Join OCAD University for GradEx 104: Toronto’s largest free art and design exhibition

GradEx 104
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 1:15pm

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


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 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: Free

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.

GradEx 104 Opening Night Information, Entrance Restrictions

Access to the Blue & Green stairwells in 100 McCaul St. will be restricted beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 and ending at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 5.

Visual and Critical Studies Thesis Symposium 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 1:00pm

Students in the BA (Honours) Program in Visual and Critical Studies will present their thesis projects in a public symposium.

Friday, May 3rd, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
100 McCaul St., Room 325

This is an opportunity for OCAD U students, faculty, and community members to see the exciting work that our graduating cohort are doing on the cutting edge of art history and visual culture.

Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments!

Lex Burgoyne
Kiera Charbonneau
Dallas Fellini

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., Room 325
White text "VCS Symposium 2019" on abstractly painted teal and blue background.