Biography

Kaitlin Brough graduated from the Visual Arts program at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts in 2012, with awards for Drawing and Painting. During 2010, she got the opportunity to attend the Robert Bateman Masters Artists Seminar held at Hollyhock Educational Retreat Centre, on Cortez Island, BC.  This included educational seminars, painting demonstrations and critique.

Kaitlin has completed both a diploma in Fine Arts from Centennial College as well as her Bachelor of Science for Wildlife Biology and Conservation from the University of Guelph.


Artist Statement

Biodiversity has always amazed me. The natural world is so full of knowledge and I love learning as much as I can. The ideas behind my work usually come from personal experiences with local wildlife, or wildlife from traveling. I spend my time going for walks with my camera, photographing birds, plants, and the occasional deer or coyote that I have the pleasure of seeing. These little one on one experiences really fuel my love of wildlife, every animal is different and reacts to me and my camera in a different way, I cherish every single one. These experiences have inspired a few paintings, such as “Chance encounter” and “Home”. Work involving research and conservation are a large driver of my work as well.

As I have recently completed my Bachelor of Science from a Wildlife Biology program, a lot of my inspiration now stems from what I’ve learned at University and my experiences with volunteer work. My love for birds has grown immensely through being able to handle them up close through rescue and release when I patrol for the Fatal Light Awareness program which works to reduce bird – building collisions during migration. I also get to care for and handle a lot of local wildlife as a volunteer for the Toronto Wildlife Centre.

All of my work is based on my own photography.


Curriculum Vitae

Solo Shows

2016 – “Kaitlin Brough”, Peter Marsh Gallery, Scarborough, Ontario

Group Shows

2020 – Endangered Art 4 Apes – Online Exhibition, Global

2020 – ‘Kensington Market Art Fair’, Toronto, Ontario

2020 – ‘Whitby Art Show’, Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise, Whitby, Ontario

2020 – ‘VAM 42nd Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts’, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario

2019 – ‘Ontario Society of Artists 146th Open Juried Exhibition’, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2018 – “2018 Autumn Art Sale Fundraiser”, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario

2016 – Kensington Market Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario2016 – Kensington Market Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario



2014 – “TAVES”, Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Ontario

2014 – “Trust Me I’m An Artist”, Toronto Centre For The Arts, Toronto, Ontario

2014 – “Eco Art”, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Ontario

2013 – “Art to the Power of 31”, 31 Fine Art Centennial students at La Revolucion, Toronto, Ontario

2013 – All Visual Art Programs at Centennial Centre for Creative Communications, Toronto, Ontario

2012 – “The Great Masters Art Show”, Individual Panel, Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts, Toronto, Ontario

2011 – “The Great Masters Art Show”, Installation with two other students, Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts, Toronto, Ontario

2010 – “The Great Masters Art Show”, Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts, Toronto, Ontario

2010 – “Student Exhibition” at The Scarborough Hospital Art Gallery, Scarborough, Ontario

2009 – “The Great Masters Art Show”, Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts, Toronto, Ontario

2009 – “Scarborough Art School Students”, The Bluffs Gallery, Scarborough, Ontario

Awards

2012 – “Grade 12 Drawing and Painting Award”, Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts

2012 – “The Sirpa Christensen Drawing and Painting Award”,  Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts

2012 – “Graduating Artist Of The Year”, Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts

2011 – 1st Place – Nikita Marner Award, Pulse 2011, Scarborough Arts Council (For “Under the Clouds”)

2011 – Best Installation – Special Series Grade 11 (With two other students) “The Great Masters Art Show”

2011 – Digital Photography Award, “The Great Masters Art Show”

2010 – Best in Show (For grade 10) “The Great Masters Art Show”

2009 – Best in Show (For grade 9) “The Great Masters Art Show”

2008 – 2009 – 8th in Parks Canada’s Ecological Integrity Poster Contest for Ontario Grade 9 Students (out of 950)

Training and Education

2013 – 2014 – Diploma, Fine Arts Studio at Centennial College

2010 – Robert Bateman Master Artist Seminar, week long study at Hollyhock Educational Retreat Centre, British Columbia.

2009 – 2012 – Special Series Visual Arts Program at Wexford Collegiate School For The Arts

2005 – 2010 – Scarborough Art School (Former Barishev Art School) , Tasira Strimban. (Age 10 – 15)

2004 – Parks and Recs Art Class, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre (Age 9)

Media and Publications

2020 – British Vogue ‘ Vogue’s Gallery’ March 2020 Issue

2020 – British Vogue ‘Vogue’s Gallery’ February 2020 Issue

2020 – British Vogue ‘Vogue’s Gallery’ January 2020 Issue


2016 – Kensington Market Art fair Video Interview, August 28

2009 – Surface and Symbol newspaper “First Peek into the World of Art (The Bluffs Gallery)