A new take on the Vegas Golden Knights logo

Vegas Golden Knights logo
Vegas Golden Knights secondary logo

OCAD University advertising student Matt Doyle has a new take on the Vegas Golden Knights logo. 

"After watching the unveiling for the NHL's newest expansion, Vegas Golden Knights, I and many others were quite disappointed with the outcome of the logo. Dull colours and concept left the feeling of the logo very unappealing. For a team in Vegas, the colour and concept of the design should speak for itself with brightness and a simplistic complexity in the layout," says Matt. "I chose to not only do a primary crest, featured with the full knight figure, but also a secondary crest, featured with the circular layout that can be used for not only the jersey crest but also as a shoulder patch." 

"By brightening up the colours and adding some much needed complexity and 'loudness' to the design, I feel I have made a fairly decent attempt at a suggestion for a rebrand of the team," says Matt.

Primary logo


Secondary logo

Inline Image Template


black and white image of shadows crossing a street
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 5:00am

This assignment is about "Light & Shadow".
These students used analogue cameras, developed their film and worked in wet labs to produce their prints.

The images are posted on FLICKR, see link below.



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OCAD U exhibition opens at Mercedes Benz Financial Services

Dean Vlad Spicanovic with exhibiting artists
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 5:00am

The eighth annual Experiencing Perspectives art exhibition at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (MBFS) opened November 16 with a reception at the company’s Mississauga offices. Artists, MBFS staff and guests wandered the office space as though it were a gallery.

Over 90 works by students, faculty and alumni are positioned throughout the offices, corridors and boardrooms of the company with the goal of giving staff an inspiring, creative environment and appreciation of the work of emerging artists. The exhibition will remain in place for a year.

Stefan Karrenbauer, President and CEO of MBFS Canada announced that the Mississauga office made its fourth purchase of work for their permanent collection, a painting titled Vigilante (Watcher) by recent graduate Diego de la Rosa.  

MBFS has supported OCAD University to a tune of over $152,000 since 2009. The company has also recently pledged $64,000 over two years to support GradEx, the Drawing & Painting Medal Winner Award, the Drawing &Painting Entrance Scholarship and the Drawing and Painting Graduate Catalogue. The company’s Drawing & Painting Medal Winner award has been increased to $5,000, and the Drawing & Painting Entrance Scholarship has also grown to $5,000



Four paintings on a blue wall with chair below
Rei Misiri
Woman standing in front of series of 4 paintings

Call for Submissions! Student Run Pop-Up & Networking event: O-POP

red and white stripes and text with show details
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 8:00pm to Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 2:00am

Call for Submissions!

Hello! We are a group of students hosting a Pop-Up & Networking event, called O-POP, on November 25th, 2016.  We are currently looking for potential vendors and anyone interested in submitting their work for the gallery (to be put up on display)! We are also providing a space for vendors to sell their products, which will allow you to potentially make some money. You will be a key part of our event, as it is a one-night pop-up shop. We are providing a space for you all to display your work, get your name out there, and advertise your business. This event is for students and anyone else would would like to get some networking experience.

*Deadline for a completed application AND payment to secure your table is November 4th, 2016.

We will be charging a fee of $25 to any vendor or displayers interested in getting their name out there with our event. Come out and network, as there will be food and drinks!

Venue & Address: 
49 McCaul St, Toronto, ON

OCAD University at the Yorkville Village Arts Festival

a colour photo with a black background
A photograph of colourful hairclips in a spiral formation
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 4:00am to Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 5:00am

OCAD University at the Yorkville Village Arts Festival, November 4 – November 9
OCAD U is excited to announce its participation in the Yorkville Village Arts Festival where they will be showcasing work by students, alumni and faculty at the newly renovated Yorkville Village shopping mall (formerly known as Hazelton Lanes). Art will be displayed on both levels of the central, light-filled atrium, Oval Square. The upper level will feature an exhibition of recent OCAD U students, while the lower level will include an exhibition of works by winners of the prestigious First Capital Realty Public Sculpture Competition and Imagination Zone Competition. OCAD U will also host a Pop Up shop that will be filled to the brim with exciting merchandise made by students, alumni and faculty.

