Congratulations Doug Panton!

Paranoia by Doug Panton
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 9:00am

Creative Quarterly 57, New York is pleased to announce their winners:


OCAD U student work on display at The Museum of Illustration in New York City

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Congratulations to seven OCAD U Illustration students, whose work is on display at The Society of Illustrators’ 2017 Student Scholarship Competition at The Museum of Illustration in New York City:

Andrew Watch "External Goods"

$4000 Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship Award*

KaYoung Lee "The Dog Walkers"

$1500 The Warby Parker Visionary Scholarship*

Varvara Nedilska "The Collector"

$1000 The Nancy Cheadle Scholarship Award*

Sarah Alinia Ziazi "Her Prologue"

$500 The Jonathan LeVine Gallery Blurred Line Scholarship Award*

Kendra Yee "Spam"

$150 In Memory of Ed Benfro*

Marlee Jennings Wanderer"

Wenting Li "Hanging Gardens"

The exhibit features the works of more than two hundred of today’s top college level illustration students.  A jury of professional peers, including illustrators and art directors, have chosen the most outstanding works created throughout the year. Pieces are accepted based on the quality of technique, concept and skill of medium used.

The Society, as well as other generous private and corporate donors, grant scholarships to the top students featured in the competition. The exhibit runs through June 3, 2017 and the students’ work will be published in a full-colour catalogue.

*The Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship 2017 Award Winners

More information here.


David Griffin Exhibiting at Propeller Gallery concurrent with a presentation at Parsons

Abstract colourful image in blues and greens
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 5:00am to Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 5:00am

David Griffin, Faculty of Art, is having an exhibition at Propeller Gallery (30 Abell St. Toronto), concurrent with his Conference presentation at Parsons School of Design in NYC on November 17. The exhibition will feature preparatory diagrams and a graphic-novelised version of an academic paper in which he developed the ideas for the show, published last year in MIT Press' Leonardo Journal.

Dr. David Griffin, Faculty of Art Lecturer, will be presenting his project “Ut Pictura Poesis: Drawing into Space,” in New York City this coming November 2016, at the Project Anywhere Conference. The conference this year will be held at Parsons School of Design, 66 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA, Nov.15-17. "Project Anywhere is a global exhibition model in which the role of curator is replaced with the type of peer review model typically endorsed by a refereed journal. Emphasizing artistic projects undertaken outside traditional exhibition circuits, Project Anywhere is dedicated to the evaluation and dissemination of art at the outermost limits of location-specificity. Significantly, Project Anywhere is NOT an online exhibition space but rather a vehicle for pointing toward art located elsewhere in space and time.”



Venue & Address: 
Propeller Gallery 30 Abell St. Toronto ON

Various States of Undress: Construction and Repair

Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 4:00am to Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 4:00am

Solo Exhibit by OCAD Alumus, Jason Gringler, featuring new symmetrical paintings using acrylic and spray paint on Plexiglas and mirror.

Venue & Address: 
The Proposition 559 West 22nd Street, New York, New York

New York Art Directors 86th Traveling Exhibition

ADC image
Monday, March 17, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 4:00am

Every year the Art Directors Club sends its International Annual Awards Exhibition on a worldwide tour. From New York to Sao Paolo, to London to Beijing, the exhibition of Gold, Silver and Distinctive Merits are viewed by thousands.

Please join us in viewing it at Ontario College of Art & Design.

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
ADC image

More than 20 Illustration students win high-profile awards

Illustration of women walking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 4:00am

OCAD University students were recently recognized by the Applied Arts Illustration Student Awards, the 3X3 International Student Show and New York Society of Illustrators.

Applied Arts Illustration Student Award winners

  • Avery Kua (4th-year Illustration)
  • Meaghan Way (4th-year Illustration)
  • Kelly Ye (4th year Illustration)
  • Francesca Ka Yu Chan (3rd-year Illustration)
  • Su Yeon Hyun (3rd-year Illustration)
  • Toko Hosoya (1st-year Illustration)
  • Mary Kirkpatrick (1st-year Illustration)
  • Katie Liang (3rd-year Advertising)

These students will see their work published in the November/December 2016 Student Awards annual and online in November in the Winners' Gallery and Awards Archive.

Their work will also be displayed from November 8 to 9 at the Creative Futures Expo at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The exhibition is a national career fair for the visual communications sector and draws over 1500 visitors.

3X3 International Student Show winners


  • Avery Kua (4th-year Illustration) 

Distinguished Merit

  • Natalie Bochenska (4th-year Illustration) 


  • Roman Arabia  (4th-year Illustration) – multiple wins
  • Jenn Woodall (3rd-year Illustration) – multiple wins
  • Natalie Bochenska (4th-year Illustration) 
  • Jean-Luc Bonifay (4th-year Illustration) 
  • Jean Demers (4th-year Illustration) 
  • Marcy Peterson (4th-year Illustration) 

Honourable mentions

  • Toko Hosoya (1st-year Illustration) – multiple wins
  • Adam De Souza (2nd-year Illustration) – multiple wins
  • Avery Kua (4th-year Illustration) 
  • JS Godfrey (4th-year Illustration) 
  • Lily Snowden-Fine (1st-year Illustration) 
  • Meaghan Way (4th-year Illustration) 
  • Nicolle Lalonde (4th-year Illustration) 
  • Niki Park (3rd-year Illustration)

Founded in 2003, 3X3 Magazine focuses on contemporary illustration with the goal of promoting illustration across platforms, advancing the careers of illustrators and preserving and sharing the work being done, both in print and online.

