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Last Supper
42" x 122" (Triptych)
Oil on Canvas
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Mimi Matte

In the early 1970s, Mimi began experimenting with a new style: figurative works, almost-portrait style, featuring slyly comic figures in slightly absurd settings. This fresh vision, not to mention her skill as a painter—then working in acrylic, sometimes with cotton fabric swatches giving depth and texture—was impressive to critics and collectors, and it wasn’t long before she was invited to show at the Marlborough-Goddard Galleries in both Toronto and Montreal (1974). The Art Gallery of Ontario chose one of her works to feature in 1975, and after her first solo show in 1978 at the University of Toronto’s Hart House, she began a long relationship with the Bau-Xi Gallery, where she showed regularly for the next 22 years.

 

Mimi’s work can be found in the corporate collections of Imperial Oil Canada, Shell Oil Canada, Ingram & Shriver (New York), Wood Gundy, Westin Hotels, Granite Club, Toronto French Schools, Brock University, and many others. Her awards include Ontario Society of Artists (1974) and the Aviva Art Auction first prize (1975).


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