Katy Schimert

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 5:30pm

Katy Schimert lives and works in New York. She has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions at the The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago and The Matrix Gallery at the University of California Berkley Art Museum (1999). Schimert has participated in numerous group exhibitions including: The Sao Paolo Biennial (1996), The Whitney Biennial (1997), Cosmos: Romanticism to the Avant-guard at the Montreal Museum of Art 1999, Abracadabra at the Tate Gallery (1999) and an upcoming exhibition of Sculptors Drawings at The Aspen Art Museum. She has a permanent outdoor sculpture at the Wanas Foundation in Sweden (1997) and a catalogue from the Renaissance Society. Schimert has received a PS1 Studio Grant (1994), a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (1998) and a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant (2001). She has shown with David Zwirner since 1997.

Presented by the Canadian Art Foundation, Anne Lind International Program.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Artist Talk by Martin Kersels

Martin Kersels
Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Martin Kersels is the co-director of the Program in Art at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
and a Los Angeles based artist who works in sculpture, audio, photography and performance. He has had solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Bern and Paris. His work has also been included in numerous group shows, such as 'Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty,' 'Young Americans 2', at the Saatchi Gallery and the 1997 Whitney Biennial. His work is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Norton Family Collection.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Alumna reaches finals in RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Graphite, oil and linen on panel depicting blue jug and leaf
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 4:00am

Claire Scherzinger (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2013) is one of 15 artists vying for the top prize of $25,000 in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

The finalists were chosen from a pool of 615 competitors from three regions of Canada — Western Canada, Central Canada and Eastern Canada.

Established in 1999, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition is an initiative developed by RBC with the support of the Canadian Art Foundation (publisher of Canadian Art).

This year, the competition will award $85,000 in prize money. In addition to the top prize of $25,000, two honourable mentions will receive $15,000 while the remaining finalists will receive $2,500. The winner and two honourable mentions will be announced on November 16, 2015.

The top three works become part of the RBC Corporate Collection which holds more than 4,000 works of art collected over the past century.

The initiative nurtures and supports promising new artists in the early stages of their careers, offering financial empowerment and professional mentorship.

Another OCAD U alumna, Vanessa Maltese (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2010) was named national winner of the competition in 2012.