mjaroszewicz@faculty.ocad.ca
OCAD University
Mark Jaroszewicz
Instructor
Faculty of Design
mjaroszewicz@faculty.ocad.ca

Area(s) of Expertise

Ceramics, Glass

Overview

Mark Jaroszewicz’s passions in material arts span over twenty years, and he continues to cultivate an ever-fresh philosophy of “just getting started.”  He started early on the journey as an artist, having his own studio space at seventeen. Mark furthered his exploration of diversity of media and techniques at the Ontario College of Art, graduating with honours in glass. His travels as a high-end faux painter and muralist throughout Asia and North America challenged and redefined his cultural definitions, broadening his standards of being a Canadian. 

Mark has lectured across Ontario on prospecting local indigenous clays and has exhibited artwork throughout Canada as well as internationally.  As an instructor at OCAD, Mark enjoys sharing his perspective of Canadian Craft’s endless potential and new horizons of cultural contribution for Canadians and the world.

Selected Exhibitions

2009: 8th Helen Keller International Award - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall & TouchBase, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2008: Touched - Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON

2007: Echoes and Ripples: Work by the Toronto Potters - Burlington Arts Centre, Burlington, ON

2007: Ontario Craft ’07 – Biennial Juried Exhibition - Ontario Craft Council Gallery, Toronto, ON

2007: “Currents” Alumni Show - OCAD, Toronto, ON

2007: On The Table – 100 Years of Functional Ceramics in Canada - Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, ON; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MA; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS

2007: Heart Vessel – The heart to art ceramic group show - Muse Gallery, Toronto, ON

2006, 2007: Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition - Nathan Phillip Square, Toronto, ON

2003: An Unfolding Sense of Diversity: 10-Year Retrospect (Solo Exhibition) - INSIDE Modern Living, Toronto, ON

Commissions

2001: Glass and ceramics commission for three Hudson Bay Company store locations - The Bay/La Baie, Toronto, ON; Montreal, QC; & Edmonton, AB

1998: Glass commission - Four Seasons Hotel, London, UK

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

Toronto Potters

Ontario Craft Council (OCC)

FUSION: Ontario Clay and Glass Association

CARFAC Ontario