Jessica Leong | Creative Professional-in-Residence

Jessica Leong | Creative Professional-in-Residence
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 2:15pm to Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:15pm

BIO

Jessica Leong is a designer specializing in branding, environments, and typography. She is the Senior Designer at Frontier Design in Toronto and a graduate from OCAD’s graphic design program. Her previous experience includes Design Exchange, ERA Architects, Indigo Books, and Bruce Mau Design.

jessicaleong.com

 

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. The 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.

We invite students to set up a casual chat or studio visit with our residents to talk about their projects, goals and questions. Visiting creative professionals are alumni and collaborators of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni. This winter’s residents are Jessica Leong and Basil AlZeri.

 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Current students and grads can use the OCAD U Talent Network to book appointments with our Creative Professionals-in-Residence. To book an appointment, please follow these four steps:

  • Log in at www.ocadu.ca/talentnetwork
  • Complete your personal and academic profile - you will not be able to book an appointment otherwise
  • Under the "Events & Advising" tab select "Workshops & Advising" and RSVP for a date/timeslot with your resident of choice that fits your schedule. The timeslot you select will no longer be available to others once you choose it.
  • Come to 115 McCaul St, 3rd Floor at the time of your appointment
Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, 3rd Floor, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University

Introducing the CEAD's Winter 2019 Creative Professionals-in-Residence

CPIR LOGO
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 3:00pm

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. The 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.

We invite students to set up a casual chat or studio visit with our residents to talk about their projects, goals and questions. Visiting creative professionals are alumni and collaborators of OCAD University, invited to provide mentorship to current OCAD U students and recent alumni. This winter’s residents are Jessica Leong and Basil AlZeri.

 

ABOUT THE RESIDENTS

Jessica Leong CPIR

Jessica Leong is a designer specializing in branding, environments, and typography. She is the Senior Designer at Frontier Design in Toronto and a graduate from OCAD’s graphic design program. Her previous experience includes Design Exchange, ERA Architects, Indigo Books, and Bruce Mau Design.

jessicaleong.com

 

Basil AlZeri is a cross-disciplinary visual artist living and working between Toronto and Guelph, Canada. AlZeri's practice involves the intersection of art, education, and food, taking multiple forms, such as performance, interventions, gallery and public installation. AlZeri's work examines the socio-political dynamics of the family and its intersection with reproductive/unproductive labour, drawing on the necessities of everyday life and the (in)visibility of 'work' as sites of exploration. AlZeri's tries to facilitate a space for empathy through gestures of inclusivity and generosity. AlZeri has presented his work in Amman, Dubai, Halifax, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Regina, Rome, Santiago, Tartu and Toronto.

basilalzeri.com

 

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Current students and grads can use the OCAD U Talent Network to book appointments with our Creative Professionals-in-Residence. To book an appointment, please follow these four steps:

  • Log in at www.ocadu.ca/talentnetwork
  • Complete your personal and academic profile - you will not be able to book an appointment otherwise
  • Under the "Events & Advising" tab select "Workshops & Advising" and RSVP for a date/timeslot with your resident of choice that fits your schedule. The timeslot you select will no longer be available to others once you choose it.
  • Come to 115 McCaul St, 3rd Floor at the time of your appointment

 

Animation Insights: A Professional Workshop Series with Lillian Chan: Part 1

Animation Insights: A Professional Workshop Series with Lillian Chan: Part 1
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Animation Insights
A Professional Workshop Series with Lillian Chan: Part 1

Friday, December 14, 2018
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, 3rd Floor, 115 McCaul Street

Open to all DPXA and IMXA students.

This is the first of three workshops with Toronto-based animator and filmmaker Lillian Chan. 

Lillian will be giving a talk about working in the animation industry and her interdisciplinary illustration and art work, followed by a screening and discussion with students. This workshop will also involve a special open critique session for OCAD DPXA Students working on a collaborative animation project with the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra (TYWO). Parts 2 and 3 of this workshop series will continue in the Winter 2019 term, with further insights on the animation industry and how to get your work out there.

About the TYWO – DPXA collaboration:

OCAD University has joined forces with the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra to create an animation set to the music of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. This piece features animated shorts produced by OCAD U animation students and will be publicly presented with a live music performance at Mississauga's Living Arts Centre in May 2019.

