SONDRA MESZAROS explores counter narratives of female sexuality. Taking cues from feminist performance art and Dada, her work involves a constant archiving and re-presentation of collected reference materials. By using feminist and psychoanalytic lenses, she aims to disturb, renegotiate and reclaim the representation of women and the female figure in the history of image-making.
Meszaros is also known for her large-scale charcoal drawings inspired by archetypal patterns in folklore, little-known animist myths, and pagan storytelling. This work relates to her childhood in rural Ontario, where animals were intrinsically involved in her life.
Sondra Meszaros graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design and received her MFA from the University of Windsor. She currently teaches in the Visual Art department of the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. In 2018, Meszaros was awarded a residency in the prestigious International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York.