Danica Drago is an interdisciplinary artist and arts facilitator based in Toronto. They graduated from the Material Art and Design: Jewellery & Metalsmithing program at OCAD University yet spent most of their time in the Ceramics department. Through the creation of functional, sculptural, and wearable forms in ceramic, metal, and various material outcomes, Danica’s practice as a tool and object maker is drawn towards investigating their own embodied experiences of trans/gender expansiveness, collaborative acts of making as divergent knowledge-sharing and process-driven material exploration.
Danica has led an active studio teaching practice in ceramics for the past six years, working with youth and adults of various ages and abilities at the Gardiner Museum, Jewish Community Centre and Harbourfront Centre. They have also developed site-specific clay and tool-making workshops with local artist-run centres and community organizations, such as XPACE Cultural Centre, The 519, Jumblies Theatre, Toronto Public Library, Charlie’s Freewheels and The Linden School. They have exhibited work in Toronto and New York City.
They were accepted as an Artist-in-Residence (Ceramics) at Harbourfront Centre in 2019.