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Announcing Anoosh Mubashar, Gabby Golec, Mark Krzepis, and Nik October-Clydesdale as the recipients of the 401 Richmond Illustration Studio Career Launcher!

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OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers is excited to announce Anoosh Mubashar, Gabby Golec, Mark Krzepis, and Nik October-Clydesdale as the recipients of the 401 Richmond Illustration Studio Career Launcher.



Anoosh Mubashar is a Toronto-based artist who enjoys working in many mediums, especially paint and printmaking. She is inspired by the human mind, nature, and expresses art through familial stories of nostalgia and growing pains. She enjoys incorporating graphic street styles with dainty, rendered images to explore the contradictions found in everyday life.

Instagram: @anart45m

Gabby Golec is a multidisciplinary illustrator and comic artist based in Toronto. Their work often explores the contradictory forms of soft, yet jagged bodies, capturing them with a sense of spontaneity and vulnerability. Gabby also enjoys drawing bugs and people in love.

Instagram: @slugtrain

Mark Krzepis is a Toronto illustrator whose work muddies the line between high and low subject matter. Inspired by literature, music, art history, and the absurd, he draws upon themes of human nature relevant in both fine art and low brow illustration. Through a colourful complementary palette and animated shapes, Mark taps into the rich knowledge of traditional illustration. He has illustrated cover art for Toronto artists such as BADBADNOTGOOD and Charlotte Day Wilson, conducted interviews with creatives like Wolfgang Tillmans, and exhibited in art galleries in both Canada and the United States.

Instagram: @krzepism

Nik October-Clydesdale is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. They graduated from Queen's University in 2016 and Ontario College of Art and Design in 2024, where they were awarded the Illustration program medal for their thesis, "Permeability". Nik works in illustration, ceramics, and painting, with a focus on materiality and intimacy.

Instagram: @nikoctober 


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