Gayle Buzzi

Growing up in Northern Ontario, Gayle was exposed to many aspects of nature and she now finds her inspiration from the natural world around her. Her current sculptures position delicate glass animals within human-made settings, emphasizing the ways in which animals interact with the new urban ecosystem. 

"My artwork is informed by my study and observation of the accidental landscapes that wildlife unwittingly ends up inhabiting. Using animal forms as a representation of the natural world, I seek to address the ways that nature has adapted to urban environments and generate thought about the ways in which we can re-adapt ourselves to nature."

Gayle attained her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba in 2019 following and Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts at Lakehead University in 2016.

Her previous exhibitions include: Perspectives from Here at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery (2017), Contrasts and Contradictions: The Polarizing Qualities of Glass at the Living Arts Centre (2018), and En Route: Sculptural Ceramics and Glass Emerging from Manitoba (2019), at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. She has also been selected to participate in the International Biennale of Glass in Sofia, Bulgaria (2019). 

Most recently Gayle has won the Pattie Walker Memorial Award in Architectural Glass.