Andrew Osta, Ukrainian Canadian Artist, San Miguel de Allende

Andrew Osta, Ukrainian Canadian Artist, San Miguel de Allende

Andrew OSTA

BORN:                            Kiev, Ukraine

LIVES:                           Canada / Mexico

EDUCATION                2005, University of Toronto, Canada

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

Animals,” Sharon de Jardines Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico               
“Small Works,” Dolce Far Niente, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
“Andrew Osta,” Studio O, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
“Reinterpreting Russian Iconography,” The Word, Kerrville, Texas
“Arte y Gracia,” Casa Esperanza, Oaxaca, Mexico

2013

“Arquidialogos” Instituto de Arquitectura de la Ciudad de Mexico CAM-SAM., Col. Condesa Mexico D.F., Mexico
“From Russia to Mexico,” El Syndicato, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico                  

2012

“Arte Digital,” Ideas Cafe, Xalapa, Mexico
“Mexican Works,” La Biblioteca, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
“Paisajes,” Galeria Bella Epoca, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 

2011

“Andrew Osta” The Divine Touch Holistic Center, Toronto, Canada

2010        
“Storytelling,” Sunrise Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

2009
“Korean Works,” The Freeway, Hamilton, Ontario

2008
“Surreal Life,” Sunrise Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
“Colors of Love,” Mentor Gallery, Cheonan, South Korea

2007

“Experiments with Markers” Moonbean Cafe, Toronto.

2006

“Ink Drawings and First Pastels,” Victory Café, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2014

“Artist and Influence,” Toller Cranston Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
“Arte en Hercules,” Hercules, Queretaro, Mexico
“Children’s Art Foundation Auction,” Rosewood Hotel, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
“10th International Amazonian Shamanism Conference,” Iquitos, Peru

2013

Uptown Art Party,” El Castillo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
“Selected Works,” Casa Canal, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2012

“The Grand Opening,” El Castillo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
“Represented Artists,” Punto Fijo Galeria, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
“Arte en Hercules,” Hercules, Queretaro, Mexico

2011

Punto Fijo,” Mexico City, Mexico, D.F., Mexico
Hotel Real de Minas, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
“Serendipitous Summer Show,” Intolerant Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
7th Annual Amazonian Shamanism Conference, Iquitos, Peru.
“Mixed Media,” Sunrise Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
“April,” Arts Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
“New Works by Andrew Osta,” Volunteer Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario

2010

“Visionary Artists,” 6th Annual International Shamanism Conference,” Iquitos, Peru/
“Spring Fever,” Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto, ON

2009

“Art for Healing” Global Citizenship Conference, McMaster University, Canada
“Visionary Artists,”  5th Annual International Shamanism Conference, Iquitos, Peru
“Anti Social,” Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto, ON

2008

“Raising Awareness,” McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
“Immigrant Art,” Liuna Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
“Sabawoon,” Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
“ICAA Annual Exhibition,” Centre for Immigrant Arts and Culture, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

2007

“Art in The Ghetto,” Seoul, South Korea
“Surrealism Now,” Online Exhibition curated by Keith Widgor
“High Park Art Tour,” Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“Crucifixion Show,” Parker Pearce Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
“37th Annual Art Auction,” Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Canada

2006

“ICAA Annual Exhibition,” Hamilton City Hall, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
“Summer Show,” Hamilton Central Library.
“August Exhibition,” Parker Pearce Gallery, Hamilton
“36th Annual Art Auction,” Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Ontario, Canada 

BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

“Walk in the Light,” Andrew Osta, 2014

“Sun Buddy Fables“ Volumes 2, 3, 4, Rae Dornan, 2014

Atencion Newspaper, San Miguel de Allende Mexico (2012, 2013, 2014)

“Ayahuasca Medicine,” Alan Shoemaker, 2013

“Ginger Frye, Private Eye,” Volumes 1-6, 2011-2014

Everything Is Art Magazine, 2011

“Sol,” CD Cover, John Zandrack, 2011

“Dimension Dream CD”, Andrew Osta, 2011

“Shamans and Healers,” Andrew Osta, 2010

Divine Revolution Magazine, 2010

5th International Amazonian Shamanism Conference Promotional Materials (2009)
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Andrew Osta is a multi-talented artist. While painting remains his primary discipline, he is also a prolific and gifted songwriter who has created over 200 compositions and songs since first beginning to write in 2002. His style encompasses rock, indie, folk, art-psychedelic and country styles. So far, one original music CD has been published (Dimension Dream, 2010), and others are in the works.

Andrew has also written and published two nonfiction books – Shamans and Healers: The Untold Ayahuasca Story (2010) and Walk in The Light: Holy Teachings for Modern Times (2014) which deal with his spiritual experiences within the context of Amazonian Shamanism and Christianity. At present, Andrew is also making notes for a future book on painting which would deal with his discoveries as a self-taught artist. 

Over the years, Andrew has extensively explored the correlation between art and healing. He has given talks on this subject in many venues around the world, including at the Whole Life Expo in Toronto, at MacMaster University in Hamilton, in the Mentor Gallery in South Korea, at the 5th International Amazonian Shamanism Conference in Peru, and in the Central Library of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He has worked as youth art-healing counsellor in SISO Hamilton (2008-2009) and continues to study the relationship between art and healing independently. Andrew’s focus on the positive, creative, and healing aspects of art have resulted in his unique style that pays tribute to the bright side of life while remaining contemporary in its essence.

Andrew 

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