Visual Art & Art History


York University's Faculty of Fine Arts is renamed School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

York University's Faculty of Fine Arts is AMPD! Students, staff, faculty members and guests celebrated the renaming of the Faculty as the School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design at a launch event on Feb. 11 co-hosted by President Mamdouh Shoukri and Dean Shawn Brixey. Read more



Prof. Michel Daigneault solo show on view at Montreal’s Galerie Trois Point

Michel Daigneault: Quand le vide structure le plein 2014Visual Art Professor Michel Daigneault’s solo exhibition Ensemble Opératoire is on view at Galerie Trois Points in Montreal  February 21 to March 28, 2015. Blurring the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, Daigneault creates rich pictorial spaces that engender various narrative possibilities. Tending more to allusion than illusion, his paintings are built by an accumulation and juxtaposition of areas of flat color, dispersing moments of visual tension and fragments of narrative trails.

Michel Daigneault: Quand le vide structure le plein 2014

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Aimia/AGO Photography Prize Scholarship
recognizes extraordinary artistic potential in BFA students focusing on fine art photography. Submissions can include video, photo-based installation, and other lens-based artwork. Third-year students who meet eligibility criteria are invited to apply. Download the Aimia/AGO Photography Prize Scholarship info package.[PDF] Online submission form. The submission deadline is March 9, 2015.