Jessica Leong | Creative Professional-in-Residence

Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists and designers! 

Mahmood Popal | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours

Artist and alum Mahmood Popal will be available to mentor students and recent alumni as part of the Creative Professional-in-Residence program. 

David Salazar | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours

Artist and alum David Salazar will be available to mentor students and recent alumni as part of the Creative Professional-in-Residence program. 

Mahmood Popal | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours

Mahmood Popal | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, December 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

MAHMOOD POPAL
OCAD U
BDES 2007

BIO

Mahmood Popal is an Afghan - Canadian, Toronto based multi-disciplinary artist and designer. Popal graduated from OCAD University in 2007 with a focus on Industrial design and fine art. In 2011 Popal launched his creative studio, MAAST, that focuses on commercial interior design projects, private commissions and public art projects. The studio has worked on a wide range of projects for Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Sub-zero-Wolf, Sid Lee, Metrolinx, City of Toronto, East End Arts, Google, Capital One, Achievers, Konrad Group, Embrace, HERSHEY- REESE’S, Ford, Belair Direct, Think Tank Creative, Robarts Spaces China, The Stop Community Food Centre, Mile Inn and Apollo Studios.

HOURS

TUES: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
THURS: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

We invite students to schedule meetings with the current Creative Professionals-In-Residence to engage in activities such as portfolio reviews, career advising, informational conversations, and on-campus studio visits. Students can set up a time with the residents by contacting Shellie Zhang, Community Animator at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, or by a drop-in basis depending on availability. We also welcome opportunities to connect the residents through classes and curriculum. 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The new OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. It is also an opportunity to facilitate community and relationship building for emerging artists and designers. The Creative Professionals-In-Residence program sees invited professional guests, from a variety of art and design-related disciplines, present on a regularly scheduled basis over the course of the academic semester, in the new Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street. Visiting creative professionals are alumni of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni.

This fall’s residents are David Salazar and Mahmood Popal.

Venue & Address: 
3rd Floor, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street
Cost: 
N/A

David Salazar | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours

David Salazar | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist | Hours
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, December 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

DAVID SALAZAR
OCAD U
BFA 2007/ MFA 2017

BIO

David Constantino Salazar is a sculptor with a studio practice highly focused on hand modeling clay and fabricating sculpture in various materials. His practice reflects research into the use of animal forms as cultural symbols to explore the borders between necessity and excess, desires, and addiction. In 2017, Salazar completed the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design degree (IAMD) at OCAD University. 

HOURS

WED: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
THURS: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

We invite students to schedule meetings with the current Creative Professionals-In-Residence to engage in activities such as portfolio reviews, career advising, informational conversations, and on-campus studio visits. Students can set up a time with the residents by contacting Shellie Zhang, Community Animator at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, or by a drop-in basis depending on availability. We also welcome opportunities to connect the residents through classes and curriculum. 

ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The new OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. It is also an opportunity to facilitate community and relationship building for emerging artists and designers. The Creative Professionals-In-Residence program sees invited professional guests, from a variety of art and design-related disciplines, present on a regularly scheduled basis over the course of the academic semester, in the new Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street. Visiting creative professionals are alumni of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni.

This fall’s residents are David Salazar and Mahmood Popal.

Venue & Address: 
3rd Floor, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street
Cost: 
N/A

Mahmood Popal | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist Talk

Mahmood Popal | Creative Professional-in-Residence Artist Talk
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:30am

MAHMOOD POPAL
OCAD U
BDES 2007

ARTIST TALK

Thursday, September 27, 11:30 AM
Ada Slaight Student Gallery, Room 225, 100 McCaul St.

BIO

Mahmood Popal is an Afghan - Canadian, Toronto based multi-disciplinary artist and designer. Popal graduated from OCAD University in 2007 with a focus on Industrial design and fine art. In 2011 Popal launched his creative studio, MAAST, that focuses on commercial interior design projects, private commissions and public art projects. The studio has worked on a wide range of projects for Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Sub-zero-Wolf, Sid Lee, Metrolinx, City of Toronto, East End Arts, Google, Capital One, Achievers, Konrad Group, Embrace, HERSHEY- REESE’S, Ford, Belair Direct, Think Tank Creative, Robarts Spaces China, The Stop Community Food Centre, Mile Inn and Apollo Studios.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The new OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. It is also an opportunity to facilitate community and relationship building for emerging artists and designers. The Creative Professionals-In-Residence program sees invited professional guests, from a variety of art and design-related disciplines, present on a regularly scheduled basis over the course of the academic semester, in the new Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street. Visiting creative professionals are alumni of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni.

This fall’s residents are David Salazar and Mahmood Popal.

We invite students to schedule meetings with the current Creative Professionals-In-Residence to engage in activities such as portfolio reviews, career advising, informational conversations, and on-campus studio visits. Students can set up a time with the residents by contacting Shellie Zhang, Community Animator at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, or by a drop-in basis depending on availability. We also welcome opportunities to connect the residents through classes and curriculum. 

Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Student Gallery, Room 225, 100 McCaul St.
Cost: 
N/A