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Month: May 2015 (page 2 of 3)

Career Launcher Photography Exhibition: Closing Reception


We are excited to announce the Career Launcher Photography Exhibition closing reception will be held on Saturday May 16th from 2pm – 4pm at Artscape Youngplace 3rd Floor Hallway Galleries. In addition to celebrating the work of 12 recent graduates we will also be announcing the winner of the Career Launcher will be announced at the ceremony. The show looks amazing and we are super excited to announce the winner of the Career Launcher who will be receiving a studio membership as well as a solo exhibition in the Artscape Youngplace hallway galleries in the fall of 2015!

Participating Artists include:

Alexandra Votsis
Lindsay Nemeth
Tanya Robinson
Christopher Garland
Carly Whitmore
Emma Blackshaw
Petar Boskovic
Allison Morris
Sarah Azzam
Rachel Bromberg
Katelyn Gallucci
Gabby Frank

Get your work published: deadline June 5


PhotoEd Magazine, a magazine designed to promote inspiration and education in photography, wants to see what you have been working on!  Now that the semester is over, go through your work and create a submission before June 5th at 5pm.  This should include:

  • 5-10 images from 1 or 2 bodies of work, sized approx.  8”x10” (72dpi)
  • Image list (title, year, scale) and contact info (email & phone)
  • Brief artist statement (1-2 paragraphs)
  • Bio & CV (optional)

Place the above info in a Dropbox file and email  an invitation to felix@photoed.ca


The Fortune of Having Been There: Volume I

Emma Blackshaw, 2015

Emma Blackshaw, 2015

The exhibition, The Fortune of Having Been There, (The Project Gallery, May 14 to June 10, 2015) – showcases the work of 27 graduates of OCAD’s photography thesis program. This month long exhibition, curated into three distinct shows by students from OCAD’s Criticism and Curatorial Practices program, introduces the next generation of local artists and curators.

Volume I (May 14 – 24), curated by Tori Maas.

This exhibition brings together images and objects from artists’ interactions with space and site, the landscapes they inhabit, and the tension created by the collision of public and private lives.

Emma Blackshaw
Sardar Farrokhi
Lucas Johnson
Kelsie Knauf
Kimberly Lee
Lindsay Nemeth
Justin Vitale
Nick Vo
Carly Whitmore
Arma Yari

Project Gallery
1109 Queen Street East, Toronto

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 2 pm to 8 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 12 pm to 6 pm

Contact Exhibition Page: scotiabankcontactphoto.com

Facebook link

May 14th Fundraiser: REBUILDING NEPAL


RebuildingNepalPostcardBack_FinalPhotography Faculty Surendra Lawoti , who has been key in organizing this event, will also be selling prints in support of the fundraiser!  100% of the sales will go to the fundraiser. More info here: http://www.surendralawoti.com/nepal-earthquake-relief

To make a direct contribution, please go to  www.tnff.ca

Alejandro Cartagena at OCAD U

Cartagena_Lecture_Poster copy

Congratulations to Students Mara Gajic and Petar Boskovic, Winners of the Flash Forward Competition!!!


Congratulations to  third year photo student Mara Gajic and fourth year photo student Petar Boskovic for being Winners of The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward competition.

The OCAD U photo community was well represented on the list of winners this year with both current students and recent alumni.  Congratulations to all!!!!

Flash Forward winners, Current Students:

  • Mara Gajic
  • Petar Boskovic

Flash Forward winners, Recent Alumni:

  • Nathan Cyprys
  • Shirin Fathi
  • Matin Zad

For more info check out the Magenta website, follow the link below.


OCADU Photo Contact Show

You’re invited to celebrate the 2015 Photo Thesis Contact Show…all three parties!

OCAD University Photography students are papering the town with their art this spring.

Twenty-seven graduates of OCAD U’s Photography thesis program will showcase their images in this year’s prestigious Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

The CONTACT show – The Fortune of Having Been There – will be divided into three “volumes.” Each will be curated by a third-year student from OCAD U’s Criticism & Curatorial Practices program:

  • Volume I: May 14 to 24 (Opening reception: May 15)
  • Volume II: May 25 to June 2 (Opening reception: May 28)
  • Volume III: June 3 to 10 (Opening reception: June 5)

The volumes will unfold at The Project Gallery (1109 Queen St. E.), and the curators will attend their respective opening receptions.

Four of the 27 also have works included in another CONTACT show: Revolution. All the participants in Revolution are students in OCAD U’s International Collaboration Studio course. Visit the exhibition at the Open Gallery, 49 McCaul St., from May 10 to 25.


See more at: http://www2.ocadu.ca/news/8905/graduating-photography-students-exhibit-across-the-city-this-spring#sthash.JIBodURu.dpuf

For the Facebook event, click here.
Contact page, click here.
Tumblr, click here.
Ocad Page, click here.
Hope to see you there!
Allison Morris, 2015

Allison Morris, 2015

Gabby Frank, 2015

Gabby Frank, 2015

Chris Garland, 2015

Chris Garland, 2015

Emma Blackshaw, 2015

Emma Blackshaw, 2015

Marc Losier: Échange (Exchange)/Post(e)



Faculty Biography —  Marc Losier is a Toronto-based artist and photographer, whose work revives histories, documents, and materials as a means of destabilizing standpoints and perceptions.  He has participated in visual arts residencies at The Banff Centre and the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California, and his works have been exhibited in both Canada and the United States.  In 2013, he was the recipient of a Toronto Arts Council emerging visual artist award, and has been awarded Visual Artist Projects Grants from both the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts in 2015 for his on-going project, Échange (Exchange)/Post(e).  He has previously taught at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts, and the San Francisco Art Institute as a visiting faculty member in Photography.

photo of marc

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