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 longstanding 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

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

Design Lines Loves Award - 2014

Herman Miller Juror's Choice Award - January 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