Enter the Infeno by Vitaly S. Alexius
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 4:00am to Friday, November 2, 2007 - 4:00am

Our imaginations lead us to worlds where a trick of science and luck, combined with tragedy and loss can yield heroes that ultimately save the day. Heroes, who prevail against all evils and odds, will and strength, overturning death. When was the last time the world was saved?

Outside of inked comic book panels the world is a different place, though it would be nice to imagine that a blurred cape could magically make it all better. But would it be so easy? Suddenly displaced in the reality we know, how much can a utility belt really do? What becomes of the hero when everything they have, everything they are is not enough?

Participating artists: Vitaly S. Alexius, Hugo Arias, Aaron D. Dashner, Nik Dudukovic, Mike Fenn, Adam Horo, Yvon Julie, Elia Morrison , Jessica Newell, and Patrick Phillips.

Venue & Address: 
Transit Space 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario

World So Small

World So Small
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 4:00am to Saturday, October 6, 2007 - 4:00am

An exchange exhibit between ceramic students from OCAD and University of Regina in which they employ the material qualities and associative meanings of clay to investigate how we engage with others and the world. World So Small will coincide with Craft Year 2007 a nation-wide celebration of professional Canadian craft and was previously exhibited at the 5th Parallel Gallery in the University of Regina last winter. It is also being held in conjunction with Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, September 29.

Venue & Address: 
Student Gallery 285 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Faculty of Art students Danielle Coleman and Maya Skarzenski present: Viscous

Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 4:00am to Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 5:00am

Opening: Saturday October 30, 1 to 4 pm

Danielle Coleman and Maya Skarzenski will be showing a series of abstract paintings that celebrates paint overwhelmed. Coleman and Skarzenski present paintings in different styles but maintain similar themes of anthropomorphism and paint as a substance.

Hard edged, and a little tongue-in-cheek, Skarzenski’s paintings are created with skins of acrylic. The skins act as solid objects independent of the canvas, much like collage or assemblage. These paintings undergo an identity crisis as they no longer behave like paint while being purely paint. These skins are torn, nailed and stapled. Paint becomes overbearing and intrusive. Paint is now physical.

Coleman’s work is a synthetic happiness, groove and a little “happy go lucky” attitude captured on canvas. After studying under John Kissick’s 1980’s disco flare and layered polka dot sticker aesthetic, inspiration of bright colours, collaging of older paintings, organic shapes and repeated layers came about. Abstracted works are created under unconscious decision making with spontaneous colour choice and additions of form over multiple days. All works completed with acrylic with various pieces incorporating oil. Glitter and metallic paints bring out the alternative new wave rocker in everyone. Seeking the “dance around the room” excitement and a whole lot of happiness.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St, Anniversary Gallery
Danielle Coleman & Maya Skarzenski poster with event info

OCAD U Zine Collective Exhibition

OCAD U Zine Collective Exhibition at the Learning Zone, Summer 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 4:00am to Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 4:00am

The OCAD U Zine Collective is pleased announce an exhibition of zines and risograph posters, featuring work by students Jon Vanneste, Kai Lumbang, Jenn Woodall, Clara Lynas, Tetyana Herych and Bree Rappaport.

The exhibit is installed to allow viewers to interact with the work and read the zines directly from the wall. 

The Zine Collective Exhibit will be on display until the August 17 in the Learning Zone and is our way of promoting and celebrating International Zine Month in July.

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, room 110, MCC (113 McCaul, Annex Building)
Lindsay Gibb, Learning Zone Technician, lgibb@ocadu.ca

OCAD U Student Exhibition

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 10:30pm to Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 2:30am

As part of OCAD University's Major Cultural Partnership with Pride Toronto, we are pleased to present an OCAD U Student Exhibition to unite and empower our students in their diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

Featuring work by Madelyn Alexander, Dominique Crowley, Adam Filek, John Holland, Lara Aphrodite Isaias, James Patrick Knott, Emily Norry, Jules Reeves, Cecilia Salcedo, Sean Sandusky, Morgan Sears-Williams, Michael Seleski, Ronald Siu and Sarah Alinia Ziazi.

Curated by Wrik Mead

Alongside the OCAD U Student Exhibition is a show presented by Onsite Gallery, Cheryl Pope: Objects for Listening. The new site-specific work in this exhibition was developed through workshops with OCAD U students and the local community, creating objects for listening.

Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith

Both exhibitions run concurrently:
June 8 to July 4, 2016
OCAD U Great Hall
100 McCaul Street
Second Floor

Opening party: June 8 at 6:30 p.m.


  • DJ Mary Mack
  • DJ Cozmic Cat
  • Don’t miss House of Monroe’s mini-Ball and performance at 8:30 p.m.

