Photo of Glenn Mcarthur
gmcarthur@faculty.ocadu.ca
Photo of Glenn Mcarthur
Glenn Mcarthur
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Design
gmcarthur@faculty.ocadu.ca

Area(s) of Expertise

Graphic Design, Colour & Two Dimensional Design, History of Graphic Design

Overview

To keep a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and a pair of loose shoes on my feet I–ve worked as a graphic designer for advertising agencies and design studios in both New York and Toronto. Working mostly as a freelancer the down time between jobs has given me the opportunity to explore other aspects of design, photography, writing, and the arts (not to mention improving my tennis game). I–ve initiated numerous projects that have engaged many of my skills, which have resulted in a number of published books, and exhibitions in major Ontario galleries including the Design Exchange in Toronto. Current projects include the second edition of the OCADU textbook Colour and Two-Dimensional Design, which is being used by all first year students. Over the last two years, I have developed colour hybrid and online courses based on the content from this book.

Education

Ontario College of Art AOCA

University of Guelph BA

York University Mdes

Awards \ Grants

Awards/Grants/Juries

2014 MUTC online course development and digital publication grant

2013 OCAD University, awarded a course offload to write and develop an online course on Colour and Two-Dimensional Design for first year students

2011 Heritage Toronto, Finalist, Media Category

2010 Heritage Toronto, Award of Excellence, Book Category

2010 Ontario College of Art and Design, Digital Futures Initiative Grant

2009 Ontario College of Art and Design, Curriculum Innovation Fund Grant

2009 Heritage Hamilton Foundation, Project Grant

2009 Toronto Society of Architects, Project Grant

2008 Heritage Toronto, (jury member for award selection: Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship category)

2002 Ontario Arts Council, Writer's Reserve Grant

1999 Toronto Arts Council, Literature Grant

1997 Heritage Toronto, Certificate of Commendation, 9 June (book award)

1997 Conestogo Club of Printing House Craftsman, Best of Category, Kitchener, ON (book award)

1996 The International Association of Printing House Craftsman Inc., Gallery of Superb Printing, Bronze Award, category: Soft Cover (book award)

1996 The International Association of Printing House Craftsman Inc., Gallery of Superb Printing 1996, Bronze Award, category: Hard Cover (book award)

1996 Social Science Federation of Canada, Publishing Grant

1996 Ontario Arts Council, Design Grant

1996 Canadian Heritage, Museums Assistance Program, Project Grant

1996 Hamilton Sesquicentennial Celebration, Project Grant

1995 Ontario Arts Council, Design Grant

1995 Ontario Heritage Foundation, Publishing Grant

1990 Toronto Arts Council, Literature Grant

Selected Publications

Book Publications

2014 McArthur, Glenn, –Colour and Two-dimensional Design–, OCAD University. second edition, (170 pages, course textbook)

2011 McArthur, Glenn, –Colour and Two-dimensional Design–, OCAD University. (128 pages, course textbook)

2009 McArthur, Glenn, –A Progressive Traditionalist: John Lyle, Architect–, Coach House Press. (240 pages)

1996 McArthur, Glenn, and Annie Szamosi, –William Thomas, Architect, 1799-1860–, Archives of Canadian Art an imprint of Carleton University Press. (168 pages)

Book Chapter/Catalogue

2010 McArthur, Glenn, –Architectural Dialogues: Moriyama & Teshima–, Archives of Ontario. (24 page exhibition catalogue)

2008 McArthur, Glenn, –John M. Lyle and the Civic Improvement Committee: A head, a heart, and a pulse to Toronto–, OURTOPIAS: Ideal cities and the roles of design in remaking urban space, edited by Philip Beesley and Paola Poletto, published by Design Exchange, Canadian Design Research Network and Riverside Architectural Press.

Articles

2009 McArthur, Glenn, –John M. Lyle and Canadian Moderne–, Ornamentvm: Decorative Arts in Canada, Canadian Society of Decorative Arts, Spring.

1997 McArthur, Glenn, and Annie Szamosi, "Don Jail–, Heritage Canada, Ottawa, May/June.

1999 McArthur, Glenn, –The 13th–, Heritage Toronto Explorer, Toronto.

Encyclopedia

2009 McArthur, Glenn, –Bank of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia–, The Canadian Encyclopedia, published by Historica-Dominion Institute, Calgary, AB.

2009 McArthur, Glenn, –Runnymede Library, Toronto–, The Canadian Encyclopedia, published by Historica-Dominion Institute, Calgary, AB.

2000 McArthur, Glenn, and Annie Szamosi, –William Thomas (1799-1860)–,

The Canadian Encyclopedia, McCleland and Stewart, Toronto, ON.

2000 McArthur, Glenn, and Annie Szamosi, –William Tutin Thomas (1829-1892)–, The Canadian Encyclopedia, McCleland and Stewart, Toronto, ON.

Video/Script

2009/10 McArthur, Glenn, –Architectural Dialogues: Moriyama & Teshima–, an eight minute video with interviews of Raymond Moriyama, Ajon Moriyama and Daniel Teramura, for an exhibition at the Archives of Ontario.

2007 McArthur, Glenn, –The Architecture of John M. Lyle: Past and Present–, with interviews of Bruce Kuwabara, Bruce Stratton and Robert Magne, a fifteen minute video that was part of a touring exhibition at the Design Exchange, Toronto, School of Architecture, McGill University, Montreal and the Hamilton Art Gallery.

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

Founding member and Vice President elect, Colour Research Society of Canada, Toronto