First Anniversary Exhibition

Welcome to our First Anniversary Exhibition!

We have been creating art at Studio 102 for a year, and we are really excited to show you a few of the pieces we've been working on. If you have any questions, please get in touch through our individual websites.

Karen, Jessica & Rob

Jessica Lin is a Toronto-based photographic artist with a love of travel and adventure. While travelling in France in 2008, Jessica discovered her creative passion for photographing new places; trips around Canada, the UK, Europe, Japan, Cuba, Mexico and the Azores Islands have allowed her to build up a library of images capturing other worlds.
Jessica extracts elements from her various photographs and recomposes to create a new, unseen world. Throughout these pieces, the cycles of nature and the interconnectedness of everything (and everyone) are strong themes.

In addition to being a member of the prestigious Ontario Society of Artists, Karen is the founder of local abstract art groups Colourshift Collective and SolidColour with which she exhibits regularly.

Recent exhibitions include: One of a Kind Show, Ontario Society Members Exhibition of Selected Work, the Society of Canadian Artists’ Online Exhibition, Cabbagetown Arts & Crafts, the Peter MacKendrick Gallery and Blue Crow Gallery.

Rob has been working full-time on his art since 2004. In that time he has rebuilt from a devastating studio fire, painted over 1600 works of art and shown in over 160 juried exhibitions including; The Toronto International Art Fair, The Artist Project and The One of a Kind Show. Rob is represented in a few Ontario and US galleries, is in the permanent City of Toronto Art Collection, and numerous private collections all over the world. His art has been in a bunch of Toronto magazines, on the cover of Quill & Quire magazine and he is even featured in a coffee table book! You can find his merch at several Ontario retailers including The Spacing Store & Sonic Boom! Rob has been profiled in the press, on blogs and by The Jealous Curator (which is kind of a big deal).

In her recent “Deep Calm” series, Jessica explores themes of calmness, rebirth, and recovery after hardship. Her work is represented by 5 Canadian galleries, including the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Rental & Sales Gallery. Jessica was awarded Best in Show at the Ontario Society of Artists’ 145th Annual Open Juried Exhibition in 2018, and won Best in Show for her booth at the 2019 Artwalk in the Square.

Rob Croxford paintings are a carnival of colour and whimsy! His vintage-inspired work is instantly identifiable, and his clever approach to art merges pop culture, nostalgia typography and humour.

Birch trees proudly sport their scars. Every mark on their white skin is a reminder of lost branches and harm inflicted. The more scars the more majestic and beautiful they appear to us.

In a time of Photoshop and the search for the perfect selfie Instagram post, I invite the viewer to investigate their own scars (physical and emotional) and to celebrate them.

Wear them with pride. They are evidence of a life lived.