16 November, 2021

Irene Angelopoulos

Irene is a Toronto-based artist. She and her partner, Christopher, have been making a weird and wide range of art together as Catshrine since 2013. Irene’s artistic universe of surreal mashups and anthropomorphic creatures is distinctly flavoured with a pop-aesthetic, and her diverse work includes comic book illustrations, digital art and 2D animation, sculpture and wearable art, portraiture, and interactive installations. Catshrine’s first large-scale interactive installation, Happy Cat Lab, exhibited at 3 museums across China as part of TIFF digiPlayspace’s traveling exhibition. In 2016, Irene and her partner collaborated with Lunch Inc. and a team of other artists for Discovery Channel’s Sharkweek, sculpting and casting the head of a shark for a beautifully unique installation of a transparent mechanical shark that was set in a custom tank nestled within the passenger carriage of an SUV. This past spring, Irene co-directed and animated a music video for acclaimed Canadian classical marimba duo, Taktus. Catshrine’s animation and dance-inspired installation, Pop N’ Lock Dance Machine, has exhibited in San Antonio, Texas (The DoSeum), Brooklyn, New York (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Halifax, UK (Eureka! Children’s Museum) and Buffalo, New York (Buffalo Museum of Science) in 2017. Irene will be traveling to Wellington, New Zealand to premiere the Pop n’ Lock Dance Machine at the 2018 New Zealand Festival. Irene and Catshrine have been featured in such publications as The New York Times, CBC, Vice, The Toronto Star, and YTV’s The Zone. ​​

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