Miranda Urbanski is a contemporary Canadian painter with an international perspective. Born in Toronto, she earned her academic credentials in Canada – a BFA from Queen’s University, a Graduate Certificate in New Media Design from Sheridan College’s School of Animation and Design and an MFA from the University of Waterloo. Summers spent studying in Italy at the Queen's Venice Art School and the Lorenzo de’Medici Art Institute in Florence provide solid experience in the classical painting techniques of the Italian tradition while a semester at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, England has reinforced and cultivated her commitment to contemporary figurative painting. Her paintings may be seen by appointment or by visiting Gallery Rufus in Oakville. Miranda’s design portfolio may be viewed on her companion website, mirandesign.com

Miranda's paintings celebrate flesh as our embodied identity and our interface with the sentient and sensuous world. Her current artistic focus specifically explores feminine identity and subjectivity. Through her work Miranda addresses gender politics at a personal level tackling the multiplicity and dynamism of identity and the boundaries restricting its expression and the achievement of gender equity. Her most recent work considers gender identity as a masquerade.

Miranda Urbanski