March 10, 2020
Please join us for Western University’s Annual Open Studios event hosted by the Department of Visual Arts. MFA, PhD, & BFA Practicum studio spaces will be open for you to explore! For additional information, and a list of participating artist please click to read more.
March 10, 2020
Curious about grad school? Not sure where to begin? Come out to the MSC's very first grad conference to hear from some of the brightest and most knowledgeable minds in the Department of Visual Arts! Join us from 6-8pm on Tuesday March 10th in room 100 of the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre.
Deborah Van Brenk, Western News, March 02, 2020
Visual Arts professor Kirsty Roberston, Director of Museum and Curatorial Studies, has led students in creating an exhibition reflecting on the vision of architect Buckminster Fuller. The nine students created individual projects and managed different aspects of the exhibition, including writing essays, graphic design, promotion, marketing and fundraising.
Artlab Gallery, February 24, 2020
Join us for the opening reception of an exhibition was curated by students in MCS4605E, our Museum and Curatorial Studies Practicum Class. Opening Reception: Thursday, February 27 from 5-7PM, at the Artlab Gallery. The exhibition continues February 27 - March 12, 2020
Cohen Commons, February 23, 2020
Join us Thursday, February 27 from 5-7PM for the opening reception of ANEW in the Cohen Commons Gallery. Curated by MA candidate Harper Wellman. Featuring artwork by: Anahí Gonzáles, Kimerlyn Hawkins, Avery Lafortune, Ramolen Laruan, Rebecca Sutherland, and Michelle Wilson The reception will be held in conjunction with the opening for "Together We Average As Zero / Take 1" in the Artlab.
tba journal, February 10, 2020
tba invites exploration of ideas around “splinter.” By definition, “splinter” is a noun describing a thing that pierces and disrupts, or is a verb that conveys the action of shattering. A splinter is also a fragment of a larger object, or a foreign body that penetrates or is purposely injected, and becomes lodged. Submissions are due April 1, 2020. Visit the tba journal website to see past issues and learn more about submitting your work.
Cohen Commons, February 02, 2020
Co-presented by the Museum Studies Collective & Femme Art Review: join us for the launch of Femme Art Review's first print issue as well as the launch the 2020 MSC winter journal presented in partnership with the Artlab! 6:00-7:30pm on February 6th, 2020. Karalyn Reuben will be doing an artist talk for the launch at 6:30pm.
January 27, 2020
Art Now! Presents: Jamelie Hassan & Ruth Skinner; Presented in partnership with SASAH. Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Conron Hall, UC 3110.
Cohen Commons, January 17, 2020
To Dwell, To Remember is an exhibition consisting of four artists and Western MFA candidates exploring notions of 'home' predominantly from a feminist perspective. How do we define what makes a home after migrating from elsewhere, whether intentionally or due to displacement? January 9 - January 23, 2020 Reception: Thursday, January 9 from 5-7PM
January 14, 2020
In response to increased need for digital production and presentation space, The Department of Visual Arts will be undergoing a renovation in January-March 2020 to create a new “Digital Creativity Lab”. This new flex-space will facilitate student and faculty photo, video, audio, and digital production and presentation.
Artlab Gallery, January 08, 2020
"Suppose they are all put together" presents recent works by Aryen Hoekstra, Ellen Moffat, Eeva Siivonen, Ashley Snook, and Michelle Wilson. The artists are studio Ph.D. candidates at the Department of Visual Arts. January 9 – 23, 2020, Opening Reception: Thursday, January 9 from 5-7pm
Matthew Ryan Smith, BlackFlash, December 15, 2019
Alumnus Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D., has published the essay "Andil Gosine's "Cane Portraiture" and the Aesthetics of Indenture" in the new issue of Blackflash Magazine.
Artlab Gallery, November 20, 2019
A sound-centric exhibition loosely engaging with the phenomenon of Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR), from its synaesthesic potential to its YouTube-ification. Featuring works by students in SA 3660A - Time-Based Media Art: Sound and THEOCRIT 9501 - Writing Aloud: Theories of Sound and Silence. Opening Thursday, November 21 from 5-7PM in the Artlab Gallery.
November 16, 2019
Join us in the Cohen Commons this Thursday, November 21 from 5-7PM for the launch and opening reception of "tba: journal of art, media, and visual culture.
Museum London, November 15, 2019
The public is invited to an inaugural workshop in which the Canadian and international artists and scholars comprising GardenShip and State will present their work, their ideas, and their aspirations for the project, which will generate an ambitious exhibition at Museum London in 2021. 1-4pm, November 30 at Museum London.
October 27, 2019
Please join us for an evening with artist Michelle Wilson. Michelle will be discussing the multi-day performance completed in the Museum of Ontario Archaeology’s collaboration room between November 4th and 6th. Thursday, November 7, 2019, 7pm at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, 1600 Attawandaron Road.
McIntosh Gallery, October 17, 2019
Join us to celebrate the launch of Kirsty Robertson's "Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture, Museums" and Cody Barteet's "Architectural Rhetoric and the Iconography of Authority in Colonial Mexico" on Monday, October 21 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at McIntosh Gallery.
Paul Mayne, Western News, October 04, 2019
PhD candidate Ruth Skinner has curated "Anti-profit: Independent Publishing in London", the latest exhibition at the McIntosh Gallery, running through Oct. 26. The exhibit explores the histories of independent arts and literary publishing in London.
September 30, 2019
Join us Thursday, October 3 from 5-7pm in the ArtLab Gallery for the opening reception of "what we might become," an exhibition of second year MFA work. Artists: Matt W. Brown, Jerome Conquy, George Kubresli, Ramolen Laruan, and Yas Nikpour Khoshgrudi.
McIntosh Gallery, September 27, 2019
Curated by Ruth Skinner from the McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Study Centre Collection, this exhibition complements the international selection of similar material featured in Publishing Against the Grain.
Guelph Museum, September 26, 2019
Experience sound and vibration technologies through art installations by David Bobier, Lindsay Fisher, Marla Hlady, Ellen Moffat (Western PhD candidate), Gordon Monahan, Alison O’Daniel, and Lynx Sainte-Marie. By making sound tangible through touch, this exhibition aims to change public perceptions of difference and disability.
Edna Press, September 22, 2019
Edna Press recently released a publication featuring work by MFA alumna Sarah Munro and BFA alumna/current MFA candidate Faith Patrick.
McIntosh Gallery, August 02, 2019
Lydia Santia’s 'Inventory' bridges the gap between artistic and consumer collecting. In Carder-Thompson’s 'Spanning', traditional spinning wheels are modified as aides to facilitate spiritual communication. See these two MFA thesis exhibitions August 9 - September 7 at the McIntosh Gallery, with closing reception on Friday, September 6, 5:00-7:00p.m.
July 08, 2019
Join us in the Artlab Thursday, July 11 from 5-7pm for the opening reception of MFA candidate Zhizi Wang's thesis show, "Absence and Proximity." The exhibition runs until Friday, July 26. The Artlab is open M-F from 12-5pm.
July 08, 2019
Lydia Santia’s project The gallery is a sort of facility experiments with the gallery as a storage space; a place to interrupt the pragmatic act of storing objects, using the viewer’s gaze. Reception Friday July 12, 2019 5-7pm at 121 Dundas St.
Deborah Van Brenk, Western News, June 26, 2019
Dr. Kirsty Robertson, a Contemporary Art and Museum and Curatorial Studies professor, helped students use the ideas of pervasive pollution and environmental degradation as building blocks of creativity in creating 'A Museum for Future Fossils'
Ido Govrin, McIntosh Gallery, June 24, 2019
Philosophical Archeology Space 2009–2019 presents the culmination of the artist’s decade-long research on philosophical archeology—a methodology that embodies one’s relation to history and historiographic research. Ido Govrin (b. 1976, Jerusalem) is a multidisciplinary artist who is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. Philosophical Archeology Space 2009–2019 is his thesis exhibition. Opening reception: Thursday, June 27, 5:00-7:00p.m.
Artlab Gallery, June 17, 2019
Join us in the Artlab Gallery this Thursday, June 20 from 5-7pm for the opening reception of MFA candidate Johnathan Onyschuk's thesis show, "Bone Meal." The exhibition runs from June 20 - July 4, and consists of monumental avatars, WWI junk and wooden sculpture.
Ruth Skinner, Moving Mountains, June 13, 2019
PhD Candidate Ruth Skinner recently collaborated with artist Aislinn Thomas on a print publication for LOMAA’s Broad Topics series, titles “Moving Mountains.” The screening event and publication launch was held at Western, in partnership with the Museum for Future Fossils. Aislinn has just made a digital version of the text available for download on her website.
