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 trauma, ritual and healing. Cade was awarded the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in 2011 and The Donna Maclean Award for portraiture and representational painting from OCADU in 2013.  Most recently Cade has been exhibited at Katzman Contemporary and Angell Gallery.  Her work has been included in the 2017 collections for Art with Heart, ArtsEffect and Art Gems.

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

Stella Cade Rotstein


1988, Toronto

2013 BFA in Drawing and Painting, OCAD University

Exhibition of Work
-Solo Exhibitions


Stella Cade, The HowardPark Institute, Toronto


Here Alone Together, 26 Art Space, Toronto


Monster, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto

-Group Exhibitions


The Anxious Figure,Angell Gallery, Toronto

The Inaugural GroupShow, The Sussex Contemporary, Ottawa

Drive-Thru, KatzmanContemporary, Toronto

Surface/Tension,Katzman Contemporary, Toronto


Works on Paper, Project Gallery, Toronto


WT!DYP?, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

Feminist Art Conference, OCADU, Toronto

Embodiment, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto

BODY.FORM.COLOUR, Yellow House Gallery, Toronto

Face/Off, PDA Projects, Ottawa

SHE IS EXPERIENCE (Stella Cade & Noriko Fukui) Black CatGallery, Toronto

Delta, Project Gallery, Toronto

You+Me, Navillus Gallery, Toronto

NESTING, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto

Nest Collective: Studio Portraits, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto

Inhabitance, #Hashtag Gallery, Toronto

The Festival of the Body: Whose Body?, OCADU, Toronto


Soaring Ambitions: Emerging Artist show, Joseph D CarrierGallery, Toronto

NEST collective and studios Open House, NEST Collective,Toronto

Community One Foundation Fundraiser, Buddies in Bad TimesTheatre, Toronto

The Immaculate Selfie, The Black Cat Gallery, Toronto
Bodies in Motion, Project Gallery, Toronto

Optic Elixer, Project Gallery, Toronto

Maybe Memories, Yellow House Gallery, Toronto

The Artist Project; UNTAPPED Emerging Artist, Toronto
OCADU Alumni Show; The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
Contemplation; Gallery M Contemporary, Toronto
Poetic Poverty; Creatures Collective, Toronto

Collective Unconscious; Creatures Collective, Toronto
Optic Elixer; Creatures Collective, Toronto
In the Flesh; Project Gallery, Toronto
Summer Colours; Canadian Fine Arts Gallery, Toronto
MUSE; Moniker Gallery, Toronto
Semblance; Woman King Collective, Toronto
Contemporary Countenance; Creatures Collective, Toronto
Community One Foundation Fundraiser; Snell Hall, Toronto


Art Gems, Berkley Church, Toronto 2017

Arts Effect, Spoke Club , Toronto 2017

Art with Heart, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto 2017



Resident Exhibitor as a part of NEST Collective at ArtscapeYoungplace



Juror Member for OCADU Drawing and Painting Undergraduateawards


Juror; OCAD University Figure Exhibition



Panelist; Feminist Art Conference; Shattering Standards: BeautyIn The Body; OCADU

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

Guest Lecturer; Critical Response to Contemporary Figuration with NatalieWaldburger


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

          For ArtsSake, Design Toronto Winter 2017/2018,  page 79

         Art With Heart2017 Catalogue, page 14

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

        Stella Cade, Interview,


        Interview with Stella Cade,


         Alumni ExhibitionCatalogue, OCAD University; Page 13

         Flare Magazine,December edition; Page 88


The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant 2019
Donna Maclean Award 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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