UPCOMING EVENTS | ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE VANESSA DION FLETCHER
Interested in connecting with Artist-in-Residence Vanessa Dion Fletcher?
Faculty, students, grads and members of the public are invited to connect with Vanessa during her time here at OCAD University.
Drop in and see what’s happening.
Room 303, Level 3
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers
Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University
Thurs, Feb 28, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Thurs, March 28, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Thurs, April 18, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Between you and the Artist
Response Exchange is an opportunity for you and Vanessa to exchange ideas and comments about your creative practices. Come prepared to share artwork, idea or writing that you would like a response to. In turn, Vanessa will ask for your thoughts on Art she is developing during her residency.
To book an appointment for Response Exchange, email Vanessa.
ARTIST TALKS IN CLASSES
Invite Vanessa to join your class.
Faculty are encouraged to invite Vanessa to their classes for guest artist talks
To schedule a class visit, email Vanessa.
VANESSA DION FLETCHER
Vanessa Dion Fletcher employs porcupine quills, Wampum belts, and menstrual blood to reveal the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally. She links these ideas to personal experiences with language, fluency, and understanding. All of these themes are brought together in the context of her Potawatomi and Lenape ancestry, and her learning disability caused by a lack of short-term memory. Her work is held in the Indigenous Art Center Collection in Gatineau, Quebec, and Seneca College. In 2016, Dion Fletcher graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A in performance. She is the recipient of the 2017 Textile Museum of Canada Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award.
OCAD University is proud to announce an inaugural residency with artist Vanessa Dion Fletcher at the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion. Vanessa will complete an in-situ six-month Visiting Artist residency, which will be followed by a six-month post-residency to disseminate the results with their guidance and support. Funded by the City of Toronto’s Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnership Fund, the residency will be hosted by OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designer and the Indigenous Visual Culture program.
ROSALIE SHARP PAVILION
OCAD University’s Rosalie Sharp Pavilion is the home of the Experiential Learning Centre. The building’s refurbishment is a milestone in the Creative City Campus project, boldly re-imagining the use of space to expand studio, digital and work-integrated-learning learning.
Located on level 3, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) is OCADU’s Career Development office and Experiential Learning Program. The CEAD supports the early-career advancement of all OCAD U students and recent alumni.
Access Info: 115 McCaul St is located at the corner of Dundas St and McCaul St on the southeast side. The entrance to the building is on McCaul St and has an electronic door with a punch button. The building is undergoing construction and there is scaffolding over the entrance. Level 3 can be accessed via an elevator or stairs. The floor is an open concept space and direction to the studio or other questions can be asked at the reception desk. There are gendered wheelchair accessible washrooms.
We encourage students and faculty to set up a time with Vanessa for mentorship, critique and conversation.
Please email Vanessa directly to set up a time.