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Alysha Rocca

Artist member since 2020
Toronto, Ontario

Alysha Rocca is a Toronto based artist working primarily with mixed media and with an emphasis on textiles. She believes that painting is a form of healing. Alysha identifies as a painter but never limits herself to just painting, she also enjoys sculpture, drawing, and installation. By extending her creative energy onto a surface, Alysha is able to work through her questions regarding community and justice. Answers to these questions are rarely provided, but guidance from ancestors always specify new outlets of research. Alysha is a recent graduate of OCAD University with a major in Drawing and Painting. Her work involves oil and acrylic paints and incorporates themes of feminism and the human brain. Alysha features space and aesthetics to create an interesting combination of art in space.


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Beverage of choice

Iced Coffee

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

Knitting / Crocheting

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

Art is a happy place. It makes you question the movements of the brush strokes and how it relates to the movement of humans. It creates a duality between objects and living beings. Sometimes, art speaks to your soul and you don't know why, but being present in that moment can help you find the answers you didn't know you needed.

Who do you consider a genius?

My dog

Only thing you need when you leave the house

Vaseline

What artists do you admire right now?

Veronika Szkulardek, Nicole Katsuras, and Ebony G. Patterson

Select Past Exhibitions
2020

Beechwood Doughnuts, St. Catherine's
Feature Artist

2020

Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto
Drawing and Painting Class of 2020

2019

OCAD University, Toronto
Toronto Biennial of Art

2019

Niagara Artist Centre, Niagara
Piece of Mind

2019

Artscape, Toronto
Prequel

2018

Niagara Artist Centre, Niagara
Small Feats

Accolades
2020

Alysha Rocca
Patricia Joy Alpert Memorial Award

Education
2020

OCAD University
Drawing and Painting

2017

Brock University
Visual Arts

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