October 1, 2009
Cali Balles, from Toronto, is a graduate of Sheridan College and the Ontario College of Art & Design. She has been a Visiting Artist at Ohio State University and a Resident Artist at Harbourfront, Toronto. Balles has exhibited in Korea, Canada and the United States. Her work graces collections at the Canadian Embassy in Panama, with the Royal Family of Japan, as well as the private collection of former Prime Minister, Joe Clark. Cali Balles intends to conduct a six-month period of research where she will walk, hike, and explore the hidden landscapes of Toronto. Curious about how the patterns of city structure have developed over time, she is intrigued by the buried neighbourhoods and hidden rivers of her home city. This research will culminate in a solo exhibition in 2010 at the Wall Space Gallery in Ottawa.