Upcoming Events | Artist-in-Residence | Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher Artist in Residence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

UPCOMING EVENTS | ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE VANESSA DION FLETCHER

Interested in connecting with Artist-in-Residence Vanessa Dion Fletcher?
Faculty, students, grads and members of the public are invited to connect with Vanessa during her time here at OCAD University.

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OPEN STUDIOS
Drop in and see what’s happening.

Room 303, Level 3
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers
Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University

Thurs, Feb 28, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Thurs, March 28, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Thurs, April 18, 4:00 – 7:00 PM (ASL Interpretation Provided)

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RESPONSE EXCHANGE
Between you and the Artist

Response Exchange is an opportunity for you and Vanessa to exchange ideas and comments about your creative practices. Come prepared to share artwork, idea or writing that you would like a response to. In turn, Vanessa will ask for your thoughts on Art she is developing during her residency.

To book an appointment for Response Exchange, email Vanessa.

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ARTIST TALKS IN CLASSES
Invite Vanessa to join your class.

Faculty are encouraged to invite Vanessa to their classes for guest artist talks
To schedule a class visit, email Vanessa.

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VANESSA DION FLETCHER

Vanessa Dion Fletcher employs porcupine quills, Wampum belts, and menstrual blood to reveal the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally. She links these ideas to personal experiences with language, fluency, and understanding. All of these themes are brought together in the context of her Potawatomi and Lenape ancestry, and her learning disability caused by a lack of short-term memory. Her work is held in the Indigenous Art Center Collection in Gatineau, Quebec, and Seneca College. In 2016, Dion Fletcher graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A in performance. She is the recipient of the 2017 Textile Museum of Canada Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award.

OCAD University is proud to announce an inaugural residency with artist Vanessa Dion Fletcher at the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion. Vanessa will complete an in-situ six-month Visiting Artist residency, which will be followed by a six-month post-residency to disseminate the results with their guidance and support. Funded by the City of Toronto’s Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnership Fund, the residency will be hosted by OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designer and the Indigenous Visual Culture program.

www.dionfletcher.com

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ROSALIE SHARP PAVILION

OCAD University’s Rosalie Sharp Pavilion is the home of the Experiential Learning Centre. The building’s refurbishment is a milestone in the Creative City Campus project, boldly re-imagining the use of space to expand studio, digital and work-integrated-learning learning.

Located on level 3, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) is OCADU’s Career Development office and Experiential Learning Program. The CEAD supports the early-career advancement of all OCAD U students and recent alumni.

Access Info: 115 McCaul St is located at the corner of Dundas St and McCaul St on the southeast side. The entrance to the building is on McCaul St and has an electronic door with a punch button. The building is undergoing construction and there is scaffolding over the entrance. Level 3 can be accessed via an elevator or stairs. The floor is an open concept space and direction to the studio or other questions can be asked at the reception desk. There are gendered wheelchair accessible washrooms. 

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CONTACT

We encourage students and faculty to set up a time with Vanessa for mentorship, critique and conversation.

Please email Vanessa directly to set up a time.

 

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Leve 3, 115 McCaul St OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/centre-for-emerging-artists-and-designers.htm

OCAD University Welcomes Artist-in-Residence Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher in her studio (left), Artwork right: Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Colonial Comfort, 2016 (right)
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 11:45am

OCAD University is proud to announce an inaugural residency with artist Vanessa Dion Fletcher at the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion. Vanessa will complete an in-situ six-month Visiting Artist residency, which will be followed by a six-month post-residency to disseminate the results with their guidance and support. Funded by the City of Toronto’s Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnership Fund, the residency will be hosted by OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designer and the Indigenous Visual Culture program.

Indigenous vs. western capitalist models separate communal relationships; artists vs. students vs. teachers/scholars and create economic barriers and social hierarchies. This model is antithetical to Indigenous placemaking, economic, and creative expression. My residency time at OCAD U is an opportunity to interrupt and shift these Western institutional values, boundaries, and hierarchies embedded in the arts. I chose to partner with OCAD because decolonization is critical to OCAD University’s forward thinking, I will be able to create great alliances for social change/justice.

Vanessa Dion Fletcher

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WELCOME LUNCH & ARTIST TALK

Monday, February 4th, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, Level 3, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul St.
Lunch catered by Nish Dish
Facebook Event

Vanessa’s residency will run from January 2019 to mid-June 2019. Her time with OCAD University will open with a welcome lunch and artist talk to take place at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers. All are welcome.

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VANESSA DION FLETCHER

Vanessa Dion Fletcher employs porcupine quills, Wampum belts, and menstrual blood to reveal the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally. She links these ideas to personal experiences with language, fluency, and understanding. All of these themes are brought together in the context of her Potawatomi and Lenape ancestry, and her learning disability caused by a lack of short-term memory. Her work is held in the Indigenous Art Center Collection in Gatineau, Quebec, and Seneca College. In 2016, Dion Fletcher graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A in performance. She is the recipient of the 2017 Textile Museum of Canada Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award.

www.dionfletcher.com

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ROSALIE SHARP PAVILION

OCAD University’s Rosalie Sharp Pavilion is the home of the Experiential Learning Centre. The building’s refurbishment is a milestone in the Creative City Campus project, boldly re-imagining the use of space to expand studio, digital and work-integrated-learning learning.

Located on level 3, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) is OCADU’s Career Development office and Experiential Learning Program. The CEAD supports the early-career advancement of all OCAD U students and recent alumni. The Rosalie Sharp Pavilion is a wheelchair accessible space.

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CONTACT

We encourage students and faculty to set up a time with Vanessa for mentorship, critique and conversation.

Please email Vanessa directly to set up a time.