Michael Sparaco
Artist & Gallery owner 

Age:37


Sparaco’s art career began unconsciously nearly 15 years ago. While working in the building trade he found himself curious and began crafting works with random materials on the job site. In 2005, he began experimenting on canvas. For Michael, each piece was a release of emotion and raw creative energy - therapeutic for him, able to channel his mess into magic. Always looking for opportunities to create, the shift from trade to visual arts for Michael was much more than a casual hobby. It was an immediate, remarkable transition that quickly catapulted him deep into Canada’s art scene.

With his keen eye for style, Michael began creating daring and unexpected non figurative abstract pieces that would not only explode off the wall, but also bring the design of a room together. His unique, expressive ability was quickly noticed and the
commissions for his work began.

In 2014, Michael opened iCandy Gallery on Avenue Road. He was immediately recognized by the upper echelon of North Toronto who quickly discovered his new home. Shortly thereafter, Michael’s positive trajectory continued as his work was placed on walls across the GTA and abroad, gaining him significant recognition. In fact, his  journey has taken him into the acclaimed Art Gallery of Ontario and his work showcased in numerous, juried exhibitions. Michael’s work continues to formulate and expand, as does his story.

"I paint for pleasure; I create to make my place. I paint for style, for the sheer love of it. When I paint, I am putting my soul into it, truly. I am putting the realest parts of me into my work. Being radical, spontaneous and passionate in general, I feel those same qualities need to go into my paintings. I like to think that my work has a strong mixture of playfulness and sophistication. The canvas really does end up holding my energy and personality."


​Now in 2018, he is thrilled to be back on Avenue Road with the Sparaco Contemporary
Gallery, home to his full collection of fine art pieces.

Now in 2018, he is thrilled to be back on Avenue Road with the Sparaco Contemporary
Gallery, home to his full collection of fine art pieces.

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