Dara Vandor is an artist working with felt-tip pen on canvas. The medium itself seems ordinary: it produces small, intimate gestures, being a tool most of us use often, for daily tasks. Yet when tens of thousands of tiny strokes are marshalled en masse, they begin to assume a life of their own.
Vandor has received a BA from McGill in Art History, and is largely self-taught in her studio practice. She currently divides her time between Toronto and New York City. Her work is held in collections in North American and Europe.
"My work begins with the thin surface that divides lover from beloved, private from public, subject from object. Even when the female form is subtracted from the picture, the remaining clothing stands in for her and her desires, and in turn for the desires of the viewer."