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Contemporary Artist, Abstract Expressionist
Rafael Scasserra
Born in Toronto in 1971 - Rafael started creating art at the age of 6, and right away people started to notice his gift. Rafael’s family, friends and teachers were amazed by his art and recommended he attend private art school. Being raised in an Italian immigrant family had lots of benefits, but it meant that there was never spare money for luxuries like art school, so Rafael’s dreams were put on hold.

At age 11 Rafael and his family travelled to Italy where he was inspired by the incredible history, architecture and art. He got to see the art created by the hands of the masters like DaVinci and MichaelAngelo. This reignited Rafael’s passion for art, when he came home he began painting everything he could.

Every wall was his canvas. Rafael also draws inspiration from his childhood. He grew up in the Jane and Finch area of Toronto. Through his neighborhood experiences, Rafael was introduced to different cultures, hip hop and graffiti art. Rafael’s art is in high demand and is influenced by culture, architecture and his musical background.
Scasserra Gallery
Todd Monk
Todd Monk is an emerging realistic painter using a completely unique style called Pixilism, creating vibrantly beautiful, large scale paintings that are truly alluring.

Monk explores beauty while presenting emotions of tranquility, and sensuality. He evokes excitement, inviting the spectator into a somewhat private environment, such as a woman swimming nude in her own privacy, eliciting a meditative juncture. Best known for his seductive figures, the viewer is captivated by the unseen, inner life of the subjects he portrays.

Working out of Toronto, Monk’s work is defined by dedication to detail and recreating luminous feminine figures, not afraid to bridge sensuality with elegance.

Todd's paintings have been exhibited in Toronto, Miami, New York and has been in galleries in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Palm Springs, Laguna Beach, Collingwood. He has been a part of the Riverdale Art Walk,The Artist Project, Queen West Art Crawl, Spectrum Miami Art Fair 2015, Affordable Art Fair NYC 2016 and The Brain Project 2017.

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Monk Gallery
Michael Fanta
High End Mixed Media Artist
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Fanta Gallery
Gretta Gibney
Gretta Gibney was born in Dublin, Ireland and raised in Vancouver, B.C. She completed formal studies in Fine Art at the University of Concordia, Montreal (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and at the University of Barcelona, Spain (Masters of Fine Arts).

She has studied Fresco painting at the University of Lleida, Spain and painting at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. In 1997 Gretta worked independently as a copyist at the Prado in Madrid, Spain; the Louvre in Paris, France; and the British Museum in London England.

Gretta has been influenced by a myriad of diverse sources ranging from the preeminent paintings of the Old Masters’ to the slick and seductive nature of print advertising and mass media publications.

She has completed numerous commissions for clients throughout North America and Europe. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and Europe and can be found in private collections in Canada, the United States, Hong Kong, Sweden, Spain, England, Ireland and France. In 2004, Ticklescratch Productions produced a half hour documentary on her life and work which was aired multiple times on Bravo TV.

Gretta now lives and paints in Whitby, Canada along with her husband and three children.

The study of art through its creation is her lifelong passion and pursuit.
Gibney Gallery
Danny Smith
Danny Smith is a Toronto-based artist whose work was first published in the Montreal Gazette at age 6. He is currently the Artist-In-Residence at Immersive Van Gogh Toronto and is represetning Canada at the China International Art Exhibition 2020 in Beijing.

His artwork has also been exhibited at Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Budweiser Stage and The Art Of Banksy where he was the only artist other than Banksy to exhibit work (Toronto, June-September 2018.)

D$ is also a Film & TV actor who has shared the screen with Mark Wahlberg, Jeremy Renner, Kirsten Dunst and Leonard Nimoy. In 2017, he went behind the camera and co-directed a SportChek commercial starring the Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry.

From 2002-2008, he was a Sony Records-signed musician as the lead singer/ guitarist/pianist/songwriter in the LA-based band The City Drive. They opened for Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, Hoobastank, Goo Goo Dolls and played Warped Tour 2006 & 2007.

Artwork also hangs at: Budweiser Head Office, Merchandise Building Lofts, Red Lion Advertising Agency, SNDWRX Audio, Cylinder Sound & Film, H Bar, Red Line Cafe, Page One Cafe, #Hashtag Gallery, Super Wonder Gallery and hundreds of homes around the world.
Smith Gallery

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