Post – Print

Post & Print poster, blue wireframe text on black background
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 4:00am to Monday, April 25, 2016 - 4:00am

This exhibition brings together the work of 13 Print and Publications students graduating from OCAD University in 2016. Their work stems from a variety of media including print processes, papermaking, bookarts, and photography. Moving beyond traditional 2-dimensional works on paper, this exhibition showcases the innovative integration of installation and performance within print and publishing.

Friday, 22 April 2016—7PM to 10 PM

As this is an RSVP event, to be added the Guest List, please select 'going’ on the Facebook Event Page:

Exhibition Dates: 22 April - 25 April 2016 – 10 AM to 8 PM

Featuring works by:
Keith Eager
Matt Fielding
Lisa Elaine Frost
Jarrett Heckbert
Tetyana Herych
Aaron Markiewicz
Ramona Maung
Annunziata Morant
Kaitlyn Page
Simone Sparenberg
Tania Stepanova
Marisa Torres
Alex Wood
Joanna Yetter

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Typeface Sponsor:
Benjamin Critton Art Department


Venue & Address: 
Beaver Hall Gallery 29 McCaul St Toronto, ON
abstract geometric image
portrait of a female
Printmaking & Publications poster, pink text on black background

Reflection: First Generation Exhibition and Publication Launch

Reflection First Generation Student Exhibition & Publication Launch
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 11:00pm to Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 2:00am

REFLECTION is the fifth annual First Generation Program publication that features art, design and written work by students who are first in their family to attend a post-secondary educational institution. Twenty-eight first generation students from various undergraduate and graduate programs are participating in this year’s event which explores the theme, "Reflection". Join us at the OCAD U Student Gallery as we launch the publication and celebrate the work on display.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Student Gallery 52 McCaul Street
Reflection First Generation Student Exhibition & Publication Launch poster with event info

Public Action

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 4:00am to Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 4:00am

Interested in Publication?
Have a book you’d like to make?
Want to learn about screenprinting, risograph, publication design and bookmaking?
Care about dissemination of your voice and ideas?

... Take part in PUBLIC ACTION, a publications residency at the OCADU Student Gallery!

For the month of June, the gallery will be transformed into a publications studio, with access to a variety of reproduction processes including screenprinting, photocopying, and risograph, as well as perfect binding and hand book sewing. Together we will create works that advocate for political agency. Those works may include books, performances, posters, artist multiples, and more.

There are a number of ways you can take part!

Participate in a Thematic Residency. Make books during Open Studio. Eat and talk with us during Night School. Party at our Book Launch Dances.

The Student Gallery, in its precarity as a site of impending redevelopment, is an ideal space to consider questions of citizenship. Participants in Public Action will consider how the form of the publication, with its emphasis on voice and political strategy, is a unique form of civic and cultural engagement.

The Public Action Thematic Residency runs between June 4 and 27, Tuesdays through Thursdays 10am – 5pm (with flexible attendance requirements).

Public Action is facilitated by Shannon Gerard and Mary Tremonte. Invited artists include Paul Kjelland, Leila Pourtavaf, and Agata Mrozowski (June 4-14,) Anthea Black and Jennie Suddick (June 18-27).

Residency fees are Pay What You Can, $100 suggested.

Bring your own plans for small run publications of any kind and work in a facilitated environment with access to screenprinting, risograph, photocopying, design advice, perfect binding and bookmaking during the following hours:
Tuesday – Thursday, 2-5 PM
Friday 10-5 PM

Rates: $8 per hour or $100 per week (Sliding scale also available, inquire!)

Informal presentations from invited speakers are concurrent with potluck family-style dinners and robust conversation on issues relevant to Publication.

Let’s put the Action in Public Action by celebrating the social-political life of books, on the dance floor. Licensed events! With DJ Mary Mack and Special Friends! Fresh Publications available for swap and sale. June 14 and 27, 7-10 pm.

Shannon Gerard
PWYC, $100 Suggested
Student Gallery Week 1 schedule with event info

Lindsay Gibb’s National Treasure: Nicolas Cage listed as a top book of 2015

Photo of Lindsday Gibb
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 5:00am

OCAD U E-Reserves and Learning Zone Technician Lindsay Gibb’s first book has been listed by the National Post as one of the 99 best books of 2015. Gibb calls National Treasure: Nicolas Cage a critique/celebration of Cage’s style of acting and the range of roles he has chosen over his career.

Gibb is a journalist who has been at OCAD U since 2013, having worked in the library for the previous two years as a reference intern. She is in the early stages of writing her next book.

Interviewed by Metro Toronto, Gibb admits that her fondness for the actor turned into “a bit of an obsession” while researching the book.

The book is part of the ECW (entertainment culture writing) Press Pop Classics series and is widely available in bookstores and online.

“I didn’t know I wanted to understand Nicolas Cage until I read Lindsay Gibb’s book. Now I’m sure of it.” — Jesse Wente, director of film programmes, TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Working It: Student Works From Printmaking, Publications & Photography

Photo of an art booth at the Union Station Holiday Market
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 5:00am to Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 5:00am

Visit us at The Union Station Holiday Market!

OCAD U’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is pleased to partner with the Toronto Market Co. to realize this Career Launcher opportunity for student artist Tetyana Herych and upper-year students from the Photography, Printmaking and Publications specializations.
Booth curation by CRCP student Janine Arellano.