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, 3rd Floor, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University
Cost: 
N/A

Last Week to View Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher Exhibition

TIDAlectics: (re)imagining isle/lands
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 11:00am

The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) is excited to congratulate the winner of the Artscape Youngplace Photography Career Launcher, Abigail Holt, and the winner of the Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher for Curatorial Practices, Chris Andrews.

The 5th annual Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher for graduating Photography students offered an opportunity to participate in an extended group exhibition in the Hallway Galleries of Artscape Youngplace. As part of the Career Launcher, a jury comprised of faculty members, a graduate of the CRCP program, and the curatorial committee at Artscape Youngplace selected an artist from the group exhibition and awarded them a solo show in Fall 2018. Abigail Holt is the 2018 Winner of the Artscape Youngplace Photography Career Launcher. Additionally, an essay written by CRCP graduate Chris Andrews was commissioned to accompany the solo exhibition.

This is the last week to see the exhibition at Artscape Youngplace!

TIDAlectics: (re)imagining isle/lands
Exhibition Dates: November 8 - December 1, 2018
Location: Artscape Youngplace, 2ndFloor Hallway Gallery. 180 Shaw Street, Toronto ON

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

 

Winner of The 2018 Brandscape Residency Career Launcher Announced

Sophia Oppel. Image courtesy of the Artist.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 3:30pm

Tough Guy Mountain and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the Recipient of the Brandscape Residency 2018 Career Launcher: Sophia Oppel.

Sophia is awarded with a 6-month residency at the Brandscape located at 1136 Dupont St. Toronto to realize her digital art project. Sophia will also have access to all available facility at the Brandscape as well as a mentorship on video editing and post-production from Tough Guy Mountain. Additionally, Sophia will also receive a Production Membership at InterAccess.

The Brandscape is an artist studio, a new media lab and a rentable event/shooting space. It is a 2500 square foot hall equipped with a 12’x12’x10’ cyclowall. It was established in 2016 by the artist-run company Tough Guy Mountain.

Sophia Oppel is an arts practitioner based in Toronto. Oppel’s work addresses the position of insidious, hegemonic power embedded in networked existence and its manifestations in embodied experience. Oppel’s practice is based in digital media and interactive installations; employing algorithms, web applications, software and the viewer’s body as subject matter. Oppel has exhibited at Bunker 2 Contemporary Art Container, 156 Studio Projects, Forest City Gallery, and XPACE Cultural Centre, and is an alumni of Roundtable Residency.

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

 

Winner of Come Up to My Room 2019 Career Launcher Announced

Cleo Halfpenny. Image courtesy of the Artist.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 2:45pm

The Gladstone Hotel and the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to congratulate the Recipient of the Come Up To My Room 2019 Career Launcher, Cleo Halfpenny, and the honourable mention recipient, Natalie King

Cleo and Natalie will create site-specific, immersive installations that stimulate the imagination and encourage discussion and dialogue between contributors and visitors alike. Cleo will transform a hotel room into a complete immersive, “otherworldly” environment art installation. Natalie's installation will welcome visitors into the 2nd floor hallway.

The event will take place between January 17 and January 20, 2019 at the Gladstone Hotel. 

Framed within the backdrop of the historic 130-year-old Gladstone Hotel, Come up to My Room is an alternative design exhibition that provides a platform for experimentation outside the norms of art and design, at the edges between intention and interpretation. Freed from the constraints of traditional practice, CUTMR encourages spatial exploration that engages our senses, our memories and our perceptions of reality.

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. The Career Launchers program offers unique, high-profile opportunities developed in partnership with industry leaders in order to help senior students and new graduates start their professional practice after school.

Call for Applications - Artist Project 2019

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce the return of the Artist Project Career Launcher for an upper year student or recent graduate of the Integrated Media or Sculpture/Installation programs. The successful applicant will participate in the 12th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Better Living Centre, February 21 to 24, 2019. 

Call for Applications - Artist Project 2019

Call for Applications - Artist Project 2019
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:30am to Monday, December 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Monday, December 17, 2018

The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers are excited to announce the return of the Artist Project Career Launcher for an upper year student or recent graduate of the Integrated Media or Sculpture/Installation programs. 

