Homework - Illustrative Drawing and Painting Exhibition

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

Homework – Illustrative Drawing and Painting Exhibition in the Artscape Youngplace Hallway Galleries on 2nd and 3rd floors / March 20 – March 25 /OCADU’s Illustration Program students, working in nineteen small groups in their 4th Year Illustrative Painting course, curated and developed the exhibition themes and artwork for this collection of group exhibitions.


Venue & Address: 
Artscape Youngplace. 180 Shaw Street. Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
Free. Open Daily 8 am – 8pm except Saturday Mar 25, 8am – 2pm, exhibition closes at 2pm on March 25 Informal artist reception March 21, 7 - 9pm in the 2nd & 3rd floor hallway galleries.

Library Site-Interventions: Painting in the Expanded Field (DRPT-4011)

clear plastic box containing beetle larvae and pages from Kafa's The Metamorphosis
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:00am to Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 5:00pm

As part of the library’s ongoing site-specific art intervention project, selected students from Colette Laliberté's "Painting in the Expanded Field" (DRPT-4011) are exhibiting artworks in the Dorothy H. Hoover Library. Each work conceptually interacts with a theme, practice, or policy in the library as an institution. 


Works include:

  •   Cynella Cyril: Interconnected
  •   Jasmine Luk & Shinyoung Park: Walking Settlers, Stretching Pioneers
  •   Kate Rogers: Untitled
  •   Sylvester Teszeri: Boo K- Wurm
  •   Gordis Wong: Outsider/Insider
  •   Tara Zacharias: Author Unknown

image credit: Sylvester Teszeri. 2017. Plexiglass box (61 x 31 x 16 cm), copy of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis (trans. Susan Bernofsky; intro. David Cronenberg. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014), beetle larvae.

Venue & Address: 
OCADU Library, 215 MCC (113 McCaul)

Unbounded First Generation Student Exhibition

exhibition, first gen
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 6:30pm to Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:30pm
Venue & Address: 
Lobby, 100 McCaul Street.

OCAD U exhibition unveiled at Queen’s Park

Artists standing with President Sara Diamond in front of exhibition
Wednesday, February 15, 2017


On February 15, OCAD University unveiled a unique exhibition in the boardroom of the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD). Curated by recent OCAD U graduate Delilah Rosier, the exhibition features 12 accomplished OCAD U student artists, giving viewers a sense of the unique, interdisciplinary works created at the university.  

  • Ella Bot
  • Jana Ghalayini
  • Antonio Giacchetti
  • Saba Giani
  • Abigail Holt
  • leaf jerlefia
  • Sofy Mesa
  • Renelyn Quinicot Javier
  • Oliver Roberts
  • Dahae Song
  • Louis-Philippe Tremblay-Chapdelaine
  • Carly Whitmore

The exhibition was made possible thanks to the efforts of Jennifer Long, Associate Chair, Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices and Miriam Kramer, Director, Government Relations & Partnerships.


Minister Deb Matthews meets with artists in her office

TERRA INCOGNITA: submission call

Thursday, February 16, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017

Terra Incognita can be defined as "an unknown territory, an unexplored country or field of knowledge". Artists may want to consider or reflect on the colonial historical narrative enforced through the celebration of Confederation. It is important to note that the exhibition will run concurrently with Canada's 150th anniversary.

This call is open to all Black, Indigenous, People of colour (BIPOC) students across the country!
The Indigenous Student Association (ISA) is looking for two-dimensional, three-dimensional and mixed media work for an exhibition that will run from July 6, 2017 to August 31, 2017.

Submission deadline: March 31, 2017.

All submissions must be made through Submittables: 
https://torontoartscape.submittable.com/submit/75958/call-for-submissions-terra-incognita and must include 3 to 5 images, a short biography and artist statement. For more details, see exhibition call poster or send us a message via Facebook or e-mail if you have any questions!

Please like and share widely and if you would like us to send you an image file so that you may print out the poster and display it at your institution please do not hesitate to send us a message.

