for commissions or a studio visit (Queen West, Toronto)

email: katedomina@gmail.com   (416)508-2984


Children are unapologetically animals. They are purer breeds and darker minds.I believe there is no better vehicle to understanding the human condition than through the eyes and disposition of the young. My subjects are not based on specific people but are composites of several children and youth, of varying ages and expressions. The result is a layered study of youth that captures the essence of adolescence; fear, naivety, omnipotence and paranoia all seep their way into the faces and environments of my subjects. My work is an attempt to revert to a kid then show you my quiet power

b i o g r a p h y

Kate Domina is a Toronto based figurative painter. Using children and adolescents as her subjects, she incorporates classical representational oil painting techniques with whimsical and often ambiguous narratives. Her critical theory fixation (Lacan, Freud and Jung specifically) weaves it’s way into her work, evolving her portraits into studies of human frailty, and often, neurosis. Domina has training from the University of Toronto, Sheridan College and Ontario College of Art and Design.

a r t   e d u c a t i o n

2007 – 2010     Ontario College of Art and Design, Painting and Drawing, Toronto

2003 – 2006      University of Toronto, Art History, Mississauga

2006 – 2007    Central Tech. Art Centre, Drawing, Painting, PrintmakingToronto

2003 – 2004      Sheridan College (Oakville)Design, Photography, Toronto

s e l e c t e d      s o l o   e x h i b i t i o n s

2013     May 2-30  LOVE IS A PLACE   Gallery 129 Ossington, Toronto ON

2011    May 2- 25  WHILE BLISS WAS SLEEPING Gallery 129 Ossington, Toronto ON

2010    Mar 3-27  THE DAY THEY BLEW AWAY Gallery 129 Ossington, Toronto, ON

2009    June 3-27  ALL MY FRIENDS ARE IMAGINARY Gallery 129 Ossington, Toronto ON

April 1-30   New Work by Kate  Domina Cowbell, Toronto, ON

s e l e c t e d    g r o u p   e x h i b i t i o n s


Super Wonder Super Heros   (SuperWonder Gallery) Toronto ON


Hybrid   (Norman Felix Gallery) Toronto ON


Little Works (Gallery 129 Ossington) Toronto, ON

Group show (Wallspace Gallery) Ottawa, ON


G8 (Sopa Fine Arts) Kelowna, BC

The Artists Project (Liberty Grand) Toronto, ON

*Winner of the MMPI Corporate Purchase Award

Little Works (Gallery 129 Ossignton) Toronto, ON


* Featured in Canadian House & Home Magazine

Riverdale Art Walk ( Jimmie Simpson Park)  Toronto, ON

Queen West Art Crawl (Trinity Bellwoods Park) Toronto, ON

Vagin(art) (University of Toronto)  Toronto, ON

Drawings 2008 ( Ben Navee Gallery) Toronto, ON


Show of Smalls (Art Interiors Gallery) Toronto, ON

Self Portrait Show (Fountain Gallery) Toronto, ON

Queen West Art Crawl (Trinity Bellwoods Park) Toronto, ON

Junction Art Festival (Academy of Realist Art) Toronto, ON

Square Foot Show (AWOL Gallery) Toronto,  ON

Best Before Art Auction (Gladstone Hotel) Toronto, ON

XX (University of Toronto) Toronto, ON 2006

University of Toronto Annual Group Show (UofT)  Miss, ON,

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