wmead@faculty.ocad.ca
OCAD University
Wrik Mead
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Art
416-977-6000, Ext. 207
wmead@faculty.ocad.ca

Area(s) of Expertise

Animation, Cinematic Production & Post-Production, photography

Overview

Education

2005: Goldsmiths, University of London MA Fine Arts

1984-88: Ontario College of Art (Honours)

Selected Exhibitions

2016 Black Maria Film Festival, New York, U.S.A.

2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival, New York, U.S.A

2015 Le Silo, Galerie Colbert "L–Inha, Paris, France

2015 Filmideo, Index Arts Center, New Jersey, U.S.A

2015 FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Game+Anima, Sao Pualo and Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2014 Sydney Underground Film Festival, Australia

2013 Draw The Line, PayneShurvell Gallery, London, UK

2012 Fonlad Digital Art Festival, Coimbra, Portugal

2010 Montr–al World Festival, Canada

2004 3rd Berlin Biennial For Contemporary Art, Germany

1994-2005 Toronto International Film Festival

Awards \ Grants

2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Jury Award for summer 1975

2016 Black Maria Film Festival, Director's Choice Award for =

2014 TUFF, Honorable Mention for 1975 Kiss

2014 The Ontario Arts Council, Media Arts

2013 The Ontario Arts Council, Media Arts

2008 The Canada Council for the Arts, Media Arts; Ontario Arts Council, Media Arts

2007 Toronto Arts Council, Media Arts

2005 Ontario Arts Council, Artists"Film and Video; Toronto Arts Council, Media Arts

2003 Ontario Arts Council, Artists"Film and Video

2000 The Canada Council, Media Arts

Selected Publications

2013 Paul Robinson, Wrik Mead Interview, Artlyst, October 11

2013 Barbara Sternberg, Wrik Mead interview, CDNartists, January 5

2007 OMSKBOOK, a testing ground for film, video, live art, sound and mayhem

2007 Thomas Waugh, Wrik Mead: Queer Fantasies and Pervert Pixilations, CFMDC Spotlight Series, Study Guide

2005 Chris Gehman and Steve Reinke, The Sharpest Point: animation at the end of cinema, YYZ Books, Ottawa International Animation Festival

2000 Steve Reinke and Tom Taylor, Lux: A Decade Of Artists Film and Video, YYZ Books/Pleasure Dome

1997 Mike Hoolboom, Inside the pleasure dome: Fringe Film In Canada, Toronto: Gutter Press

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

2016 OCAD Student Pride Exhibition, OCAD University

2015 The Canada Council for the Arts, Media Arts

2014 The Festival of the Body, OCAD University

2014 Bending the Horizon, OCAD University

2007 Ontario Arts Council jury

2006 InsideOut Festival jury

1994 Toronto Arts Council, grants to artists

1993 Ontario Arts Council, grants to artists

1989-92 YYZ Arttists"Outlet, Toronto, Board of Directors

1991 Metro Toronto Council, grants to artists

1990 Ontario Arts Council, grants to institutions