Wrik Mead
wmead@faculty.ocadu.ca
Wrik Mead
Wrik Mead
Associate Professor
Faculty of Art
416-977-6000
wmead@faculty.ocadu.ca

Area(s) of Expertise

Animation, Cinematic Production & Post-Production, photography, Printmaking, Installation

Overview

Education

2005: Goldsmiths, University of London MA Fine Arts 1984-88: Ontario College of Art (Honours)

Selected Exhibitions

2020 Sydney Underground Film Festival, Australia 2020​ MATERIAL SYNTHESIS, DiffractiveMedia.Space, White Page Gallery, Albert University, New York, U.S.A. 2019​ Qaleidoscope, Queer Film on Tour, Canada 2018​ Montréal World Festival, Canada 2018 ​Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, U.S.A. 2018 ​Social Justice Film Festival, Seattle, U.S.A. 2018​ Animated Shorts, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, California, U.S.A. 2018​ Futile, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, California, U.S.A. 2017​ Wrik Mead: Local Hero (retrospective), Pleasure Dome, Toronto, Canada 2017 CFMDC50 Anniversary screening: CFMDC Local Heroes Retrospective, Toronto, Canada 2016 Black Maria Film Festival, New York, U.S.A. 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival, New York, U.S.A 2015 Filmideo, Index Arts Center, New Jersey, U.S.A 2015 FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Game+Anima, Sao Pualo and Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2014 Sydney Underground Film Festival, Australia 2013 Draw The Line, PayneShurvell Gallery, London, UK 2012 Fonlad Digital Art Festival, Coimbra, Portugal 2010 Montr–al World Festival, Canada 2004 3rd Berlin Biennial For Contemporary Art, Germany 1994-2005 Toronto International Film Festival

Awards \ Grants

2021 Black Maria Film Festival, Directors Choice Award for Broken Relationship 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Jury Award for summer 1975 2016 Black Maria Film Festival, Director's Choice Award for = 2014 TUFF, Honorable Mention for 1975 Kiss 2014 The Ontario Arts Council, Media Arts 2013 The Ontario Arts Council, Media Arts 2008 The Canada Council for the Arts, Media Arts; Ontario Arts Council, Media Arts 2007 Toronto Arts Council, Media Arts 2005 Ontario Arts Council, Artists"Film and Video; Toronto Arts Council, Media Arts 2003 Ontario Arts Council, Artists"Film and Video 2000 The Canada Council, Media Arts

Selected Publications

 

2019 Latimer, Christine. Introduction to Wrik Mead, Christine Lucy Latimer: Media Archaeologist, Hoolboom, Michael. Conversalon and Canadian Film Institute 2018 Warren, Steve. At FLEX, lower your avant-garde and experiment, Tampa Bay Times, February 7 2018 Aggregate Space First 50, Oakland, Aggregate Space Gallery 2018 Rapley, Daniel. Unlimited Imprint: dark, http://www.unlimitedimprint.net, September 6 2013 Paul Robinson, Wrik Mead Interview, Artlyst, October 11 2013 Barbara Sternberg, Wrik Mead interview, CDNartists, January 5 2007 OMSKBOOK, a testing ground for film, video, live art, sound and mayhem 2007 Thomas Waugh, Wrik Mead: Queer Fantasies and Pervert Pixilations, CFMDC Spotlight Series, Study Guide 2005 Chris Gehman and Steve Reinke, The Sharpest Point: animation at the end of cinema, YYZ Books, Ottawa International Animation Festival 2000 Steve Reinke and Tom Taylor, Lux: A Decade Of Artists Film and Video, YYZ Books/Pleasure Dome 1997 Mike Hoolboom, Inside the pleasure dome: Fringe Film In Canada, Toronto: Gutter Press

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

2016 OCAD Student Pride Exhibition, OCAD University 2015 The Canada Council for the Arts, Media Arts 2014 The Festival of the Body, OCAD University 2014 Bending the Horizon, OCAD University 2007 Ontario Arts Council jury 2006 InsideOut Festival jury 1994 Toronto Arts Council, grants to artists 1993 Ontario Arts Council, grants to artists 1989-92 YYZ Arttists"Outlet, Toronto, Board of Directors 1991 Metro Toronto Council, grants to artists 1990 Ontario Arts Council, grants to institutions