Venue & Address: 
Union Station 65 Front St. W.

National Magazine Awards Foundation Interviews Illustration Alumnus

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 5:00am

The National Magazine Awards Foundation has just published an interview with Hudson Christie, 2015’s Best New Illustrator or Photographer winner. Hudson graduated OCADU’s Illustration program in 2014.

Be sure to follow the related links to two other OCADU grads (2009): Selena Wong (two-time NMA-winning illustrator) and Gracia Lam (two time NMA winner for Spot Illustration).

Society of Publication Designers

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 11:30pm to Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 2:00am

OCAD Illustration alumni Anita Kunz and Barry Blitt, headlining a special talk by the Society of Publication Designers in New York on their portraiture of President Obama. It’s a testament to Canadian’s unique perspective and influence on the US politics and our program’s global contribution to the profession.

Venue & Address: 
The Helen Mills Theatre - NEW YORK 137 W26th Street New York City
$10 for members $20 non-members
Illustration of Barack Obama with a beard and hat imitating Abraham Lincoln

OCAD U Queer Publishing Project - Dream Chat #1

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

Dream Chats is a series of student-led discussions to create content for a handbook for faculty on Supporting Queer and Transgender Students.

These discussions are open to all students, former students, alumni, staff and faculty from all OCAD U departments and disciplines. Share your experiences at OCAD U in a safe and productive chat space that will centre the voices of LBTQQI2SAA* students.

Conversations particularly welcome input from students who identify as transgender, gender-queer, Indigenous, and racialized, students who attended OCAD U but experienced barriers to graduating, and alumni.

Funded by the OCAD U Big Ideas Fund and the OCAD Student Union
This is an initiative of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Sustainability Initiatives. Workshops will be facilitated by students organizing the Queer Publishing Project and Faculty member Anthea Black.

Upcoming Dates:
November 5th 4-6pm
Room 187, 100 McCaul

November 11th 3-5pm
Room 525, 113 McCul (the annex)

November 18th 3-5pm
Room 550, 100 McCaul

November 25th 3-5pm
Room 550, 100 McCau

Venue & Address: 
Rm. 187, Lambert Lounge, 100 McCaul Street
416.977.6000 ext.3840
Dream chat poster with pink and yellow highlights

KAPSULA Press partners with OCAD University for a special issue

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 3:00pm

A special edition of KAPSULA Magazine will feature a selection of texts in association with OCAD University's Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories MA program at OCAD University. The issue will be released on September 18, 2015.

KAPSULA collaborates with OCAD University's Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Histories MA program (CADN) to publish interviews, papers and image-based works from their 2015 conference, Multiple Li(v)es of Art/ists &... Disciplinary Fuzziness and the Future(s) of Art Criticism. The conference, held March 27-28, 2015, featured Keynote presentations from Dr. Sarah Thornton, author of 33 Artists in 3 Acts and Seven Days in the Art World and Canadian performance artist Brendan Fernandes. The conference explored the boundaries, binaries, and interdisciplinary practices that condition contemporary art and society.  Makers and thinkers participating in the conference addressed the ways art and its many disciplinary iterations continue to morph and change.

Special issues of KAPSULA have been created in collaboration with University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography and the Art History Graduate Student Association of York University (AHGSAY). Released monthly, KAPSULA Magazine currently publishes more content focused on critical issues in contemporary art than any other publication in Toronto.

OCAD U Student Press wins Alcuin Society limited editions award

Image courtesy of ALSO Collective.
Image courtesy of ALSO Collective.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 4:15pm

The OCAD U Student Press is celebrating its win of a limited editions category third place award in the 32nd annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada for Shift: Processes, the sixth publication in the Press’s Shift series. The Alcuin Society is a Vancouver based non-profit organization that supports the appreciation of fine books. In addition to the annual book design competition, the Society publishes a journal, Amphora, and organizes lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and field visits on various aspects of the book.

The OCAD U Student Press is celebrating its win of a limited editions category third place award in the 32nd annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada for Shift: Processes, the sixth publication in the Press’s Shift series. The Alcuin Society is a Vancouver based non-profit organization that supports the appreciation of fine books. In addition to the annual book design competition, the Society publishes a journal, Amphora, and organizes lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and field visits on various aspects of the book.

Shift: Processes credits:
Publication Directors: Antonio Lennert and Symon Oliver
Assistant Directors: Emma Novotny and Ansel Schmidt
Editors: Caroline MacFarlane and Vanessa Nicholas
Creative Writing Editors: William Meneses and Shianne Edelmayer
Foreword: Shannon Gerard
Design: ALSO Collective
Printer: Flash Reproductions
Contributors: Thary Chhom, Benjamin Edelberg, Annyen Lam, Marta Ryczko, Theresa Duong, Kat Kleine, Lena Rubisova, Tara Paashuis, Darren Rigo, Sab Meynert, Mark Suarez, Amy Gaizauskas, Nermin Moufti, Fareena Chanda, Mike Lovas, Britt Wray, Gregory Phillips, Guia Gali, Rich Pauptit, William Andrew Finlay Stewart, Claire Scherzinger, Eunice Luk, Setareh Zakeri, Ilana van Zyl, Marc O’Brien, Meredith Sadler, Sabrina Scott, Brooke Wayne, Nicole Torres and William S. Meneses