Omar Badrin, alumnus from the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design and the 2015 IAMD GradEx Medal Winner was awarded one of three Melissa Levin Emerging Artist (MLEA) Award, administered by the Textile Museum of Canada. The MLEA Awards helps emerging artists conduct self-directed activities such as art production, apprenticeships, residencies or research. The award is in memory and honour of Melissa Levin (1958-2015), an artist, mentor and teacher whose career as a textile and costume designer was synonymous with exuberant love of colour and pattern.
Omar's first commercial solo-show, "Lul!", is on now at Birch Contemporary Gallery until April 21, 2018. For more details: http://birchcontemporary.com/exhibition/new-works-5
More about Omar: http://www.omarbadrin.com