The winning students’ work is to be published in the 3X3 Illustration Annual No. 13.

New York Society of Illustrators

Finally, the New York Society of Illustrators has accepted work by Francesca Chan (3rd year Illustration) and Meaghan Way (4th year Illustration) into the 2016 Student Scholarship Competition. Their work was chosen from 8,700 entries by an esteemed jury of illustrators and art directors representing various publications, such as the New York Times and Time magazine. Chan and Way exhibited their winning illustrations in New York’s National Museum of American Illustration this past May. In addition, their work was published in the Society’s annual, Illustrators 58.



Sessional Instructor Francisco-Fernando Granados participating in Standard Forms at CSS BARD

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 4:00am

April 3 – 24, 2016

Artists: VALIE EXPORT, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Julio César Morales, Robert Morris, Ulrike Müller, and Martha Rosler

The non-citizen (or one who finds their citizenship called into question) exists in the shadow of the contemporary nation-state. Constituting both the figure against which the citizen may be produced, and that which resists standard forms of governance, the non-citizen is the preemptive target of mechanisms of surveillance, coercion, and control. By deploying advanced biopolitical technologies—such as biometric databases and facial recognition software—the nation-state is increasingly adept at capturing, and thus disarming, unknown bodies. In order to avoid violence, the non-citizen must elude apprehension at the very moment they are most insistently called to appear.

The works shown in Standard Forms prioritize the abstract, the non-figurative, and the indexical over mimetic representation of the human body. In utilizing these formal strategies, the works mask, obscure, or leave the body out. While only a selection considers the non-citizen directly, each offers vital modes of seeing or thinking the figure as it is edged by predominant norms, systems, and standards. In presenting these works together, the exhibition offers a phenomenology of embodiment that rejects the violence of the scopic.

Shape and line figure largely in the works of Standard Forms, repurposing legacies of abstraction, minimalism, and conceptualism. Within the exhibition, such forms often come to stand in for, or point to the body. In place of a figure, we find a blank, a trace, an outline. Form emerges as a politics which inhibits the standardization and ontological capture of the non-citizen by the nation-state. And yet, the body can be glimpsed between the lines and from the edges, though remaining inapprehensible and just out of frame. If the non-citizen is signified beyond the fingerprint or the face, what agency, what forms and shapes might emerge?

Curated by Christian Camacho-Light

Venue & Address: 
CSS BARD, Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College
repetative linear forms in red and blue


Friday, April 8, 2016 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 4:00am

CounterPointe: new work by women choreographers and their collaborations with artists

Fri, Apr 8 at 7:30pm; Sat, Apr 9 at 7:30pm; and Sun, Apr 10 at 4pm

The Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn


Featuring new works by:

Kristin Draucker with sculptor Kara Daving

Julia K. Gleich with sculptor Rachel Beach

Brenda Neville with sculptor Courtney Puckett

Lynn Parkerson with artist Michelle Forsyth

Janice Rosario with painter Jessica Weiss

Ursula Verduzco with sculptor Sarah Bednarek

Eryn Renee Young with artist Amanda Browder


Poster Image designed by Jason Andrew featuring sculpture by Rachel Beach. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

This program is presented in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council 


Venue & Address: 
The Actors Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn
poster for CounterPointe with figurative image

Illustrator Doug Panton has 2 pieces chosen in Creative Quarterly 42

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 1:15pm

Illustrator Doug Panton has not one, but two pieces chosen as winners in the Professional Fine Art category of Creative Quarterly 42, New York.

Little Sister (is watching you, too)

screenshot of North America
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 5:00am to Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 5:00am

Nancy Paterson, Ph.D [Faculty of Art] is exhibiting her work in Internet infrastructure visualization at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery December 11, 2015–January 30, 2016 ---[]

Curated by Christiane Paul

Nancy Paterson’s contribution to this group exhibition has 2 parts: the original interactive visualization which became located at a hidden URL [flash based animation] entitled CHmaps -
and the project collaboration with the University of Toronto entitled IXmaps -

Artist statement:
Cyberfeminism gave rise to networked feminism a development that paralleled the transition in my creative practice/research. The Internet based mediawork Stock Market Skirt led directly to creative visualization of Internet infrastructure in an early first generation flash project depicting Internet carrier-hotel interconnection points in NAmerica. This early work was entitled CHmaps, now located at a hidden URL. The visualization attracted attention from potential collaborators including Dr Andrew Clement at the Faculty of Information University of Toronto and the project transitioned to UofT database servers and became re-titled IXmaps. After a period of time it became more driven by research aims at UofT and at this time the database is still hosted there.

Curator statement:
This exhibition will investigate the strategies and social relevance of digital art works exploring surveillance, the rights of the individual, and the transparency (or lack of transparency) of government programs. The exhibition features artworks and activist projects that look back at the apparatus of government agencies and systems of control, addressing issues surrounding ethics, accountability, and the visual and sonic vocabulary used to see or hear the individual or systems of power. Neither a surveillance nor sousveillance exhibition per se, the show is supposed to ask questions about limits of transparency and visualization and what we can know from data. How are we being watched and how are we watching government agencies and systems of control? What are the differences in how citizens see the state apparatus and how systems of power see the citizen? Where are the boundaries between the protector and traitor and where do we need to protect ourselves from our protectors (the governments trying to ensure our safety)?

Venue & Address: 
144 West 14th Street, 2nd floor New York, NY 10011 212.647.7778