History of Violence II

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 4:00am

LE Gallery in Toronto is pleased to present new works from Amanda Nedham, the 2008 OCAD Printmaking Medal winner. Exploring history through image, Nedham's work explores and disrupts the traditional linearity of history through a method of integrating both analog drawing and digital printing. Through a process of abstraction based on the collaging of drawings, largely from television and internet sources, she attempts to focus on those moments that create tension as they challenge the governing voice of history.

Venue & Address: 
LE Gallery 1183 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Artist Talk by Ed Pien

Friday, November 30, 2007

Instructor Luke Painter invites all students to join his class "Professional Practice for Printmakers" on November 29 at 7 pm for an artist tak by Ed Pien.
Known for his drawings and large-scale installations, Ed Pien's work arises from the spaces between mythology and fairy-tales, fiction and fact. Though no specific references are being made, his work alludes to both contemporary and historical events in various cultures. The strange and hybridized figures that appear in his work metaphorically represent sites of difference and resistance. Through his art Pien explores and confronts our collective fears and vulnerabilities.
Ed Pien received his BFA from UWO and MFA from York University. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in venues that include The Drawing Centre, New York; The New Paradise, Taipei; La Biennale de Montreal; W139, Amsterdam; The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; The Canadian Culture Centre, Paris; Middlesbrough Art Gallery, UK; Parkhaus, Berlin; Quartair, The Hague; and Canada House, London. His most recent installation is presently being presented at the Bellevue Arts Museum, in Bellevue, Washington.
Pien teaches part-time at University of Toronto and OCAD.

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Gary Taxali: Toy Signing & Print Launch

Gary Taxali at DvA Gallery in Chicago
Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 7:00pm

DvA Gallery in Chicago toy signing and print launch by Illustration Instructor Gary Taxali.

Venue & Address: 
DvA Gallery 2568 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Book Arts Fair

Book Arts Fair
Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Every year in December, book artists, printmakers, papermakers, and private press printers gather at OCAD to show their work and demonstrate their skills in OCAD's Central Hall and Printmaking studios. The university community and general public are welcome to come and watch artists at work making paper, printing from litho stones, screen printing, hand typesetting, book binding, wood engraving, etching and much more. Many items are available for sale, providing unique ideas for holiday gift giving. Admission is pay-what-you-can.

Venue & Address: 
Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Working It: Student Works From Printmaking, Publications & Photography

Photo of an art booth at the Union Station Holiday Market
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 5:00am to Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 5:00am

Visit us at The Union Station Holiday Market!

OCAD U’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is pleased to partner with the Toronto Market Co. to realize this Career Launcher opportunity for student artist Tetyana Herych and upper-year students from the Photography, Printmaking and Publications specializations.
Booth curation by CRCP student Janine Arellano.



Venue & Address: 
Union Station 65 Front St. W.

52Cards Art Show

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 12:00am to 4:00am

52 Cards is an art show that will showcase 52 prints from emerging artists and designers from OCAD University - as well, we will be auctioning off 10 original pieces from these artists!

What makes this event different is that you won't know which print you are purchasing until the night of the show. Each print will be sold with a card so when you come to the event, you will see the print you've you've purchased!

We are hosting this event as a way to engage the public, art lovers and buyers to support the emerging and young talent here at one of Canada's most innovative institutions and introduce an new and exciting way to buy art.

Twitter: @52cardshow

Venue & Address: 
49 McCaul Street, Toronto
$25.00 for admission + one print $5.00 for general admission Purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/52-cards-art-show-tickets-19263236860

7th Annual OCAD U Zine Fair

An image of white geometric blocks stacked in the center of a flourescent green background.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

It's that time of the year again... the OCADU Zine Fair!

For the seventh year, the OCADU Zine Library is hosting the OCADU Zine Fair in the main lobby! Stop by to see and purchase the work of fellow students and Toronto zine makers.

Come enjoy popcorn, good tunes and tables filled with handmade zines, comics, crafts, prints and so much more.

Venue & Address: 
Lobby of 100 McCaul Street


Cecelia Leddy at GradEx 2014. Photo by Christina Gapic.
Perpetual Paths by Cecelia Leddy.

Cecelia Leddy’s medal award-winning project Perpetual Paths is a series of etchings and prints on layers of transparent acrylic that explore the origins of personal identity and human connectedness. Here’s how she describes it:

Perpetual Paths consists of silkscreen and dry-point on overlapped Plexiglass structures, using light boxes to illuminate or accent the areas of interest. My work is an investigation of the origins of human identity and how we come to shape who we are.

