Patel Gallery
Devan Patel -

Selected Exhibitions


Solo show, Patel Gallery, Toronto, ON
Potluck, Group Show, Manacontemporary, San Francisco, CA
Comics Retrospective, Group Show, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
Moleskine project VIII, Manacontemporary, San Francisco, CA


Pangeaseed Seawalls Cozumel, Mexico
Papier Art Fair , Group show, Patel Gallery , Montreal, ON
Let’s talk about sex, bb, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
Funhouse, Monda Forma x Universal Pictures, Toronto, ON
St+Art India Mural Festival, Hyderbad, India
New Ho Queen: Undivided, Curated, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON
Group Show: Patel Preview + Grand Opening, Patel Gallery Toronto, ON
FEMME, Groupw Show, Spoke art, Juxtapoz, Manacontemporary, New Jersey, NY


Project Gallery Booth, Art Toronto, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
Inaugural Group exhibition, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
Home away Home, Keep 6 TO, Toronto, ON
All You Can, Solo Show, The Letter Bet, Montreal, ON
Big on Bloor Festival, Dufferin Station, Toronto, ON
Got it For Cheap: Toronto Edition, The Costume House, Toronto, ON
Psycho Salon Group Show, Superchief NY, New York, NY
Block Party: Collectif Nude x Redbull Music, Drake Commissary, Toronto, ON
Summer Group Show, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
Mind Blend, Group Show, Blank Canvas, Free Space
Spring Group Show, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
Group Show, OFFSITE  Concept Space, Toronto, ON
How to Hold Yourself, Solo Show, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON


Can’t Touch This, Mulherin New York, New York, NY

Spring/Break Art Show 2017: American/Women, Mulherin New York, New York, NY

A Few Things, Grumpy Bert, Brooklyn, NY
Judy Chicago Dinner party Tribute, Group Show, The Drake Commissary, Toronto, ON
Sinking Ships, Solo Booth, Drake Art, Art Toronto, Toronto, ON

Qualia, Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON

In House, Paperhouse Studio, Toronto, ON

Vessels, Munky King Toys Gallery, Los Angeles,CA

Bear the Wait, Installation, Xpace Gallery, Toronto, ON

Shape, Dais Gallery, Toronto, ON
The Library Gallery, Solo, The Theatre Center, Toronto, ON

Preview Show 2017, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
No More Bath Bombs, Unloavable Gallery, Toronto, ON

One Year Anniversary, Northern Contemporary, Toronto, ON

Honest Ed's Farewell Exhibition- Timeraiser 150, Toronto, ON

Red Pocket Annual Show, Grumpy Bert, Brooklyn, NY

Graphic, Offsite Concept Space, Toronto, ON



Salon Show, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON

Artival, Akasha Art Projects, Toronto, ON

Comic Arts Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Go to The Light, 301 Gallery, Boston, MA

Works on Paper, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON

Hyakki Yagyo: Night Parade of 100 Demons, Northern Contemporary, Toronto, ON

Feel A Part, NO FOUNDATION, Toronto, ON

Waiting For You - mural, Pamenar Cafe, Toronto, ON

Angel Dust, Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON

Growing to Love, Huntclub Studio, Toronto, ON

Two's Company, Duo show with Chris O'Niel, Boston, MA

Nowhere Now Tour, Alt Space Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Art Outright, Nuvango Gallery, Toronto, ON


Grumpy Bert's Anniversary Show, New York, NY

Grump Bert's Flipbook Show, New York, NY

Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto, ON

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON


Tokyo Art Book Fair, Tokyo, Japan

Toronto's 180 Birthday Celebration Gala, Steamwhistle Brewery

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON


One of a Kind Christmas show, The Direct Energy Centre

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

R.I.P. Morgan Freeman, Gallery 1313

One of a Kind Spring show, The Direct Energy Centre


Me Love You Long Time, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

Hot ‘n’ Cool, Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto, ON

Solo show, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON  

Matter Composed, Creatures Creating, Toronto, ON

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

OCADU GradEx 2012, OCADU, Toronto, ON

Selected Publications


Death Threat with Vivek Shraya, Arsenal Press, Vancouver, BC


Write Magazine, Toronto, ON
Room Magazine, Toronto, ON


Happy If you Know it - Without Pretend, Toronto, ON


Got a Girl Crush Magazine, New York, NY


Bust Magazine, New York, NY

Maisonneuve Magazine, Montreal, QC


Bust Magazine, New York, NY

Lucky Peach Magazine, New York, NY

Maisonneuve Magazine, Montreal, QC

Bitch Magazine , Portland, OR

Quill & Quire Magazine, Toronto, ON, May


Dandyhorse Magazine, Toronto, ON, Oct

Blueprint Magazine, Waterloo, ON, Oct

ILLO13, The 3x3 International Illustration Directory, New York, NY, Jan


7 Second Beer Challenge, Las Vegas Weekly, Las Vegas, Oct

Chew your food,  Broken Pencil, Toronto,  Oct

OCADU Annual Report, OCAD University, Toronto,

Applied Arts Student Awards, Montreal, 2012

Illustration feature in CQ28, Creative Quarterly, New York,

Student Merit -3x3 Illustration Annual,3x3 Magazine, New York        

CMYK 53 Top 100 Creatives, CMYK

OCADU Illustration Catalog, Toronto

Society of Illustration Student Scholarship Annual, New York

Rivet 2012, Volume 1, OCAD Student Press, Toronto

Achievements and Awards

American Illustration 35 Selected

American Illustration 34 Selected

Society of Illustrators 57 winner

American Illustration 32 Chosen

Project 31 Student Scholarship Awards

CMYK 53 top 100 Creatives

Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship

Ontario Scholar Award

Selected Press

Design Lines “How Ness Lee became Toronto’s Go-To Diarist”

CBC Arts “March is coming in like a… Tiger? Ness Lee on this month’s fierce new logo design”
This Magazine “For Asian Artists Social Media Has Changed Everything”

CBC Arts “This artist is exploring sexuality ad playfulness through ceramics”

Torontoist “This Installation Evokes togetherness for  Worlds AIDS Day”

The Huffington Post “How Hakka- Chinese Canadian Artist Ness Lee Crafted Her Own Asian Identity”
Nikkei Voice “Folk Art and Feelings”

Vice “Ness Lee Isn’t Naked In Her Drawings”
Juxtapoz "Keep Lovin' Fun: The Work of Ness Lee"

It's Nice That "The Joyously risqué work of Toronto Illustrator Ness Lee"

Design Sponge "Comfort Zone: Ness Lee"

Lexiquette "Ness Lee's Sticky Sweet Illustrations"

Canadian Art "Critical Craft at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition"

Spins and Needles "Artist Profile: Ness Lee"