OCADU Graduate Students Represented at Art Toronto 2018

 

Friday, September 14, 2018

The OCAD University Curatorial Team will be participating as a cultural partner at the Art Toronto International Art Fair this year. As Canada’s largest international contemporary and modern art fair, Art Toronto will be taking place at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre, from October 26 - 29, 2018. Alongside faculty lead Professor Natalie Waldburger, and coordinator Tak Pham, OCAD U will have a booth at Art Toronto curated by graduate and undergraduate students: Erica Cristobol, Kristi Poole-Adler, Jessica Turner, and McKenna Gray.

This project provides a platform for the curatorial students to display their curation efforts. It also provides the selected artists an entrepreneurial opportunity to sell work, and gain exposure to international markets and galleries. Following an intense selection process, the curatorial team has carefully selected graduate students who define up-and-coming talent in the contemporary art market today: Christine Yunk, Adelaide Thorhallsdottir, Kristin Morthens, Court Gee, Brandon Fujimagari, Julia Balfour, Laura Dawe, Gabrielle Leighton, Josi Smit, Maisha Marshall-Ende, and Mira Marie Pedari.

OCAD Grads Receive Awards at 2019 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
Congratulations to Eugenia Chan (Material Art & Design 2018) and Elise Conlin (Illustration 2019) who were presented with awards at the recent 2019 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF). 
We are delighted to inform you that recent grads from OCADU’s ILLU and MAAD programs and were among the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Award Winners announced at the event this past Friday. (Full email announcement from the TOAF viewable below and in this browser link). Both Elise and Eugenia were recipients of the OCAD U TOAF Career Launcher opportunity (along with 8 additional ILLU and MAAD grads), coordinated by the CEAD.
The OCAD University community is deeply saddened by the recent passing of alumna (1998, Criticism & Curatorial Practice) and artist/curator Katharine Mulherin.
Photograph of Dr. Park and presenter conversing at the AGCSF event.
The inaugural event of the Asia-Global-Cultural-Studies-Forum (AGCSF) facilitated by Dr. Soyang Park (LASSIS) was successfully held on May 17, 1-6 pm in room 115 at 205 Richmond St. West. 11 speakers presented their research, creations, community activities/entrepreneurship on and dealing with diverse topics concerning the issues in Asia and the Asia-Global. The presenters and discussants consisted of OCAD U student-researchers from both undergrad and graduate programs (Art, Design, CADN, VCS, CRCP, CCP, and IAMD), OCAD U faculty members, graduate researchers from other institutions (UofT), and a professional (the founder of Tea Base).
by Anson Liaw
Hiii Illustration 2018 International Competition is open to all illustrators, creative professionals, publishers, agencies, representatives, students and teachers from all over the world.  Any illustration works, first created or published from 2015 through 2018 were eligible for this competition.  
Family Kit: T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers
Onsite Gallery, OCAD University is happy to offer a free interactive guide for families and young visitors to creatively engage with our current contemporary art exhibition, T.M. Glass: The Audible Language of Flowers.
On Wednesday, June 26, OCAD University welcomed the Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP, Pickering-Uxbridge and president of Ontario's Treasury Board. Minister Bethlenfalvy met with OCAD U President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sara Diamond and Jaime Watt, Chair of the OCAD U Board of Governors.
Dr. Sara Diamond, President and VIce-Chancellor, OCAD University
Today, Rideau Hall announced 83 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Among them is OCAD University President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Sara Diamond. From the accompanying citation, “President Diamond has contributed immensely to the country’s arts, cultural and digital industry landscape. An accomplished and prolific artist, researcher and administrator, her revolutionary work bridges the fields of art, design, science and technology, notably in her current role as President and Vice-Chancellor of OCAD University (OCAD U), and previously at The Banff Centre. Under her visionary direction, she has positioned OCAD U as an eminent leader, one that champions innovative teaching and research, and fosters opportunities for Indigenous education and collaborative partnerships.”
Abstract painting by K. Morthens
Friday, September 14, 2018

The OCAD University Curatorial Team will be participating as a cultural partner at the Art Toronto International Art Fair this year. As Canada’s largest international contemporary and modern art fair, Art Toronto will be taking place at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre, from October 26 - 29, 2018. Alongside faculty lead Professor Natalie Waldburger, and coordinator Tak Pham, OCAD U will have a booth at Art Toronto curated by graduate and undergraduate students: Erica Cristobol, Kristi Poole-Adler, Jessica Turner, and McKenna Gray.

This project provides a platform for the curatorial students to display their curation efforts. It also provides the selected artists an entrepreneurial opportunity to sell work, and gain exposure to international markets and galleries. Following an intense selection process, the curatorial team has carefully selected graduate students who define up-and-coming talent in the contemporary art market today: Christine Yunk, Adelaide Thorhallsdottir, Kristin Morthens, Court Gee, Brandon Fujimagari, Julia Balfour, Laura Dawe, Gabrielle Leighton, Josi Smit, Maisha Marshall-Ende, and Mira Marie Pedari.