Marc Downing

Marc is an architect based in Toronto. His career focuses on public and cultural work. He has maintained ties with academic institutions throughout his professional life.

Lois Lawson-Ellis

Lois Lawson-Ellis completed courses at the University of Toronto and received her BA from the University of Guelph in 1989. She has taught at the Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery, the Gallery Library in Cambridge and the East York Board of Education, and has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout Ontario. Her works have been published in 401 Richmond Update, The Record, and Kitchener/Waterloo Art Gallery Calendar. She has been a faculty member at OCAD since 1986.

Kathy Kiloh

I am a philosopher interested in the intersections between political thought, ethics, and aesthetics. I am particularly interested of aesthetics as a modernizing and Eurocentric philosophy deeply concerned with the moral regulation of the individual and the maintenance of political order. My current research considers the ways in which philosophers have used the discourse of aesthetics to promote various ideological positions, and to buttress their ethical theories. I am working on a manuscript concerning the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in the work of T.W.

Karin Von ompteda

Karin von Ompteda is a designer/researcher/educator working in areas where disciplines converge. Her background is in both science and design, having undertaken an MSc Biology, BDes Graphic Design, and currently completing a PhD Visual Communication. Karin's doctoral research is focused on integrating scientific and design approaches to typeface legibility, with a particular interest in low vision readers. Working with data plays a central role in her research, practice, and teaching.

Jody Hewgill

A native of Montr–al, Qu–bec, Jody studied Commercial Art and Design at Dawson College and subsequently moved to Toronto to further her studies in illustration at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, where she has been part of the faculty in the illustration program since 2008. Jody has been working as an illustrator and gallery artist since 1988. Her acrylic paintings have been commissioned for a wide variety of applications including advertising campaigns, book covers, editorial publications, theatre posters, retail murals, and wine labels.

JJ Lee

My paintings connect and re-interpret Western and Chinese painting traditions. I appropriate colonial, scientific, historical and medical images from textiles, botanical illustrations, advertising and acupuncture charts to create undefined environments.These diverse sources signify the barrage and collision of disparate ideas of twenty-first century life.Through this process I look at the intersection of culture and hybrid identities.

Jennifer Long

Jennifer Long is a Toronto-based artist, curator and educator with a BAA from Ryerson University and a MFA from York University. Long’s art practice draws inspiration from the quiet moments and rituals of everyday life to explore the complexities of women's experiences.

Jennie Suddick

Jennie Suddick is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Toronto, Canada. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her work deals with issues of identity, place and meditated relationships to nature. She earned her Masters of Fine Arts from York University and holds both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Advanced Visual Studies Certificate from OCAD University.