Linda Sormin To Lead FUSION Mentorship Program
FUSION is proud to announce its next Mentorship Program in the Toronto Region, commencing September 2014. The program will culminate in an exhibition at the Ontario Craft Gallery Fall 2015.
Linda Sormin will be the mentor. Through objects and site- specific installations, Linda Sormin’s work explores issues of fragility, aggression, mobility and survival. Born in Bangkok, Sormin moved to Canada with her family at the age of five. She has a BA in English Literature and worked in community development for four years in Thailand and Laos. She studied ceramics at Andrews University, Sheridan College’s Craft & Design program (Diploma in Ceramics) and Alfred University (MFA 2003).
Sormin’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Gardiner Museum (Toronto), Jane Hartsook Gallery (New York, NY), the West Norway Museum of Decorative Art (Bergen, Norway), Denver Art Museum (Denver, USA), gl Holtegaard (Denmark), Vallauris (France) and Middlesbrough (UK).
She has taught ceramics for more than 10 years – at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Vancouver, BC, 2003-2006), the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI, 2006-2011), and Sheridan College, where she is currently Professor and Head of Ceramics (Oakville, ON) in the Faculty of Animation, Art & Design.