Monika Aebischer


Born in Switzerland in 1968. Immigrated to Canada in 1987. Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) honours (1999); awarded Governor General’s Medal and Ontario College of Art and Design Medal.

Awards, Scholarships & Grants

  • 2003 Elected to Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) (member for 8 years)
  • 2002 Best Graduate Booth Design—Uniquely Ontario (Toronto International Gift Fair)
  • 1999 Governor General’s Medal—Printmaking (OCAD).
  • 1999 Ontario College of Art & Design Medal—Printmaking
  • 1999 M. Joan Chalmers Scholarship—Printmaking (OCAD)
  • 1999 Dr. Eugene A Poggetto Scholarship—Printmaking (OCAD)
  • 1999 Intermediate/Advanced Papermaking Award—Handmade Paper (OCAD)
  • 1999 Diana Myers Book Award—Bookarts (OCAD)
  • 1999 Peacock’s Hardware Prize—Surface Design (OCAD)
  • 1999 Dr. Eugene A. Poggetto Award—Printmaking (OCAD)
  • 1999 George A. Reid Award—Printmaking (OCAD)
  • 1996 Advanced Printmaking Award, OCAD Printmaking department—Award for Proficiency in Contemporary Papermaking

Artworks are in private collections in Canada, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Greece, Spain, Germany, USA; and in corporate collections in Canada.

FiberArts Magazine, March/April 2008
Show Catalogue, Town Square Gallery Solo Show, Monika Aebischer – New Work, 2007


  • Juror, OKWA (Organization of Kingston Women Artist), 2009
  • Workshops at: Loyalist College, Belleville; Meta4 Gallery, Port Perry, ON, Studio Six, Markham ON;
  • Demonstration and “Playdate” to Art Guild of Scarborough
  • Hosted “Playdate” for members of SCA (Society of Canadian Artists)
  • Demonstration to SCA members at Arts and Letters Club (Topic: Working with Liquid Wax on Paper),
  • Lectured to OCAD Material Arts and Design students, on the topic of preparing thesis body of work
  • Owner and Creator “The Olive Sparrow” – Good Handmade Goods

Shows (Selected)

  • 2013 The Artist Project, Juried Contemporary Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
  • 2008 Thoughtful Intent Magic Door Gallery, Sunderland, Canada, Solo Show
  • 2007 Town Square Gallery Oakville, Canada, Solo Show
  • 2006 Vessels Gallery De Boer,Owen Sound ON, Invited in 3 women group show
  • 2006 The Show of Hands Petroff Gallery Toronto, Canada Invited to show work in Window of Opportunity (Feb)
  • 2004 Fragile Traces Magic Door Gallery, Sunderland, Canada Invited to show together with Montreal based glass artist Cathy Strokowski
  • 2003 Spring Thaw Magic Door Gallery, Sunderland ON Group Show, best selling artist
  • 2003-2009 Toronto Art Expo Toronto, Canada, Annual Juried show
  • 2006 Expo Art Montreal Montreal, Canada Juried show
  • 2002, 2003 One of a Kind Show & Sale Toronto, Canada Juried show, Awarded new exhibitor scholarship (2002)
  • 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Canada Juried show
  • 2004 SCA: Newly Elected Members Show Helanconian Club, Toronto Invitational show to newly elected members
  • 2003 SCA: Yearly Show at Hummingbird Centre for the Arts Toronto, Canada Invited into juried show by President of SCA
  • 1999 Medal Winners— OCAD Open House Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto Shown together with all OCAD medal winners. “What we now know is so little, what we might know so vast. “
  • 1998 Remembrance Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto Group show
  • Mail-Order Brides Conceptual piece
  • 1998 Toronto Outdoors Art Exhibition Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Canada Juried show. Large format handmade papers with encaustic techniques