Faculty of Art professor named artist in residence at Tanenbaum Centre

Simon Glass
From the suite "Isaiah 24:1-12," verse 5 (Giclee collage, 22"x44") (2015)
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 3:45pm

Faculty of Art professor and visual artist Simon Glass has been named the 2015/2016 artist in residence at University of Toronto’s Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies. His work is on view through to the end of April 2016 (Room 318, 170 St. George St., Toronto).

The exhibition includes nine pieces from 1996 to 2015. They include archival and original photographic imagery, combined with biblical, prophetic and liturgical Hebrew. “The pieces in my exhibition address Jewish history of the 20th century, as well as loss and translation,” explains Glass. “I am delighted to be the artist in residence, and I look forward to the opportunity to share my work in an exchange with the Jewish academic community in Toronto.”

Glass will deliver an artist’s talk at the Tanenbaum Centre on November 12 at 12 p.m. All are welcome to attend and admission is free.

New Living Wall Garden by Raquel Da Silva in Rosalie Sharp Pavilion

Raquel Da Silva Wall Work
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 9:15am

A new living wall wall work by DRPT student Raquel Da Silva has been installed in OCAD University’s Rosalie Sharp Pavilion. This project was commissioned by the Faculty of Art and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD), and generously supported by Mercedes Benz Financial Services (MBFS) sponsorships.

As part of the Faculty of Art’s Painting in the Expanded Field course, students were asked to create site-specific proposals for a window/wallcorner in the recently renovated Rosalie Sharp Pavilion. Taking into account the building’s focus on experiential learning, the CEAD on level 3 and the publicly visible space, seventeen unique proposals were presented.

A committee of representatives from the CEAD, the Faculty of Art and OCAD U’s Health and Safety team shortlisted three proposals before selecting Raquel Da Silva’s project, Garden of CEAD. Raquel’s piece interpreted the CEAD as a safe space which provides students with the opportunities to grow and flourish. With this in mind, this project realizes the concept of a “garden” through the integration of live plants to foster the idea of growth and transformation. The piece is composed of several layers: a background design painted on the wall, wall-mounted planters and several laser-cut shapes and characters. The result is a three-dimensional wall garden that will grow over time.

Special thanks to Colette Laliberté for facilitating this project and making it possible.

Honourable Mentions:
Fourteen Art Students by Brianna Bruce
Sunseed by Hana Elmisry and Nicole Kim

Call for Applications - YYZ Books Junior Managing Editor

OCAD University’s Faculty of Art is looking for a Junior Managing Editor to support the upcoming Faculty of Art’s publication celebrating the history of the Nomadic Residency. Reporting to the Associate Dean, Outreach & Innovation, the Junior Managing Editor will assist in research, edit, and production activities to ensure timely delivery of a quality publication.

Call for Applications - YYZ Books Junior Managing Editor

YYZ Books
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

OCAD University’s Faculty of Art is looking for a Junior Managing Editor to support the upcoming Faculty of Art’s publication celebrating the history of the Nomadic Residency. Reporting to the Associate Dean, Outreach & Innovation, the Junior Managing Editor will assist in research, edit, and production activities to ensure timely delivery of a quality publication.

Launched in 2006 with the generous support of Partners in Art, Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD University community and the public by featuring artists and thinkers from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing these innovative and diverse individuals to take up temporary residence at OCAD U, Nomadic Residents joins here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent. The series continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.

RATE: $16.50/hour for 28 hours/week

TERM: Part-time starting June 2019 (20 weeks)

DEADLINE: Monday, June 17, 2019

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate editorial publications and meetings for artists, contributing writers, and designers
  • Research and organize the Nomadic Resident Archive
  • Plan and manage content, including rights and permissions and production schedules
  • Build and nurture a team of talented writers, designers and producers
  • Work on the design and layout of the publication
  • Assist with proofreading procedures and edit copy when necessary
  • Assist in evaluating finalized copy for compliance with policies, style and tone

QUALIFICATIONS

  • OCADU graduates from 2018/ 2019 or current students at the masters level. 
  • Strong interest in publications, especially art publication.
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism verbally and in writing 
  • Demonstrated research and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience with project management and logistics coordination 
  • A good attention to detail, timekeeping and organizational skills Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, Creative Suite. MAC OSX.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email) and current CV. 
  • Confirmation of eligibility
  • Cover letter outlining interest and relevant experience 
  • A writing sample of publications, essays, or reports

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Zviko Mhakayakora zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca

For more information, visit the Career Launchers website

Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6337265-2019-nomadic-residency-junior-managing-editor
Email: 
zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 x 3707

Call for Applications - Creating Inclusive Spaces Exhibition

Creating Inclusive Spaces Exhibition
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 4:00pm to Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: April 15, 2019

Mackenzie Investments and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the creation of a one-year exhibition Career Launcher for graduating students from the Faculty of Art. The theme of this exhibition is Creating Inclusive Spaces.

From May 2019 to May 2020, the selected works will be prominently exhibited inside the Mackenzie Investments’ lobby located at 180 Simcoe Street in Toronto. 

Artists will receive $500 per selected work, to be on temporary loan for the exhibition for one year.

A jury of representatives from Mackenzie Investments, the CEAD, and the Faculty of Art will finalize a selection of works for the exhibition.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be graduating from the Faculty of Art in 2019.
  • Must be participating in OCAD University’s GradEx 104, May 2 - 5, 2019.

PARTNER

Mackenzie Investments
www.mackenzieinvestments.com

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), and a confirmation of eligibility.
  • Up to date artist’s CV and bio.
  •  A current artist’s statement.
  • Maximum 10 support images in jpeg following naming format:01_Title_LastName.jpeg
  • An image list including: artist name, title, year, medium, size/duration (for media work).

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF with separate support images to the attention of Tak Pham at tpham@ocadu.ca 

Venue & Address: 
Mackenzie Investments www.mackenzieinvestments.com
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/6172122-2019-creating-inclusive-spaces-exhibition
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 x 361
Cost: 
N/A

2019 Teaching Excellence Award Nominations

Picture of past Teaching Excellence Awards Recipients
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:00am

You are invited to nominate one of our many dedicated faculty members and teaching assistants for the awards that celebrate teaching here at OCAD University. Nominations are now open, accepted from students, staff and other faculty members alike, with a deadline of Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

To complete the nomination form, simply click the link below:

https://www.ocadu.ca/services/faculty-curriculum-development-centre/teaching-awards/Teaching-Excellence-Award-Nomination-form---2019.htm

Final results will be announced on the OCAD U website and recipients will be recognized publicly in May and June.

The Price Award for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty is presented in honour of JH and Mamie Price.

Email: 
jnorthwayfrank@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x300
Cost: 
Free

Call for Submissions - Career Launcher: /edition Art Book Fair 2018

Call for Submission Career Launcher /edition Art Book Fair 2018
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:15am to Friday, August 31, 2018 - 11:45pm

Opportunity Description

/edition Art Book Fair and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the inaugural OCADU Emerging Artist & Publisher section at the /edition Art Book Fair 2018 from October 25 to 28, 2018.   

Emerging bookmakers, photographers, publishers, printmakers and ephemera-enthusiasts are invited to submit an application for a complimentary half-booth where you can sell editioned prints, books, or other artworks to a growing audience of over 10,000 artists, curators, collectors, and book-lovers.  

/edition Art Book Fair is produced annually in tandem with Art Toronto (Canada’s International Art Fair), and is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing in all forms and artworks created in editions. /editions Art Book Fair champions forward-thinking projects by artists, publishers, galleries, and organizations who share a similar mission to advance and strengthen Canadian and international art book initiatives. 

 

QUALIFICATION

  • Current OCAD U students (graduating in 2018-19) and recent alumni (who graduated in 2017 or 2018).

 

DEADLINE 
Friday, August 31, 2018

 

PARTNER
/edition Art Book Fair

October 25 - 28, 2018 

http://www.editiontoronto.com/

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Application form available here
  • 2 - 3 images of the proposed work.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION
Please submit completed application form and image attachments to the attention of Tak Pham with the subject line: /edition Career Launcher 2018 to tpham@ocadu.ca

Venue & Address: 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/2018-edition-art-book-fair
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
(416) 977-6000 x361
Cost: 
N/A

Message in a Bottle

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 4:00pm to Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 6:00pm

In Message in a Bottle, artists create hybrid arrangements out of materials that have been thoughtfully scavenged, collected and culled. These materials carry information and transmit messages as they traverse space, criss-cross time and shift context. Industrial, natural and domestic ephemera take on new forms, which reveal each artist’s considered regeneration of the material world.

Featuring artists: Erika Defreitas, Qendrim Hoti (OCAD U MFA alum), Ginette Legaré (OCAD U Professor), Laura Moore, Jennifer Murphy and Jacob Whibley (OCAD U alum).

Curated by Kristiina Lahde

July 21 – August 18, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, July 21, 4 to 6 p.m.

Zalucky Contemporary, 3044 Dundas Street West, Toronto.

