Luke Painter

Luke Painter is an artist working in Toronto. Recent exhibitions of his work include: Modern Wand at Cambridge Galleries (solo 2017), The Teasers and the Tormentors at Galerie Clark in Montreal (solo 2016), Ways of Something at the Whitney Museum of American Art (group 2016) and Five Years of Contemporary Canadian Drawing at the Sudbury Art Gallery (group 2016). Luke has been recently nominated in 2018 for the K.M.

George Walker

George Walker is a wood engraver, book artist, author and educator who has taught courses at the university since 1985. For over twenty years he has exhibited his wood engravings and limited edition books internationally. Among many book projects, George has illustrated two hand-printed editions written by Neil Gaiman.

Build Your Own Grilled Cheese!!!

Build your own Grilled Cheese poster, Illustration of a grilled cheese with arms and legs posing
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Printmaking Thesis and Publication Capstone’s fundraising initiative!  BUILD YOUR OWN GRILLED CHEESE!!!

Tuesday November 29th, 11 am- 2 pm

OCAD U Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street


The students are raising money towards renting a venue for an end of year group exhibition, as well as exploring the possibilities of a group trip.


Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street
Build your own Grilled Cheese poster, Illustration of a grilled cheese with arms and legs posing

P.U.P Contemporary: Superfluous Appetite

Black and White Woodcut, two hands extending from clouds and gripping
four portrait images in colour of humans and non humans
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 5:00am to Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 5:00am

P.U.P CONTEMPORARY: Superfluous Appetite November 3-30th @ The Gladstone Hotel, #208 (2nd Floor), 1214 Queen St. W, 12-5pm Daily.

P.U.P Contemporary is excited to show an amazing work of local printmaking artist duo,

Gideon Näf & Justin Labine of Free North Press.

For Superfluous Appetite, the duo has teamed up to present a survey of illustrative prints and drawings from the past three years. Whether in Justin's sprawling historically influenced drawings or Gideon’s dream inspired, tongue and cheek compositions; the pair use both the content of their imagery and the very essence of hand crafted work to present a critical response to the mania that is modern life. We invite you to take a bite.

Please find the press release attached for further show info.

Venue & Address: 
The Gladstone Hotel, #208 (2nd Floor), 1214 Queen St. W, 12-5pm Daily

OCAD U Poster Fair

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

Join the OCAD U Zine Library as we present our first ever Poster Fair! Come see and buy a variety of poster art made by OCAD U students, graduates and local artists. The Fair will represent a range of prices and media, from screenprinted and letterpress to digitally printed. 

Venue & Address: 
Lobby of 100 McCaul Street
416-977-600 ext 2529
Free to attend
OCAD U Poster Fair poster with event info and rectangular series of red and black patterns


Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 5:00am

Fourth year printmaking students present their thesis works in progress. In addition to conventional print work, PROOF highlights ways in which students are working beyond the predictability of print media and incorporating a range of interdisciplinary approaches. PROOF includes analog and digital prints as well as large-scale installations, fabricated plastic forms, video, three-dimensional works on paper, and possibly…an exploded whale. PROOF is the first in a series of planned exhibitions that track and promote the evolution of this body of work.

Participating student include: Michael Anderson, Kat Burns, Saba Bushnaq, Laura Fedynyszyn, Michelle Galletta, James Gauvreau, Ann Hoi, Jacob Jurkiewicz, Jen Mann, Sean Martin, Chloe Ruggiero, Megan Speers, Tobias Williams, Tak Yan Yung

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario
PROOF print thesis work in progress poster with event info and photo of hand wearing glove doing "devil horns" gesture

Artist Talk by Zhiyuan Cong

Zhiyuan Cong
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 11:00pm

Open Studio is pleased to announce that US-based artist Zhiyuan Cong will be visiting Toronto from October 29 to November 1, and will present two public presentations during his stay. Both events are open to the general public and admission is free.

Artist Talk by Zhiyuan Cong
Co-presented by Open Studio and OCAD Wednesday, October 29, 7 p.m.

Ontario College of Art & Design
Room 284, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street

Printmaking Demonstration by Zhiyuan Cong
Saturday, November 1, 3 to 6 p.m.
Open Studio

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104, Toronto

Zhiyuan Cong is a Professor and Head of the Printmaking Program at William Patterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Cong has two MFA degrees: one in printmaking from Indiana University and the other in Chinese painting from the Nanjing Arts Institute in 1986. His work is steeped in both traditional Chinese and contemporary Western traditions, which he melds together in his prints and paintings.

Open Studio gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for funding this special international visiting artist initiative.

Venue & Address: 
Room 284, Level 2 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

SpeakEasy's 1st Annual Printmaking Show

Friday, October 3, 2008 - 12:00am to 4:00am

Take a peek inside the collective imaginations of 8 talented artists, including OCAD alumni Sheila Jonah and Astrid Ho, whose work features original styles, techniques and media. Signed, numbered, hand made originals are rich in imagery, and project each artists’ unique voice.

Participating Artists:
Neil Collyer
Patrick Carson
Natalie Drajewicz
Sheila Jonah
Denise Karabinus
Jerry Silverberg

Astrid Ho
Pawel Zablocki

Pay What You Can ($4 Donation Suggested)

About SpeakEasy
SpeakEasy is a monthly gathering of Toronto's creative community. It's an opportunity to network, share ideas, and keep in touch with the pulse of Toronto's creative professionals. Since 1996 it has grown from a get-together of a few friends to an event that now draws regular crowds of up to 300.

SpeakEasy takes place 8 times a year, on the first Thursday of the month, at The Gladstone Hotel.

The atmosphere at SpeakEasy is casual...conducive to innovation and inspiration.

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen WestMain Floor Ballroom, Toronto, Ontario
Pay what you can ($4 donation suggested)

Do Not Play on or Around

Play Image
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, October 10, 2008 - 4:00am

Coordinated by Printmaking student James Gauvreau, this exhibit will examine street art as an entity that has emerged out of, and has separated itself from graffiti and vandalism. It will include mixed media installations drawing inspiration from the city streets and urban art, posited in a gallery setting.
Held in conjunction with Nuit Blanche, October 4, 6:52 pm to sunrise.

Venue & Address: 
Transit Space 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor (outside of Rm 230), Toronto, Ontario

Shipwreck Dreaming

Friday, August 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 4:00am

Wendy Cain is one of Canada's best printmaker/papermakers and is also the Chair of Printmaking at OCAD. This series of lithographs on handmade paper explores the artist's curiosity, juxtaposing classical images with objects of everyday life.

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Northumberland 55 King Street West, Cobourg, Ontario