Charmaine Lurch


Charmaine Lurch is an award winning arts researcher and interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto. Her work has been exhibited in a number of galleries including the Royal Ontario Museum, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, The University of British Columbia, and the National Gallery of Jamaica. Charmaine holds an Interdisciplinary Master’s in Environmental Studies from York University, is a graduate of Sheridan College Arts & Design program, and studied at the Ontario College of Arts & Design and The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her contribution to Canadian Art is influenced by a wealth of cultural experiences, academic studies and formal art education.

Select Individual and Group Art Shows

Tracing Absence and Presence, Durham Art Gallery, 2018, Durham
Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art, Royal Ontario Musuem, 2018, Toronto
Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood, Art Gallery of Ontario, 2017, Toronto
Together We Rise, Station Gallery, 2017, Oshawa
Conversations in Flux, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 2015, Toronto
Crossroads Space, York University, 2013, Toronto
The National Gallery of Jamaica, 2013, Jamaica WI
Shared Spaces, Glendon/York University, Toronto, 2014
Foro Uetra America/ Accents Books event, Metro Hall, 2012, Toronto
Liu Institute for Global Issues, University Of British Columbia, 2012, Vancouver BC
Maria A. Shchuka Library, Toronto/ Cuba, 2012
Artscape, Triangle Gallery, 2011, Wychwood Barns arts exhibit, Toronto
Scotiabank Caribana Art Exhibit, Royal Ontario Museum, 2010, Toronto
The Gladstone Hotel, 2010, group show, Toronto
Evergreen Brick Works, 2010, Toronto
Oakville Town Hall, 2010, Association of African Canadian Artist, Oakville
Toronto City Hall, 2010, Group Show, Toronto,
Mississauga Heritage centre, 2010, Group Show, Toronto
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, 2009, sculpture Installation, Toronto
Savannah Festival of Arts, 2009, Brampton,
Royal Ontario Museum, 2008/2009, Caribana Festival, Toronto 

Presentations/ Workshops Facilitation

Panel: Navigating Invisibility, EMERGENCE SYMPOSIUM, Toronto, 2015
Conference presenter, 2014, University of the West Indies, Trinidad
Facilitation 2014, Muralist Judy Baca, York University, Toronto
Presenter, Summer Institute, York University, Toronto, 2012
Workshop facilitator, 2011, Summer Institute, York University, Toronto
Curator, 2009, Savannah Festival of Arts, Brampton
Guest presenter, 2008 -2010, Kelowna Black History Society, Kelowna, BC
Guest artist, 2008, FishNet Great Lakes Catch & Release, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
Guest artist, 2007, African History Month, Hart House, University of Toronto, Toronto
Facilitation, 2007, Conservatory of Music, Arts Education Workshop, Toronto


In the Mask of the Boruca, 2014, York University, Toronto
Memory Box, 2014, York University, Toronto
Things With Wings, 2014, University of British Columbia
b current, 2013, Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto
Savannah Festival of Arts, 2009, Brampton


Nominated for Nature Award/National Nature Museum, 2014, Ottawa
Featured in article on Wild Bees, Toronto Star, 2014, Toronto
Global TV interview, TDSB mural work, 2013, Toronto
Toronto Star review, TDSB mural work, 2012, Toronto, 
Good Hair Painting, “Da Kink In My Hair”, TV drama, 2007, Toronto
Malvern Youth for the Arts, finalist Leo Creativity Award, 2005, Toronto
Youth Benefit art Project/ The Scarborough Mirror article, 2004, Toronto