Renée Castonguay is a visual artist and joined Toronto School of Art in 2013. As the Managing Director she coordinates the course curriculum, special programs, and the daily operations of the school. Previously, as Student and Events Coordinator, she worked closely with the TSA and Bloordale community to coordinate student/special events throughout the year.
Her studio practice focuses on queer femininity and femme identity with a blend of drawing, printmaking, installation, and performance. She has participated in various International print exchange portfolio projects, collaborative artist books, and has been an active member and workshop facilitator in print shop collectives, community art centres, and performance production collectives in the US and Canada. She co-curated her BFA Thesis Exhibition at the ICA, Portland, ME, and produced the 15th Annual HIV/AIDS Art Exhibition at the VAV Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal. Currently, she is the Chair of BIG: Bloor Improvement Group and a member of Akin Collective.
2012 MFA, Studio Arts - Concordia University - Montréal, QC, CA
2008 BFA, Printmaking with Honors - Maine College of Art - Portland, ME, USA
2006 Visiting Student, Printmaking and Painting - Glasgow School of Art - Glasgow, Scotland, UK
2004-2006 Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Boston, MA, USA