Breann Ritchie was born in Grimsby, Ontario on October 4th, 1988. In 2007, Breann was accepted to the Art and Art History specialist program at the University of Toronto, joint with Sheridan Institute. Breann moved to Mississauga to not only be closer to school but also to move closer to the culturally rich and inspirational Toronto. In November of 2011, Breann graduated with an Honors Bachelors of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Visual Arts (specializing in Sculpture and Drawing) from Sheridan Institute.
Breann has shown work at various galleries in Toronto including UTAC and in Mississauga including Blackwood Gallery. At the MARTY Awards in Mississauga, Breann received Honorary Mention in the category of Emerging Visual Arts. She has also received two awards from the Chancellor's office at the University of Toronto allowing her to show her work in their office for a year at a time.
Breann is involved with a number of Galleries in Hamilton and the surrounding communities such as Hamilton Artists Inc., Grimsby Public Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. She also works extensively with the Hamilton arts community by acting as a jury member for public art installations such as the new work "Raising the Barn" that will be erected on York Street in front of the Hamilton Farmer's Market. She has acted on the Hamilton Artists Inc. Board of Directors and is currently Chair of the Hamilton Arts Council's Visual Arts Committee.
Breann is now working for the wholesale fine art distributor Progressive Fine Art and commercial gallery Crescent Hill Gallery as Registrar and Art Consultant for the Greater Toronto Ares's major collectors.
Breann's recent works in low relief, painting and drawing can be found for purchase at Objects to Desire in Grimsby. Please contact her for a consultation or if you are interested in commissioned piece.
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