Bio

Tara Lee Chou (née Towers) is a Curator, Designer, and Maker working in Toronto, Canada. A graduate from the Material Art and Design program at OCAD University, specializing in Fibre, Chou has shown her work individually and also  as a member of the Woman King Collective since 2009. Her work gives voice to women's work, which is a part of a shared and hidden history of making. Her delicate and thoughtfully constructed works explore through personal narratives both traditional methods of making and modern interpretations of historical techniques.

More info on Woman King Collective can be found here.

Exhibitions

2016 - In Series Propeller, Toronto

2014 - The Politics of Being Ugly (presented by Woman King Collective, participated as artist and curator), Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto

2013 - Semblance - Even Better Than The Real Thing (presented by Woman King Collective, participated as artist and curator), Bev Hisey Studio, Toronto

2013 - Dwell – (As part of Come Up To My Room), The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

2012 - Leap Year (presented by Woman King Collective, participated as artist and curator),The Department, Toronto

2012 - Capacity Bev Hisey Studio, Toronto

2011 - Hand Work John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

2011 - The Show Off - The 96th Annual Graduate Exhibit, OCADU, Toronto

2010 - made well/handmade, Material Art and Design Program Exhibition, OCADU Great Hall, Toronto

2010 - WomanKing OCADU Transit Space, Toronto

2009 - Cocoon OCADU Transit Space, Toronto

Professional Experience

2016 - Presenter TSA Ideas Forum: In Series, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

2012 - Instructor Harbourfront Centre – Courses and Workshops, Toronto

Summer 2010 and 2011 - Visiting Artist Harbourfront Centre – Camps and Education, Toronto

September 2010 - May 2011 - Fibre Studio Monitor OCADU, Toronto

2009-2011 - Work Study Monitor OCADU, Toronto

Related Volunteer Experience

2012 - Jury Member 2012 Teaching Awards Selection Committee, OCADU, Toronto

2010-11 - Installation Assistant Kai Chan A Spider’s Logic: A 35-Year Retrospective, Textile Museum of Canada

Education

2011 - Ontario College of Art and Design University BDes – Material Art and Design (Fibre)

Artistic Affiliation

2010 - Present Co-Founder Woman King Collective