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Jack Cassady
Associate Professor, Faculty of Art Emeritus
Faculty of Art
416-977-6000, Ext. 1781

Area(s) of Expertise

Lithography, Printmaking/Digital Printmaking, Acrylic Painting


Jack Cassady is an internationally respected artist who continues to explore new technologies and methods of art making including pioneering new techniques in printmaking, digital printmaking, painting and sculpture. His work is found in important collections, such as Bibliotheque Nationelle de Paris, France; Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain; Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA; Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario. Jack?s work has been published in numerous catalogs, literary digests and a coffee table book. Jack?s areas of expertise are as follows: Printmaking, all areas; Master Lithographer (Jack has collaborated with such artists as James McGarrell, Jack Tworkov from the USA and Graham Coughtry, Jennifer Dickson, Fred Hagan, William Roberts, Claude Breeze and Tim Whiten to name a few from Canada); Painting/Acrylic (present area of study: realism; social, political, metaphysical); Sculpture (Minimalism, Constructivism).


1977-78: Professional Lithography, Graduate Studies, Honors, The Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA

1972-75: Independant Studies,Experimental Arts, AOCA Honors, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario

1971-72: Performing Arts Technology Program, Fine Arts, Honors, Cambrian College of Arts, Sudbury, Ontario

1969-71:Industrial Production Engineering, Honours, Queen Elizabeth Award, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton

Professional Experience

1982 /present: Faculty, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Ontario, Printmaking, 2D Design, Foundation Drawing; 1991-96: Member, Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Georgian College, Barrie,Ontario1991-93: Juror, Georgian College Student Exhibition, Barrie, Ontario1989: International Jury Member, 9th Mini Print Internacional De Cadaques, Spain1988-2006: Wenniger Galleries, Boston, MA, USA1987-90: Faculty, Georgian College, Printmaking, Barrie, Ontario1983-84: Coordinator of Part Time Studies, Dundas Vallery School of Art, Dundas, Ontario1982: Lithography Workshop, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario1982-85: Workshop Series: Master Lithography, The Art of Collaboration, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Ontario1980-86: Faculty, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, OntarioLithography, Foundation Printmaking1981-82: Faculty of Continuing Education, Drawing, Central YMCA, Toronto, Ontario1980: Lecture & Workshop Series, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario1978-80: Assistant to the Head of Printmaking, Fred Hagan, Ontario College of Art1978: Paper, Art & Technology, World Print Council, San Francisco, CA, USA1976-77:Faculty, Red Deer Community  College, Red Deer, Alberta, Foundation Drawing

Selected Exhibitions

41st, 43rd, 45th Boston Printmakers National Print Exhibition, Boston, MA, USA 10th,11th, 12th,13th National Exhibition, LAPS, L.A., CA, USA The American Printmaker, San Diego, CA, USA L A Prints, Brand Art Gallery, Glendale, CA, USA Art Space Gallery, San Fernando Valley Cultural Foundation, CA, USA Universal City Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA Canada House Gallery, London, England Art Contemporain Du Canada, Espace Chapon, Paris, France Galerie des Editions Universelles, Toulouse, France Korean Cultural Centre, Paris, France La Creation En Europe, Espace Laser, Paris, France Intergrafik 90,Print Trinnial, Berlin, Germany Consumenta 92, Nuernberg, Germany 90 ,92 Intergrafa, AFA Augsbury, Germany 8th Mostra Internazionale Di Grafica, Catania, Italy Comme Di Bologna, Bologna, Italy 4th International Graphic Exhibition, Catania, Italy Capilla Antiguo Hospital De La Santacruz, Barcelona, Spain 5th-9th Mini Print International, Cadaques, Spain 5th International Biennial of Portrait, Truzla, Yugoslavia 17th International Biennial Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia 5th, 6th Bapha Varna, International Print Biennale, Varna, Bulgaria 89, 90, 91 CIPE-UNEAC, Havana, Cuba Museo de la Estampa, Mexico, DF, Mexico Hana Annual 86, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art, Tokyo, Japan 10th-12th International, Kanagwa Gallery, Yokohama, Japan Walter Hill Gallery, Seoul, Korea IndoChina Arts Project, Hanoi, Vietnam ROC, 3rd-4th International Biennial, Taipei, Taiwan De Vonk Gallery, Bussunm, Holland 91,94 International Print Triennial, Cracow, Poland 5th Small Graphic Forms, Lodz, Poland Exposicao Internacional De Gravura, Galeria Cultuna, Campinas, Brazil II Cabo Frio International Print Biennial, Rio De Janerio, Brazil VI Mostrada Gravura, Curitiba, Brazil

Awards \ Grants

2007/08  OCAD Nominated- Price Award for Excellence in Teaching;  2002: Golden Web Award, International Association of Web Masters and Designers; 1995: Juror Commendation, Boston Printmakers 45th, Boston, MA, USA; 1989: Canada Council Traveling Grant, Paris, France & Barcelona, Spain;   1987: Artist Society International Painting Award, San Francisco, CA, USA;   1987: 7th Mini Print International Prize, Cadaques, Spain;   1985: Action-Impression, 2nd Prize Graphic, Print and Drawing Council of Canada;  Queen Elizabeth Award, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton

Selected Publications

2004: “Madonna”, Caxton Press LONDON, London, England 2003:“turnrow”, Vol. 3, No.1, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA, USA; 1995: 45th The Boston Printmakers North American Print Exhibition, USA: 1993: 1st International Print Biennal, Maastricht, The Netherlands;  44th The Boston Printmakers North American Print Exhibition,USA;  1992: Art Contemporain Du Canada, Ader Tajan,Paris,France;  1991: Triennale 91, International Triennial of Graphic Arts, Cracow, Poland; 6th International Print Biennale, Varna, Bulgaria;         43rd The Boston Printmakers North American Print Exhibition, USA;  1990, Intergrafik 90,Print Trinnial, Berlin,Germany;  1989: Living Impressions, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada ROC, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan;  USA-Seoul Print Exchange Exhibition, USA,Korea, Paris, France;  9th Mini Print, Cadaques, Spain;  5th Print Biennale, Varna, Bulgaria;      41st The Boston Printmakers North American Print Exhibition, USA;  1988: 5th Internacionlni Biennial, Festival Portreta,   Tuzla,Yugoslavia;  Mini Print International, Chateau Royal de Collioure, France;  8th Mini Print, Cadaques, Spain1987: 5th Male Formy Grafiki, Lodz, Poland;  7th Mini Print, Cadaques, Spain;  17th Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia;  4th Mostra Internazionalle Di Grafica, Catania, Italy;  1986: Hanaga Annual, Tokyo, Japan;  12th Independants Exhibition, Yokohama, Japan;  1985: 16th Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia;  Action-Impression, PDCC, Toronto, Montreal, Canada;  5th Mini Print, Cadaques, Spain;  11th Independants Exhibition, Yokohama, Japan;  1984: 10th Independants Exhibition, Yokohama, Japan;  Casa Da Gravura-Curitiba, VI Mostra De Gravura, Pan American, Brazil;  1983: ROC, Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei,Taiwan;  1975: Graphex 3, Art Gallery of Brant,Ontartio,Canada;  1974: Scan, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada;  Canadian Contemorary Graphics, Art Gallery of Brant, Ontario, Canada

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

2008: Juror,  Arts Etobicoke 28th Annual Juried Art Show, Toronto, Ontario;  1989: The Boston Printmakers, MA 1986: The Los Angeles Printmaking Society, CA 1982: The Philadelphia Print Club, PA 1980: Visual Arts Ontario, Toronto 1980: Print & Drawing Council of Canada, Toronto 1991-96: Member, Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario International Jury Member, 9th Mini Print InternacionalDe Cadaques, Spain