Pixel Heller is a multidisciplinary artist and designer currently based in Toronto, Canada. She delves into various mediums including paintings, drawings, performance, and textiles. Her creative journey is deeply influenced by her identity as a woman of Afro-Caribbean descent. Pixel explores themes of Black identity, carnival masquerade, cultural fluidity, and the preservation of cultures. She will be graduating from OCAD University in 2024 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in cross disciplinary studies with a specialization in life studies. 

Pixel has exhibited at Gallery 1313, Meridian Arts Center, Yonge and Dundas Square and internationally at the Black Brazil Art Biennial. She has done performances at Artist Project and the Waterloo Region Museum. She’s worked with HERMÉS Canada and was a part of Vibe Arts NExT: Cohort 5.0. 



2024     BFA Ontario College for Arts and Design University

Group Exhibitions

2024    Black Brazil Art Biennial. Black Brazil Art Institute. Rio de Janeiro, BR

2024   NExT: The Future of Art. Meridian Arts Center. Toronto, ON

2024    Defined Oddities. Gallery 1313. Toronto, ON

2024    Reignite & Reinvent. OCAD U Front Lobby. Toronto, ON

2024    Crossroads. OCAD U Great Hall. Toronto, ON

2023    New Vistas: Next Steps. Etobicoke Civic Center Art Gallery. Etobicoke, ON

2023    Here Now & Everywhere in the Future. OCAD Black Homecoming. Toronto, ON

2023    The Art of Celebration Installation. SugarKane Restaurant. Toronto, ON 

2023     The Art of Celebration. Ada Slaight Gallery. Toronto, ON 

2023     Yonge & Dundas Square Black History Month Digital Exhibition. Toronto, ON

2023     ALMEDA: Up to The Sky. OCAD U Great Hall. Toronto, ON

2022     Off The Wall. Propeller Art Gallery. Toronto, ON

Solo Exhibitions

2023     Mask on. Ada Slaight Gallery. Toronto, ON


2024     Artist Project, Opening Night. Toronto, ON 

2024     Black History, Black Heritage, Black Futures. Waterloo Region Museum, ON 

2023     Afraspektion. OddSide Arts Collective. Toronto, ON

Awards & Grants

2023     Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation Scholarship in Life Studies OCAD U

2023     OCAD U Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives Grant 

2023     OCAD U Student Union Micro Grant 

2022     Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation Scholarship in Life Studies OCAD U

2020     Clare McCulloch Memorial Award for Art

2019      Iris Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Winnipeg Art Gallery


2024   CBC Arts 

2024   Artist Project 

2024   TOLive 

2023   Toronto Guardian 

2023   Meavz Collective Magazine 

2023   Yonge-Dundas Square

Artist Talks

2024    NExT: The Future of Art. Meridian Arts Center. Toronto, ON

2024    Defined Oddities. Gallery 1313. Toronto, ON

2024    Art of the Black Diaspora, OCAD U, Toronto, ON 

Professional Experience 

2024     Camille Turner Assistant 

2023     Onsite Gallery Installation Technician

2023     Ignite Gallery Assistant 

2023     Patel Brown Installation Technician 

2023     Hermès Astonishing Paper Fantasia Artist Assistant 

2023     Jason Lujan and Maria Hupfield Artist Assistant 

2023     Bentway Staging Grounds Eco Workshop Artist Assistant 

2023     Kensington Market Street Mural "Future Without Oppression" 

Community Service

2024     ALMEDA: Black Was, Is, and Will exhibition volunteer 

2023     Blue Sea Devil Mas Camp Co-Manager 

2023     BIPOC Student Representative OCAD U

2023     Vibe Arts Carnival Bra Making Workshop

2023     Crown Mas Production

2023     Canada’s Democracy Summit Democracy X Change

2023     Artist Alley

2022    ALMEDA Collective OCAD U Vice President

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