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Marla Hlady draws, makes sculpture, works with sites and sounds and sometimes makes video. Hlady's kinetic sculptures and sound pieces often consist of common objects (such as teapots, cocktail...

Marla Hlady draws, makes sculpture, works with sites and sounds and sometimes makes video. Hlady's kinetic sculptures and sound pieces often consist of common objects (such as teapots, cocktail mixers, jars) that are expanded and animated to reveal unexpected sonic and poetic properties often using a system-based approach to composition. She’s shown widely in solo and group shows including Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo, NY) (2012), Oakville Galleries (Toronto) (2011), YYZ Artist’s Outlet (2008), Klink and Bank (Reykjavik, Iceland) (2005), New General Catalog (Brooklyn, New York) (2005), the Art Gallery of Calgary (2003), Apexart Gallery (New York) (2002), Museo di San Domenico (Imola, Italy) (2002), L’Oeil De Poisson (Quebec City) (2002), Neutral Ground (Regina, Saskatchewan) (2002), The Power Plant Gallery (2001), The Nunnery (London, England, 1999). She has mounted site works in such places as the fjords of Norway, a grain silo on the Funny Farm, an apartment window in Berlin, a tour bus in Ottawa, the Hudson’s Bay department store display window, an empty shell of a building and a roof top. She also, at times, collaborates. Hlady completed her BFA at the University of Victoria, and her MFA at York University. She currently lectures at the University of Toronto and is represented by Jessica Bradley Gallery.