Back in Fall 2021, OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers and Shift Health partnered to co-create the Shift Health Art Commissioning Program which commissioned five (5) emerging artists, representing different artistic practices and providing a diversity of artistic voices and approaches to create works of art for Shift Health’s new downtown space renovation.
Guided by the question "What does the future of health and wellness mean to me?", the program commissioned artworks to create a space that inspires the SHIFT Health team, welcomes diversity, and uplifts the voices, experiences and ideas of individuals, communities and populations who have not historically been at the forefront of the healthcare conversation.
As an organization that’s helping to create the future of healthcare, Shift Health has an important responsibility to ensure that we’re creating a future for everyone. These five extraordinary artists are helping us to imagine that future, and their powerful works will remind our team of our responsibility every day. We thank OCAD University’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers for partnering with us on this inspiring commissioning program.— Ryan Wiley, President, Shift Health
We're excited to announce that the following artists have been selected to for this Career Launcher opportunity. Congratulations to:
Stay tuned later in 2022 for more information about the program and an unveiling of the final commissioned works.
ABOUT SHIFT HEALTH
Shift Health brings a science mindset to strategy consulting for the health research and innovation ecosystem. Working with governments, academia, industry, not-for-profits, healthcare providers and patient partners across Canada and around the world, Shift Health is helping to create the future of healthcare.
Image: (L to R): Justin Mezzapelli, Travelling On (Allan Grant, 1944), ink on paper, 8" x 10", 2021; Grace Hotchkiss, Obsidian, 40 x 40" gesso, joint compound and acrylic on canvas, 2021; Ada Bierling, Celestial connections, acrylic, 4’x5’, 2019; Jasper Urbina, When I Didn't Have Bills to Pay, Spraypaint, Dye, Acrylic ink/paint, 42x72", 2020; Alysha Rocca, Lady Touch, Recycled Textiles and Oil Paint on Canvas, 9x9”, 2021.