Sidia is a founding member of the international zine collective ‘The Pulp Machine’. Recent professional exhibitions and initiatives include; Dalek Gallery, ArtworxTO, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Scarborough Hero Awards at Toronto Zoo, John B Aird Gallery, Leslie Grove Gallery, Propeller Gallery, Fassie Express show at Centennial College, Solo Exhibition at Harbord Collegiate. Sidia is a recent graduate of Centennial College’s Fine Arts Studio program, and was awarded the Peter Dickinson award for being a creative innovator.
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On her first day of preschool, Sidia Atabales-Schnitzler
(b. 2001) made a dramatic scene. She didn’t want her mother to leave. Teachers comforted her by allowing her to paint. That began her artistic career. Now, as an adult and emerging artist in Toronto, Ontario, not much has changed.