Drawing from my own history, struggles with anxiety, and the healing power of nature, my goal is to communicate a sense of raw emotion and energy, as well as a feeling of softness, grounding, and contentment. My creative process stems from a place of empowerment, growth, possibility, and learning to live my truth.
I am inspired by all sorts of things: the order and chaos of nature (particularly the Canadian prairies where I grew up), patterns and textiles, the movement of music, conversations, architecture, graphic design, and memories from childhood. I draw from these elements to create layers, shapes, and lines, expressing my daily experience as it unfolds before me in my work.
I strive to infuse each painting with joy, energy, and light, as well as a lot of vulnerability. I hope that comes across for you and that you might see a bit of yourself reflected here too—the idea of empowerment and joy and living your truth, whatever that may be. It’s healing for me, and I hope it can serve as inspiration for you to always be seeking as well.
I was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada, where I received my degree in Education. I was an elementary school teacher before relocating to Toronto, Ontario. I am a summer baby and a nature lover. My favourite childhood memories were spent at Emma Lake, Saskatchewan, watching sunsets, canoeing, and being in the water.
My current life in Toronto leaves me missing the wide-open spaces of the prairie landscape, the endless sky, the meandering rivers, and the rugged wilderness of the north. All of these natural elements of chaos and calm find their way onto the canvas.
Alyson Borycki. Artist.
Currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair (forthcoming)
Toronto, ON. April 2023
Wall Candy NOIR
Ottawa, ON. October 21-22, 2022.
Artwrk Gallery: 'BOTH/AND' Solo Show
www.artwrk.ca. September 23-29, 2022.
Square Foot Show
www.squarefootshow.com. August 11-13, 2022.
Blue Crow Gallery: 'Summer Group Show'
Toronto, ON. July 8 -September 9, 2022.
Rosedale Art Fair
Toronto, ON. June 11-12, 2022.
Butter Gallery: 3-Person Show
Collingwood, ON. May 2022.
Artwrk Gallery: ‘Tondo’ (group show)
www.artwrk.ca. April/May 2022.
Art Gallery of Hamilton: ‘AGH Art Sale’ (group show)
Hamilton, ON. April/May 2022.
Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair
Toronto, ON. April 2022.
Arta Gallery: ‘Modern Women’ (group show)
Toronto, ON. March 2022.
Westland Gallery: ‘Square Foot Show’ (group show)
London, ON. November/December 2021.
Kefi Art Gallery: ‘Approaches to Abstraction’ (group show)
www.kefiartgallery.com. September/November 2021.
Arta Gallery: ‘Urban Edgy’ (group show)
Toronto, ON. August/September 2021.
Riverdale Art Walk (group show)
Toronto, ON. August/September 2021.
Artwrk Gallery: ‘Summer Highlights’ (group show)
www.artwrk.ca July/August 2021.
Butter Gallery: ’36 x 36 Show’ (members show)
Collingwood, ON. June/July 2021.
Arta Gallery: ‘Local Charm’ (group show)
Toronto, ON. June/July 2021.
Kefi Art Gallery: ‘Summertime Memories’ (group show)
Toronto, ON. May/July 2021.
Art Gallery of Hamilton: ‘AGH Art Sale’
Hamilton, ON. April/May 2021.
Artwrk Gallery: ‘FRESH Emerging Artists Exhibition’ (group show)
www.artwrk.ca January 2021.
The Bright Lights Holiday Collection
www.alysonborycki.com, December 1, 2021
The Heart Songs Collection
www.alysonborycki.com, June 3, 2021
The Coming Home Collection
www.alysonborycki.com, March 19, 2021
14 Distillery Lane
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
(416) 364-ARTA (2782)
Blue Crow Gallery
1610 Gerrard St E
Toronto, ON M4L 2A5
1016 Eglinton Ave W
Toronto, ON M6C 2C5
Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King Street West
Hamilton, ON L8P 4S8
(905) 527 6610 x 273