abstract figurative work, predominantly blue
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 4:00am



OCTOBER 7TH - 29TH, 2016



“At what precise moment...

...does an individual stop being who he thinks he is?

You know, I don't like complications.

Cut off my arm. I say, "Me and my arm."

You cut off my other arm. I say, "Me and my two arms."

You...take out...

...take out my stomach, my kidneys,

assuming that were possible...

And I say, "Me and my intestines."

Follow me?

And now, if you cut off my head...

...would I say, "Me and my head" or "Me and my body"?

What right has my head to call itself me?

What right?”

Excerpt from the film “The Tenant”, 1976, by Roman Polanski.


Michael Antkowiak (Warsaw, 1977) is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, and completed his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2003. He has since exhibited in public and commercial galleries in Canada and abroad, including the Queens Museum of Art, in New York City, and Carrie Secrist Gallery, in Chicago, Il. Michael is a recipient of several artist’s grants and residencies, including the Toronto Arts Council Grant, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship. Michael lives and works in Toronto, and in addition to his studio practice, teaches as a drawing and painting instructor at OCAD University.



Blue, oil on canvas 12”x16” 2016

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Puneet Dutt launching debut poetry collection on November 19

Puneet Dutt, Student Communications Administrator at OCAD U’s Office of the Registrar, is celebrating the launch of her debut poetry collection, The Better Monsters on November 19 at the Mansfield Press Toronto Launch.


Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:00am

Graphic Design Sessional Instructor, Susan Campbell will participate in the group exhibition entitled: Workaday, curated by Patrick Macaulay at Harbourfront Centre from Saturday, January 21 - Sunday, April 24, 2017. 

Workaday is part of the 2017 Toronto Design Offsite Festival. The opening reception is Friday, January 27, from 6-10 p.m. and coincides with four other exhibitions opening at Harbourfront Centre. 

Further information is available here.


Venue & Address: 
Harbourfront Centre. 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8

Sex is a Funny Word wins Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction

Sex is a Funny Word
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 5:00pm

"Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and You" a book written by Canadian sex educator, Cory Silverberg and Illustrated by Illustration Sessional Instructor Fiona Smyth has received the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction.

About the book:

“A hugely important book that both normalizes diverse sexuality and gives it the respect it deserves… Silverberg’s introduction to sex and sexuality is a pitch-perfect guide for kids seeking answers to some of life’s most embarrassing and confusing questions… The tell-it-like-it-is text is inclusive and sensitive, creating a resource full of acceptance for readers regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity or social standing.”

The Jury was conformed by Dory Cerny, Books for Young People Editor, Quill & Quire; Nadia L.Hohn, teacher, Toronto District School Board and author of "Malaika's Costume (Groundwood Books); Heather Kuipers, Owner, Ella Minnow Children's Bookstore.

A full list of this year's winners can be found here.


Laura Millard, Faculty of Art, Showing in the Group Show: Strange Geometries

Image of circular snowmobile tracks in the snow
Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 5:00am to Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 5:00am

A labyrinth of trees, empty spaces, fractured architectural forms… we try to find our bearings in a vast terrain.

From above, the land provides a larger surface to inscribe our presence. Google earth and drone technology have turned the earth into a giant can- vas. Leaving traces of our presence we sketch strange geometries onto the land.

The three artists in Strange Geometries, Sylvie Bouchard, Laura Millard and Ross Racine, invoke these ideas through painting, photography and video. Compelling an investigation of the landscape from different vantage points the works in this exhibition conjure the myriad ways we attempt to tame our environment and reshape the land to reflect our reasoning.

Venue & Address: 
BOXOTEL GALERIE 175B 175 rue Ontario Est Montréal, Québec

OCAD University at the Yorkville Village Arts Festival

a colour photo with a black background
A photograph of colourful hairclips in a spiral formation
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 4:00am to Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 5:00am

OCAD University at the Yorkville Village Arts Festival, November 4 – November 9
OCAD U is excited to announce its participation in the Yorkville Village Arts Festival where they will be showcasing work by students, alumni and faculty at the newly renovated Yorkville Village shopping mall (formerly known as Hazelton Lanes). Art will be displayed on both levels of the central, light-filled atrium, Oval Square. The upper level will feature an exhibition of recent OCAD U students, while the lower level will include an exhibition of works by winners of the prestigious First Capital Realty Public Sculpture Competition and Imagination Zone Competition. OCAD U will also host a Pop Up shop that will be filled to the brim with exciting merchandise made by students, alumni and faculty.

Some of the highlights of the week include:

OCAD U Pop Up Shop, Friday November 4 – Saturday November 12
As part of the Yorkville Village Arts Festival, OCAD U will be celebrating the stunning creativity of its students, faculty and alumni through a retail Pop Up Shop at Yorkville Village from November 4 - 12, 2016. The OCAD U community is diverse and inventive, playing an active roll in change-making design and art production, both locally and around the world. The OCAD U Pop Up shop will showcase a small selection of this creative force. With art and objects from more than 50 artists and designers, this shop will offer a multitude of reasons to support local artisans. Come to the store to buy the popular Tkaronto vs. Akwe:kon t-shirts (Mohawk language for “Toronto vs. Everybody”) designed by Kaia’tanoron Bush for the Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University. Also on display, a diversity of pieces including finely crafted jewellery, hand-made books, limited edition scarves, stickers, toques, ceramics, bow-ties, prints, paintings, photography, quilts and more. Ninety per cent of the sales proceeds will be given to the creators and ten per cent will be donated back to OCAD U to support the administration of this exciting initiative.