What inspired you and motivated you to do this project?

Conceptually, I was driven by my curiosity towards what makes people so different or alike, so I began to focus on the development of our identity, using the philosophies of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari as a foundation for my research. I became fascinated by the thought that each individual person is an accumulation of their own unique experiences of the world and the people they encounter within it. The idea of accumulation stuck with me and I began layering and overlapping my prints until I created dense masses made out of individual segments. I continued to allow these clusters to grow until it became impossible to distinguish between the layers.

What part of the process of creating this project did you learn the most from?

Through creation of my work I really challenged myself to apply printmaking techniques to other materials, which allowed my practice to grow in a way I never expected. I explored alternative methods to expand printmaking beyond ink on paper and used this opportunity to take advantage of some of OCAD U’s facilities (the woodshop, plastic shop and rapid prototyping center). I learned how to make each piece as I went, through trial and error, and through the support of the technicians and class assistants. I learned to not be afraid to ask for help.

What aspect of this project are you the most proud of?

I am most proud of how it stands on its own and doesn’t need me there to defend it. I am proud to have created the evidence, which shows my development as an artist. Perpetual Paths reflects the creative and conceptual growth of my practice, and it is very rewarding to see how far I’ve come.

How did you react to the news that you won a medal for your work?

I was ecstatic! I was already very proud of the work I had created regardless, but to be recognized out of all the talent within OCAD U is such an honour. Second to my excitement was a sense of extreme gratitude towards all those who helped me along the way.

What’s your fondest memory from your studies at OCAD U, and what will you miss the most?

I have such a deep love and appreciation for the faculty, staff and students who make up the community of the Printmaking program. I had such support from everyone, making it such an enjoyable and conductive work environment. It’s strange to say, but I’m going to miss getting to the studios at 8 a.m. and not leaving until 1 a.m., feeling sore, hungry and exhausted. I’m going to miss laughing in the studios, printing for hours on end, and spending all day doing what I love with my friends. OCAD U was my home away from home, and if it were open 24 hours, I would have only ever left to go as far as The Grange.

What are you planning to do next?

I’m working hard to create a studio environment at home where I can begin my next set of projects that I have planned. I’m really excited to begin assembling plastic structures and continue creating print-based light boxes. I would love to expand with this direction and begin working much larger — my goal is to overwhelm walls with my masses.

Currently, I am focusing on applying to printmaking opportunities within Canada, however I also intend to pursue a Small Business Certificate program in order to gain the skills to become an effective entrepreneur. In the future, I would love to have the opportunity to pursue a Masters program in Printmaking and potentially be able to inspire and help other young artists reach their goals.

Find out more about Cecelia Leddy




30th Annual Book Arts Fair Submission Deadline

Woodcut by Margaret Lock
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 5:00am


The Printmakers of OCAD University invite you to parrcipate in our 30th Annual BookArts Fair to be held in the GREAT HALL at 100 McCaul St, on Saturday, November 29, 2014.

There is a $40.00 table fee, payable to ‘Printmaking Awards,’ with all proceeds going to student awards and initiatives. This year we are also offering a limited number of half tables available for only $25.00. The deadline for applications is November 5, 2014.

The Fair will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. until5:00 p.m, with the doors open for exhibitors to set up at 8:45 a.m.

This is an exhibition of artists, printmakers, bookbinders and others involved in the creation of hand made books and printed ephemera. It is intended to provide a showcase for your work and an opportunity to sell it, if you wish. Please return this form along with payment. Please make your cheque payable to‘Printmaking Awards’ – submit as soon as possible so that we can determine how to accommodate everyone. We can not guarantee space for late applicants.

For more information, contact the Book Arts Fair organizers at this email address: bookartsfair@gmail.com

Download the Book Arts Fair submission form


Venue & Address: 
See details in description

29th Annual Book Arts Fair

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 3:00pm

All proceeds going to student awards & initiatives

The story: OCAD University’s printmaking department presents the 29th annual Book Arts Fair. Come and browse the uniquely handmade and crafted works by many book artists, printmakers, artists, small publishers, students, professional artists, papermakers and printmaking suppliers.

OCAD U Book arts Fair will also include live performances, poetry readings, and kid friendly crafting throughout the day.

This is a fundraiser! The money raised by donation and raffle tickets goes to the upcoming year’s students awards and initiatives in the OCAD Printmaking Department. Suggested donation of $5.00 (or more!)

Many thanks to ABOVEGROUND, for their support of this event.





p.w.y.c. ( $5 )

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Book arts fair poster