Brooke Wayne is a Toronto-based artist and writer, whose practice draws from a lifelong passion of science fiction into the realms of astronomy and science. Her ambiguous paintings combine imagination and reality, as well as the sublime and construction, to fuse together art and science. Through research and art, Brooke seeks towards a continued exploration of the vast, expansive void of cosmos, to find our place in the universe and beyond.
Cosmological Fantasias is a collaboration between Deanna McCaw and Brooke Wayne, bringing together two artists who utilize different media and working methodologies. Dynamic and hybridized images are created, combining both acrylic and oil paint in an exploration that compliments and contrasts their individual practices.
Brooke is a graduate of OCAD University's Drawing and Painting program with a minor in English. Brooke has exhibited in the Norman Felix Art Gallery, the Inclusive Design Institute, Gallery 1313 and Project Gallery, as well as publishing creative work by the university press. She is currently a member of Akin Studios Collective.
When Brooke is not freelancing or painting in her studio, you can often find her in local coffee shops, lifting weights at the gym, or conquering mountains in the outdoors.
2013 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, major in Drawing and Painting, minor in English, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
2016 – Akin Holiday Market, Lansdowne Brewery, Toronto, ON
2016 – Holiday Market Bazaar, FreshBooks, Toronto, ON
2015 – Holiday Open House, Walnut Studios, Toronto, ON
2014 – Spring Open House, Walnut Studios, Toronto, ON
2013 – Abstract Implications III: Part 2, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
2013 – Abstract Implications III: Part 1, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON
2013 – Experiencing Perspectives: 2013-2014, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Mississauga, ON
2013 – The Graduate Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2013 – Retrospective Show, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2013 – Disrupting/Undoing, Inclusive Design Institute, Toronto, ON
2013 – Big Things Have Small Beginnings, Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto, ON
2012 – Paint Rocks, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2011 – An Open Look, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2016 – Present – Akin Collective Member
2016 – Wine & Paint Night for Alberta Fire Relief Fundraiser, Toronto, ON
2014 – 2015 – Walnut Studios Collective Member
2013 – Artist Talk, Disrupting/Undoing Exhibition, Toronto, ON
2013 – OASIS High School Art Class Volunteer
2011 – Artist Talk, International Day for Persons With Disabilities Exhibition, Toronto, ON
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
2015 – NASA SpaceApps Hackathon – Toronto Winner
2013 – OCAD University – John Madott Scholarship
2013 – OCAD University – Diversity and Equity Excellence Award
2013 – OCAD University – Peer Mentor Excellence Award
2012 – OCAD University – Project 31 Drawing and Painting Scholarship
2011 – OCAD University – Aboveground Drawing and Painting Scholarship
2009-2013 – OCAD University – Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship
"Apocalypse 101 for OCAD U Students." Cadmium Feb. 2012.
Cadmium Feb. 2013.
"Five Minutes." SHIFT: Processes. Vol. 6. Toronto: OCAD U Student Press, 2013.
FORUM: Be Your Best Self. Fall 2012.
Murphy, Michelle Marie, and Baptiste Lefebvre. ISSUE #11: HA HA. MAKE8ELIEVE, 22 June 2017. Web.
Space: OCAD U Drawing and Painting Catalogue 2013. Toronto: Standard Form, 2013.