Event is FREE, all are welcome
ASL provided for opening remarks and to interpret the works
Snacks available from The Steady Café
The space is wheelchair accessible through use of elevators from the ground floor
Fully accessible with gender-neutral washrooms
Presented as part of OCAD U's Major Cultural Partnership with Pride Toronto

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U's Great Hall: 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor
I want To Be Proud Cheryl Pope & OCAD U Student Exhibitions poster with event info

xFutures: Understanding Change. Leading Innovation.

xFutures Exhibition poster
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 4:00pm to Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:00pm

Join us at the third xFutures exhibit, featuring the work of the students from the Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation (SFI).  Special focus will be placed on our graduating students and several of them will present their Major Research Projects in a Pecha Kucha presentation.

Opening reception on Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 6 to 9 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
49 McCaul Street
xFutures Exhibition poster

xFutures Exhibit

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:00pm to Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:00pm

We are delighted to invite you to the opening of our third xFutures exhibit, featuring the work of the students from the Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation (SFI).  Special focus will be placed on our graduating students and several of them will present their Major Research Projects in a Pecha Kucha presentation.

I hope you can join us on Thursday May 26 from 6 – 9 pm at OCAD U’s 49 McCaul The exhibit continues until June 9.

Venue & Address: 
49 McCaul Street
xFutures poster with event info

OCAD U Student Pride Exhibition Call for Submissions

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 8:00pm

Call for Submissions
OCAD U Pride Student Exhibition

An exhibition in celebration of the work, diversity and lives of our LGBTQI2-S students, Pride Toronto and our collective future. This exhibition will be presented alongside the work of Chicago-based artist Cheryl Pope in OCAD University's Great Hall from June 8 to July 4, 2016. Pope's work questions and responds to issues of power, inequality, race, gender and segregation.

This year's theme at Pride is "you can sit with us" and showcases all ages, sexual orientations, gender expressions, gender identities and ethnicities. We encourage students working in all mediums to apply!

Submission Info

  • Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, May 11 by 4 p.m.
  • Send submissions to: submissions@ocadu.ca
  • Send documented work as JPEGs. For performance, digital video or any time-based works please upload video documentation to YouTube or Vimeo and send the URL. Alternatively, you can send your JPEGs or QuickTime files via DropBox

OCAD University's Major Cultural Partnership with Pride Toronto 2016 is supported by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Sustainability Initiatives and Onsite Gallery.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Great Hall
Call for submissions OCAD pride student exhibition poster with application info and rainbow

Student Gallery Call For Submissions! FALL

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 9:00pm to Monday, May 30, 2016 - 9:00pm

The OCAD U Student Gallery is accepting submissions for the fall 2016 exhibition period. We accept group applications, and curatorial proposals from students and recent grads of all disciplines. For application guidelines, visit the OCAD U website (http://www.ocadu.ca/gallery/student-gallery.htm) and our facebook page.

Who may apply?: applications from individual artists, designers or curators, as well as group submissions. All exhibitions at the Student Gallery must be driven by a student or recent grads. No solo shows can be accommodated. The Selection Committee works to create a balanced program that reflects the diverse range of work produced across all programs at OCADU.

If you miss this submission period, there will be a second in the fall term!

ALL SUBMISSIONS DUE MAY 30! Email us at studentgallery@ocadu.ca

An application must include the following:

  • A completed application form
  • An artist statement or exhibition proposal. Whether you apply as a group or as an individual, you must limit your written presentation to one page.
  • All proposals should be accompanied by visuals. This material should either document the actual work you propose toexhibit, or present work that will give the Selection Committee some understanding of your present and/or upcoming projects. You may submit a maximum of 10 hard-copy images or 5 minutes of time-based media. All images must be submitted as computer printouts or printed photographs. Time based media may be handed in on a CD, DVD or USB stick. No emailed material will be accepted, and please do not enclose original artwork. All visual documentation must be clearly labeled with the artist’s name and its medium, size, title and date etc. Your support materials will not be returned.
Venue & Address: 
Please send submissions to 52 McCaul Street OCAD U Student Gallery
416-977-6000 ex 262 or 263
Student Gallery Call For Submissions!

Exchange Student Exhibition

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9:00pm to Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:00pm

Exchange Student Exhibition

The end of the 2016 winter term is upon us and our incoming exchange students would like to invite you to attend an exhibition they have organized.  This term we were very pleased to have 20 talented students join us from our partner institutions in China, Australia, the UK, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany and France.  Please come and celebrate their achievements during their time at OCAD U!

Learning Zone, Level 1, 113 McCaul St (Village by the Grange)
Opening Night: Friday, April 15, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Exhibition runs Friday, April 15 to Thursday, April 21


Message from the students:

The time in Toronto has been for all of us very intense and rich.  After twelve weeks of intense work at OCAD U, we say goodbye to the University, to professors, to students and friends.  Before leaving, we would like to show the fruits of the work to the world and make sure that we keep connected for the future.  

The exchange students of Winter 2016 are very pleased to invite you to the exhibition of our work.  The Opening Event will be in the Learning Zone at 5 p.m. on Friday 15th of April.  Refreshments will be served. 

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 113 McCaul Street (Village by the Grange)
Exhibition poster with event info, picture of egg yolk and the word goodbye in multiple languages