OCAD University
Associate Professor
Faculty of Art, Graduate Studies
416-977-6000, Ext. 1763

Area(s) of Expertise

Contemporary Art, Photo-based & mixed media work


My work employs both photography and painting in the production of a distinct body of work. The resulting images exhibit characteristics of photography as an expression and poetic medium - a recording device of the "real" - while at the same time addressing painting as a dimension to express and record the emotional states and memories of the inner (subconscious) world. The images of my art production are not literal or linear in structure, but are constructed from fragmented and repetitive pieces, and represent a narrative of time, place, and memory. The work attempts to question how these histories and images live in our conscious and unconscious memories and affect our ways of seeing and perception of reality. In this way, my work questions history, the construction of time as a lineal process, and the distinction between history (external body) and memory (internal body) in the process of defining identity.


2004- 09   PhD. Magna Cum Laude, European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland; New York

1992-94   Master of Fine Arts, York University, North York

1975-81   Bachelor of Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Toronto, Toronto                                                                          

Professional Experience

1990-       -Associate Professor, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto

1991-97    -Board of Directors, Toronto Artscape

1990-93    -Board of Directors, Beaver Hall Artists' Co-operative, Toronto

1986-87    -Board of Directors, Open Studio, Toronto; Artists' Advisory Committee for Artscape, Toronto

Selected Exhibitions


2009-10 "Emerging Visions," Yuanfen New Media Space, Beijing, China

2009    “The Mind’s Eye Revisited”, Yuanfen New Media Space, Beijing, China

2008    “Mnemonic Traces”, Newzones Gallery, Calgary

            “Mnemonic Structures”, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto

2007     “désir”,  Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto

2006     “Fictions”, Newzones Gallery, Calgary

            “Objects Perdus”, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto 

2005      Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, “Fictions”

           Art Gallery of University of Waterloo, Waterloo, “Fictions”

2004     “(non)fiction”, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto

2003     “Pastoral”, Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto

            “paysages fragiles”, Esthésio Art Comtemporain, Québec

2002      “paysages fragiles”, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga

2001      “paysages fragiles”, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto

             “paysages fragiles”, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto

             Galerie de Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2000     "(whisper)", Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, B.C.

           "(whisper)", Buschlen Mowatt Contemporary, Vancouver

1999    "Searching for the Sublime", The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

           "(whisper)", Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto

1998     Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto

1997     "Largo", Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto

            "Largo", Buschlen Mowatt Contemporary, Vancouver

1996      "Skin", Cold City Gallery, Toronto

            "Largo", Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough 

            "Largo", Station Gallery, Whitby




“Heartquake”, Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel

“The Painted Photograph”, Nanaimo Museum, Nanaimo, B.C.

“Place”, Newzones Gallery, Calgary


“The Painted Photograph”, Centre national d’exposition de Jonquière, Québec                 

“Next”, The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago


Triangle Dumbo Arts Festival Exhibition 25, Brooklyn, New York


“The Painted Photograph:  David Bierk, Sarah Nind, Jaclyn Shoub”, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Otttawa                   

“Sunscreen”, Newzones Gallery, Calgary


The PowerPlant Contemporary Art Gallery, “Cold City Years”                 

“Voicing Toronto:  Sliding Tense”, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto


Open Studio, Triangle Artists Workshop, New York City


“Alumni Exhibition”, Department of Morbihans Chateau, Rochefort en-Terre, France


“Threshold”,  Great Canadian Printmaking Competition Award Recipients, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto                  

“New Gallery Artists”, Newzones Gallery, Calgary  

“Unity Canvas”, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York


Rochefort-en-Terre Residency Exhibition, Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland                

“Anniversay Show”, a_level Gallery, Toronto                

“times 2”, Contact exhibition, Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto                

“Lingham Yoni Mo Chro Ma”, a_level Gallery, Toronto


Chateau Gallery, Rochefort en Terre, Brittany, France   

"Intersections Montréal - Toronto", Montreal, Toronto                

"Contact", Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto


XXYYZ 20th Anniversay Exhibition, Toronto                 

Chicago International Art Fair, Chicago                

"Taken From Nature", 383 Gallery, Peterborough, Ontario                


ARTBOX, Nadar Management Centre, Toronto


"Informal Ideas:  99.2 Painting", Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto                

