Shea Chang

Fluid between both abstraction and highly detailed representation, Shea Chang’s realm of symbolic narrative is depicted through paintings through dizzying leaf motifs, crowded forest views, and lone natural objects. The snakes, moss, leaves and rocks each unfold a subtle narrative of wilderness, fear and familiarity spawning from time spent the forests in the Canadian West coast, where she grew up as a child. 

Lauchie Reid

Lauchie Reid is a Toronto _based painter and illustrator. As a founding member of Canadian art collective Team Macho, Reid developed a multi-_faceted and diverse approach to image making that expresses a love for outmoded techniques and aesthetics, a bizarre sense of humour, and a sadly sweet view of childhood, family and personality. Playing the role of documentarian, Reid explores the role of traditional portraiture as a relevant and timeless method of celebrating human achievement while rejecting the notion of reserving these rites to specific social classes.

Gary Taxali

Gary Taxali is a Toronto-based acclaimed contemporary artist and illustrator known for his retro stylized art in the realm of pop. He was born in Chandigarh, India and raised in Toronto, Canada.  Taxali is a graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD). He has exhibited in many galleries and museums throughout North America and Europe including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Jonathan LeVine Gallery, The Antonio Colombo Gallery, Steve Lazarides/The Outsiders, and The Andy Warhol Museum.

Internal Deadline: SSHRC Research/ Creation Grants in Fine Art Statement of Intention

Friday, May 23, 2008 - 12:00pm to Friday, June 13, 2008 - 9:00pm

Submission of faculty’s statement of intention to apply for SSHRC funding to the Research Office at rm 1512, 5th Floor, 113 McCaul Street. Include a 2 page project overview/outline with budget and a note indicating that the Dean is aware of the application and agrees to faculty submitting research proposal.
Please submit hard copy with researcher’s signature and electronic copy by email to


Illustrator Doug Panton has 2 pieces chosen in Creative Quarterly 42

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 1:15pm

Illustrator Doug Panton has not one, but two pieces chosen as winners in the Professional Fine Art category of Creative Quarterly 42, New York.

Canadian Fine Art Gallery (CFA Gallery)

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:00pm to Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:00am

Associate Professor Jean-Christian Knaff (Illustration Program) has an exhibit with Claude Miceli, sculpture, opening October 1 at the Canadian Fine Art Gallery (CFA GALLERY), 108 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto.

Venue & Address: 
Canadian Fine Art Gallery 108 Yorkville Avenue Toronto, ON

AGO’s 2015 Artists-in-Residence announced

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

Two artists with OCAD U connections have each been named Artist-in-Residence at the AGO. Lisa Meyers and Meera Margaret Singh are among four artists chosen to create unique experiences for gallery visitors over the upcoming year.

From the AGO news release: “The Artist-in-Residence Program fosters connections between the AGO and Toronto-based contemporary artists, encouraging new forms of expression and audience engagement. Artist projects may take various forms, including performances, events, talks, pop-up installations and gallery interventions.”

Meera Margaret Singh is a Winnipeg born, Toronto-based photographer who has taught at OCAD U. With a background in anthropology and art history, she first became interested in photography as a documentary tool. While pursuing her degrees in Fine Art, Singh began to explore the tension between documentary and fiction. She further seeks to represent fluidity (of culture, of gender, etc.), challenging the viewer to ask questions of her work. Through a succession of photographic series and more recently video works, Singh has questioned and interrogated cultural, physical, geographical, and emotional ideas of displacement and suspension.

Lisa Myers (MFA, Criticism & Curatorial Practice, 2011) grew up on a farm in Milton and is of Anishinaabe ancestry from Shawanaga and Beausoleil First Nation. Myers uses a range of media and materials including printmaking, sewn structures, film and surfaces often involving video projections, audio and the assemblage of materials such as food, seeds, canvas and beads. In addition to being an artist, she is a curator, musician and chef who works and lives in Port Severn and Toronto, Ontario.

The 2015-16 lineup of artists begins this spring with FAG Feminist Art Gallery (Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue), followed by Meera Margaret Singh through the summer, Lisa Myers in the fall and Jérôme Havre next winter 2016.