Thursday, September 27, 11:30 AM
Ada Slaight Student Gallery, Room 225, 100 McCaul St.
Mahmood Popal is an Afghan - Canadian, Toronto based multi-disciplinary artist and designer. Popal graduated from OCAD University in 2007 with a focus on Industrial design and fine art. In 2011 Popal launched his creative studio, MAAST, that focuses on commercial interior design projects, private commissions and public art projects. The studio has worked on a wide range of projects for Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Sub-zero-Wolf, Sid Lee, Metrolinx, City of Toronto, East End Arts, Google, Capital One, Achievers, Konrad Group, Embrace, HERSHEY- REESE’S, Ford, Belair Direct, Think Tank Creative, Robarts Spaces China, The Stop Community Food Centre, Mile Inn and Apollo Studios.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
The new OCAD U Creative Professionals-In-Residence program is a mentorship initiative created to support the career success of current OCAD U students and recent alumni. It is also an opportunity to facilitate community and relationship building for emerging artists and designers. The Creative Professionals-In-Residence program sees invited professional guests, from a variety of art and design-related disciplines, present on a regularly scheduled basis over the course of the academic semester, in the new Rosalie Sharp Pavilion for Experiential Learning at 115 McCaul Street. Visiting creative professionals are alumni of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni.
This fall’s residents are David Salazar and Mahmood Popal.
We invite students to schedule meetings with the current Creative Professionals-In-Residence to engage in activities such as portfolio reviews, career advising, informational conversations, and on-campus studio visits. Students can set up a time with the residents by contacting Shellie Zhang, Community Animator at the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, or by a drop-in basis depending on availability. We also welcome opportunities to connect the residents through classes and curriculum.