J. Chalmer “Emerging Artist” Award
The Carol Rapp Award in Jewelry
Pottery Supply House Prize in Ceramics
Procter & Gamble Inc. Tuition Scholarships O.C.A.D.
Canadian Homes & Cottages, from 2006 to 2009
Toronto Star 2004
North York Mirror 2010
Town Crier 2010
A. Lark Ceramics Book, 500 Tiles
Cristina Delago was born in Italy, where her artistic spirit was nurtured. She moved to Toronto (1982) and attended the Ontario College of Art and Design. Cristina graduated with honours from the Design Department, specializing in ceramics. Shortly after graduation she participated to numerous art shows. At the same time she started her own business creating handcrafted tiles and architectural elements. On these projects, she works with some of Toronto’s most recognized interior designers and architects.
Cristina’s passion for teaching and community art work brought her to lead many workshops at venues such as the ROM, Avenue Arts School and Mural Routes. In the past 10 years Cristina had the opportunity to work on several large mosaic murals which she was awarded through a call for artists. To name a few of her most prestigious works, Coxwell Subway Station, Bathurst and Lawrence intersection and many community murals such as the Jack Layton Ferry Docks mosaic mural. Cristina has also received many grants from the OAC to work at various schools and communities as an artist in education creating mosaic murals. She also serves on board of Mural Routes and gets to lead mosaic mural projects with art organizations such as Vibe, StreetArt, StArt, EEA.
Cristina is passionate about engaging communities and creating more beautiful and safe environments through her art. It also is very important to her to use as much as possible recycled material for these large projects.