Sarah Letovsky

b. 1987 Toronto, Canada

Sarah Letovsky finished her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting at OCAD University in 2014. Her work explores the intimacy of the female face in large-scale oil paintings and an ongoing watercolour series. Through the use of gestural mark-making and flat space, she contrasts the humanity of the gaze against the materiality of paint, creating a push and pull of mimesis and metaphor. She was the recipient of the 2014 Mrs. W.O. Forsyth Award for Excellence in Painting.


2014  Bachelor of Fine Art, OCAD University, Toronto ON

2009  Bachelor of Art, University of King’s College, Halifax NS


2017  (upcoming) Art With Heart Auction, Casey House, Toronto ON

2016  Art With Heart Auction, Casey House, Toronto ON

2016  The Art of Healing, Ronald McDonald House, Toronto ON

2016  ArtsEffect Auction (as selected by Jamie Angell), VIBE Arts, Toronto ON

2015  Art With Heart Auction, Casey House, Toronto ON


2016  Artist-in-Residence, Soho House, Toronto ON

2015  Resident exhibitor with NEST Collective, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto ON

Solo Exhibitions

2017  Select works displayed at FRANK Social through AGO Art Rental and Sales, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto ON

2016 GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS, Project Gallery, Toronto ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017  Inaugural Group Show, Sussex Contemporary, Ottawa ON

2017  Summer Group Show, Project Gallery, Toronto ON

2017  About Face, Drake Devonshire, Prince Edward County ON

2016  Works on Paper, Project Gallery, Toronto ON

2016  SURFACE Art Fair, Artscape Sandbox, Toronto ON

2016  SPRING TRAINING, Only One Gallery, Toronto ON

2016  Forecast I, Project Gallery, Toronto ON

2015  Art Toronto, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto ON 

2015  Nesting, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto ON

2015  Inhabitance, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto ON

2015  Annual Juried Figure Show, OCAD University, Toronto ON

2014  Annual Juried Figure Show, OCAD University, Toronto ON

2013  Look Inside, OCAD University, Toronto ON

2013  Annual Juried Figure Show, OCAD University, Toronto ON

Awards and Distinctions

2014  Mrs. W.O. Forsyth Award for Excellence in Painting, OCAD University

2013  Honourable mention, OCAD University Juried Figure Show, Toronto

2010  Roman and Mary Schneider Foundation Scholarship


Works held in private collections, Toronto ON, Montreal QC, and New York NY

Selected Press and Publications

2017  Art Gallery of Ontario Website

2016  "Sarah Letovsky: Girls Girls Girls at Project Gallery",

2016  "GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS - The Curious Paintings of Sarah Letovsky", She Does the City

2016  "Brave Faces" Feature, FASHION Magazine, Print Edition

2016  "10 Up and Coming Toronto Artists You Should Know", BlogTO

2015  "Sarah Letovsky: Portraiture, Abstraction, and Female Narratives in the Art World", Interview with Lexiquette

2015  "Art With Heart Auction", The Jealous Curator 

2015  Interview with FY-CA

2014  "NEST Collective Studio / Open House",

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