What the Bat Knows: Artist Shary Boyle in Conversation with Crystal Mowry


About the Artist

Shary Boyle is the recipient of a 2021 Honourary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design University where she graduated from in 1994, developing a multidisciplinary practice centred on drawing, sculpture and performance. Boyle’s work considers the social history of ceramic figures, animist mythologies and folk-art forms to create a symbolic, feminist and politically charged language uniquely her own. Boyle activates her practise through collaboration and mentorship, engaging other creative communities and disciplines with a characteristically inclusive spirit. Shary Boyle has received the Gershon Iskowitz and Hnatyshan Awards, and represented Canada at the Venice Biennial in 2013. Her solo touring exhibition Outside the Palace of Me was presented by The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2022, and will travel to the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Museum of Art and Design in NYC in 2023.

Headshot of artist Shary Boyle