Tonya Hart is a Canadian artist currently based in Toronto. She creates art inspired by light, energy and magnetism to form a connection with the natural world. Nature and magnetism manifest in a vast array of articulations in her artwork and continue to facilitate the conceptual nature of her work. Her light-based sculptures vary in scale from intimate to monumental in an aim to pair the energy within us to the energy found within natural phenomena to discover experiences with light that offer insight and connection.
In 2011, Tonya entered the public art realm with INFRA commissioned by the city of Toronto for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, becoming the first of three exhibitions for Nuit Blanche Toronto. She has since worked with cities across Canada including four commissions with the National Capital Commission in Ottawa, Canada to create public art installations. Other notable exhibitions include the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2018; Canadian Sculpture Centre in 2009 and group shows with 4heads arts group in New York City for Portal Art Fair in SoHo and Governor’s Island Art Fair both in 2017. In 2019-20, she took part of a studio residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto.