Visual Art & Art History




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:


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. Curation from Canadian Art on Vimeo.