OCAD University
Rosemary Donegan
Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
416-977-6000, Ext. 389

Area(s) of Expertise




1967-1971 BFA, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

1971-1974 MA, University of Toronto

Professional Experience


1996 - Present Faculty, Academic Studies, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto

1993 - 1994 Acting Chair, Liberal Arts Studies, Ontario College of Art

1991 - 1996 Faculty, Liberal Arts Studies Department, Ontario College of Art & Design

1973 Faculty, Department of Fine Arts, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon


1999 Guest Curator, The Sudbury Basin: Industrial Topographies/Topographies: industrielles du bassin de Sudbury, Art Gallery of Sudbury

1998 Guest Curator, Sudbury: The Industrial Landscape/Le paysage industriel ? Sudbury, Art Gallery of Sudbury

1997 Guest Critic, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

1996 Co-ordinator/Curator, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Oh Canada Project, Art Gallery of Ontario

1994 Guest Curator, Ford City/Windsor, Art Gallery of Windsor

1991 Guest Curator, Work, Weather and the Grid: Agriculture in Saskatchewan, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon

Awards \ Grants

2000 Canada Council A Grant, Independent Critics and Curators

1987 Canada Council B Grant

1989, 1995 Ontario Arts Council, Critics and Curators

1988 Toronto Arts Council

Selected Publications

2000 Portraits of the Barely Known Subject: The Hayashi, Studio, Cumberland, Vancouver Island, 1907 - 1930, edited by Gary Michael Dault, Toronto Photographers Workshop

1999 New, Fast and Big, edited by Robert Chodos, Toronto: Between the Lines

1999 Streetlife, Harbourfront Centre

1998 The Alex Wilson Community Garden Realized, Toronto Design Exchange

1998 Questions of de-industrialization and a post-industrial society, Mercer Union,Toronto

1996 Between Zone, Space and Sites: A Methodology of Curating, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff Centre Press

1994 Legitimate Modernism: Charles Comfort and the Toronto stock Exchange, Toronto: Design Exchange

1994 A Synthesis of the Communal and the Personal, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

1996 - 1997 Jury member, Spadina Avenue Public Art Competition, Toronto Transit Commission

1996 External Examiner, Dept. of Graduate Studies, York University

1995 - 1998 Board of Directors, Alexander Wilson Community Garden Project, Toronto

1993 - 1996 Board of Directors, Ontario Heritage Foundation, Toronto

1990 - 1992 Board of Directors, The Euclid Theatre, Toronto

1988 - 1990 Board of Directors, Development Education Centre, Toronto

1988 - Present Board of Directors, Ontario Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, Hamilton

1988 - 1989 Arts advisor to purchase of art works for the CAW Family Education Centre, Canadian Automobile Workers

1989 Consultant to du Toit, Allsopp, Hillier Architects and Planners

1987 - 1988 Advisor to the Ontario Association of Architects on Centennial Exhibition