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Spectrum Collective

Artist Collective

This project was imagined in response to the concept of BIOMIMICRY.


Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges, by emulating nature's patterns and strategies. 

Artist Statement


An emotional and spiritual connection with nature creates the foundation for a sustainable future. When someone feels connected to their environment they are more inclined to care for, and protect it. When a love for nature is stronger than material desires, our energies and imagination can be directed towards nurturing our resources. This project explores connecting people to nature through creative movement.

Dancing with trees

 Amsterdam Light Festival

This Artwork was presented by: The Amsterdam Light Festival. The location was inside The Hortus Botanicus, a botanical garden in Amsterdam founded in 1638. The Tree was projected onto The Three Climate Greenhouse. An audience member, standing in a specified location, shared their movements with the projected tree. The installation ran for a month, (Dec 9 to Jan 9) every evening. For the duration of the festival The Hortus Botanicus was free to the public as part of the Festivals Illuminade Walking Route.


Spectrum Art collective members

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Reanna Niceforo

107 Alhart Drive, Etobicoke, Ont M9V 2N6


diversecreations@sympatico. ca

Reanna Niceforo is an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary artist from Toronto.

She has exhibited in a number of galleries, has permanent artwork on display in Toronto's Liberty Village neighbourhood, created an interactive installation for Distillery District's Nuit Blanche, and has exhibited in The Amsterdam Light Festival. She is looking forward to working with the RGB light festival in Rome and is happy to return to Amsterdam again for their 2017-18 Festival of Lights.

Artist Statement

I employ a synthesis of intuition and curiosity to drive my creative process. I draw inspiration from nature, sometimes this manifests in the subject of my work, other times in the materials. I often create a sense of juxtaposition by incorporating industrial elements into my nature inspired artwork. I have an affinity for public art, as a larger than life, shared experience, but I also love to create small intricately detailed personal objects, such as jewelry.

-Reanna Niceforo

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Phil Sutherland

146 30th Street Etobicoke, Ont M8W 3C4

Phil Sutherland is an internationally recognized artist and photographer from Toronto. He is the creative force behind The West Toronto Photography Group, where he shares his love of photography and lighting with the community. His substantial background in commercial imaging and out of home advertising has provided him the foundation to confidently manage large-scale installations in public spaces that withstand the Canadian climate. He has curated (and exhibited in) a group exhibit/installation for Scotiabank’s Contact Festival. He has exhibited in The Amsterdam Light Festival and is looking forward to working with the RGB light festival in Rome and is happy to be returning to Amsterdam for their 2017-18 Festival of Lights.

Artist Statement

Light and shadow plays a very dominant role in my work. I try to create images using shadow as much as light to convey the story or emotion and tone of the piece. I enlighten or shed light onto the subject with special care to bring out a crafted story told in light, shadow and texture.

I truly believe light and shadow is a universal language that can instantly convey a story in a click of the shutter. As an artist I want to engage and connect with the audience, I want to enlighten and inform while entertaining.

-Phil Sutherland

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CV - Reanna Niceforo

Artist CV

Job Title

Public Art and Installations

2017 Upcoming- Dreamscape, commissioned by RGB Festival, Rome Italy

2017 Upcoming- Enlighten, commissioned by The Amsterdam Light Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2016 Dancing with Trees, commissioned by The Amsterdam Light Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012 The Ghost of Liberace: An End to the Age of Opulence, Dada Reboot! Scotia Nuit Blanche Independent Project 2012 Presented by The Distillery Historic District, Toronto

2011 Wings of Innovation, Liberty Village, Toronto Liberty Village Bike Here! Design contest,

Presented by the Liberty Village BIA

2002 Beneath a Garden, Coffee Tree, Toronto Hanging installation of sculptures

2002 Snowfall, Y-Artz, Weston Window installation

Selected Group Exhibitions: Curated or Juried

2015 Precious Snowflakes Exhibit, Yellow House Gallery, Toronto 2015 Earl Bales Art Market, Earl Bales Park, Toronto
2015 The 12 x 12 Art Exhibition, The Bluffs Gallery, Scarborough 2012 The Small Works Show, Kerr Village Gallery, Oakville

2009 Steam Whistle design a deck contest, The Baitshop Gallery, Toronto 2008 Art Jewellery Exhibit, Ben Navee Gallery, Toronto
2007 Wearable Art Exhibit, Scratch Gallery, Toronto
2007 A Tribute to the Garden Art Auction, Sherway Gardens Gallery,Toronto 2006 Art in the Park, NPCC, Toronto

2004 The Junction Arts Festival, Toronto 2003 PFDP, The Big Bop, Toronto
2003 Art in the Park, Weston, Toronto

Related Experience

2013-Present Company Name: Company Description: Position:

Reanna Niceforo


West Toronto Photography Group Not for Profit Arts Organization Administrator

Performs a variety of administrative, organizational, bookkeeping and fundraising activities as needed.

Company Name: Company Description: Position:

Neilson Park Creative Centre
Not for Profit Community Arts Centre Coordinator, Art in the Park Festival

Working with the staff, board of directors, artists and volunteers to put together an art festival for the community, which included talented vendors, demonstrations, interactive art projects, a kids craft area, music and food.

Company Name: Company Description: Position:

RPT Inc.
Custom commercial décor and display Production Assistant / Installation Artist

Work as part of a team of artists to create custom visual displays and décor for commercial buildings and shopping malls.

Company Name: Company Description: Position:

Arwon Theatre
Touring childrens theatre company Production Assistant

Create sets, props and costumes for a travelling production of The Wizard of Oz, that tours schools, and involves a cast of audience participation.

CV - Phil Sutherland




2011-present -Founder of West Toronto Photography GroupOver-seeing of projects and lessons for the group, including; Photography, art direction, and execution.

2010-present - Owner / Operator of Revprint Studio 205

2015-16 - Co owner / Operator of The Production Studio

Teaching - Phil Sutherland has instructed over 700 photography lighting workshops over the past 4 years in Canada and the USA, offering unique and dramatic instruction to all levies of artists in the community .


Tattoo Society Cover shoot November 2014 Missy Ink - Artist profile / interview May 2015

Invited Lecturer at:

York University, Fine Arts Program

Public Art

2017 Upcoming- RGB Festival, Rome Italy, Dreamscape
2017 Upcoming- Amsterdam Festival of Lights , Enlighten,
2016 Amsterdam Festival of Lights: Dancing with Trees, interactive installation 2015 Curator -Enlighten, 2015 Scotiabank Contact Festival

Project management including, photography, art direction, estimating / quoting, managing material production, coordinating staff, and execution, for Revprint Studio, Production Studio or as sales manager for Global Imaging.

Rogers Centre

Manufactured and installed indoor floor and wall graphics though out stadium.

Steam Whistle

Printed and installed graphics on Fleet including antique vehicles, as well as some out-of-home advertising.

The Canadian National Exhibition

Manufactured and installed many graphics for CNE, including, Princes’ Gates, Food building and all collateral for Coca-cola branding.


Handled the execution of branding within the Distillery District. Such as, outdoor freestanding archways, and banners.

Duke Pubs

Photograph and produce content for a 30 ft mural on First Canadian Place and edit and install in under two weeks from first meeting.

Canada’s Wonderland

Manufactured and installed multiple elements of colourful outdoor branding (sometimes interactive) for Coca-cola related products.


Manufactured information booths, public information signs that depict upcoming projects and printed hording.

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