OCAD University’s annual graduate exhibition begins tomorrow, May 1, and runs until Sunday, May 5. The art and design exhibition features the work of more than 800 graduating students including the OCAD University Medal Winners for 2019.
Gradex 104, Toronto’s largest free art and design exhibition, will take place across several buildings on campus, including the emblematic Sharp Centre for Design at 100 McCaul St. Graduating students from each of the 24 programs will be recognized for their high academic standards, creativity and mastery of technique with an OCAD University Medal. Medal Winners will be honoured during the Opening Night celebration on Wednesday, May 1.
Undergraduate Medal Winners:
Advertising – Ali Forooghi
Environmental Design – Michel Saleh
Graphic Design – Rabeea Syed
Illustration – Eryn Lougheed
Industrial Design – Sony Chen
Material Art & Design – Ayesha Babar
Digital Futures – Jacob Cram
Indigenous Visual Culture – Kaia'tanó:ron Dumoulin Bush
Visual & Critical Studies – Dallas Fellini
Criticism & Curatorial Practice – Dana Snow
Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies – Sarah-Juliet Nadler
Drawing & Painting – Gillian Toliver
Integrated Media – Raul Altosaar
Integrated Media - Sofia Mesa
Photography – Lily Yunru Lu
Printmaking – Owen Marshall
Sculpture/Installation – Andrew Atkin
Graduate Medal Winners:
Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design – Philip Sparks
Digital Futures – Kylie Caraway
Strategic Foresight and Innovation – Rachelle Bugeaud
Inclusive Design – Uttara Ghodke
Criticism & Curatorial Practice – Panya Clark Espinal
Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories – Katherine Walker
Design for Health – Molly McGovern
GradEx will also offer the public an opportunity to purchase the students’ work. Programs including Photography and Printmaking will hold feature sales. To learn more about the event and access the schedule, visit www.ocadu.ca/gradex.
Opening Night Celebration Wednesday, May 1, 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday, May 2, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, May 3, 9:30 a.m.to 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
OCAD University’s annual Graduate Exhibition is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor Hullmark; Media Sponsor CP24; Supporting Sponsor Borden Ladner Gervais; In-kind Sponsors 13th Street Winery, Steam Whistle, Chair-man Mills, Northern Valet by Indigo, Lindsay Shaw Catering and Westbury National.