OCAD University mourns the loss of Mary MacDonald

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Canada has lost a celebrated artist, curator and writer, OCAD U alumna Mary MacDonald (MFA, Criticism & Curatorial Practice, 2012).

Born in Nova Scotia, MacDonald was a well-known figure in the arts communities of St. John's NL and Atlantic Canada. She ran the Eastern Edge gallery in St. John’s from 2012 to 2015. She was also one of the founders of Girls Rock NL, a mentorship program and summer camp that provides girls and women opportunities to empower themselves through musical expression and education.

In 2014, MacDonald was selected by ARTINFO as one of Canada's 30 under 30.

She passed away in St. John's on July 18, 2017, surrounded by her family and close friends. Her obituary can be found at CBC.ca.


Alumni, faculty named in ARTINFO Canada's 30 Under 30 list

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 4:15pm

Alumna Sky Goodden (MFA, Criticism & Curatorial Practice, 2010), Executive Editor of ARTINFO Canada, has published the organization’s 2014 30 Under 30 list, which includes four OCAD U alumni and one faculty member.

“This year’s list is the product of long thought and good council,” said Goodden. “I’ve had input from 77 curators, artists, academics, collectors, gallerists, and writers nationwide, on the matter to hand.”

Included among this year’s selections are alumni Stefan Hancherow (MFA, Criticism & Curatorial Practice, 2013), Meryl McMaster (BFA, Photography 2010), Mary MacDonald, (MFA, Criticism & Curatorial Practice, 2012) and Caoimhe Morgan-Feir (MA, Contemporary Art History, 2012) as well as Faculty of Art Instructor Francisco-Fernando Granados.

See the full slideshow of ARTINFO Canada’s 30 Under 30 subjects.