Esther Slevinsky is an acrylic painter based in Waterloo, Ontario. In 2006, she graduated from ACAD (Alberta University for the Arts) with a BDes in Graphic Design and Illustration. She worked as a mural artist on commercial and residential projects for almost two decades before transitioning to painting on canvas in 2018.
Esther work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions throughout Ontario, including a solo show entitled "Homebody" at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts in March 2020. In January 2022, Esther received a microgrant from Pat the Dog Theatre Creation, with the City of Waterloo and KWCF for the research and creation of her installation Chips and Cancer. The same piece later received an exhibition grant as part of the CAKFA.23 Biennial Exhibition, Stay with Me.
My current work focuses on domestic still life as a way to harmonize my career and role as Mom. Themes include domestic clutter, the feeling of home, figurative paintings of friends and family, and the culinary mess of a short order cook. My recent experience with Breast Cancer has impressed a sense of urgency in my work, feeling acutely aware of TIME, and inspires exploration of how point of view can create a feeling intimacy or a warped sense of reality.