Christina Sealey

Christina Sealey is a full-time artist working professionally in Hamilton since 1999. She studied art at McMaster University and the Dundas Valley School of Art and holds a Masters of Fine Art from the Edinburgh College of Art, UK. Her paintings have been shown in solo shows in public and commercial galleries and artist-run centres in Canada and the UK, including the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Frederick Horsman Varley Gallery, Bau-Xi Galleries, Toronto and Vancouver, and the Royal Overseas League in London, England, among others.

She has the honour of being a rare three-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greensheilds Foundation Grant (Montreal) and has also been awarded grants from the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation (New York) and both the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. Recently, Christina appeared on the Bravo television series “Star Portraits”, painting Margaret Trudeau, who chose Christina’s work as the winning portrait.

In addition to her work as a visual artist, Christina is also an accomplished musician and has been working with sound since 1993. She regularly performs live music in Canada, the United States and Internationally and was nominated with Richard Oddie for a Quartz electronic music award for experimentation and research in Paris in 2010. In 2012 she was awarded an OAC education grant to provide electronic music classes for young women under the name In the Loop Music with collaborator, Naomi Hocura. She has integrated her audio work with her visuals in a number of exhibitions including “Imagining Hamilton” at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.




1992-1996           BFA Hons., McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

1996-1997           Postgrad Diploma, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON

1997-1999           MFA, School of Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland



2016      “Auguries and Dreams”, Redhead Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015      “Figure • Ground, Paintings and Drawings from 1998 – 2015”, The Boarding House Gallery, Art Gallery of Guelph,      Guelph, ON

2015      “At Night”, The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON

2013      Nathanial Hughson Art Gallery, Hamilton, ON

2010      “Placing Within”, Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, ON

2009      Loose Canon, Hamilton, ON

“Living spaces – Imagining Hamilton”, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

2007, 2006, 2003, 2001, 2000      Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2007 & 1998       Landings Gallery, Royal Overseas House, Edinburgh, Scotland

2006 & 1999       Royal Overseas House, London, England

2006      Timespan Gallery and Museum, Helmsdale, Scotland

2002      “Configuration” (Paintings and Audio), Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON

2000      Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON

1997      The Dofasco Gallery, Dundas, ON



2014      “Painting Hamilton” Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

2011      “An Ordinary Subject” Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011      “Memory”, John B.  Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

2010      “Being in Time”, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON

2006      Loose Canon, Audio installation w/ Richard Oddie, Hamilton, ON

2005 & 2000       Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery, Markham, ON

2003      Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON

2002      Vanderleelie Gallery, Edmonton, ON

2001 & 2000 Lieutenant Governor’s Suite, Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON

2000 & 1999       Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland

1998      Connaught Brown Gallery, London, England

1998      Atkinson Gallery, Somerset, England

1998      Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland

1997      Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON

1997      OSA Touring Exhibition, ON



Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery, Markham, ON

The Hamilton Club, Hamilton, ON

Standard Life Investments, Edinburgh, Scotland

Private collections in Canada, England, France, Scotland, USA


SELECTED AUDIO WORKS (with Richard Oddie)

Sacrifice, 12″ Sonic Groove, 2014

Boundary Conditions, 12″ Sonic Groove, 2013

Hunger Knows No Law, 12″ Sonic Groove, 2012

Radiotherapy CD Hands, 2011

Traces 12″ Sonic Groove, 2011

Blacklight 12″ Sonic Groove, 2010

Division 12″ Sonic Groove, 2009

Sealey/Oddie/Spybey CD Hushush, 2003

Fragmentation CD Malignant, 1996

Obsession & Progress C60 BloodLust, 1996

Bhavana C60 Xcreteria, 1995

VIDEO WORKS with Richard Oddie

The Living Tissue VHS video (55 minutes)

Canada Council for the Arts Hands, 2001

Geography VHS video (12 minutes)

Fever Pitch (US), 1996


PERFORMANCES HIGHLIGHTS (with Richard Oddie as Orphx unless otherwise stated)

 July 20th 2015   Rural Festival, Tsunan, Japan

 September 12th 2014, 16 Tons Club, Moscow, Russia

 May 3rd 2013, Plex, London, UK (with UK video artist Paul Prudence)

 June 2nd 2012, Mutek, Montreal, QC “Two-part inventions” (with Jeremy Greenspan and Jessy


 April 14th 2012,  Berghain, Berlin, Germany

 June 4th, 2012, Mutek, Club Soda, Montreal, QC

 April 2nd, 2010, Quartz, Palais Brongiart, Paris, France

 October 23rd, 2009, Tresor, Berlin, Germany

 June 1st 2009, The Drake, Toronto, ON (solo performance)

 March 28 2009, Maria von Osbahnof, Berlin, Germany (solo performance)

 March 2009, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON (solo performance)

 May 3, 2004, L’Usine, Geneva, Switzerland

 April 11, 2001, The Pyramid, New York City, USA

 April 9, 2001, Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, USA

 April 4, 2001, Casa De Popolo, Montreal, QC

 June 17, 2000, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland Live broadcast

 May 21, 2000, MS Stubnitz, Rostock, Germany

 July 4, 1998, Nursery Injection festival – MS Stubnitz, Stockholm, Sweden



 Ontario Arts Council: Exhibition Assistance Grant, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2015

 Ontario Arts Council: Arts in Education Grant 2012

 Quartz Electronic Music Awards, Paris France

 Experimentation and Research, Nomination 2010 with Richard Oddie

 Canada Council for the Arts: Travel grant, New Media, 2010

 Canada Council for the Arts: Travel Grant, 2004

 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation: Grant, Montreal, 1997, 1999 and 2004

 Ontario Arts Council:  Emerging Artist Grant, 2001

 Canada Council for the Arts: Emerging Artist Grant, 2001

 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, 2000

 Canadian Centennial Scholarship, London, England 1998

 Humanities Medal for Special Achievement, McMaster University, ON, 1996



 2014 – present, Assistant Professor, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

 2010 – 2014, Sessional Faculty, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

 2004 – 2010, Sessional Faculty, McMaster University. Hamilton, ON

 2009, “Star Portraits”, Bravo Television, Featured on one episode of this TV series painting Margaret Trudeau

 2009, Guest lecturer, Life Painting University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

 2004, Artist in residence, Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland, UK 

 2003 – 2004, Instructor, Foundation Drawing, Studio M Animation. Toronto, ON



 2015 – Present, Member, The Red Head Collective, Toronto, ON

 1996 – Present, Member, Ontario Society of Artists

 2008 – 2011, Member, New Harbours, Experimental Music Collective, Hamilton, ON

 2008 – 2010, Board member, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON

 2004, Juror, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

 2001 – 2003, Exhibition selection committee, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas ON

 2001, Juror, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON