Annual Illustrated 2016 Exhibition & Event

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 9:00pm

OCAD U Faculty member Anson Liaw is honoured to be selected by the judges to be 1 of 25 Illustrator artists to exhibit 10 pieces of illustration artwork for the annual 2016 ILLUSTRATED 2016 exhibition & event held in London, England at the Old Truman Brewery which is East London’s cultural and creative hub. 

ILLUSTRATED 2016 exhibition & event will take place this year from Friday, June 10th to Sunday, June 12th, 2016. 

ILLUSTRATED 2016 brings together a collection of the brightest visionaries in contemporary illustration and street art. Showcasing not only some of the biggest names in the business, but also offering a glimpse beneath the surface into tomorrow’s most promising artists.

Between June 10th to June 12th June against the backdrop of The Old Truman Brewery, ILLUSTRATED 2016 brings its collection to the heart of Shoreditch – East London’s revolutionary arts and media quarter.

There will also be interesting and exciting industry events with quality content; a well curated program of seminars, workshops, live art & music all within an informative, engaging and vibrant arena.

Here’s a link for you to review an interesting video from last year’s ILLUSTRATED 2015 exhibition & event:



Venue & Address: 
Truman Brewery, London England

School’s out!

For INSTUDIO’s May illustration feature, 2016 grad Marie Cherniy celebrates a winning end to the academic year. View more of Marie’s work online

School’s out!, Marie Cherniy, 2016
School’s out!|Marie Cherniy, 2016
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Relaunch of

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 8:30pm

I am delighted to announce the relaunch of, showcasing thesis portfolios of the Illustration Program's 2016 Graduating Class!

Congratulations to student representatives and designer Garry Ing (OCADU 2009 ) on the beautiful redesign of this site and for carrying on a program initiative that began in 2009. 

In addition to this year’s crop of talented artists, visitors can view archived work from previous graduates, as well as connect to their most current sites.

I encourage you to take a look. It is a wonderful collection of images to mark OCAD U’s 101st Annual Graduate Exhibition!




Museum of American Illustration

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 1:30pm

Good luck to Francesca Chan (3rd Yr) and Meaghan Way (4th Yr)!

Francesca and Meaghan are exhibiting their winning illustrations in New York’s Museum of American Illustration next month when scholarship winners will be announced. 

The Society awards over $50,000 in scholarships ranging from $100 to $5,000! In addition, their work will be published in the Society’s annual, Illustrators 58.


Earth Day 2016!

For INSTUDIO’s April illustration feature, 2015 grad Lynden Joudrey celebrates the goodwill and diversity of our planet. View more of Lynden’s work online.

Earth Day 2016!, Lynden Joudrey
Earth Day 2016!|Lynden Joudrey, 2016
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Congratulations to Illustrator Jody Hewgill

Hewgill Courage Illustration
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 3:45pm

Associate Professor Jody Hewgill garnered two American Illustration awards, the pieces will be featured in the American illustration 35 book  an illustration on the theme of Courage commissioned by Middlebury College, and a portrait of the musician Courtney Barnett for Rolling Stone Magazine


OCADU Illustration Podcast - episode 2

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:30pm

The OCADU Illustration Podcast (our working title) is a joint initiative of OCADU Illustration instructors Lauchie Reid and Christina Sealey. Through studio visits and free-form conversations with faculty members and alumni of the university’s program, the podcast aims to illuminate and familiarize our listeners with the ins and outs of the illustration industry, the realities and challenges of studio and professional practices, and a more casual insight into best practices and the personalities of some of Canada’s best illustrators.


For our second episode, we join Assistant Professor Jon Todd and thesis instructor Shea Chang in their studio.

If you'd all like to share it, you can on Facebook by visiting our Page here: and clicking share by the post at the top of the page. You can also share the direct link to the audio by sharing this link:  Feel free to get in touch with us with any questions or suggestions (we are interested in finding a forever name for this, for example!) at

Artists Profile - Hanna Barczyk

Illustration of hands holding red flowers
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 12:45pm

Illustration Alumni Hanna Barczyk’s “Artist Profile” is in this month’s American Illustration.

A better tomorrow

For INSTUDIO’s March illustration feature, 2015 grad Deshi Deng rejects the dystopian, offering her take, instead, on a better tomorrow. View more of Deshi’s work online.


A better tomorrow, Deshi Deng
A better tomorrow|Deshi Deng, 2016
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"Monsters" in The Magic Gumball Machine of Fate

Illustrations of Monsters
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 5:00am to Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 5:00am

The Magic Gumball Machine of Fate is an artist’s multiples project that distributes works by Canadian creators and makes art affordable for everyone.

"Monsters" by 3rd Year illustration students: Bree Main, Shevon J. Lewis, Wenting Li, Natalia Nowacki, Jenna Piechota, Dalbert B Vilarino, Vicky To, Mary Kate Spencer & Aliya Ghare  is the 18th edition released via The Magic Gumball Machine of Fate.

Look for "Monsters" in the gumball machine at the top of the spiral staircase at 100 McCaul – get 'em while they're hot!

The Magic Gumball Machine of Fate is curated by Prof. Catherine Heard.  Proposals from students and faculty are welcome!

Venue & Address: 
the gumball machine at the top of the spiral staircase at 100 McCaul