Eija Loponen-Stephenson


2021- (Ongoing) MA, 
Art Education, Concordia University, Montreal.

2020 BFA with Distinction, Sculpture/Installation, OCAD University, Toronto.

Duo Exhibitions

2020 Once Very Familiar, curated by Chelsea Rozansky. United Contemporary, Toronto.

2017 Recalibrating Through Deconstruction, Canary District Gallery, Toronto.

Group Shows 

2023 Désordre d’un souvenir effrité, Fais Moi, Montreal, QC.

2021 In/tention, Produit Rien, Montreal, QC.

2020 the body as a fever dream, Xpace Cultural Center, Toronto.

2020 In support of sex work, Images Festival, Toronto.

2020 Modes of  Inhabiting, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto. 

2019 Resistance:Roundtable Residency Exhibition. Dragon Academy, Toronto.

2019 Delivery Notice, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto. 

2018 Wayfinding: Identity in the Kootenays. Oxygen Arts Center, Nelson, BC.

2018 bio/power. Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto. 

2017 UN/ENTITLED, curated by Tamar Bresge. 642 Queen West, Toronto.

2017 Festival of the Body. OCAD University, Toronto. 

Conference Presentations

2023 "Montreal Metro as an Epistemic Site" presented at Concordia Department of Education Graduate Student Symposium, Montreal, QC.

2022 "A Rhythmanalitical consideration of Montreal's Underground as an Epistemic Site"  presented at  the Graduate Student Symposium  titled "Research-Creation as Critical Spatial Practice" as part of the Scenographies of Site-Writing & Critical Spatial Practices across the Americas residency presented by the Performative Urbanism Lab for Spatial, Social, and Scenographic Experimentation (PULSE). Montreal, QC.

2022  "Verdun Station as an Epistemic Site: A Rhythmanalysis" The Canadian Society of Education Trough Art (CSEA) Annual Conference- Graduate Symposium. Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON.


2020 "Net Interface: A propositional model for forming body-structures" , A Tending to Things: OCADU Sculpture/Installation BFA journal, Toronto

2019 "How to (mis)use Everyday Objects: An introductory instruction manual on how to practice soft resistance towards object-programmed motion", Roundtable residency publication, Toronto. 


2022 Scenographies of Site-Writing & Critical Spatial Practices across the Americas, presented by the Performative Urbanism Lab for Spatial, Social, and Scenographic Experimentation (PULSE). Montreal, QC.

2019 Roundtable Residency, Dragon Academy, Toronto, ON. 

2016 Cottage University, Coordinated by Sean Smith with the Department of Biological Flow, Verona, ON. 


2021 Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master’s (CGS M), SSHRC.

2020 Career Launcher Fund, OCAD University, Toronto. 

2020 Hadyn Davies Memorial Award, OCAD University, Toronto. 

2020 Dean's List, OCAD University, Toronto. 

2015-2019 Ada Slaight Scholarship, Slaight Foundation, Toronto.

Related Experience

2021-Present Senior Creative Director and Project Manager, Æ Graduate Journal of Art Education. Concordia University, Montreal, QC. 

2021- Present Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2022 Research Assistant, Oxygen Arts Centre, Nelson, BC

2020 Research/Gallery Assistant , Thirding Studio Gallery, Markham, ON.

2020 Studio Assistant, Sara Mozafari, Markham, ON.

2019 Gallery Assistant, Ignite Gallery, Toronto.

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