Shanie Tomassini

Shanie Tomassini is a sculptor whose work explores the renewable and cyclical experience of objects, places and ideas. Evoking sustainability, craft and ecofeminism, she reflects on the sacred that permeates the everyday. In her work, she analyzes the nature of a material and its evolution in space and time. She uses symbols from her daily life that she interprets in a divinatory manner through her sculptures and drawings.

Her projects often take the form of self-therapeutic ruses to cope with a chronic eco-anxiety, symptomatic of the current era. Exploring the alchemical properties of her environment allows her to weave a net of hope, however absurd, around her works. His work explores the ramifications of an existential crisis and her ideas often crystallize around a form that becomes a motif of poetic emancipation.



Shanie Tomassini holds an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Visual Arts from UQÀM. She has had several solo exhibitions, including at the Centre Clark (Montreal), the UMLAUF Museum (Austin) and CIRCA art actuel (Montreal). Her work has also been exhibited at the PHI Foundation (Montreal), the Arsenal Contemporary (New York), the Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (Spain), and Artpace (San Antonio). She has participated in several artist residencies, notably at the Centre Est-Nord-Est (Saint-Jean-Port-Joli) and at Rad'Art Project in San Romano (Italy).


Recent exhibitions


Conditions d'utilisation, group exhibition, Phi Foundation, Montreal, CA

Personal Allegories, group exhibition, Patel Brown, Toronto, CA


COLAPSO, group exhibition, Tenerife Espacio de Las Artes (TEA), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, ES

Material Knowledge, group exhibition, Arsenal Contemporary, New York, US

Mortarium, solo exhibition, Rad’Art, San Romano, IT

Mystic Toolkit, group exhibition, Artpace, San Antonio, US


iPhone Rituel, solo exhibition, Centre Clark, Montréal, CA

Le spectre des objets, group exhibition, Sporobole, Sherbrooke, CA

Water Whispering Through the Drain, group exhibition, Courtyard Gallery, Austin, US


The Cheetos Puff Experiment, Thesis Exhibit, Visual Art Center, Austin, US

Outdoor Cat, group exhibition, Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, Dallas, US


Slippery Clump, solo exhibition, UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, Austin, US

A Witch is Born Out of the True Hungers of her Time, TAP Art Space, duo with Guillaume Adjutor Provost, Montreal, CA

Les propriétés mathématiques d’un beigne, Group exhibition, CIRCA Art Actuel, Montreal, CA