OCAD U 2104 graduates honoured at Student Sculpture Exhibition

Ash Moniz, Alchemy of Context (2014)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 4:15pm

Emerging artists Jonathan Simpson and Ash Moniz picked up two awards at the Sculptors Society of Canada’s 19th Annual Juried Graduating Sculpture Student Exhibition.

Eleven artists were selected for the exhibition:

  • Matthew Brown, Fanshawe College
  • Susan Kachor Conlon, Lakehead University
  • Elissa Gallander, The Art Centre, CTS
  • William Halliday, The Art Centre, CTS
  • C. Michelle Kivi, Lakehead University
  • Katie Lemieux, Lakehead University
  • Ash Moniz, OCAD University
  • Emily Moriarty, OCAD University
  • Glenna Rebick, The Art Centre, CTS
  • Azza El Siddique, OCAD University
  • Jonathan Simpson, OCAD University

Jonathan Simpson (BFA, Sculpture/Installation, 2014) is the recipient of the Abraham & Malka Green Sculpture Award and Ash Moniz (BFA, Sculpture/Installation, 2014) won the Artcast Inc. Sculpture Award.

The 2014 jury was made up of Flavio Belli, Curator and Art Consultant, Elaine Whittaker, Installation Sculptor and Edward Falkenberg, Sculptor, RCA, OSA, SSC.

Applications for the competition can be obtained at colleges and universities with Fine / Visual Arts programs in February.

The exhibition continues through to August 8 at the Canadian Sculpture Centre, 500 Church Street, Toronto. The gallery is open Tuesdays to Fridays from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays (except holidays) 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

About the Sculptors Society of Canada

The Sculptors Society of Canada (SSC) is solely dedicated to the education, promotion and exhibition of contemporary Canadian sculpture. Founded by some of the most prestigious sculptors in Canadian art history, the Sculptors Society of Canada has been exhibiting and raising the profile of sculpture in Canada for more than 75 years. The mandate of this Society is firmly established by a collective belief in education, partnership, co-operation and support - representing a commitment to educate the public and community at large regarding sculpture, to discover and foster young talent, to raise the profile of Canadian sculpture and to rally and encourage sculptors working at a professional level.

Be Mysterious

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 4:00am

Opening Reception Friday, August 1, 5:00 p.m.

Exhibition including work by MFA Alum Rebecca Baird

Be Mysterious is a survey of recent sculpture by Canadian and international artists, who invert the practicality of commonplace things. Accentuating the sensual and physical qualities above their use, these artworks go beyond appearances and allow for the development of alternate relationships with and among objects.

The exhibition includes work by: Mark Clintberg, Rebecca Baird, Patrick Jackson, Daniel Jacoby, Joo Choon Lin, Alex Morrison and Brent Wadden

Exhibition Hours: Wednesday through Sunday,
12:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 12:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
The Banff Centre, Walter Phillips Gallery 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive Banff, Alberta

Sculptural student-designed bike stands installed along Queen West

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 5:00am

Fourteen new bike stands are the result of a unique partnership
between Queen St. West BIA and OCAD University students

(Toronto — November 18, 2010) This morning, Toronto’s Queen St. West Business Improvement Area (BIA) unveiled 14 creative new bicycle stands installed this past month along Queen Street West, from Simcoe Street to Bathurst Street. The new stands are the result of a unique collaboration between fourth-year design students at OCAD University (OCADU) and the BIA.

The designs originated in the Gateway Bike Stand Challenge held at OCADU in 2009, where students were challenged to design bicycle stands for the redevelopment of a property at the northwest corner of Queen and McCaul streets in Toronto, a project still in its early stages. The challenge invited students to consider how bicycle stands could be both conceptual urban sculpture and functional urban infrastructure. Two projects from the top five were selected by the BIA to develop into reality.

“As a jury member in the original competition, I was so impressed with the designs, I felt it was imperative we find a way to incorporate some of them into the Queen St. West streetscape,” explained Marc Glassman, Chair of the Queen St. West BIA. “I am proud that we were able to collaborate with the City of Toronto, an innovative fabrication company and these talented students to execute their design concepts.”

The designs selected for fabrication were Speech Bubbles by fourth-year Industrial Design students Evi K. Hui and Olivier Mayrand, which are a series of three different designs featuring a question mark, quotation marks and an exclamation point; and Halo by fourth-year Environmental Design student Michael Pham, an elegant circular design embedded into the sidewalk. Representatives from the City of Toronto and Queen St. West BIA worked with the designers to ensure that their designs remained unchanged throughout the production process. To commemorate the work of the students, each of the stands includes an attribution plaque naming the designers.

The bike stands are available for use at the following locations:

  • 235 Queen St. West (in front of the Atlas Machinery Supply Ltd.) Question mark Speech Bubbles bike stand by Evi K. Hui and Olivier Mayrand
  • 315 Queen St. West (in front of Zeidler Partnership Architects) Halo bike stand by Michael Pham
  • 339 Queen St. West (in front of Quiksilver): Quotation marks Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand
  • 355/357 Queen St. West (between Your Good Health and JCY House): Exclamation point Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand
  • 379 Queen St. West (in front of Payless SHOESOURCE): Halo by Pham
  • 426 Queen St. West (in front of Image Makeover Salon) Quotation marks Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand
  • 438 Queen St. West (in front of Fancy Gems & Accessories): Halo by Pham
  • 448 Queen St. West (in front of Bling Bling & Ken Inc.): Question mark Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand
  • 482 Queen St. West (in front of The Hideout): Quotation marks Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand
  • 492 Queen St. West (in front of La Palette): Halo by Pham
  • 510 Queen St. West (in front of Velvet Underground): Question mark Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand
  • 515 Queen St. West (in front of Original): Exclamation point Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand
  • 543/545 Queen St. West (between Hi Beads and Brown's A Short Man's World of Fashion): Halo by Pham
  • 629 Queen St. West (in front of Nikolaou Restaurant Equipment): Exclamation point Speech Bubbles by Hui and Mayrand

View a map (PDF) of the bike stands.