Digital Painting Workshop, Saturday November 5 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Dahae Song invites the public to join her in this interactive digital workshop where participants are encouraged to turn selfies into self-expression through digital painting. She will have the participants consider how human existence and contemporary experience are increasingly mediated by technology. This digital painting workshop acknowledges this contemporary reality as it engages in both the physical (self-portraits) and the digital through the creation of a hybrid form of art. This workshop will enable the public to participate in this process and to turn a photograph of their face into a contemporary, digital masterpiece.

Meet the artists, Saturday November 5 (2 – 5 p.m.)
Artists who have work in the exhibition will be in attendance on Saturday to meet with anyone interested in finding out more about their art practice and the processes utilized in creating the artworks on display.

Live Painting, Saturday November 5 (2 – 5 p.m.)
Dahae Song is a Toronto based interdisciplinary artist who is currently completing her thesis year at OCAD University. Song invites the public to observe her painting process as she works on a new work that forms part of her ongoing, how to fill a void series. The live painting will occur during the opening night (invitation only) and on Saturday from 2 – 5 p.m. Her work is concerned with the digitization of human existence and expresses the intersections between physical and virtual worlds. Song does not see the digital and the virtual as oppositional and uses the medium of painting to bring these disparate forms together. Amorphous, hybrid forms of painting are created to communicate ways in which the abstract and the representational, the digital and the tangible, cease to be seen as contradictions.

Yorkville Village Arts Festival, November 4 - 9
Yorkville Village
55 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario

Social Media:
Instagram: @YorkvilleVillage
Instagram: @OCADUniversity
Twitter: @YorkvilleV
Twitter: @OCAD


Venue & Address: 
Yorkville Village shopping mall (formerly known as Hazelton Lanes)

Newzones is pleased to present "Chrominance", a solo exhibition by Anda Kubis, Faculty of Art

Series of colourful abstract digital paintings installed in a gallery
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 5:00am to Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 5:00am

Newzones is pleased to present "Chrominance", a solo exhibition by Anda Kubis.

October 22, 2016 - November 26, 2016

--> Anda Kubis    in attendance -->Artist reception: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 12:30-3:00 PM

Part of the new Abstraction movement in Canada, Kubis continues her play with colour, space and illusion. Due to the prominence of colour in her work, her research considers how a conscious engagement with aesthetics and creativity positively impact human flourishing and quality of life.

In addition to her painting practice, Kubis explores new media through a digital process that creates the foundation from which this new body of oil paintings and digital prints are produced. In finished form, the digital paintings exist beyond the screen where they are entirely informed by the digital software, chroma and layers, which modelled their creation. Although inspired by a digital source, the colour is material and substantial. The luminance - the glow within - is created through Kubis’ intentional play on hue and value perception. Colour is a positive means of aesthetic expression through mixing new and traditional approaches to image making.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Anda Kubis received her BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and her MFA at York University. For eight years, Kubis taught at York University and at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. Currently, Kubis is the Associate Dean of Outreach and Innovation in the Faculty of Art at OCAD University. In this role, she manages and develops the many external relationships that support rich opportunities for students and faculty members in the Faculty of Art.

Kubis' paintings have been widely exhibited across Canada in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout North America.


Venue & Address: 
Newzones 730 Eleventh Avenue Southwest Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Linda Carreiro participating in project opening at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa

Open Books logo_text on white background
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 9:30pm

Linda Carreiro is one of thirteen Canadian artists invited to create a folding book for an international project that opens at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa. Curated by Mary Husted, the exhibition,Open Books: International Artists Explore the Chinese Folding Book, is a contemporary, cross-cultural exploration of a traditional artform. Artists from previous projects in China, Australia, and the United Kingdom will be displayed alongside new works by Canadian artists Barbara Ballachey, Linda Carreiro, Eric Chan (EEPMON), Pierre Durette, Jerry Evans, David Garneau, Helen Gerritzen, Gordon Harrison, Jill Ho You, Charlotte Jones, Christian Quesnel, Richard Smolinski, and Susan Wood. 

The exhibition opens at the Library and Archives on Wednesday, September 28, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.

Venue & Address: 
Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.

Surendra Lawoti, Faculty of Art, to participate in Scope: The Nepal Issue, a group show

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 4:00am to Monday, November 7, 2016 - 5:00am

Surendra Lawoti, Faculty of Art, to participate in a group show

Scope: The Nepal Issue - part of PIX: A Photography Quarterly

Venue & Address: 
Aragon Museum, Boudhanath Sadak, Inside Hyatt Regency 44600, Nepal
Poster for Scope: The Nepal Issue, group show

Ron Shuebrook

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 5:00am

Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto presents work by OCAD Professor Emeritus Ron Shuebrook.

Venue & Address: 
Olga Korper Gallery 17 Morrow Ave., Toronto, Ontario