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New Year Welcomes Eight New Artists to OCAD University’s Artist Showcase on Partial

Left to Right: Summer by Melanie Lixiyue Yan. In the Beahive by Mekayla Dionne. Neo Tokyo Bedroom 03 by Kainat Ahmed.

Partial and the RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the addition of eight new artists in the OCAD University Art Showcase. Launched in 2019, the OCAD University Artist Showcase on Partial provides exceptional exposure and sales opportunities for OCAD U student artists and recent alumni in support of their creative careers.

More information about Partial Gallery's 2020 Year in Review can be found here.

Being part of the Partial Showcase when I am about to graduate from university and step into the professional realm means a lot. This project is a perfect platform to help me get started in the industry. I have learned a lot from Partial about self-branding, selling artworks, etc. With the help from the project coordinator and the Partial community, promoting and marketing my work becomes much less overwhelming. When I got my first booking through Partial, the excitement of being recognized and approved as a creator was beyond description. Big thanks to Partial Gallery, the Partial X OCADU showcase, and everyone from the project.

Lixiyue Melanie Yan
Partial Artist, Illustration


Student Recent OCAD U graduates and upper year student artists applied to an open call announced in October 2020 and were selected through a juried process. To celebrate the new year, an initial round of eight new artists have launched their profiles on Partial’s platform with original artwork for purchase and rent. In the inaugural year, the OCAD U Artist Showcase had:

•    Over 1.7 million impressions

  • 28 Sales   
  • 16 Rentals
  • Over 85 interactions (booking requests and interest sessions)
  • 40 featured OCAD U students and grads

Congratulations to the following recipients and look out for more emerging talent who will be joining the OCAD University Artist Showcase in the coming months!



An easy, honest way for great artwork to find a home, Partial is a site for artists and art-seekers to connect and engage in real and accessible transactions. Collect beautiful, original, and affordable Canadian artwork directly from the artists that made it. Partial began in 2016 in Toronto with the simple goal of bringing more art out of artists’ studios and onto more walls.




Images: Left to Right: Summer by Melanie Lixiyue Yan. In the Beahive by Mekayla Dionne. Neo Tokyo Bedroom 03 by Kainat Ahmed.