Students and recent alumni are invited to apply for this paid opportunity which provides a professional venue and large public audience for their work. The successful applicant will participate in the 12th annual Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair; held at the Better Living Centre, February 21 to 24, 2019. Dimensions of the project space are roughly 200 - 300 square feet in size.

The Show Director will select a successful applicant and The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers will provide a $2,000 production grant towards the realization of this outstanding opportunity. 

Tips for a successful application: 

  • The space provided at the fair is located among other exhibiting artists, as such it is important to keep the sound levels of the proposed project minimal.
  • The fair hall is lit with overhead lighting and high ceilings. Creating an enclosed dark space would be difficult.
  • The suspension of materials from overhead is not possible in the fair hall.
  • The fair is family friendly. Therefore project content should not include nudity or profanity.
  • A changing and/or staging area will be provided as needed.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email)
  • Current CV listing relevant creative experience
  • A link to your online portfolio and/or (if relevant) direct links to recorded portfolio material on a host page (Vimeo, YouTube etc.). Please do not include video files in your application; only links.
  • A brief artist statement that contextualizes your overall practice and communicates your interest in the opportunity and a very clear expression of your project proposal. 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca

For more information, visit the Career Launchers Website

Venue & Address: 
The Artist Project 2019 Contemporary Art Fair www.theartistproject.com February 21 - 24, 2019 Better Living Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5868285-2019-artist-project
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

Call for Applications - Gallery 44 Curatorial Project Assistant

Gallery 44 is a dynamic space and a leading artist-run centre led by a dedicated group of artists, curators and educators, and is currently seeking a part time Curatorial Project Assistant. Reporting directly to the Executive Director and Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs, the Curatorial Project Assistant will contribute to the research, development and realization of an online exhibition and adjacent programming. 

Call for Applications - Gallery 44 Curatorial Project Assistant

Call for Applications - Gallery 44 Curatorial Project Assistant
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

DEADLINE: Wednesday, December 3, 2018
RATE: $16.5/ hour for 14 hours/ week
TERM: Part-time, January – December 2019 (48 weeks) 

Gallery 44 is a dynamic space and a leading artist-run centre led by a dedicated group of artists, curators and educators, and is currently seeking a part time Curatorial Project Assistant. Reporting directly to the Executive Director and Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs, the Curatorial Project Assistant will contribute to the research, development and realization of an online exhibition and adjacent programming. The exhibition will be released in five chapters between Spring2019 and Winter 2020, and will functions as a hybrid online gallery/publication.

The Curatorial Project Assistant will work directly with artists, guest curators, designers, and Gallery 44 staff. This is a 14 hour per week position that runs from January 29 to October 31,2019. Strong knowledge of contemporary and historical photography, and digital art and culture is an asset.

Gallery 44 is committed to equity and diversity in all aspects of its operations. G44 welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and strongly encourages applications from members of equity-seeking communities, including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. If you are contacted for an interview, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organizes research for each chapter of Gallery 44’s upcoming online exhibition. 
  • Assembles and organizes all content, images, biographies and logos.
  • Organizes programming logistics for associated artist talks, performances, workshops and panel discussions. This may include booking hotels and flights. 
  • Assists in the preparation of materials for communication and marketing. 
  • Maintains excellent, timely and professional communication with artists, curators and designers.
  • Organizes and maintains artist and curator related information on shared database
  • Manages and maintains all aspects of the publication’s website
  • General administrative assistance as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from OCADU in 2017 or 2018
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated research and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience with project management and logistics coordination
  • A good attention to detail, time-keeping and organizational skills
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite. MAC iOS.    
  • Website management experience
  • Experience in writing and editing exhibition and catalogue text is an asset 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Full contact information (Name, phone, and email), a confirmation of eligibility and a current Resume.
  • A cover letter outlining interest and relevant background.
  • A short one-page writing sample.
  • 1 – 2 References 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

Please submit all written components in one (1) PDF to the attention of Tak Pham tpham@ocadu.ca

For more information, visit the Career Launchers Website

Venue & Address: 
Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography 401 Richmond St W #120 Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Website: 
https://careerlaunchers.format.com/5854651-2019-g44-curatorial-project-assistant
Email: 
tpham@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 Ext. 361
Cost: 
N/A

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