Our graduates have played an important role in the emergence of Toronto as one of the world’s great cultural centres. Many have left York to establish collectives for exhibiting their work, and others have gone on to hold key positions in public and private galleries, the contemporary art media, video and photographic cooperatives, and other artist-run spaces. Some students have returned to pursue graduate studies leading to a Master of Fine Arts. These outstanding young artists are among Canada’s best. They inspire and challenge us all with their ongoing work and their direct contact with undergraduates as mentors and instructors.
Some of our graduates' recent activities:
MFA graduate Daniel Faria’s Gallery is pleased to present Have You Seen This Man, a solo exhibition by York BFA Nadia Belerique. Have You Seen This Man furthers Belerique’s investigation into the moods of space in its physical and psychological occupations.
Visual arts MFA grad Robin Cumming is in the running for a major prize, the AIMIA/AGO Photography prize.
Farheen HaQ, MFA in Visual Arts (2005), is on the Sobey art awart long list http://www.canadianart.ca/news/2014/04/15/sobey-longlist/
MFA Grad Laura Moore's most recent series one man’s junk will be at Grunt Gallery from February 20th until March 22nd, 2014. In June 2014, components of one man’s junk will be installed as part of the Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area Biennial (CAFKA) and in the group exhibition Material World at the Indianapolis Art Center in Indiana, USA.
BFA graduate Nadia Belerique's The Counselor is the first exhibition of Gallery TPW's one image commissioning series, February 8 - March 1, 2014.
Recent York BFA grad Angela Aitken will have a drawing in this year's Drawing Show at John B. Aird Gallery from February 4 to 28 which is usually a varied and engaging mix of drawing styles and processes. http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1455563/b00eea8963/542295447/c68b62b9c3/
- Shannon Scanlon presents her immersive installation, Gut Feelings, located on the second floor 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/
- 2009 MFA grad Kate McQuillan 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 13, 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/
Amanda McCavour BFA '07 transforms the Main and Discovery galleries into a wonderland of embroidery. McCavour creates everything from household rooms to verdant gardens from embroidery that is unlike anything you've seen before. She creates her work by sewing into fabric that dissolves in water, leaving only stitched lines behind. This results in delicate furniture, flowers, leaves, snowflakes and other shapes that have a ghostly quality.
- Kim Dorlan featured in Canadian Art Magazine
- Jessica Thalmann has been accepted into the ICP-Bard's MFA program in Advanced Photographic Studies in New York. She is the first Canadian to enter into their MFA program.
Jaime Angelopoulos, winner of the Hazelton Plinth Sculpture Contest. Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at The Hazelton Hotel, 118 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
6:30pm - Artist Talk in the Silver Screening Room
7:15pm - Refreshments and reception in the Silver Screening Foyer
- Scott Waters at YYZ, Rotozero, January 12 - March 30 2013
- Nadine Bariteau at Gallery 44 (in a group show called Clear Cut), January 11 - February 16 2013
- Sarindar Dhaliwal at A Space, the cartographer’s mistake: Southall and other places, January 18 - February 23 2013
In this video, York MA graduates and current 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 York BFA graduate Brendan Fernandes.