Hot Mess (formerly known as Inspired)

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 1:00pm to Friday, April 15, 2016 - 4:00pm

Hot Mess (formally known as Inspired)

Exploration, experimentation, and iteration—first year has students engage in trial and error with the intention to learn from both successes and failures. But as with most things, this is easier said than done.

Shifting from outcome-driven to process-based approaches is no easy endeavour. This show embodies the hot mess that is the first-year experience.


Venue & Address: 
Transit Space 100 McCaul 2nd Floor
Transit Space April 11-15

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

Valerie Carew: Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment

Body Coiling
Gall Bodies
Cocooning (Headpiece)
I Am A Wooly Aphid (Headpiece)
Moth Balls
In Private
Media Room Installation View
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 4:00pm to Monday, April 25, 2016 - 9:00pm

Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment
Valerie Carew MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 18-25, open daily 12-5pm
Performaces on Friday April 22 and Saturday April 23 between 1-2pm

This thesis postulates contemporary domestic spaces as spheres which may be experienced as isolating and compartmentalized units, which enable forms of detachment and reenforce reclusive behaviour. As our global population rises, the construction of these zones continues to consume natural ecosystems. My work conceptualizes the home as a practise-led research site in which to investigate a mergence between the interior domestic realm and the outer natural world. Hand fabricated wearable textile forms express this interplay with the use of reclaimed household fabrics. These pieces are developed as hybrid forms which combine sensory isolation as a metaphor for reclusion, with biomimetic role-play featuring neighbouring organisms in fallow farm field ecosystems, which exhibit insulating behaviours similar to our human domestic versions. These objects become activated by means of embodiment and performance. This work is a practise in comparative dwelling which considers the implications of persistent housing development in southern Ontario, and describes an effort to navigate the constructed notions of the ideal nuclear home and family. It represents an ongoing endeavour to find emergence from social and environmental dissociative ways of being.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Graduate Gallery 205 Richmond St. West, Ground Floor
Enclosure Movement: Comparative Dwelling and Embodiment  Valerie Carew MFA Thesis Exhibition

Hello from Richmond 205

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 4:00am to Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 4:00am

Playfully, hello = hi = hey = how are you = what’s up = friends...

HELLO acknowledges that this is the first cohesive introduction of the 2015 /2016 MFA and MDES Interdisciplinary program’s work to the larger OCAD student body and faculty.
Initially considered to be a shout to attract attention, the word “hello” continues to grow in its potential to signify inclusivity as well as speak to the wonderful diversity of knowledge, skill sets, and perspectives represented through the work.
We invite you to engage with the show and then say “hello” so that we can continue the conversations that work to inform our evolving practices.

Written on behalf of IAMD first year cohort by
Jill Price (BFA 93, OT 2007, MFA 2017)

Exhibiting Artists and Designers

  • Fallon Andy
  • Carlina Chen
  • Tom Feiler
  • Quendrim Hoti
  • Karina Iskandarsjah
  • Iveta Karpathyova
  • Pascaline J. Knight
  • Max Lupo
  • Mariam Magsi
  • Annette Mangaard
  • Alexandra Majerus
  • Julian Majewski
  • Jill Price
  • David Constantino Salazar
  • Eli Schwanz
  • Samantha Sherer
  • Katrina Tompkins
  • Mel Worku


Venue & Address: 
The Great Hall - 100 McCaul
Poster for 1st Year IAMD Student Exhibition Hello From Richmond 205

Writing Across the Curriculum End-of-Year Exhibit

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Writing Across the Curriculum Initiative End-of-Year Exhibit

Opening Reception: March 31, 4 pm – 7 pm, Room 512 Annex Building

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us to celebrate the successes of the first year implementation of OCAD U’s Writing Across the Curriculum Initiative. As part of the end-of-year celebration, we will be showcasing faculty pedagogical innovations and student achievements in Writing in the Disciplines (WID) courses. 

The event will include:

  •  An Exhibition of First-Year Student Writing and Visual Work (curated by first-year graphic design students Donya Aref, Breanne Jeethan, and Fatima Riaz)
  • A Faculty Poster Exhibit featuring:
    • Erin Finley
    • David Griffin
    • Joni Moriyama
    • Gabrielle Moser
    • Diane Pugen
    • Saskia van Kampen
    • Nancy Snow

The Exhibition will run March 31 – April 7 in Room 512 Annex

Venue & Address: 
Room 512 Annex Building

Homework - Illustrative Drawing and Painting Exhibition

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 12:00pm to Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

Students from Gillian Iles 3 sections of her Illustrative Painting course are having an exhibition.

