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Congrats: Alexandra Hickox

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Alexandra Hickox, Hear with your eyes Speak with your hands, 2014

Congratulations to Photography alumni Alexandra Hickox on being accepted to York University’s MFA program in Film and Video Studies!  

Bio: Emerging media artist and photographer, Alexandra Hickox, was born and raise on Toronto Island.  Hickox graduated from OCAD University in 2014 with a BFA  majoring in Photography and minoring in film production.  She has assistant for John Greyson (Lilies, Zero Patience) and currently works as an editor for H3 News a sign language internet news station. In the fall she will be attending York University’s  Masters in Film and Video Studies.

The Fortune of Having Been There: Volume II

Gabby Frank, 2015

Gabby Frank, 2015

The Fortune of Having Been There : Volume II
OCAD University Photography Thesis Graduation Exhibition
Curated by Sara Nicole England

May 25 – June 2, 2015

The gateway into this exhibition is the idea of “doubling.” Included works incorporate subject matter that mirrors the “double nature” of photography; twinning, duplication, generation, imagined selves and masquerade are all at play. Opening: Thursday May 28, 5-8pm.

Caitlynn Fairbarns
Gabby Frank
Chris Garland
Rachel Guglielmelli
Jaquelyn Holland
Brandon Jones
Lana Missen
Allison Morris
Lindsay Nemeth
Dainesha Nugent-Palache
Lea Sanders

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

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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

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

Congratulations Sarah Azzam!

Sarah Azzam, 2015

Sarah Azzam, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that Directed Studio student Sarah Azzam is the winner of OCAD U’s Photography Program Epson Award!  Over the past year, Sarah has skillfully refined her vision and created a stunning portfolio of Food Photography!  We hope this generous gift from Epson Canada will help you as you embark on the next steps of your career!

This award was made possible because of the generous support of Epson Canada and Andrew Patrick (OCAD U’s supportive local representative).  Epson Canada has been a long-time supporter of OCAD U and we cant thank the enough for supporting our talented and deserving students!

Bio:  Sarah Azzam is freelance photographer and stylist based in Toronto. Sarah specializes in commercial food photography however, she loves to explore with her camera and is interested in many different forms of photography, both commercial and fine art. Sarah attended OCAD University and has a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree with a major in Photography

Photo Print Sale at Grad Ex


Join us from April 29-May 3 at OCAD U to celebrate the 100th year of Grad Ex!  

More than 900 promising young artists and designers are exhibiting at the biggest GradEx ever–OCAD University’s 100th! This year, GradEx expands to a five-day exhibition spread across four buildings on campus including the iconic Sharp Centre for Design. The university will throw open its doors, inviting the community to see works by the creative minds of OCAD U’s Class of 2015.

In addition to seeing tons of great artwork, the Photography students will also be selling prints priced from $15 to $200.  The sales table can be found in room 415 of 100 McCaul (4th floor) on opening night and in Central Hall the following days!

Venue and Address: OCAD University
100 McCaul St.
60 McCaul St.
52 McCaul St.
49 McCaul St.


GradEx Schedule
Opening Night: Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 to 11 p.m.
Thursday, April 30, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, May 1, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free



Congratulations Mara Gajic!

Mara Gajic, Small Talk, 2014,  39″x16″, Digital Inkjet Print

Mara Gajic, Small Talk, 2014, 39″x16″, Digital Inkjet Print

The OCAD U Photography Program  is pleased to announce that Mara Gajic has been selected as the OCAD U representative for the AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program.  Mara’s portfolio of work will be evaluated alongside the other 15 finalists by the Scholarship Program jury, consisting of two representatives from the Art Gallery of Ontario and a previous winner of the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize. The jury will select three winners, who will each receive $7000 CAD. Additionally, the home institutions of the winning students will each receive $1000 CAD honorariums.

Thank you to the AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize for this amazing opportunity!

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Bio: Mara Gajic is a third-year student at OCAD University pursuing a BFA in photography. Her work is driven by elements of performance and costume to explore open narratives of self-construct and personal psychology and the quiet space between imagination and reality. Often using herself to stage her images, she imposes new realities on both herself and the photographs through the embodiment of a performative role to communicate underlying personal states in the form of colourful visual narratives and to initiate an unspoken dialogue between the viewer and artist, which is mediated through the photograph.

Nicholas Pye Exhibition & Book Release at Birch Contemporary

Nicholas Pye, "To Weather The Storm", 2014, Archival Pigment Print, 40"x60", Image Courtesy Birch Contemporary

Nicholas Pye, “To Weather The Storm”, 2014, Archival Pigment Print, 40″x60″, Image Courtesy Birch Contemporary

Nicholas Pye: Rise and Fall at Birch Contemporary
Opening: Thursday, April 30, 6-8pm
Exhibition continues to May 30, 2015

In addition to the exhibition, Professor Nicholas Pye’s new artist’s book, published by Sebatian Frye’s Simmers Group Publishing, will be launched .  This 350  limited edition book includes imagery from Rise and Fall and texts by Sky Goodden and Faye Mullen.

Artist Statement: Patience, observation, performance; In Rise and Fall I study and intervene with light, architecture, and lens.  Through occupying these spaces, my intention was to create still photographs rooted in duration.  These works manifest themselves through both the performativity of light and the performativity of the figure – each treated as equal subjects.  The selection process for the environments photographed was done after spending much time in each physical space, watching and experiencing distinctive change to the quality of light at various periods of the day and night.  Within these considered spaces, performances where enacted as a response with the intention to echo the type of affect and physical charge each space conjured.  By embodying these spaces for the lens, I create works that reflect the psychological nature between presence and absence. This is realized through the representation of what the light reveals in the frame, what darkness obscures, and by how much the figure wittingly divulges for us.   – Nicholas Pye

Birch Contemporary
129 Tecumseth Street, Toronto, ON, M6J 2H2
Hours: Wednesday to Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 11am-5pm

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