Shary Boyle works across diverse media, including sculpture, drawing, installation and performance. Her work considers the social history of ceramic figurines, animist mythologies and folk-art forms to create a symbolic, feminist and politically charged language uniquely her own.
Shary Boyle is the recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award and the Gershon Iskowitz Prize for her contribution to the visual arts in Canada. Her work has been featured in the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (South Korea, 2017) the Kaunas Biennial (Lithuania, 2021), as well as in the National Gallery of Canada’s previous three Canadian Biennales. In 2013 she represented Canada at the 55th Venice Biennale with her project Music for Silence.
Outside the Palace of Me, a thematic solo exhibition of Boyle’s work commissioned by Toronto’s Gardiner Museum, will travel to The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Fall 2022, and The Vancouver Art Gallery in 2023.