About the Queen St. West Business Improvement Area
The Queen St. West Business Improvement Area (www.queenstwestbia.ca) was formed in 2009. Located just south of the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Queen Street West between Simcoe and Bathurst is the neighbourhood that nurtured young artists for decades. Celebrating its one year anniversary, the Queen St. West BIA is an association of business owners and tenants along Queen Street West that work together to preserve the heritage and strong culture that the community has long been known for.

More about the OCADU Gateway Bike Stand Challenge
Thirty-five student teams submitted their designs and ten were shortlisted as finalists. The final ten designs were presented to a jury that included architect Robert Chang, The Globe and Mail’s architecture critic Lisa Rochon, Toronto City Councillor Bill Saundercook, Queen St.West BIA Chair Marc Glassman, and Urbane Cyclist owner Nancy Kendrew, as well as OCAD faculty members Bruce Hinds and Colleen Reid. Prizes were awarded to the top five designs, of which two concepts were further developed for installation by the Queen St. West BIA.

About OCAD University (OCADU)
OCAD University (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “University of the Imagination.” The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information and images, contact:

Laura Schaefer, Coordinator, Queen St. West BIA

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

Robert Murray in Conversation with Jonathan Lippincott

 Robert Murray in Conversation with Jonathan Lippincott
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 5:00pm

Public lecture: Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s

Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s presents the history of the sculptures made at Lippincott, Inc., in North Haven, CT. Founded in 1966 by Donald Lippincott and Roxanne Everett, this was the first fabricator dedicated exclusively to making large scale sculpture. Artists including Claes Oldenburg, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Robert Murray, Ellsworth Kelly, Clement Meadmore, and many others all came to Lippincott. These artists produced an incredible range of sculpture during what many have called the golden age of public art, and Large Scale is the first time this work has been presented as a whole.

Robert Murray was born in Vancouver, grew up in Saskatoon, went to Art School in Regina, lived for a time in Mexico and moved to New York in 1960. He lives at present near Unionville, PA and has a studio and summer place on Lookout Is., near Pointe au Baril, ON. Murray has dual US and Canadian citizenship. Since 1959 all of Murray's larger sculptures have been built under his supervision at metal fabricating plants, beginning with John East Iron Works in Saskatoon but in particular at Lippincott Inc. in North Haven CT, which specialized in sculpture fabrication, Murray has taught or has been a visiting artist at a great many art schools and universities and continues to work with fourth year students at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His work can be found in a great many private and museum collections as well at the more public sited works. In 1990 he was given a retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada and is represented in Toronto by the Barbara Edwards Contemporary Gallery,

Jonathan Lippincott, author of Large Scale, was born the year after the first sculptures were made at Lippincott, and grew up watching the work that took place there. He studied studio art and art history at Swarthmore College, graduating in 1989. During the next few years, he worked at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts as a cook and handyman, at the Yale University Art Gallery as an art handler, and as a dessert baker in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1993 he moved to New York City to begin work in publishing, and a year later he joined Farrar, Straus and Giroux, where he is currently the design manager. Since 2000 he has also worked independently as art director and designer for a range of illustrated books about architecture, landscape, and fine art.

This talk is sponsored by the Faculty of Art Innovation Fund




Venue & Address: 
Central Hall, Room 230 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Shary Boyle Artist Talk

The Cave Painter by Shary Boyle installation detail
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 6:30pm

All are welcome

Shary Boyle’s practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture and performance. Based in Toronto, Boyle’s work is exhibited and collected internationally, with pieces in the National Gallery of Canada, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, La Maison Rouge Foundation in Paris and the Paisley Museum in Scotland. The national touring exhibit of her work "Flesh and Blood" opened at the Art Gallery of Ontario in fall 2010. “Everything Under the Moon”, her first major theatre performance in collaboration with Christine Fellows, was commissioned by Habourfront World Stage in 2012. Boyle is the 2009 recipient of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Iskowitz Award and the 2010 Hynatyshyn Award for her outstanding contribution to the visual arts in Canada. Shary Boyle represented Canada at the 2013 Venice Biennale with her project “Music for Silence”.

2013, The Cave Painter, installation detail. Plaster, hair, wood, foam, latex, glitter, glass, epoxy, overhead projections. 301 x 427 x 457cm

Photography by Rafael Goldchain c 2013.



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

Phantom of the Operating Room: Developing Surgical Phantoms from Traditional Sculpture Techniques

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

Presentation by Associate Professor Francis LeBouthillier

This presenation by OCAD U Associate Professor, Francis Lebouthilier, will be videoconferenced to Credit Valley Hospital, Lakeridge Health, Royal Victoria Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Southlake Regional Health Centre.




Venue & Address: 
Room 7-605, Princes Margaret Cancer Centre 610 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario