Born 1965, Edmonton , Alberta
Lives and works in Toronto, Ontario
Marla Hlady received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Victoria in 1987 and went on to complete her Masters of Fine Art at York University in 1990. Hlady gained prominence on the art scene in the early 1990s and has exhibited extensively in Canada and Europe.
Her most recent solo exhibitions include: She Moves Through the Fair (Pipe Whistle) and The Only One My Arms Will Ever Hold (in collaboration with John Abram), Art Gallery of Calgary; Durham Art Gallery, ON, 2003; Shelf Works, Neutral Ground, Regina, SK, 2002; Drawing Sound, The Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON 2001; Marla Hlady, Power Plant Gallery, Toronto, ON, 2001; Drawings, 64 Steps Gallery, Toronto, ON, 2001; Waltzing Matilda, solo site project for Peregrine (independent project collective), 2000.
Selected group exhibitions include: Flywheel, York Quay Gallery, Toronto, ON 2003; Take Out, Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY, 2003; Generally, But Not Always, Apex Art Gallery, New York, NY, 2002; Officina America, Museo di San Domenico, Imola, Italy, 2002; Flywheel,
The Nunnery, London, England, 1999; Noise Makers, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga , ON , 1999. Recent audio works and multiples include: Recording Machines, for a CD compilation accompanying the YYZ Gallery publication "Aural Culture", Toronto, ON, 2003; Soundcan, published by Art Metropole, Toronto, ON, 2003.
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“Electro-magnetic Chihuahua-nod Machine”, 2002, 4 minutes 10seconds
Photo by Marla Hlady