Alumni news

70s

Allen Smutylo (AOCA, Communication & Design, 1970) “The Gold Coast Of Africa” is currently running at Mira Goddard.

Keijo Tapanainen (AOCA, Communication & Design, 1970), Christine Mack (AOCA, Drawing & Painting, 1981), Joseph Muscat (AOCA, Drawing & Painting, 1981) make up the entirety of “META4: Unlikely Stories” at Propeller Gallery.

Maggie Broda (AOCA, Drawing & Painting, 1972) , Chad Gauthier (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2015), Nicole Moss (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2015) work can be seen at "Second Wave: Yellow House Gallery's Anniversary Exhibition and Birthday Bash"

Barbara Astman (AOCA, Experimental Arts, 1973) “Looking: Then And Now” is part of the Contact Photoraphy Festival at Corkin Gallery.

Malcolm Rains (AOCA, Experimental Arts, 1974) solo show “Myth And Mystique” is open at Odon Wagner Contemporary.

Eva Ennist (AOCA, Material Art & Design, 1976) new sculpture “Trust” can be seen at David Kaye Gallery.

80s

Victoria Alexander (AOCA, Experimental Arts, 1980) solo show “Vikky Alexander” is opened at Cooper Cole.

Claudette Abrams (AOCA, General Studies, 1981), Heather Fulton (BDES, Graphic Design, 2012) are a part of the group show “Mindset” at Artscape Youngplace.

David Rokeby (AOCA, Experimental Arts, 1984) partakes in “Unseen, to be seen,” which looks at photography with eye to surveillance at Goethe-Institut.

90s

Daniel Hughes (AOCA, Fine Arts/ Drawing & Painting, 1991) solo show of painting “Convalescence” can be found at Ingram Gallery.

Jaleh Saneinejad’s (AOCA, Drawing & Painting, 1993) self titled solo show is open at Ben Navaee Gallery.

Ulla Djelweh (AOCA, Interdisciplinary Studies 1994) is part of the group show “Ellipsis, Pt 2” at Gallery 1313.

Matthew Schofield (AOCAD, Drawing & Painting 1997) solo show is opening at Nicholas Metivier on May 24.

Doreen Wittenbols (AOCAD, Drawing & Painting, 1997) had the unique opportunity to create drawings from the inventory of the adult toy shop Mail & Female in Amsterdam for the exhibition “Sexplosion”.

Michelle Yee (AOCAD, Printmaking, 1997) is part of the group show “Bad Behaviour” at Artscape Youngplace.

Judit Gueth (AOCAD, Illustration, 1999) named winner of Spoonflower's Design Challenge.

00s

Laird Kay (AOCAD, Environmental Design, 2000) photographic exhibition “Plane Metal” can be seen at Akasha Art Projects.

Myung-Sun Kim (BFA, Sculpture/Installation, 2005) has taken a position at the Theatre Centre as the new Manager of Artist & Community Activation.

Zac Kenny (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2006) exhibition of painting “A Day In The Paint” at Navillus Gallery.

Yuula Benivolski (BFA, Photography, 2007) “PAGE TURNING, CRINKLY SOUNDS - NO TALKING” is at Art Metropole.

Stephanie Cormier’s (BFA, Fine Arts, 2007) “Toolbox in the Head” and Jacob Robert Whibley’s (AOCAD, Graphic Design, 2006) “imperfective aspect” are showing at Open Studio Gallery.

Natalie Catania (BDES, Illustration, 2009) was accepted to the Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation.

Ian Mackay (BFA, Integrated Media, 2009) solo painting show “A Form Of Remembering” can be found at The Red Head Gallery.

Janna Watson (BFA, Drawing & Painting, 2009) solo show “The Body Moves” is open at Bau-Xi.

10s

Sarah Beck (MFA, Interdisciplinary Art, Media & Design, 2010), Marjan Verstappen (MFA, Interdisciplinary Art, Media & Design, 2014) are participanting artists in “Gallery Galleria” at Galleria Shopping Centre.

Nathan Cyprys (BFA, Photography, 2010) photography show “Ordinary Weather” at Mackenzie House is part of the Contact Photography Festival.

Brendan George Ko (BFA, Photography, 2010) “We Soon Be Nigh!” is part of the Contact Photoraphy Festival at LE Gallery.

Danika Zandboer (BFA, Photography, 2014), Rachael McArthur (BFA, Photography, 2014), Naoise Dunne (BFA, Photography, 2014), Julia Macerola (BFA, Photography, 2014) make up the group show “About-Face” at Black Cat Gallery.

Heidi Berton (BDES, Illustration, 2015), Marne Grahlman (BDES, Illustration, 2015), Raz Latif (BDES, Illustration, 2015) , Robert John Paterson (BDES, Illustration, 2015), Caitlyn Murphy (BDES, Illustration, 2015), Sam Nolan (BDES, Illustration, 2015) are in an OCAD grad show “Generally Abysmal” at Northern Contemporary.
 
Petar Boskovic (BFA, Photography, 2015), Paul Alexander (1978) are in the group photography show “This City” at Coldstream Fine Art.

Iva Dulanovic (BDES, Material Art & Design, 2015) and Amir Kavehei (BDES, Illustration , 2015) are in a art show “The Body Electric” an annual digital visual art exhibition at the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Robert John Paterson (BDES, Illustration, 2015) is part of the group show “In Difference” at White House Studio Project.

Amy Satterthwaite (MDES, Strategic Foresight and Innovation, 2015) has just landed a job at Ashoka as "Leader, Transforming Childhood and Youth Years", primarily engaging with expanding Ashoka's Changemaker Schools program in Canada.

Carole Condé’s photographic work will be presented by a group of Toronto galleries, A Space Gallery, Urbanspace Gallery, Trinity Square Video, Prefix ICA and YYZ Artists’ Outlet.

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Bijan Ramezani (BFA, Photography, 2015)

Bijan Ramezani is an Iranian-Canadian recent grad. His use of mixed media installation gives a contemporary outlook on current events using video, photographs, found object, sculpture and his own identity. Ramezani is interested in the use of re contextualizing and repurposing found objects and images, seeing how they act within a new space.

AR: What led you to pursue a career in the arts?
BR:
I suppose having open-minded parents with good taste that work within the creative industry had a profound influence on me. Also, growing up being an only child had an effect on my artistic career, spending a lot of time playing with Play-doh, Lego and drawing a lot. I had a lot of solitude growing up.

AR: What has been the most exciting (and possibly intimidating) project you have taken on?
BR:
Probably my thesis in fourth year, which in the end has led to great things. Looking back I would say it was my biggest achievement. Having my first shows at Warner Gallery and Gallery 44 were a big turning point in my artistic career as well.

AR: What have been the most challenging and rewarding experiences in your entrepreneurial endeavours thus far?
BR:
It’s been pretty easy I’d say. Since my time at OCAD U. I’ve gotten offers to participate in a few shows. So, for me, I’d say that would be the most rewarding endeavour that I have faced after graduating.

AR: Any final comments on your career? What do you see on the horizon?
BR:
Just live in the present moment, don’t think about the future too much or the past.