We are so excited to share this with you, it is a long time coming! Please consider submitting!

The Indigenous Student Association (ISA) is a group of students from OCAD U who wish to create a positive, nurturing, and inclusive community. The ISA strives to collaborate and unify perspectives and thoughts, through our artworks, community involvement, and exhibitions. We are active within our communities individually, but by coming together in the IASA, we can contribute collectively and work towards a common goal.

Find out more about this and other OCAD U student-run groups: www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Artscape's Daniels Spectrum 585 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON
Terra Icognita poster

First Year In Three Dimensions

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, February 24, 2017 - 3:00pm
Venue & Address: 
Great Hall, 100 McCaul St.
First Year In Three Dimensions

A Group Exhibition of Photography by The Collaborators

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 4:30pm to Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6:30pm

The Collaborators is a dynamic group of 4th year Photography majors enrolled in OCAD University's Directed Photo Studio course. This exhibition is an opportunity to see the stellar work being produced by this team and an invitation to come and collaborate with us! We want to build our network and work with students and alumni from all areas of OCAD U and the community at large.

LOCATION: Ada Slaight Student Gallery, 2nd floor (North end) of 100 McCaul street. Wheelchair accessible.

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, Feb 16, 4:30-6:30 pm
EXHIBITION CONTINUES until Friday, Feb 24th


Jason Collette-Lockyer, Mariam El-Toukhy, Nadia Fareed, Ashley Harry, Ashley Hiltz, Brooke Holmes, Emily Howes, Jessie Kitchen, Nicol Labal, Tamara Leger, Dion Lin, Angela Lui, Hannah O'Gorman, Cory Parsons, Bryant Pimlatt, Sheana Puvicanthan, Kevin Ramos, Shivani Sharma, Anna Staier, Becky Thorpe, Tiffany Voiadzis, Natalie Wainewright

For more info, please visit our facebook page




Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Ada Slaight Student Gallery, 2nd floor (North end) of 100 McCaul street, Toronto *Wheelchair accessible*
416 977 6000 x 476
The Collaborators poster, line drawing of hand with string bow on finger.  Poster with text

The Un-Othered Body

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Un-Othered Body highlights the ways in which class, race, and gender all shape how othered bodies are perceived and navigate within contemporary spaces.

Exhibition Dates: February 8 -16, 2017
Opening Reception: February 9, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel Discussion: February 14, 12:00pm

Works by:

Dainesha Nugent-Palache
Jenny Cheng
Karina Iskandarsjah
Mariam Magsi
Oreka James
Tau Lewis

Panel Facilitator: Jessica Karuhanga

Curated by Esmaa Mohamoud


Special thanks to the OCAD U ODESI Office and Graduate Studies Office for their generous support.

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, ground floor, 205 Richmond Street W
The Un-Othered Body poster

Adam David Brown to exhibit in In Some Far Place

Block letters spelling LIFE vertically on a white wall
close up of Block letters spelling LIFE vertically on a white wall
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:00pm


PUBLIC OPENING RECEPTION:  Friday, February 3, 2017 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7 pm)

Featuring performances by Ursula Johnson and D’Arcy Wilson



January 14 – April 9, 2017 Guest curated by John G. Hampton

Artists: John Boyle-Singfield,Tammi Campbell, Liza Eurich, Louise Lawler, John Marriott, Jennifer Marman & Daniel Borins, Ken Nicol, Jon Sasaki, John Wood and Paul Harrison

Exhibition organized and circulated by the Art Museum at the University of Toronto and made possible in part by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s National and International Touring program, and the support of The Canada Council for the Arts.



January 14 - April 9, 2017



January 18 – December 5, 2017



February 4 – April 23, 2017

Artists: Stephen Brace, Adam David Brown, Sara Cwynar, David R. Harper, Ursula Johnson, Maryse Larivière, Rhonda Pelley, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Charles Stankievech,
Yinka Shonibare MBE,D’ArcyWilson,and artists fromThe Rooms Permanent Collection

February 4 – April 23, 2017 


Adam David Brown is a multidisciplinary artist living in Toronto, Canada. His work is guided by the principle of “less is more”, and is frequently generated by his interest in science, language and the passage of time.

