Photo of PAUL EPP
Photo of PAUL EPP
Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Design

Area(s) of Expertise

Furniture, Product Design, Exhibit Design


Paul Epp has taught, part-time, at OCAD since 1993 and full-time since 2005. He has been professionally active, variously, as a consultant industrial designer, design columnist, exhibit designer, interior designer, watercraft designer, graphic designer, sculptor, designer of monuments, manufacturer, entrepreneur and educator, among other design related activities, since 1973. ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE Part Time Appointments 1993-present: Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto 1974-76, 1989-97: Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto 1976-77, 1988-91: Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design 1988: International Academy of Design, Toronto; Nice, France 1978: Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York 1975-77: The Three Schools of Art, Toronto 1974-76: Haliburton School of Fine Arts, Haliburton


1972: Private Student of James Krenov, Master Cabinetmaker, Stockholm, Sweden 1969-72: Sheridan College School of Design, Honours Diploma, Furniture/Wood

Selected Exhibitions

2005: Convergence: Oceanside, San Francisco, Chicago 1990: Prototypical, The Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, Toronto 1987: Art in Everyday Life, Power Plant, Toronto 1987: Chairs, Designed and Made in Ontario, touring exhibition 1987: Exhibition, The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Gallery 1987: Mennonite Bicentennial Visual Arts Exhibit, The Meeting House, St. Jacobs, Harbourfront, Toronto 1986: The Creative Spark ?86, The MacDonald Gallery, Toronto

Awards \ Grants

1998: Best of Canada Design Award 1992: IIDEX 92, Innovative Product Award 1986: The Roscoe Award 1984: Design Canada, Award of Merit 1984 IBD, Product Design Award 1976, 1978, 1983, 1991 Ontario Arts Council Grant 1972 Design Canada Study Grant

Selected Publications

1988: World Wide Interiors, Rikuyo-Sha, Japan 1988: Art in Everyday Life, Summerhill Press 1982: Art in Architecture, Visual Arts Ontario 1981: The Craftsman's Way, U of T Press 1980: Twentieth Century Furniture

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

1998 - 2000 Vice President, The Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario 1990 - 1992 Founding Board member, The Group for Design in Business 1990 Council member, The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 1979 - 1984 Member, the Art in Architecture committee, Visual Arts Ontario 1979 - 1981 Regional representative, CarFac 1978 Delegate to the World Crafts Council, Japan, Canadian Crafts Council 1974 - 1983 Founding member, Artist\'s Cooperative Toronto Selector/Juror 1998 Kootenay Value Added Wood Symposium 1995 The Tasmanian Wood Design Collection 1992 The Colombian National Contest for Urban Furniture 1989 The Toronto Arts Awards 1985 The Canada Council 1984 The Bronfman Award 1979 The Ontario Arts Council