Some of the highlights of the week include:

OCAD U Pop Up Shop, Friday November 4 – Saturday November 12
As part of the Yorkville Village Arts Festival, OCAD U will be celebrating the stunning creativity of its students, faculty and alumni through a retail Pop Up Shop at Yorkville Village from November 4 - 12, 2016. The OCAD U community is diverse and inventive, playing an active roll in change-making design and art production, both locally and around the world. The OCAD U Pop Up shop will showcase a small selection of this creative force. With art and objects from more than 50 artists and designers, this shop will offer a multitude of reasons to support local artisans. Come to the store to buy the popular Tkaronto vs. Akwe:kon t-shirts (Mohawk language for “Toronto vs. Everybody”) designed by Kaia’tanoron Bush for the Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University. Also on display, a diversity of pieces including finely crafted jewellery, hand-made books, limited edition scarves, stickers, toques, ceramics, bow-ties, prints, paintings, photography, quilts and more. Ninety per cent of the sales proceeds will be given to the creators and ten per cent will be donated back to OCAD U to support the administration of this exciting initiative.

Digital Painting Workshop, Saturday November 5 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Dahae Song invites the public to join her in this interactive digital workshop where participants are encouraged to turn selfies into self-expression through digital painting. She will have the participants consider how human existence and contemporary experience are increasingly mediated by technology. This digital painting workshop acknowledges this contemporary reality as it engages in both the physical (self-portraits) and the digital through the creation of a hybrid form of art. This workshop will enable the public to participate in this process and to turn a photograph of their face into a contemporary, digital masterpiece.

Meet the artists, Saturday November 5 (2 – 5 p.m.)
Artists who have work in the exhibition will be in attendance on Saturday to meet with anyone interested in finding out more about their art practice and the processes utilized in creating the artworks on display.

Live Painting, Saturday November 5 (2 – 5 p.m.)
Dahae Song is a Toronto based interdisciplinary artist who is currently completing her thesis year at OCAD University. Song invites the public to observe her painting process as she works on a new work that forms part of her ongoing, how to fill a void series. The live painting will occur during the opening night (invitation only) and on Saturday from 2 – 5 p.m. Her work is concerned with the digitization of human existence and expresses the intersections between physical and virtual worlds. Song does not see the digital and the virtual as oppositional and uses the medium of painting to bring these disparate forms together. Amorphous, hybrid forms of painting are created to communicate ways in which the abstract and the representational, the digital and the tangible, cease to be seen as contradictions.

Yorkville Village Arts Festival, November 4 - 9
Yorkville Village
55 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario

Social Media:
Instagram: @YorkvilleVillage
Instagram: @OCADUniversity
Twitter: @YorkvilleV
Twitter: @OCAD


Venue & Address: 
Yorkville Village shopping mall (formerly known as Hazelton Lanes)

Material Art & Design Students' banners purchased by The Link for their permanent collection

Madeline Bonk
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 7:15pm

Congratulations to Chung-Im Kim, Associate Professor in Fibre and the students in Surface Design 1 on their recent collaborative textile banner project with The Link, a community centre in Sutton, Ontario which has resulted in 11 of the banners being purchased by the centre!

The project brought together Fibre students and Sutton’s community to identify appropriate wayfinding locations at The Link and collaborate on the design development of textile banners.

Through a brainstorming session, students learned the history and geography of the area, the importance of The Link, the services it provides, how it should feel and even its previous life as a school as source inspiration for the design of the banners which they them created.

After an exhibition, 11 of the students' banners were chosen as winners by the public and purchased by the The Link for their permanent collection. 


The winners were: Madeline Bonk, Brittney De Lattibeaudiere, Lyndsay Grover, Ofra Hauferman, Jaclyn Martyn, Angela McIntosh, Nan Sun, and Xing Yu. The project was developed and facilitated by Chung-Im Kim, Associate Professor in Fibre.




Awenda Inspired 2016 Exhibition, Opening : Thursday October 27, 5 - 7PM

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:00am to Friday, October 28, 2016 - 4:00am

AWENDA INSPIRED EXHIBITION  Opening : Thursday October 27, 5 - 7PM

A group exhibition by DRPT + INVC students, of works made on-site or subsequently created based on experiences at Awenda Provincial Park located on Georgian Bay northwest of Penetanguishene.

