was chosen and believe that the show is a wonderful peek into the internal worlds of each artist. When so often we in the Queer community have been called ugly or unloveable, dirty or distinctly wrong, YOUphoria shifts that narrative to be one of Beauty, Celebration, and Love.

Juried by: Serena Kobayashi-LeBel, Karlene Ouellette, Emily Zou

Exhibiting Artists:

  • Orlando Basulto,
  • Natasha Beaudoin,
  • Anya Belliano,
  • Ben Benedict,
  • timothy birchard,
  • Mackenzie Bond,
  • Marin Boyle,
  • Holly Bygrove,
  • Ciara Campbell,
  • Anna Campbell,
  • Rosanna Carder,
  • Xilena Cardona,
  • Danny Cardoso,
  • Ian (iancasti) Castaneda,
  • Chad Evans Clark,
  • Ali Columbus,
  • Darcy Forrest,
  • Kylie Dunford,
  • Philip Hare,
  • Oliver Irrgang,
  • Nicola Jacobson,
  • Erica Jochim,
  • Sky Kearley,
  • Carmen Mahave,
  • Neo,
  • Damien Ouellette,
  • Pam Patterson,
  • Jonathan Pavan,
  • Andra Ragusila,
  • Zack Rosen,
  • Amiel Sandland,
  • Shannon Sandwell,
  • Stephen Severn,
  • Tiana Smith,
  • Jonathan Stern,
  • Kit Tiefling,
  • Villa Villekulla,
  • Kelsey Whyte
Pride Toronto Affiliate Event 2023

Photos of June 22nd Opening Reception below

PRESS: 5 art exhibitions to fill you with Pride, Sue Carter, Toronto Star, June 16, 2023

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