Nicole Katsuras’ latest exhibition, In Ascend, opens on April 6th at Samara Contemporary. This body of work is exploring the very nature of painting. Full of paradox and influence, her dreamlike compositions incorporate the worlds of cartography, geography and anthropology. Parallels can be made between colourful paint strata and environmental emergents like- valleys, riverbeds, islands and doline formations. There is a dynamic interchange of compressed gestures, sweeping textures, vivid palettes and an unique innovative system of irregular mark-marking and extrusions that are all traits of her distinctive signature.
In the decade since graduation from Central Saint Martins Masters of Fine Arts, Katsuras has been collected by prominent Canadian collectors like David Mirvish, who specializes in the ongoing legacy of modern painting, Father Daniel Donovan’s historically significant Canadian collection as well as a number of private collections from Vancouver to Toronto, New York to Istanbul and has designed an exclusive line of luxury hand-tuffed silk and wool rugs for Stark Carpet in New York City. Katsuras’s upcoming exhibitions include In Ascend at Samara Contemporary in Toronto (April 6th -25), a solo exhibition in 2020 at the University of Arkansas and in New York, the following year. She currently she lives and works in Toronto.