Venue & Address: 
Zalucky Contemporary, 3044 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Website: 
http://www.zaluckycontemporary.com/exhibitions/exhibitions-upcoming.html
Qendrim Hoti, Cafe Burri, 2018, Balkan style coffee pot, Canadian made screw driver handles, 7 x 17.8 x 5.7 cm

OCAD University hires five new permanent Indigenous faculty

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

OCAD University acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Haudensaunee, the Anishinabek and the Huron-Wendat, who are the original owners and custodians of the land on which we stand and create.

(Toronto – June 20, 2018) OCAD University (OCAD U) is pleased to announce the hiring of five new tenured/tenure-track faculty members who self-identify as Indigenous Peoples of North America or Peoples of Turtle Island. Suzanne Morrissette will join OCAD U’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies; Peter Morin will join the Faculty of Art; and James MillerHoward Munroe and Melanie Printup Hope will join the Faculty of Design.

The hiring of these Indigenous faculty members is part of OCAD U’s commitment to decolonize, the first principle identified in the university’s Academic Plan 2017-2022: Transforming Student Experience. In addition to their teaching roles, research activities and service to the governance of the university, they will be key contributors to the ongoing development and decolonization of OCAD U’s undergraduate and graduate program curriculum, policies and initiatives. The hiring initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code. 

OCAD University believes that Indigenous knowledges and cultures are of fundamental importance to the future of Canada, both to Indigenous individuals and communities, and to Canadian society. In the last decade, OCAD U created an Indigenous Visual Culture Program, one of the first of its kind to be established at an art and design university, and established an Aboriginal Education Council. Including national representation, the Council’s mandate is to recommend initiatives and share strategies that provide direction and guidance on the development of the program and supporting initiatives. 

“OCAD University understands that transforming education in response to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada requires that we critically assess the settler social relations that underpin knowledge production and what constitutes knowledge within the university context and beyond,” said Dr. Gillian Siddall, Vice-President, Academic and Provost. “We are delighted to welcome these new members to the OCAD U community, who will help us create a more inclusive learning environment for Indigenous students. These are amazing scholars, artists, and designers, and they will make a tremendous contribution to the university.”

“OCAD University has been an agent of change for more than 140 years. Our commitment to decolonizing the curriculum is part of the evolution of education — both at our university and within the larger Canadian post-secondary education context,” said Dr. Sara Diamond, OCAD University’s President and Vice-Chancellor. “OCAD U was one of the first art and design institutions to launch a degree in Indigenous Visual Culture, which laid critical foundations from which to build. We very much look forward to working with these new faculty, and continue working in tandem with our Aboriginal Education Council, our Indigenous Student Association and all our faculty and staff to support the process to decolonize the institution and to recognize, acknowledge, implement and vitalize Indigenous visual culture.” 

Joining OCAD U’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies:

Suzanne Morrissette
Suzanne Morrissette is a Métis artist, curator, and writer from Winnipeg. She received a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art & Design in 2009 and an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University in 2011. In 2017, Morrissette completed her PhD in Social and Political Thought at York University, which took an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the historical lineage behind contemporary perceptions of Indigenous political knowledge in mainstream North American society, particularly those which characterize resistance to state powers as aggressive or anti-progress. Looking at artworks by contemporary Indigenous artists, this research examines ways in which creative practice provides a generative site through which to confront and challenge these perceptions. This research has received SSHRC CGS and Provost Dissertation Scholarship support from 2013 to 2017 and has been nominated for the dissertation prize and Governor General’s Gold Medal for 2018. 

Morrissette’s research-creation projects include such recent exhibitions as our land, together at Harbourfront Centre (2015), Surface & Symbol: works by Jean Marshall at the Ontario Crafts Council (2013) and Definitely Superior Art Gallery (2014), and Blueprints for a Long Walk: works by Lisa Myers at Urban Shaman Gallery (2013). Her forthcoming curated project On Being Illiberal extends her recent research to problematize public perception of resistance movements in North America.

Joining OCAD U’s Faculty of Art:

Peter Morin 
Peter Morin is a Tahltan Nation artist, curator, and writer. In his artistic practice and curatorial work, Morin’s practice-based research investigates the impact zones that occur when indigenous cultural-based practices and western settler colonialism collide. This work is shaped by Tahltan Nation epistemological production and often takes on the form of performance interventions. In addition to his object making and performance-based practice, Morin has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Anthropology, Western Front, Bill Reid Gallery, and Burnaby Art Gallery. In 2014, Peter was long-listed for the Sobey Art Prize. Morin holds a tenured appointment at Brandon University in the Visual and Aboriginal Arts Department.

Joining OCAD U’s Faculty of Design:

James Miller
James Miller is a proud Kānaka Maoli of Hawaiian and Japanese American descent. He is a Sylff Association Fellow whose research focuses on the role of Indigenous knowledge in the production of a culturally supportive built-environment. Miller completes his PhD in Sustainable Architecture at the University of Oregon this June and holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. Miller has a diverse background in architectural practice, urbanism, and social entrepreneurship. He is currently working with municipal governments and non-profits in the Republic of the Marshall Islands to assist in creating culturally appropriate land use planning and climate adaptive building strategies through applied research. 

Miller’s research has been funded by the Sylff Association and the Julie and Rocky Dixon Graduate Student Innovation Award. Miller’s research has been published in the proceedings of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium 2017 Conference and received an ARCC King Medal in 2016. His paper “Colonial Legacy in the Marshall Islands: The Shaping of Everyday Cultural Patterns in America Town” will be presented at the 2018 International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments Conference. Previous research has been published in Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review Working Papers Series and the Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of People-Environment Studies.  Miller’s work has also been presented at the International Disaster Risk Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Miller is a core member of the Collaborative for Inclusive Urbanism, a Program Director for Living Islands non-profit, and a Project Manager with Studio-E Architecture in Eugene, Oregon.

Howard Munroe
Howard Munroe is Red River Métis from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and is completing a contractually limited term appointment in OCAD U’s Industrial Design program. He holds a Master’s degree in Urban Aboriginal Education from York University, a Bachelor in Technological Education from Brock University, a Bachelor in Industrial Design from OCAD University (Distinction) and a 3-year advanced Diploma in Furniture Design from Sheridan College.  His academic research focuses on introducing Indigenous ways of knowing into current Industrial Design research pedagogies to help establish protocols that inform systems, sustainability and manufacturing processes. Using an urban Indigenous lens, he explores how Indigenous knowledge can foster productive relationships between Indigenous peoples and the design community by introducing research methodologies that are bounded by Indigenous guidelines and protocols. 

Howard has lectured to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada on Innovation, Indigenization and Appropriation and sits on the Indigenous advisory council to the Toronto District School board. His Industrial Design practice focuses on designing custom furniture, lighting and custom designed projects for the home and is a self-taught luthier. Prior to academia, Howard was well established in the performing arts as a lighting designer, technical director, project manager and set fabricator for many major theatrical, television, dance, display and film projects and continues to consult in these industries.

Melanie Printup Hope
Melanie Printup Hope is of Tuscarora and European descent and was raised on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in New York State. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. She is an Associate Professor Emerita at The Sage Colleges, Albany and Troy, New York and has also taught at Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, in Banff, Alberta, Canada. She received a Rockefeller Foundation Intercultural Film/Video/Multimedia Fellowship in 1996 and has received additional awards and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund. Her biography has been included in Who’s Who Among America’s TeachersWho’s Who of American Women and The World Who’s Who of Women.

About OCAD University
OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca)is Canada’s university of the imagination. Founded in 1876, the university is dedicated to art, design and digital media education, practice and research, and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. 

Media inquiries:

Sarah Mulholland
Communications, OCAD University
416-977-6000 Ext. 1327
smulholland@ocadu.ca

Refiguring Worlds

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

Refiguring Worlds

Sarah Davidson, Brendan George Ko (OCAD U Photography alum), Ginette Legaré (OCAD U Professor), Maryse Larivière, Ed Pien

Curated by Rebecca Travis  

July 19 – August 25, 2018

Opening reception: Thursday, July 19 from 6 to 8 pm

BIRCH CONTEMPORARY, 129 Tecumseth Street, Toronto. 416.365.3003

BIRCHCONTEMPORARY.COM

 

While ‘knowing’ suggests a fixed, established set of facts, ‘curiosity’ alludes to a perceptive and evolving inquiry. It is an open curiosity about the world, our connection to it and to each other that feeds the works in this exhibition. The works in Refiguring Worlds are anchored with references to traditional systems for knowledge and understanding –taxonomies, categorisation, documentation – but use these points of familiarity as a means to venture to more surreal, freely unchartered realms. In the process, we are invited to undo what we think we know about objects and representations of the natural world, allowing for new material and ecological narratives to emerge.

Venue & Address: 
Birch Contemporary
Website: 
http://birchcontemporary.com/exhibition/refiguring-worlds-sarah-davidson-brendan-george-ko-ginette-legare-maryse-lariviere-ed-pien
Image of Sarah Davidson, the secret life of plants (detail), 2017.

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