"Informal Ideas:  99.1", Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto


"The Selective Eye", Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho                

"25", 469 King St. W. Gallery, Toronto                 

Chicago International Art Fair, Chicago                

"Layers", Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto


"Bookworks II", Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto                

"First Photo", Wynick Tuck Gallery, Toronto                 

ARCO International Arts Exhibition, Madrid, Spain

Awards \ Grants

2010      Red Gate International Artists Residency, Being, China

2007      Artist residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2006      Canada Council Individual Artists Visual Arts Project Grant

2005      Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2004      Triangle Artists International Residency, New York City

2002      Honourable Mention, Great Canadian Printmaking Competition

2001      Ontario Arts Council Media Arts First Projects:  Film and Video                  

            Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

            Artist in Residence, Open Studio, Toronto

2000      Artist Residency Program, Rochefort en Terre, Brittany, France, awarded by the Maryland Institute, College of Art,Baltimore, Maryland                  

           Canada Council Travel Grant

           Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

1998     Ontario Arts Council, First Time Film & Video Grant, collaboration                  

           Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

1996     Canada Council Paris Studio 

           Ontario Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant 

           Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

           Cultural Human Resources Council, T.I.P. Grant

1995     Canada Council Arts Grant 'B', Visual Arts

            Ontario Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant

            Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

1994      Ontario Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant

            Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

1992      Canada Council Arts Grant 'B'

            Visual Arts Artist in Residence, Fringe Research Holographics Inc., Toronto

1990     Ontario Arts Council, Short Term Grant

1988     Artist in Residence, "Tandem-Atelier" project, A.R.G., Quebec City

1986     Ontario Arts Council, Creative Artists in the Schools project grant

           Purchase Award, Burnaby Print Show

1986     1st prize, graphics, Aviva Art Show

1985     1st prize, graphics, Aviva Art Show

1984     Nick Novak Scholarship, Open Studio, Toronto

1980     Ontario Association of Architects Scholarship


2009    -TTC St. Clair West Commission, City of Toronto, winning submission

1995-97    -Winning submission, "Pine Cones", Harbourfront Community Centre and Water's Edge Promenade Public Art Competition, for City of Toronto,  Planning and Development Department.  Installed, summer1997.

1990    -Bay-Adelaide Park Competition, Toronto, finalist team:  Jureka Lobko Tregebov Architects /Bowers/Consolati Consultants/Daedalus/Sarah Nind

Selected Publications


Carte Blanche vol. 2:  Painting,  cat. essays by Jane Urquhart, Clint Roenisch, The Magenta Foundation, Toronto, 2008.

Betty Ann Jordan, “Artist File”,  Canadian House & Home, volume 30, number 11, House & Home Media, Toronto, November 2008.

Etgar, Raphie,, “Heartquake,” The Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel, exhibition catalogue, July 2008.

“The Painted Photograph”, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, exhibition catalogue, Ottawa, 2006.“La photographie peinte”, Musée Canadien de la Photographie Contemporaine”, catalogue d’exposition, Ottawa, 2006.

“Spirit of the Art:  The Donovan Collection at St. Michael’s College”, 6-part production, OMNI television, 2006.

Reid, Stuart, and Podedworny, Carol,  “Fictions”, catalogue co-published by Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Art Gallery of the University of Waterloo, 2006.

Podedworny, Carol, “Sarah Nind”, brochure, Art Gallery of University of Waterloo, 2005.

Nolan, Helen, Sculpture in the City, Toronto, Artworks Press, 2003

Carr-Harris, Ian, essay, “Mind Landscapes”, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto, May, 2001.

Christie, Claire, Signs of the Spirit:  The Donovan Collection of St. Michael’s, University of Toronto Press, 2001.

Brackett, Donald, and Jansma, Linda, catalogue essays for "Searching for the Sublime", The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, April, 1999.

Podedworny, Carol, In Advance of a Memory, catalogue essay for "Largo", Art Gallery of Peterborough and Station Gallery, Whitby, August 1996.

