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VIVIANEART is pleased to present a solo exhibition of all new works by NASARIMBA. The collaborative practice of artists Rachel Ziriada and Mikhail Miller, Nasarimba is a fictional word created by the duo which means playful mischief. They are perhaps most recognized for their dynamic and colourful murals, many of them gracing walls around Calgary, across Canada and in Mexico City.

In this exhibition, the visual language of their large murals is transcribed to paintings on canvas and painted wood sculptures. On this more intimate scale, the paper-collage nature of their abstract compositions seems even more evident. At the same time, their use of shadow and the assemblage of objects within their imagery has a very sculptural effect. Playing with shapes and forms both recognizable and imagined their abstractions explore dualities, responding to architecture and the natural world, to interior as well as outdoor spaces.

Since 2015, the two have been merging their talents, cross-pollinating Mikhail’s background in painting and print making (BFA, 2006, Alberta University of the Arts, Calgary), with Rachel’s background in multi-media installation and design (BFA, 2015, University of Victoria).  In addition to their inclusion in an impressive list of Mural Festivals, their work has also been included in presentations at Arts Commons, Sled Island and Wreck City.

Instagram Live artist conversation @vivianeartgallery: Thursday, July 8th at 6PM MST

Artists in the gallery: Saturday July 10th from 12-4PM MST


VivianeArt is more than a gallery. It’s a gathering place, where artists and art lovers can come together to share their passion for great work. We are champions for the careers of artists who challenge the boundaries of art, the way it’s made and the way it’s shown.  Representing a diverse roster of emerging and established Canadian and International artists, founder Viviane Mehr and her team believe in the power of art and its ability to inspire, invigorate and transform.

To help fulfill our vision of becoming a space for all things art, VivianeArt has brought together a knowledgeable and dedicated team of experts who amongst themselves have earned degrees from The Alberta University of the Arts, Concordia University, The University of Calgary, The University of Alberta and The University of Toronto.

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