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, he completed his Masters of Fine Art at the University of Guelph in 2007.  Adam David Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Sculpture/Installation Program at OCAD University.

Adam David Brown has exhibited work in Canada, Europe, Central America and the United States. His solo exhibition at MKG127 in 2009 was reviewed by Artforum and Canadian Art and brought his work to the attention of the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts who awarded him their 2009 Artist Prize.
He was recently awarded an Artist Grant by the Ontario Arts Council and a Project Grant by the Canada Council For the Arts. His work is held in various private, public and corporate collections, including The Art Gallery of Ontario.

Adam David Brown is represented by MKG127:

Venue & Address: 
9 Bonaventure Ave. St. John’s, NL
Five New Exhibitions at The Rooms Poster

For This Land: Inside Elemental

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 6:00pm

Onsite Gallery at OCAD University’s stunning new location at 199 Richmond St. W. includes a Category A designed exhibition space and media lounge as well as collection storage, study and exhibition zones. We are excited to inaugurate this 8,000 square-foot build with the following major exhibitions:

For This Land: Inside Elemental 
2Ro Media: Jackson 2bears and Janet Rogers
Presented with community partner imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

For this Land: Inside Elemental is part of a multi-project series by 2Ro Media,  comprised of Jackson 2bears and Janet Rogers—both Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) artists from Six Nations of the Grand River. The artists, who currently live outside their traditional territory, produce work collaboratively about ‘returning home’, which typically involves creating site-specific narratives using video, sound, poetry, performance and multi-media installation.

With Inside Elemental, the artists engage in a series of conversations with the Kana:ta Village on traditional Haudenosaunee territory in order to create an immersive multimedia installation using sound, video, performance and digital languages. Inside Elemental is an exploration of the internalization of one’s traditional territory, and in general about how external environments are deeply intertwined with identity, self-understanding, and the interiority of personal and collective experience. The exhibition brochure is available online here.

Also on view is raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000 - 2015).

For This Land: Inside Elemental

Jackson 2bears is a Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) multimedia installation/performance artist and cultural theorist originally from Six Nations of the Grand River. He is currently based in Lethbridge, Alberta. Since 1999, 2bears has exhibited his work extensively across Canada in public galleries, museums and artist-run centres, as well as internationally, in festivals and in group exhibitions.

Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from Six Nations of the Grand River. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has lived in Stoney Creek, Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. She has been living as a guest on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people in Victoria, British Columbia, since 1994. Janet works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music. Janet is also a radio broadcaster, a documentary producer, and a media and sound artist.

imagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival
imagineNATIVE is the international centre for Indigenous-made media arts. Through year-round presentation, promotion and professional development activities, it is committed to a greater understanding by audiences of Indigenous peoples, cultures, and artistic expressions.

Public Events
- Saturday, September 23, 4 p.m.: Canadian Art Magazine’s Gallery Day with talk by Lindsay Nixon
- Saturday, September 30, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Nuit Blanche at Onsite Gallery
- Tuesday, October 10, 7 p.m.: Lisa Myers Artist Talk
- Friday, October 20, 5 p.m.: imagineNATIVE Art Crawl Kick-Off
- Saturday, November 4, 2 p.m.: Mark Igloliorte Artist Talk
- Thursday, November 16, 12 to 4 p.m.: Wiki-Edit-a-Thon with the Inuit Artist Database
- Thursday, November 16, 6 p.m.: Panel Talk: Indigenous Tattoo Revitalization with Native Women in the Arts
- Saturday, December 2, 2 p.m.: Land Claims: raise a flag Pennant Workshop and Artist Presentation
- Sunday, December 3, 2 p.m.: Indigenous Art Today: Lindsay Nixon & Ryan Rice


Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W.
416-977-6000, Ext. 456
Janet Rogers and Jackson 2bears