“My art conveys a process of problem solving. My paintings are a conversation between form energy, texture and intuition. I have developed a personal pictorial dialect, a language of mark making and symbols that I use to convey my thoughts from a place centered in the moment of creation. I feel best when I speak in this language of strong graphic shapes and gestural marks.”
For many years, Rhonda co-ordinated an art program for Toronto’s inner city homeless people. To which she attributes her love of expressionism. Rhonda’s style is mostly defined by it’s raw, graphic, markmaking, influenced by expressive street arts, her love of texture and her enduring curiosity for creating in all dimensions. For over 30 years, Rhonda Nolan had her studio and raised her family in the heart of Toronto in the Junction area, before relocating to Prince Edward County.
She has a design degree from Ryerson University. She is a self taught painter and collage artist and has been actively painting and exhibiting for over 20 years. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally.
Rhonda is a community player believing that this is what feeds her soul. She teaches expressive arts to all and loves exploring in artistic collaborations in all genres.
2019 Carbon Art and design, PEC. ON., Primal Laws
2018 Closson Chase Vineyard, PEC, ON. Spicy
2017 Artistic Inklings, Picton. ON, Howling at the Moon - Women’s Ancient Wisdom
Artistic Inklings, Picton, ON. Tattoo
2016 Parrott Gallery, Belleville, ON. ENERGY FIELD
2013 17 Steps, Toronto, Summer Yellow
2012 Huntsville Art Space, Huntsville, ON. Changes
2011 Khao San Road, Toronto, ON. Road Trippin Series
2008 Urbanscape Gallery, Toronto, ON. My City
2019 Blizzmax Gallery, PEC, ON. Coyote
2018 Propeller Gallery, Salon 12, Toronto, ON.
Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON. Eco show
Blizzmax Gallery, PEC, ON. quilting
2017 County Contemporary, PEC, ON. Curated Survey
Maison Depoivre, PEC, ON. Camp Picton
Blizzmax Gallery, PEC, ON. Canadian Identity
2016 County Contemporary, PEC, ON. Curated Survey
Blizzmax Gallery, PEC. Ekphrasis
2015 PEC studio tour, PEC, ON.
Blizzmax Gallery, PEC, ON. On A Roll
Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON. Black and White Show
2014 The Spoke Club, Toronto, ON. Spring Show
Le Canal Gallery, Montreal, QC. Summer Showcase
2013 TAG Art Gallery, St. Catherines, ON. Summer/Fall Show
2012 Hashtag Gallery, Toronto, ON. Chroma
Artscape Gallery, Toronto, ON. Winter Show
Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON. NUMBERS Event
2011 Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON. Winter Show
2010 Sky Factory Studio, Toronto, ON. June Show
2009 Denison Gallery, Toronto, ON. Art by Designers
2008 The Gathering Space, Toronto, ON. Junction Woman
2007 Junction Arts Festival, Toronto, ON. Urban Nature Series
2006 Latitude 44 Gallery, Toronto, ON. Feminine Persuasion
2005 Latitude 44 Gallery, Toronto, ON. Woman and Her Destiny