Artist Bio

Stella Cade Rotstein (1988, Toronto) has studied at the Art Students League, Concordia University and received her BFA from OCADU in 2013. Her work explores the intersections of traumatic experience and witnessing. Cade Rotstein was a recipient of The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant in 2019 . Most recently Cade has exhibited at Katzman Contemporary and Angell Gallery. Her work has been included in the collections for Art with Heart, ArtsEffect and Art Gems. She is currently living in London, UK completing her MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London

Stella Cade Rotstein wishes to thank The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation for its financial support. 




2022 Master of Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, UK
2013 Bachelor of Fine Art in Drawing and Painting, OCAD University, Toronto CA

Exhibition of Work
-Solo Exhibitions


Stella Cade; Hatch Gallery, Prince Edward County CA


Everything is the Same Everything is Different; The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto CA


Watermelon; Howard Park Institute, Toronto CA


Here Alone Together; 26 Art Space, Toronto CA


Monster; Artscape Youngplace, Toronto CA

-Group Exhibitions


The Anxious Figure; Angell Gallery, Toronto CA

The Inaugural Group Show; The Sussex Contemporary, Ottawa CA

Drive-Thru; Katzman Contemporary, Toronto CA

Surface/Tension; Katzman Contemporary, Toronto CA


Works on Paper; Project Gallery, Toronto CA


WT!DYP?; Gladstone Hotel, Toronto CA

Feminist Art Conference; OCADU, Toronto CA

Embodiment; Artscape Youngplace, Toronto CA

BODY.FORM.COLOUR; Yellow House Gallery, Toronto CA

Face/Off; PDA Projects, Ottawa CA

SHEIS EXPERIENCE (Stella Cade & Noriko Fukui); Black Cat Gallery, Toronto CA

Delta; Project Gallery, Toronto CA

You+Me; Navillus Gallery, Toronto CA

NESTING; Artscape Youngplace. Toronto CA

NestCollective: Studio Portraits; Artscape Youngplace, Toronto CA

Inhabitance,#Hashtag Gallery; Toronto CA

TheFestival of the Body: Whose Body?; OCADU, Toronto CA


Soaring Ambitions: Emerging Artist show; Joseph D Carrier Gallery, Toronto CA

NEST Collective Open House; NEST Collective, Toronto CA

The Immaculate Selfie; The Black Cat Gallery, Toronto CA

Bodies in Motion; Project Gallery, Toronto CA

OpticElixer; Project Gallery, Toronto CA

MaybeMemories; Yellow House Gallery, Toronto CA

TheArtist Project; UNTAPPED Emerging Artist, Toronto CA

OCADU AlumniShow; The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto CA

Contemplation; Gallery M Contemporary, Toronto CA

PoeticPoverty; Creatures Collective, Toronto Canada

CollectiveUnconscious; Creatures Collective, Toronto Canada
Optic Elixer;Creatures Collective, Toronto Canada
In the Flesh;Project Gallery, Toronto Canada
SummerColours; Canadian Fine Arts Gallery, Toronto Canada
MUSE; MonikerGallery, Toronto Canada
Semblance; Woman King Collective, Toronto Canada
Contemporary Countenance; Creatures Collective, Toronto Canada


ArtGems; Berkley Church, Toronto Canada 2017

ArtsEffect; Spoke Club , Toronto Canada 2017

Art with Heart; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Canada 2017

Community One Foundation Fundraiser; Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto Canada 2014

Community One Foundation Fundraiser; Snell Hall, Toronto Canada 2013



Resident Exhibitor as a part of NEST Collective at Artscape 



Juror; OCADU Drawing and Painting Undergraduate awards


Juror; OCAD University Figure Exhibition

Speaking Engagements


Panelist; Feminist Art Conference; Shattering Standards: Beauty In The Body; OCADU

Panel Discussion; The Festival of the Body: Whose Body, OCADU

Guest Lecturer; Critical Response to Contemporary Figuration with Natalie Waldburger


        The Anxious Body, Essay by Bill Clarke for Angell Gallery
         Convos with Stella Cade,Interview,

          For Arts Sake, Design Toronto Winter2017/2018,  page 79

         Art With Heart 2017 Catalogue, page 14

        Stella Cade: here alone together, Essay by Michael Davidson for 26 ArtSpace

         Stella Cade, Interview,


         Interview with Stella Cade,


         Alumni Exhibition Catalogue, OCADUniversity; Page 13

         Flare Magazine, December edition; Page88


Elizabeth Greenshields Award 2019
Donna MacleanAward for Portraiture and Representational Painting 2013
Award for Painting,Second Place; OCAD Figure Exhibition, 2012
Award for Painting, Second Place; OCAD Figure Exhibition, 2011
Prime Gallery People’s Choice Award; Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, 2011
Award for Painting, Third Place; OCAD Figure Exhibition, 2010

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