Diyar Mayil is an artist working in sculpture, installation and performance. She addresses issues of comfort, discomfort, adaptation and the acceptance of different bodies in public and private contexts.  She is the Laureate for the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship (2022) in Contemporary Art and the recipient of Liz Crockford Award (2023). Her work has been supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts de Montréal and has been shown at La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Printemps numérique, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, NARS Foundation in NYC, Centre Clark and Circa Art Actuel. Upcoming commitments include solo exhibitions at Articule and FoFA Gallery in Montréal and a group show at Whitney ISP in New York. She holds a BFA and MFA from Concordia University. Originally from Istanbul, she now lives and works in Montreal.


Glass, metal

14” W x 52” H x 3” D


Cherry wood, natural fibers

5” W x 8” H x 120” L


Glass, gold

11” W x 50” H x 8” D