Meet the 2023 Jury
Kyle Matuzewiski is the Co-Director of Bau-Xi Gallery (@bauxigallery) and manages both the 340 and 350 Dundas Street West locations in Toronto.
Before becoming Co-Director in November 2021, Kyle was Bau-Xi Gallery’s Associate Director and responsible for coordination of exhibitions, developing artist relations and assisting with day-to-day operations. He also played an important part in the creation of “Art Cares”; a gallery operated online auction to benefit Food Banks Canada via sales of artist donations.
Prior to that position, Kyle was the Lead Preparator at Bau-Xi and was responsible for handling and installing artwork, as well as conducting on-site client consultations.
More recently, Kyle has become involved with Arts Effect, an annual auction that benefits Vibe Arts, and continues to perform duties as committee member and gallery partner liaison. He has also overseen the creation of an annual OCADU Graduate Exhibition hosted by Bau-Xi Gallery, which will be entering its’ fourth edition in 2023. Kyle is also a recurring guest juror for the Toronto Camera Club and recurring guest lecturer for Thesis students at OCADU.
Kyle earned his BFA from OCAD in 2007, where he majored in Drawing and Painting. He also attended the Florence Off-Campus Study Program from 2006-2007.
Cathy Parkes is a long-time visual arts enthusiast, advisor, ambassador and active supporter and participant of the arts. She is a member of the AGO Curators Circle Committee, the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts, Advisory Council for the Toronto Biennial of Art, and acts as an ambassador and advisor for Artist Project and Art Toronto.
Nathan Eugene Carson
Nathan Eugene Carson (b. 1980, lives and works in Hamilton, Ontario) received a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2005. His drawings and paintings have since been shown at Verso Gallery, Lennox Contemporary, Gallery One, and the Drake Hotel in Toronto. Carson’s work was also featured during the AGO First Thursdays in partnership with the RBC Emerging Artists Projects and StreetARToronto. In 2016, he was part of an exhibition titled Ponto , the first of several held at Oswald Gallery, in Hamilton , other group exhibitions include Free Fall (2016) and Worked Over (2017), both at Oswald Gallery, and 100 Paintings (2019) at The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario, Cut From The Same Cloth (2021) at the Power Plant Toronto, Ontario . His most recent solo exhibition is an Art residency at The Art Gallery of Hamilton titled Black Carnival (2022).
Ashley Mulvihill is the founder of Ninth Editions, a curated online gallery selling original art, limited edition prints, and art objects by emerging artists. She is also the founder and curator of Studio Ninth, an art consultancy that works with private and commercial clients, including Drake Hotel Properties, Fitzrovia Real Estate, and RioCan REIT, amongst others.