Homework Illustrative Drawing and Painting Exhibition in the Youngplace Hallway Galleries on the 2nd and 3rd floors / March 21 – March 26 / Students from OCADU’s Illustration Program exhibit twelve independently curated exhibitions developed in their Illustrative Painting course.

/ Free / Open Daily 8 am – 8pm except Saturday Mar 26, 8am – 2pm / Informal artist reception March 23, 7 - 9pm in the 2nd & 3rd floor hallway galleries.

Venue & Address: 
Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street Toronto, ON M6J 2W5

First-generation reflections

For the fifth year, OCAD University’s First-Generation Program has assembled an exhibition of work by students who are the first in their families to attend a post-secondary institution.

This year’s exhibition (and accompanying publication) is called Reflection. The show presents art, design and writing by 28 first-generation students from various programs at OCAD U. Some contributors reflected on political issues, such as the environment, racism and LGBTQ concerns. Others reflected on memories and personal narratives. And some explored the theme formally with self-portraits and reflections in nature.

Reflection is an initiative of OCAD U's Writing & Learning Centre. The exhibition was curated by students involved in the exhibition, led by Claire Bartleman, program assistant, First-Year Student Initiatives. Jasmin Liu, an Industrial Design student, designed the accompanying publication.

Exhibition: March 10 to 17 at the OCAD University Student Gallery (52 McCaul St.).

Public launch: Friday, March 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.



Alexander Da Costa-Furtado (Sculpture/Installation), Rumen, 2015 (plaster)

Jacob Sal Willow (Inclusive Design), Homeless LGBTQ Youth, 2015 (markers on paper)

Quentin Lindsay (Drawing & Painting), Kabaka George, 2014 (acrylic, aerosol, ink on watercolour paper)

L.E. Frost (Cross-Disciplinary Art – Publications), In My Mind, 2015 (digital print)

Michelle Beck (Photography), Rorschach, 2015 (digital photography)

Nazanin Khani (Sculpture/Installation), Mom and Dad, not very Equally Treated, 2015 (installation)

Standard Template

Still life

Take a look at some drawings by first-year OCAD U art and design students, recently showcased in the Ada Slaight Student Gallery.

Still life drawing of shoes, books and gadgets. By Franky Lo Drawing by Franky Lo

Abstract painting/illustration of people with swirls of coffee. By Lada Kysla Drawing by Lada Kysla

Half cross hatched, half pointillism drawing of a hand holding a pocket watch. By Fahmna Ahmed Drawing by Fahmna Ahmed

Weird alien falling menacingly from Jupiter in prehistoric times. By Emily Zou Drawing by Emily Zou


Illustration of a building facade
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 5:00am to Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 5:00am

Exhibition extended to Tues Nov 17, 2015.

An annual collective exhibit presented by OCAD University's MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice Students

Featuring the work of students from the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design:

Fallon Andy
Carlina Chen
Tom Feiler
Qendrim Hoti
Karina Iskandrasjah
Iveta Karpathyova
Pascaline Knight
Max Lupo
Mariam Magsi
Alexandra Majerus
Julian Majewski
Annette Mangaard
Jill Price
David Salazar
Eli Schawnz
Samantha Sherer
Katrina Tompkins
Sandra Van Ruymbeke

Reception: November 12, 6 to 9 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Graduate Student Gallery 205 Richmond St. W. (Floor G)
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unguarded An annual collective exhibit presented by OCAD University's MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice Student

Secret Lives

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 4:00pm to Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:00am

Secret Lives
A Group Art Show
Illustration Thesis Graduates:
Rosena Fung; JW Pang; Derrick Chow; Gracia Lam; Suharu Ogawa; Dallas Conte; Michael Pitropov; Ana Altamira; Hudson Christie; Sophia Feesh; Stephanie Kenzie; Brandon Celi; Orlando Grunewald; Aaron Millard

Venue & Address: 
Steam Whistle Brewery Roundhouse Park 255 Bremner Blvd.
Colourful illustrations of ghosts