Not too long ago, I began to move back toward my brushes, after more than a decade solely devoted to creating and shaping three little people.  Since then, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself, (often quite literally), in paint.

My work focuses mainly on that journey, capturing the everyday, the places, the people and the opportunities for challenge and growth. I enjoy finding the beauty in the contrasts of the mundane.  I think of myself navigating the “in between” states life offers through my work. Artist/Mother, Urban/Rural.   Themes of movement, transition and balance continually find their way into my paintings. My work is often dramatic and energetic, and mostly allaprima, taking full advantage of the tactile properties of oil paint.

Formerly a student of the Ontario College of Art, Painting and Drawing program, I still crave opportunities to hone my craft and have returned to OCADU to complete my studies.  In the last year, I’ve been thrilled to study under many successful artists including, Gary Smith, Stefan Galvenek, Costa Dvorezky, Kristy Gordon, Juan Martinez and most recently Bryce Liston.  My work can be found in private collections throughout the Greater Toronto Area.


Corynn Kokolakis (b. 1978), Toronto, Canada


OCAD University, BFA (Expected graduation 2018)

OCAD, Painting and Drawing, 2002

Centennial College, Visual Arts Certificate, 1998

Selected Group Exhibitions


“Dear World”, Arta Gallery, The Distillery, Toronto, Feb. 13-26

Riverdale Art Walk, Jimmy Simpson Park, Toronto, June 2-3

Art in the Park, Bronte Park, Oakville, Aug 6

Artwalk in the Square, Shops on Don Mills, Aug 10-12


“Cultivate”, The Freedom Factory, Toronto, 2018


“Simply the Best”, Artusiasm, Toronto

“Celebration” Artusiasm, Toronto

“In the round”, Graven Feather,  Toronto

“Don’t sweat the small stuff”,  Blue Crow Gallery, Toronto

Artwalk in the Square, Toronto

Art in the Park, Oakville

“Heaven on Earth” Artusiasm, Toronto

“Boys and their Toys” Artusiasm, Toronto

“Life in the City” Artusiasm, Toronto

“The Painting Show” Gerrard Art Space, Toronto

“Open House” Artusiasm, Toronto


Toronto’s First Anonymous ART Show -Year 3 – Dec. 2017

Leslieville “Wanderlust” Sept. 2017 – Live painting & Charity Art Auction