Ilene Sova has an honours BFA from the University of Ottawa in Painting and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Windsor. With extensive solo and group exhibitions in Canada and abroad, Sova’s work has most notably been shown at MOCCA, the Department of Canadian Heritage, and at Mutuo Centro de Arte in Barcelona. Passionate about social justice issues, Sova is the founder of the Toronto Feminist Art Conference and she is also member of the 3MW art Collective which explores race issues through portraiture. Her latest exhibit the Missing Women Project exploring violence against women, has been featured in a variety of television, web and print media including features in The Toronto Star, CBC Radio, CTV Canada AM and The Toronto Standard. Sova’s work was internationally featured in the Nigerian Arts Journal, Tabula and the Italian feminist journal. Woman’O’Clock. Sova was also chosen to speak at the first TEDx Women event in Toronto where she gave a critical analysis of the Missing Women Project. Currently, Sova teaches in the department of Continuing Studies at OCAD University and is the Artistic Director of Walnut Studios.