Toko Hara is a multi-disciplinary person who works primarily with narratives. Originally hailing from Japan, her practice is currently based in Toronto, Canada.

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Ontario College of Art and Design University, BDes in Illustration
School of Visual Art, Summer Residency


2022        Nora E. Vaughan Award, OCAD U
2022        Program Medal, OCAD U
2021        Illustration Finalist, ADC
2021        Young Blood, Applied Arts
2017        Gold Medal, Society of Illustrators 60
2017        Chosen, American Illustration 36
2016        Student Award, Applied Arts


2022        Muzeum Ziemi Chelminskiej, Chelmno
2020       NOLO Mural at the Drake Hotel, Toronto
2016        Salt Cure, Mark Christopher Gallery, Toronto
2016        Burial, Graven Feather Gallery, Toronto


2023      Narratives of Tension and Wonder, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto
2021       Ain’t Fugazi, Mark Christopher Gallery, Toronto
2018       Summer School, Assembly Gallery, Hamilton
2018       SOI 60, Museum of American Illustration, New York
2017-8    Reflections: Japanese Illustration in Canada, JCCC gallery, Toronto
2017        A.I. 36: Canadian Winners Exhibition, Northern Contemporary, Toronto
2017        Papier Art Fair, Montreal
2015        Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto
2015        Coexistence: Humans and Nature, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo
2014        Goldfarb Special Projects Gallery at York University, Toronto
2014        Action Reaction, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo
2014        Action Reaction, Larkin Art Gallery, Buffalo