OCAD University
Elizabeth D'Agostino
Faculty of Art

Area(s) of Expertise

Printmaking, Drawing



Elizabeth D'Agostino received her BFA from the University of Windsor and her MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL. She has exhibited in Canada and internationally including Iziko: Museum of Cape Town, South Africa, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, and The Print Center, Philadelphia. Her work can also be found in many private and public collections including the University of Changchun Jilin, China; Frans Masareel Centrum, Belgium and Ernst and Young, Canada.


She has been selected as a 2008 Visiting Artist by the Fine Arts Department at the University of South Dakota. Elizabeth lives and works in Toronto and is a member of Open Studio in Toronto where she does most of her printing. Currently, Elizabeth teaches printmaking at the Ontario College of Art and Design and is the Curriculum Coordinator at the Toronto School of Art.






1998  M.F.A in Studio Art, Southern Illinois University,Carbondale, IL, USA

1995 B.F.A Honours in Painting, Printmaking, University of Windsor, ON, Canada


Professional Experience



2004-present  Instructor, Ontario College of Art and Design Toronto, ON, Printmaking Department

2001-2003   Professor/Studio Technician White Mountain Academy of the Arts, Elliot Lake, ON Printmaking-Intaglio, Screenprint,  Lithography

1998-2000   Instructor, Core Program - Drawing, 2D Design and Colour Theory. Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, USA



Awards \ Grants

2007             Ontario Arts Council, Visual Arts: Emerging

2006/2007  Nick Novak Scholarship, Open Studio, Toronto, ON, Canada

2006/2005 Artist-in-Residence, Frans Masareel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium

2004           Fellowship Award, Artist-in-Residence Program, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, USA

2004           Partial Fellowship, Artist-in-Residence Program, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, USA

2000           Artist-in-Residence Program, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Parks Canada, St. John’s, NF

2003           Renaissance Graphic Arts Materials Award, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

1998           Professional Development Grant, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, USA 

1998           Southern Illinois University Women’s Professional Juried Competition, Carbondale, IL, USA

1995-98      Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL, USA    



Selected Publications


Camper, Fred. “Fine Adjustments” Chicago Reader, Section One, October 22, 1999.

Matthew Follwell, “Evolving Printmaking” Our Neighbourhood, March 2007.


Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

2005-2009  Board of Directors, Open Studio, Toronto, ON