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Gillian Toliver

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Gillian Toliver is a multidisciplinary artist currently working and living in Toronto. Recently graduating from OCAD University for Drawing and Painting, Toliver’s thesis work Paper Skin Makes Me, Waver in The Breeze was awarded the Drawing and Painting Medal for 2019. Her works explores the complexity of self consumption and comfort through the weaving of hair. As an artist of mixed Scottish and Caribbean decent, Toliver’s work explores spaces caught in the in-between, using the act of creation as a method to connect to gender, body and culture while reclaiming previously censored physical and mental environments.