Any origin starts with an act of creation - a sweeping of thread, a linking of name and body, an installation, a setting up of something. Origin is not perfect, nor is it static. We are all carriers of origin stories, even as we move - granular and fragmented. 

Sasha Shevchenko is a Ukrainian, Tkaronto/Toronto based interdisciplinary artist. Inspired by her experience as a Ukrainian person of diaspora, her practice bridges interests in sculpture, textile, archaeology, and intimate ethnography. By combining contemporary and ancient story-telling methods, Shevchenko creates propositional spaces where tradition has the opportunity to whimsically extend into cultural futures. Her work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Small Arms Gallery, VAM, Portland State University, along with international online exhibitions. Shevchenko holds a BFA in Sculpture and Installation from OCAD University.



2022   BFA Sculpture and Installation - OCAD University, Toronto, Canada  


2024 The Counter/Self - Lilley Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, USA

2024 On Any Given Day - Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, CAN

2023 Traces of Us, Stackt Market - IC Contemporary for Nuit Blanche, Toronto, CAN

2023  What Has Hardened Will Never Win, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, CAN

2023  Make Pieces from Pieces , The Public Gallery, Toronto, CAN

2023  The Counter/Self,  Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Toronto, CAN

2022  Anthropogenic Anxiety, 113 Research, Toronto, CAN

2022  Changing Ground, Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto, CAN

2022  GRADEX 107, OCAD University, Toronto, CAN

2022  Corporeal Gestures, Portland State University, Oregon, USA 

2022  Simple, Perfect, Continuous, and Perfect Continuous,  Gallery 1313, Toronto CAN

2021  Gatherings, OCAD University + Joshibi University, Tokyo, Japan

2021  Huminality, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto, CAN

2021  Passion and Pretence, Be Contemporary Gallery, Innisfil, CAN 

2020  The Essentialists: Material Proofs in Extraordinary Times, OCADU, Toronto, CAN

2020  Now Streaming Youth Show, VAM, Mississauga, CAN

2020  VAM’s 42nd Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts, AGM, Mississauga, CAN 

2019  Now Streaming Youth Residency Show, VAM, Mississauga, CAN

2018  Springfest Art Show, Mississauga, CAN 

2016  InSitu, Small Arms Gallery, Mississauga, CAN

2015  InterGen, CSC, Mississauga, CAN 


2023 Harbourfront Centre Textile Artist in Residence, Toronto CAN

2019  Creative Youth Residency, VAM, Mississauga, CAN


2022  Samuel Lazer Kagan Award

2022  13th Street Winery Expression Project Award

2021  Women’s Art Association of Canada Mary Ella Dignam Scholarship

2020  Andre Beaulieu Bursary for Young Visual Artists

2020  Mariano Elia Foundation Scholarship, OCADU

2020  VAM’s 42nd Annual Jury Show Third Prize Winner

2019  Sully Corth Memorial Fund Scholarship, OCADU

2018  Jason Verge Visual Arts Award

2018  The Governor General’s Academic Medal

2015/16/17/18   Cawthra Park Visual Arts Award