ROBYN WAFFLE
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Bio

Eyes wide open: I explore, I fall in love with whatever I set my mind to. Fascinated by art & design: I push myself to try - to really try new things and expand my creative horizons. I will never stop, I can’t stop… I just know my medium will always shape-shift.

Robyn Waffle is a multi-disciplined artist and designer based out of Toronto Canada. A graduate from Ryerson University's Fashion Communications program, Robyn focused on fashion illustration and marketing during her time there. Since 2010 Robyn Waffle has worked to celebrate the long-standing tradition of rug making. Fusing vibrant colours with contemporary imagery, Robyn has collaborated with talented weavers to develop award-winning rug and tapestry collections. Robyn works closely with her partner Yvan Semenowycz to develop innovative textile designs from their century-old home in Roncesvalles Toronto. The husband-wife design duo customize bespoke area rugs and tapestries for private collectors in Canada and the USA.

Robyn & Yvan's work has been highlighted in Azure Magazine, Toronto Star, National Post, Globe & Mail, CityLine, Wired Germany, BlogTO, Designlines Magazine, Chatelaine Magazine and Toronto Life.

Visit Robyn & Yvan’s blog to read about all of their creative adventures, and follow @RobynWaffle on instagram to stay connected! 

EXHIBITIONS

BDWest 2019 - Baked Jewel Tones Exhibit - for PI Fine art - Los Angeles 2019

Canada 150 Celebration -  2 Pom Mosaic™ Installations - Heritage Properties - Private Collection -  Toronto 2018

Woven Space - 1 Pom Mosaic™ Installation - Come Up to My Room - Toronto Design Offsite Festival - Toronto 2017

Elevation Window Display - Toronto Design Offsite Festival - Toronto - 2017

Arctic Sea Ice Installation - In Collaboration with Dystil - Interior Design Show - Toronto - 2015

Emery Street Records Launch Party - Farnham Quebec - 2014

Crease Pattern Window Display - Toronto Design Offsite Festival - 2014

Crease Patterns Collection - Interior Design Show - Toronto - 2014

Rug Stance Solo Show - Colourfield Gallery - Toronto - 2013

Accordion Collection - Interior Design Show - Toronto - 2013

Across the Line Collection - Interior Design Show - Toronto - 2012

Together Is Amazing - SHAW Cable Commercial - Vancouver BC - 2010

Spring Fever Solo Show - The Whip Gallery - Vancouver BC - 2010

Tidal Rising Solo Show - Anza Club - Vancouver BC - 2009

OZ Group Show - Anza Club - Vancouver BC - 2008

SLAW Solo Show - Charlie's Gallery - Toronto - 2008

Fashion Phantom Solo Show - Well & Good Gallery - Toronto - 2006

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Design & Communications - Ryerson University, Toronto CA

Fashion Illustration Major - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne AUS

Abstract Painting - Lanagara College, Vancouver CA

AWARDS

BEST OF BDWEST - 2019 (In collaboration with toronto based fine art firm: pi fine art)

Design Lines Loves Award - 2015

Herman Miller Juror's Choice Award - 2013 (In collaboration with Toronto based industrial design firm Fugitive Glue, Robyn designed a rug collection inspired by the Oil Sands in Toronto's Design Offsite Festival in 2013).

Design Lines Loves Award - 2013

Exchange Abroad Award - Ryerson University 2004