Alea Drain

Based in Toronto, ON and a graduate of OCAD U with a major in Drawing & Painting and a minor in Material Art & Design in Fibre. Her first solo exhibition at Gallery 129 Ossington consisted of sewing machine punctured drawings mounted on homemade light boxes. With no thread being installed in the machine, the imagery is created with thousands of tiny holes. Acting as an optical illusion, the simplicity of the medium is hidden by the intricacy of the drawing. Her current practice is an exploration in pen and ink, acrylic and mylar, obsessively drawn detail, and the similarities and differences between naturally occurring and human-made pattern. Her next two solo exhibitions as well as group shows were comprised of pen and ink works with the textile influence evident in pattern and material.

Solo Exhibitions have been held at #Hashtag Gallery, Of A Kind and Gallery 129 Ossington
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Currently represented by #hashtag Gallery