Our graduates are playing an important role in the emergence of Toronto as one of the world's leading cultural centres. Many alumni have established careers at home and abroad as practising professionals, in solo careers and as members of collectives they have founded to exhibit their work. Others hold key executive, curatorial, editorial and administrative positions in public and private galleries, contemporary art media, arts publications, video and photographic cooperatives, and other artist-run spaces. Some are sharing their passion and accomplishments as educators at the secondary and post-secondary level. They inspire and challenge us all with their ongoing work and their direct contact with our current undergraduates as mentors and instructors.
Some of our graduates' recent activities:
Have You Seen This Man, a solo exhibition by Nadia Belerique (BFA 2005), is on view May 1-June 7, 2014 at Daniel Faria’s (MFA 2003) eponymous gallery.
Robyn Cumming (MFA 2007) is among 23 exceptional artists from six continents longlisted for the 2014 AIMIA/AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s leading contemporary photography award.
Farheen HaQ (MFA 2005) has been longlisted for the 2014 Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art.
Laura Moore's (MFA 2006) most recent series one man’s junk is showing at Grunt Gallery February 20-March 22, 2014. Components of the show will be installed as part of CAFKA.14 It Should Always be This Way (Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area Biennial) throughout June 2014 and in the group exhibition Material World slated to take place at the Indianapolis Art Center in Indiana, USA in June 2015.
Nadia Belerique's (BFA 2005)The Counselor is the first exhibition of Gallery TPW's one image commissioning series, running February 8 - March 1, 2014.
A drawing by Angela Aitken (BFA 2012) is featured in the Drawing 2014 show at Toronto's John B. Aird Gallery February 4-28, 2014.
- Shannon Scanlon presents her immersive installation, Gut Feelings, in room 207of the Gladstone Hotel http://www.gladstonehotel.com/spaces/come-up-to-my-room/
- York BFA students reunite for a show at Creatures Creating Gallery (822 Dundas Street West) http://everythingandnothingartshow.blogspot.ca/
- Kate McQuillan (MFA 2009) is featured in an article probing surveillance and limits of privacy http://rabble.ca/columnists/2013/08/artist-probes-surveillance-and-limits-privacy
- Neil Harrison (MFA 2013) is a finalist in the 2013 RBC Painting Competition. Here's Neil's website: http://www.neilharrison.ca/ and the news story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2013/06/17/rbc-painting-competition.html
- Marianne Burlew (BFA 2011) is currently artist-in-residence in the Textile Studio at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre - http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/craft/marianne-burlew/
- Textile artist Amanda McCavour (BFA 2007) presents a large-scale installation at the Campbell River Art Gallery in Campbell River, BC. McCavour is currently pursuing graduate studies at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
- Painter Kim Dorland is featured in Canadian Art Magazine
- Jessica Thalmann (BFA 2010) has been accepted into the ICP-Bard's MFA program in Advanced Photographic Studies in New York - the first Canadian to enter the program.
- Jaime Angelopoulos (MFA 2010) is the winner of the 2013 Hazelton Plinth Sculpture Contest.
- Scott Waters (MFA 2004) at YYZ, Rotozero, January 12 - March 30 2013
- Nadine Bariteau (MFA 2007) at Gallery 44 (in a group show called Clear Cut), January 11 - February 16 2013
Sarindar Dhaliwal (MFA 2003) at A Space, the cartographer’s mistake: Southall and other places, January 18 - February 23, 2013.
In this video, York MA art history graduates and curators Melissa Bennett and Michelle Jacques discuss how to organize exhibitions, work with artists and shape institutional collections. The video also features the African-themed artwork of Brendan Fernandes (BFA 2002), a two-time Sobey Art Award nominee (2010, 2013) who divides his practice between Toronto and New York City.