Veronika Szkudlarek, Teaching Intensive Stream, Lecturer

Veronika Szkudlarek is interested in the interdisciplinary and innovative possibilities of paint and digital imaging. She uses traditional analogue material like oil paints with animation software like Cinema 4D, After Effects, Dragonframe and Photoshop.  She looks to areas of growth, including technology and expanded practices for inspiration most recently using VR technology to make 3D paintings.  

Ala Roushan

Ala Roushan is a Persian/Canadian curator and Associate Professor at OCAD University. Ala’s research is focused on the polemics of artificial environments, contemporary digital culture, and the public realm. Most recently she was the co-curator/director of SUGAR, a curatorial platform exploring new trajectories for public art informed by site. At SUGAR, Ala curated projects such as a solo exhibition and lecture marathon with artist collective Slavs & Tatars and co-published the book ShapeShift: Sugar, Oil, Gold.

CADN graduate recognized for prestigious essay prize

Contemporary Art, Design & New Media Art Histories
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Vanessa Bateman (MA, Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories, 2013) was recently awarded the student essay prize from the Universities Art Association of Canada, for her paper “Ursus horribilis.” This award, which recognizes the best essay presented by a student at the UAAC conference, comes with a cash prize and the opportunity to publish the essay in the peer-reviewed journal RACAR.  The jury noted that this year's round was exceptionally competitive; congratulations, Vanessa!

Vanessa Bateman (MA, OCAD U. 2013) is continuing her studies in Art History as a PhD candidate at the University of California, San Diego.

More information about her activities can be found here:

Graduate Programs Info Nights and Online Webinars

Join a Graduate Program Info Night and/or online webinar this November. They are your opportunity to meet instructors, students and alumni from the program to help you learn more about courses, the learning environment and degree outcomes.

Abstract artist Callen Schaub

OCAD U student Olga Kholod visits the latest exhibition and performance by abstract artist (and OCAD University alum) Callen Schaub.

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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.

Scott Everingham

A 3-time RBC Painting Competition finalist, Everingham performs as architect and painter, intuitively dismantling and rebuilding structures and environments using the language of paint. Fictional yet familiar space and light are tools to represent illusory depth that is rooted in formal abstraction. Exhibitions include Cambridge Galleries, General Hardware Contemporary, The Power Plant, Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, and The National Gallery of Canada. Collections include RBC Collection, TD Bank Collection, and NBC.

Ryan Rice

Ryan Rice, a Mohawk of Kahnawake, Quebec received a Master of Arts degree in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York, graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and received an Associate of Fine Arts from the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has worked for the past 18 years within the museum/art gallery milieu at various centers including the Iroquois Indian Museum, Indian Art Centre, Carleton University Art Gallery and the Walter Phillips Art Gallery.

Philip Delisle

Phil Delisle is a painter and writer exploring various methods for representing artistic process. His works explore the conventions of framing; often having many paintings within paintings. In recent works he has sought to leave evidence of process by allowing areas to be fragmented or suggestive.