Elora Borges, Rocio Tupac Yupanqui Cardoso, Declan David, Kinzi Dempsey, Megan Feheley, Melissa Fice, Hope Flynn, Matthew Morgan Garby, Amanda Robertson-Hebert, Alondra Ruiz-Hernandez, Christine Hirtescu, Jackie Justein, Zahra Lakdawala, Amy Lee, Samantha Leggett, Donny Nie, Arruniya Mohendran, Emma Moore, Lauren Porter, Debora Puricelli, Áine O'Neill, Jade Reyes, Fernando Diaz de Leon Rendon, Connie Santos, Christine Sawa, Hillary Snyder, Peter Tran, Angela Lea Tupper, Colin Zhao, Emily Zou

This event is sponsored by OCAD University DRPT Faculty of Art, in partnership with the generous support of Friends of Awenda and First Student Canada (North York).

For more information: Linda Martinello lmartinello@ocadu.ca 



Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Student Gallery OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor
Awenda Inspired poster, text on landscape background

reVision - Exhibition Opening Reception

re-Vision exhibition logo
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:30pm to Friday, September 30, 2016 - 1:30am

reVision is a juried group exhibition including work by Carlina Chen, a part-time student in the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design.

After a summer-long renovation of the gallery’s new space on Queen St. and Abell, just south of the Drake Hotel, Propeller is re-opening this coming September-October, with an exhibition entitled “reVision.” reVision implies transformation, recalibration, redirection, and renovation. For this exhibition, Propeller asked artists to show Toronto’s creative communities their process in these terms. With over 40 works of art from painting to installation and video work, this exhibition features a complex array of interpretations and understandings of this theme.

Opening Reception - Thursday, September 29 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Venue & Address: 
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, 30 Abell Street

Curatorial Projects Review

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 5:00am to Monday, December 15, 2008 - 5:00am

Selected final curatorial projects from the Fall 2008 Criticism & Curatorial Projects, Procedures, Pragmatics course. These projects feature work by OCAD students and professional artists as well as artifacts and images collected over the term. Presentations in the Transit Space are complemented by additional projects installed throughout OCAD and in Room 650.

Image credit: Tibi Neuspeil

Venue & Address: 
Transit Space 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario

Uniformitarian Principle

Uniformitarian Principle
Friday, November 28, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 5:00am

Angell Gallery in Toronto is pleased to present “Uniformitarian Principle,” the first solo exhibition by new gallery artist and current OCAD student, Min Hyung.

Drawing from the energy of the unpredictable yet inevitable geological events that contour the earth, Min Hyung’s spontaneous/logical paintings address the indelible links between our past and the present. Like tectonic plates, the varied layers of paint shift over one another, creating rumblings and disturbances, constructing and deconstructing spaces and depths. Each layer—whether composed of fine, linear drawings; thin washes of colour; or chunky, generous dabs of paint—alternately emerges or disappears in relation to one another. Among these shifting layers lies an exploration of the evolution of need and an awareness of how these emergent desires alter our environment.

Hyung describes her brightly coloured paintings as worlds of motion, flux, shifting languages—old and new—and contemporary references that are evolving and finding new translations. The canvases speak both to physical structures and to the foundations upon which contemporary society is built: the desire for and pursuit of protection, of secure living spaces. The sprawling villas, the cars, the idle times by the poolside, she suggests, are gestures back to humanity’s long-fought odyssey for comfort and shelter. Deploying these contemporary visual references—architecture, luxury commodities—Hyung’s paintings are concerned with space and how space can describe us individually or collectively, as a culture.

The most striking element to Hyung’s work is perhaps the vibrant populations of her signature “blobs” which undulate through paintings like Oe Island or Where is "In the line of fire playing" in glossy waves. The blobs operate as a language through which the viewer is invited to navigate and resolve the painting: they form sentences, statements, and stories; they play against each other, humming, conflicting, stimulating, and unifying in a gestalt of colour. Ultimately, each bright marble of paint relates to one another individually and communally; they each require space, have their own evolutionary needs, and yet exist necessarily within a collective.

In Blow Spaces Away From The Whirling Blades of The Fan and The Curtain Rises, the blobs are openly connected to the individual; they exist within the sinuous outlines of swimming and diving female figures. The contrast of these organic figural lines with sharply geometric architectural lines references our longing to exist within a golden mean of carefully articulated spaces. In the end, Hyung’s vivid and shifting picture planes address the search for a balance in our environmental desires. We exist simultaneously within our own bubbles of physical and psychological space as well as within the spaces needed to be part of a collective culture and society.

Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Min Hyung is a Toronto-based artist.

Venue & Address: 
Angell Gallery 890 Queen Street W, Toronto, Ontario