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Megan Hazen

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Born in Renfrew Ontario, Megan Hazen is a 2017 graduate of OCAD University in Toronto with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction. Hazen has long been a part of her local arts community, taking part annually in the Renfrew Art in the Park outdoor show, as well as a large mural for the Renfrew Fair. In 2014, Megan was a finalist in the So You Want to be an Artist national competition, thereby had the opportunity to have a painting in the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Hazen spent her third year of university in Italy part of OCAD U's Florence Off-Campus Studies Program. Here, the focus was on creating a cohesive body of work and studying Italian Art History on location, while also having the chance to travel Europe. Living in Florence also provided the opportunity to exhibit work internationally. Hazen was the featured artist for the RVH Foundation's annual holiday fundraising card for 2016. Megan was a participant in the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 2019. Hazen's current body of work, the Fragmented Memories series, is a series of paintings is inspired by the ever-shifting and changing nature of memory. These works each represent a place, a person, or a time in the life of the artist and show the way in which we abstract and pull from an experience in the formation of a memory.


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Q+A

What kind of artwork do you have in your home?

I have a lot of artwork in my home. A lot is mine, but my favourites are pieces by my talented friends. My goal is to expand on my collection of amazing art objects!

What artists do you admire right now?

I admire so many artists and am constantly looking to them for inspiration. Right now my faves include Erin Loree, Steve Driscoll and Linda Martinello.

Why is it important for people to have art in their home or life?

I think it is important for people to gave art in their home because it acts as an escape. No matter when you pass by the work and glance at it, it creates a moment of wonder. Whether it is a passing moment or you are looking closely, artwork just adds a sense of life and magic to your day.

How long have you been creating art?

Creating art has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. I've just always loved using my hands to create something I have imagined and bring it to life.

What places do you hang out in Toronto?

High Park is one of my favourite parts of Toronto. I could spend all day wandering around its trails and surrounding myself with its greenery. Having grown up in rural Ontario, High Park feels like a little piece of home.

What places do you hang out in Toronto?

I love to wander the AGO, High Park, (any) beaches and Harbourfront.

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Select Past Exhibitions
2019

Nathan Philips Square, Toronto ON
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

2019

Scarborough ON
Scarborough Arts, Trades, & Family Festival

2019

MacDonald House, Thornhill ON
Landscape Art Show

2019

Starving Artist, Toronto
Piece by Piece

2019

Rosedale, Toronto ON
Rosedale Art Fair

2018

The Jam Factory, Toronto ON
Towers to Trees

2018

Neilson Park CC, Etobicoke ON
Reassembled

Education
2017

OCAD University
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction

OCAD University
Off-Campus Florence Program

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