Artists & Talent

Bogdan Luca

Bogdan Luca, an OCAD University graduate and Toronto based artist, creates work that expresses an interest in the culture of images and their role in shaping our sense of reality. Luca combines his background in animation and digital imaging with his painting expertise to produce images which convey a renegotiation of the relationship between body and environment within a 21st century context. Luca has shown his work in the United States, Germany, Italy and Romania. Bogdan Luca is currently is an instructor in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University in Toronto.

Artist Statement

Drawing on my background in animation and interest in cinema and architecture, I create unsettling images that ask us to consider the relationship between the 21st century body and its environment, both physical and virtual. My methods include painting, drawing, site-specific installation, and photography.


  • 2010 Master of Visual Studies, University of Toronto
  • 2007 Bachelor of Fine Art, OCAD University, Drawing and painting
  • 2000 Diploma, Sheridan College, Classical animation

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 Neubacher Shor Contemporary, Accretion, December, Toronto, ON
  • 2013 26 McKenzie Crescent, Spatial Interrogation, November, Toronto, ON
  • 2013 Ancu Poterasu Gallery, Zamolxis Loves You, May-July, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2012 Neubacher Shor Contemporary, SPOLIA, January–February, Toronto, ON
  • 2011 Le Gallery, The Roving Iconist, June-July, Toronto, ON
  • 2010 Le Gallery, Unmoorings, June, Toronto, ON
  • 2010 University of Toronto Art Centre, Unmoorings, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2013 Art Toronto
  • 2013 DRAWING 2013, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
  • 2012 Art Toronto with NSC
  • 2012 Art Spin Finale, Toronto
  • 2012 60 Painters, Toronto
  • 2011 Highly Desirable, Neubacher Shor Contemporary
  • 2011 Inaugural Exhibition, Neubacher Shor Contemporary
  • 2011 Le Sept, Le Gallery
  • 2011 Merge, Art Gallery of Ontario
  • 2010 Art Toronto with the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • 2009 Emergence I, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto
  • 2009 Peep show. Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto
  • 2009 Storm of Painters. Edward Day Gallery, Toronto
  • 2009 Re: View. University of Toronto
  • 2009 Recherche. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
  • 2009 The Artist Project. Liberty Grand, Toronto
  • 2008 Grounded. Edward Day Gallery, Toronto
  • 2008 Peel Annual Juried Exhibition. Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton
  • 2008 Look 2008 Juried Exhibition. Gallery Lambton, Sarnia


  • 2014 The Arctic Circle – Longyearbyen, Norway.
  • 2013 Suddenly a Chora with David Gersten – Averill Hill, NY USA
  • 2013 AUTOCENTER Summer Academy with Jorinde Voigt and Dirk Bell – Berlin, Germany


  • 2008-10 Master of Visual Studies, University of Toronto
  • 2003-07 Bachelor of Fine Arts, OCAD – Drawing and painting
  • 1997-00 Diploma, Sheridan College – Classical animation

Selected Awards

  • 2013 Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant
  • 2012 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
  • 2008-09 University of Toronto Fellowship
  • 2006 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award


Bogdan Luca