"Largo", video-publication by Linda Paulocik, Station Gallery, Whitby and Art Gallery of Peterborough, Aug. 25, 1996.

Paulocik, Linda, "The Permanent Collection:  Recent Gifts and Acquisitions", Whitby, The Station Gallery, 1987.

17th International Bienniale of Graphic Art, Moderna Gallerija, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, 1987.

Newsprints, Burnaby Art Gallery Press, Burnaby, vol. 2, no. 6-7, spring/summer, 1986.

Action:  Impression, exhibition catalogue, Ontario-Quebec travelling exhibition, 1986.

16th International Bienniale of Graphic Art, Moderna Gallerija, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, 1985.


“Art Fairs Take Manhattan”. Art in America,  vol. 4, Brant Art Publications, New York, April 2007.

“Readings”, Harper’s Magazine,  vol. 314, no. 1882, Harper’s Magazine Foundation, New York, March 2007.

Dault, Gary Michael, “Gallery Going”, The Globe & Mail, January 20, 2007.

Gessell, Paul, “Art:  An embarrassment of riches”, The Ottawa Citizen, May 25, 2006.

Pilon, Frances, “Est-ce une photographie ou une peinture?”. Le Droite, Ottawa, May 5, 2006.

“The Painted Photograph”, CBC television interview, Ottawa, May 4, 2006.

Rheault, Martine, “Au bout de la 401”, Radio-Canada review on “objets perdus”, Toronto, February 14, 2006.

Antonacci, J.P., “Through the sign, the spirit speaks”, The Dan Donovan collection, The Varsity, Toronto, January 30, 2006.

Mahon, Patrick, “Rewind, Sarah Nind, Leo Kamen Gallery”, Canadian Art, fall 2003, volume 20, number 3.

Dault, Gary Michael, “Gallery Going”, The Globe & Mail, April 19, 2003.

Goddard, Peter, “Paintings the Size of a Filecard”, The Toronto Star, April 12 & 17, 2003.

Mays, John Bentley, “Sidewinder Boutique”, Amigo Hotel Update 8, April 13, 2003.

“24 heures en Morbihan: Expo au Musée du Château”, Ouest-France, Vannes, 8-9 juillet 2000.

Rochefort-en-Terre:  Expo franco-américaine au Musée du Château”, Ouest-France, Vannes, 5 juillet 2000.

Brackett, Donald,  "Two Artists, Two Takes", The Globe & Mail, March 31, 1999.

Gillespie, Alice, "Local artist", The Peterborough Examiner, April 4, 1999.

MacKay, Gillian, "Gallery Going", The Globe & Mail, April 5, 1997.

"About Town", CUIT FM Radio, Toronto, interview of "Skin", February 26, 1996.

Fulton, Tom, CJRT FM Radio, Ryerson University, Toronto, interview of "Skin", February 21, 1996.

Hamilton, Robert, CHRY FM Radio, York University, North York, interview of "Skin", February 1, 1996.

Cantera, Randy, "Exhibit Explores Relationship Between Paint, Photography",The Sentinel Review, March 11, 1996.

Hatsios, Natasa, "Hart House Art Exhibits Explore Realm of the Senses", The Varsity, Toronto, May /June, 1994.

Hume, Christopher, "Architect Finds Serenity in Paint", The Toronto Star, Toronto, March 8, 1991.

Ledger, Browen, "Six Schemes for a Downtown Park", The Canadian Architect, vol. 35, no. 11, Southam Communications Group, Don Mills, Ontario, November 1990.

Metz, Valerie, "Tandem--Creation Project", CHOP, Malaspina Printmakers Society, Vancouver, December 1988.

PD, Newsletter of the Print and Drawing Council of Canada, June 1988.

Kritzwiser, Kay, "Printmakers Spread their Wings", The Globe & Mail, Toronto,  September 7, 1988.

Paradis, Magella, "Tandem pour une Quinzaine", Le Soleil, Quebec City, Sept. 3, 1988.

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

1991-95: Board of Directors, Toronto Artscape

1990-93: Board of Directors, Beaver Hall Artists' Co-operative, Toronto (President)