Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 9:30pm to Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 1:30am

Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014. Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Four free evenings of professional practice events for students and alumni!

Creativity. Networking. Career Planning. Business Essentials.

• Engaging alumni panelists
• Inspiring guest speakers
• Informative presentations by practicing artists and designers

Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2014
Monday & Thursday: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
All events at OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Great Hall (2nd floor)
Presented by Financial Aid & Awards, Student Success Programs and Alumni Relations

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

From Application to Acceptance: Considering Graduate School

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Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

A Career Development Info Session

This session will provide a practical overview of how to effectively research and prepare yourself for putting forward an application to pursue a Graduate degree within Canada or elsewhere.

Venue & Address: 
Room 1516 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

From Application to Acceptance: Considering Graduate School

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

A Career Development Info Session

This session will provide a practical overview of how to effectively research and prepare yourself for putting forward an application to pursue a Graduate degree within Canada or elsewhere.

Venue & Address: 
Room 544, Level 5 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Fall 2014 Graduate Workshops

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Fall 2014 Graduate Workshops Wednesday October 1st 2014


The Office of Graduate Studies and its partners from across the University deliver various professional development and academic support workshops throughout the year. We encourage you to take part in as many as possible and are open to suggestions you may have for new and future workshops. Workshops will be announced through the Graduate Studies Weekly Blog and website.

Grant Writing for Graduate Students
This hands-on workshop will provide research proposal writing support for your upcoming SSHRC (Canadian Graduate Scholarship) and/or Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) application(s). Please bring draft copies of your proposals to work on in the session. Please RSVP here.

Facilitator: Dr. Martha Ladly is a Professor of Design teaching in the Digital Futures Graduate and Undergraduate Programs at OCAD U, as well as the Interdisciplinary Master's Program. Dr. Ladly specializes in teaching and practice-based research in design, art, media and technology. For more information about Dr. Ladly please click here.

Venue & Address: 
Room 7310 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario

Rephotographing Marville's Paris: A Study of Urban Change

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Peter Sramek, Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices

Illustrated lecture

Urban change is inevitable, as is our ambivalence towards modernization and the possible loss of heritage which accompanies it. During the second half of the nineteenth-century, Paris was re-imagined and a structure of wide boulevards constructed to crisscross the network of older streets. It was Charles Marville's task to document in photographs what Georges Haussmann slated for demolition. In this illustrated lecture, photographer Peter Sramek discusses his process of revisiting Marville's sites to record the changes of the past 150 years and to speak with today's Parisians about how the city continues to change in some of its oldest neighborhoods.

The exhibition Charles Marville Photographer of Paris, is on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from January 27 to May 4.

Peter Sramek studied photography at MIT under Minor White and has taught at the Ontario College of Art & Design University in Toronto since 1976 where he is currently Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices.

Sramek’s work incorporates silver photography, digital imaging, handmade books and video installation. His works are in many collections, notably the Musée Carnavalet (Paris), Toronto Archives, Art Gallery of Hamilton, National Library of Canada, the Allan Chasanoff Collection (NY) and MOMA (NY). Exhibitions of his rephotographic projects include the French Institute of Prague and Gallery 345 (Toronto). Recent group exhibitions include the Korean Cultural Centre, Beijing and the New Delhi Art Fair.

Sramek's black and white silver photography currently explores European historical sites incorporating rephotographic strategies, working from historical archives. Piercing Time: Paris after Marville and Atget 1865-2012 is based primarily on the Marville collection at the Musée Carnavalet and has been supported by a Google Research Award, as well as funding under the GRAND National Centres of Excellence Research Network (Graphics Animation and New Media). A book of this title has been released by Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press.

Photo: Charles Marville's view of Rue Tirechappe from 1865 (left), which was replaced by Rue du Pont Neuf as seen in Peter Sramek's photograph taken from the same spot in 2009.

Venue & Address: 
La Maison Française New York University 16 Washington Mews New York, NY

Graduate School Fair

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 2:30pm to 7:30pm


Connect with a variety of schools from Canada, the U.S. and the UK to find out more about a wide range of graduate education program offerings. 

Career Development at OCAD University is hosting the annual Graduate School Fair on Thursday, October 9th, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in 49 McCaul St. 

Explore your graduate school options! Faculty, staff and program directors from fifteen participating schools will be available to answer your questions!

A full list of participating schools can be found here:

To prepare, come out to our upcoming info sessions:

From Application to Acceptance: Considering Graduate School
Thursday, September 25 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Room 1516 in 113 McCaul St.
Monday, October 6 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Room 544 in 100 McCaul St.

Venue & Address: 
Ground Level, 49 McCaul St 49 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Bending the Horizon

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 4:00am

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 21, 7 p.m. to Midnight (the same evening of Toronto's first NUIT ROSE)

OCAD University's LGBTQI2S Student Art and Design Work. A Nuit Rose Event.

OCAD University is PROUD to present Bending the Horizon, an exhibition in celebration
of the work, diversity and lives of our LGBTQI2-S students, World Pride Toronto, and our collective future.

Bending the Horizon includes the work of over 30 students and runs Thursday, June 19 to Saturday, June 28 at OCAD University's Graduate Gallery.

The Graduate Gallery is located at 205 Richmond Street West (at Duncan). Enter the elevator and press G.

Work By:
Yarli Allison & Winky Cheung
Vicky Avramopoulos
Ebrin Bagheri
Connor Campbell
Andie Charalambous
Justin de Lima
Caitlynn Fairbarns
Adam Filek
Chanice Gray
Martin Godin
Eduardo Gutiérrez
Spencer Hatch
Andrew Hoang
Brandon Jones
Kike N. Otuije
Jared Prince
Erika Tran
Julian Reeves
Sean Rockwood
Mike Sirois

With Zines and Artist Multiples By:
Whitney Colley and Brittany Dhamalie
Emily Dynes
Jeff Fenwick
E Howey
Taikun Kambashi
Gwendolyn McLuhan
Josephine Norman
Zoe Roech
Matt Schachter-Tribe
and more!

Thank you to the Onsite [at] OCAD University Gallery, the Graduate Gallery
and the Art & Social Change Minor

Thursday, June 19 to Friday, June 20, Noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 21, Noon to Midnight
Tuesday, June 24 to Saturday, June 28 Noon to 5 p.m.

Sculpture by Jared Francis Prince, My Dolly is Prettier than Your Dolly, 2013

A Nuit Rose Event

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Student Gallery 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, ON

Casting Seams

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Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 4:00am

Opening Weekend: Saturday June 21, 3:00pm-6:00pm and Sunday June 22 10:00am-4:00pm
Exhibition Hours: Thursday-Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
Please note: Casting Seams is only open at the private residence - where the shards were found on the Histori

2014 IAMD Thesis Exhibition by Martha Griffith

Please join the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design Program and the Graduate Studies Department in celebrating the IAMD Thesis Exhibition of MFA Candidate Martha Griffith.

Casting Seams presents a collection of handmade ceramic plate multiples based on found 19th century Blue Willow plate shards. Repeatedly cast and re-cast, the forms shed light on the matrix of positive and negative space in order to examine processes of reconstruction – that of the plates themselves and of the stories that are embedded within the found fragments.

This site-responsive exhibition takes place at and between two relational locations in Grey County: the South Grey Museum in Flesherton, and 7 km away at the site where the shards were found on the former property of Edward Patterson, an early black settler, preacher, and stagecoach driver believed to have been held in slavery in Maryland, U.S.

Casting Seams seeks to make visible the concealed networks of both the material origin of the remnants and their accompanying narratives. From the earth to the museum context, the shards materially dialogue with private and public spaces – environments where meanings and materials are made and remade – re-formulating old meanings with new objects ‘in situ.’

Throughout spring and summer 2014 graduating candidates from OCAD University’s Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) program will present their thesis work in galleries across Toronto. These exhibitions explore a wide variety of interdisciplinary subject matter and media including, drawing & painting, video, performance, ceramics, printmaking, digital technology, sculpture and installation.

Venue & Address: 
South Grey Museum & Historical Library 40 Sydenham St. Flesherton, Ontario
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Par Amour | Paramour

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:15pm

New exhibition at MOCCA featuring the work of IAMD Alumnus Andrew Zealley

An intimate portrayal of gay male sexuality and beauty in the face of mortality is on view in Par amour / Paramour. From Stephen Andrews’ iconic Facsimile drawings that memorialize men lost to AIDS-related illnesses in the early 90s, to Robert Flack’s ornate depictions of the male body as a vessel of tantric power in response to his own diagnosis as HIV+, the exhibition features drawings, prints, photography, and an ambient audio soundtrack by Andrew Zealley that together etch a moving and emotional record of a community that came of age through its adversity in the face of loss. The show takes its title from Jean-Luc Verna’s work that subverts an emblematic Hollywood studio name and logo to reference the existence of a “paramour,” an illicit lover, as well as to an act done “par amour”: by love.

Stephen Andrews / Robert Flack / Jean-Luc Verna / Andrew Zealley

Organized by MOCCA and the National Gallery of Canada

Venue & Address: 
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art 952 Queen St West Toronto, Ontario

Oh, Canada

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 4:00am to Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 5:00am

Featuring OCAD U alumni

Canada is the second largest country in the world by area and boasts both a vibrant nationwide arts community and a strong public commitment to culture. And yet Canadian contemporary art has not received widespread attention outside Canada's borders. The largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside Canada, Oh Canada features work by more than 60 artists who hail from every province and nearly every territory in the country, spanning multiple generations and working in all media. MASS MoCA's curator Denise Markonish spent the last three years crisscrossing Canada to view hundreds of exhibitions in museums and galleries, visiting over 400 artists' studios, and making connections with a full range of artists working in Canada today.

Markonish's extensive research brings this project the fresh perspective of an informed and curious outsider. While Oh, Canada will ask questions such as "What are some of the distinguishing characteristics of art made in the country?" its aim is not to present a merely nationalistic show. Rather, the goal is to encourage a dialogue about contemporary art made in Canada (one touching on issues of craft/making, conceptualism, humor and identity), a dialogue that will resonate just as deeply for Canadians as for outsiders.

Kim Adams, Gisele Amantea, Shuvinai Ashoona, Amalie Atkins, Nicolas Baier, Daniel Barrow, Dean Baldwin, Rebecca Belmore, Patrick Bernatchez, BGL, Valérie Blass, Shary Boyle, Bill Burns, Eric Cameron, Cedar Tavern Singers AKA Les Phonorealistes, Janice Wright Cheney, Douglas Coupland, Ruth Cuthand, Dave and Jenn, Michel De Broin, Wally Dion, Mario Doucette, Marcel Dzama, Brendan Fernandes, Michael Fernandes, Eryn Foster, Noam Gonick and Luis Jacob, Hadley + Maxwell, David R. Harper, David Hoffos, Kristan Horton, Terrance Houle, Allison Hrabluik, Sarah Anne Johnson, Garry Neill Kennedy, Wanda Koop, Diane Landry, Micah Lexier, Craig Leonard, Myfanwy MacLeod, Kelly Mark, Luanne Martineau, Rita McKeough, Divya Mehra, Chris Millar, Kent Monkman, Kim Morgan, Andrea Mortson, Clint Neufeld, Graeme Patterson, Ed Pien, Annie Pootoogook, Ned Pratt, Michael Snow, Charles Stankievech, Joseph Tisiga, Hans Wendt, Janet Werner, Mitchell Wiebe, John Will, and Étienne Zack.

Ten other new commissions will join 95 already existing works (made within the past five years) for the exhibition including: Micah Lexier’s A Coin in Every Corner comprised of a series of specially minted coins painstakingly installed in corners throughout the multi-building factory campus; Kent Monkman’s double diorama based on fictitious buddy characters Tonto and the Lone Ranger, and Germany’s Winnetou and Old Shatterhand; and Ed Pien’s installation made from cut paper and projected video; and new work from Terrance Houle, Divya Mehra, Graeme Patterson, Garry Neill Kennedy, Mitchell Wiebe, Craig Leonard, Janice Wright Cheney and David Harper.

A comprehensive full-color 450-page catalogue by MIT Press will accompany the exhibition and will provide insights into Canada’s thriving contemporary cultural scene. The book will guide readers through the provinces and territories of Canada, introducing them to Canada’s cultural topography and the artists who inhabit it. Markonish will provide a history of recent Canadian art, placing this new body of work into the context of 20th-century Canadian art. Featuring artist-to-artist interviews, the book also includes contributions from notable Canadian writers and poets Lisa Moore, Warren Cariou, Douglas Coupland, and Jane Urquhart. Contributing curators include John Murchie, Wayne Baerwaldt, Lance Blomgren, Candice Hopkins, David Liss, Lesley Johnstone, Steven Holmes, Louise Déry, Sarah Fillmore, Pan Wendt, Bruce Johnson, Cliff Eyland, Jen Budney, and Nancy Campbell.

When the exhibition opens in Atlantic Canada, Oh Canada will span two provinces, with art to be on display at:

-The Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown
-The Owens Art Gallery in Sackville, NB
-The Louise and Reuben Cohen Art Gallery at the University of Moncton
-The Galerie Sans Nom in Moncton.

In Calgary, the show will spread out throughout the city, including:

-The Glenbow
-The Esker Foundation
-The Illingworth Kerr Gallery at ACAD
-The Nickel Galleries at the University of Calgary

Visitors to MASS MoCA's exhibit Oh Canada in North Adams, Mass. examine Calgary artist Gisele Amantea's work Democracy. (MASS MoCA)