Jessica Leong | Creative Professional-in-Residence

Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists and designers! 

Basil Alzeri | Creative Professional-in-Residence

Looking for some feedback on a project? Want an opnion before a critique? Come chat with our in-house artists and designers! 

Basil Alzeri | Creative Professional-in-Residence

BASIL ALZERI | CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 2:30pm to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 2:30pm

BIO

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

 

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

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. 

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