June 11, 2019
Curated by alumna and Artlab manager Liza Eurich, including work by alumnus Graham Macaulay, "Somebody" looks at work that engages with figuration through gestures that depict traces of activity, accessories, or fragmented representations of its form. July 6 – August 17 Reception: Saturday, July 6 from 2-5pm
Artlab, June 03, 2019
Join us Friday June 7 for A Museum for Future Fossils' Open House from 4-6pm, an artist talk by Abedar Kamgari from 3-4pm and a series of screenings presented by LOMAA.
May 31, 2019
Sunday June 2nd at 8pm, experience 'Sound Performances from Japan, Montreal, and London Ontario' at 42 Adelaide st. N (upper) with performances from alumnus and Artlab Preparator, Dicksonc Bou and PhD candidate Ellen Moffat
May 27, 2019
PhD Candidate Bruno Belli Sinder recently published an article titled "Rituals of Belonging: Negotiating Identity Through Photography" in The Wollensen, a journal with the proceedings of the annual UofT Art History Grad Conference.
May 14, 2019
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Colin Dorward's doctoral dissertation, "The Medieval Genesis of a Mythology of Painting." He will be around, installing works for much of May, feel free to stop in and say hello.
May 09, 2019
Pacing is a group exhibition by Ramolen Laruan, Yas Nikpour Khoshgrudi, and Zhizi Wang. All three artists are current MFA candidates at Western University. On view until May 18, 2019
May 07, 2019
Today, nearly 49,000 Canadians are being treated for kidney failure. Of those, more than 57 per cent are on dialysis. Stepping out from behind the camera, Western PhD candidate Ruth Skinner helped 34 dialysis patients capture their most intimate day-to-day moments through image making as part of the Renal Community Photo Project.
TBA Journal, April 12, 2019
TBA: Journal of Art, Media, and Visual Culture is seeking reviewers. Please complete the Peer-Reviewer application form to submit your name for consideration.
March 11, 2019
Now in its sixth year, Western Open Studio invites members of the community, art enthusiasts and the general public behind the scenes access to our undergraduate and graduate studio spaces. March 22, 1-8pm, In conjunction with the Practicum Exhibition, 'Honesty Hour' opening in the Artlab, 6-8pm.
Jillian Steinhauer, New York Times, February 28, 2019
For most artists, inclusion in the 2019 Whitney Biennial is not only a tangible milestone but also an affirmation of their work and an encouragement to keep going. Congratulations to Western University Visual Arts Alumnus Brendan Fernandes (MFA'05) whose work has been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Read the full New York Times announcement to learn more.
Iraboty Kazi, Spencer Gallery, Weldon Library, February 01, 2019
Ben Portis was a writer, curator and artist from London, Ontario who made an indelible mark on the contemporary art and music scene in Canada prior to his untimely death in 2017. Selected from his archives, which were recently acquired by the McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Study Centre, this exhibition comprises examples of his writing, ephemera, small works of art, recordings, and other materials amassed by Portis over the past 30 years. Curated by MA Candidate Iraboty Kazi as part of her internship at the McIntosh Gallery. On view on the main level display cases at Weldon Library.
Artlab Gallery, January 28, 2019
The exhibition "selsun blue" features work by current MFA students in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. Stemming from a shared interested in the problematics of communicating with clarity, these works question the implications of our capacity to both transmit and receive information. January 31 - February 14, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31 from 5-7pm
Museum London, January 21, 2019
Join us at Museum London to celebrate their Winter Opening Receptions, Friday, January 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm to 10:00pm including the exhibitions: "Creative Cloth" featuring work by Prof. Sky Glabush, and alumni Ed Pien and Sharmistha Kar; and the exhibition "The Long and the Short of It: The Tangled Story of Hair" with artwork by alumna Christine Negus.
Ido Govrin, Journal for Artistic Research, January 18, 2019
PhD Candidate Ido Govrin published a short text on “Art Epistemology” following the last annual UAAC conference, where he chaired of one of its panels.
January 18, 2019
Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. in the Cohen Commons. Panelists include: Project Coordinator, Prof. Patrick Mahon Ontario Tornado Project Lead:,Dr. Greg Kopp Guest Artists: Brenda Fuhrman; Ellen Moffat; Eeva Siivonen; Matt Trueman A selection of Third and Forth Year Print Media Artists, Department of Visual Arts
January 14, 2019
Join us Thursday January 17, at 7pm in NCB 117 for the first Art Now! lecture of 2019. Kari Cwynar is the Curator at Evergreen Brick Works, where she is developing a program of temporary, site-specific public art projects in Toronto’s Don Valley. Free and open to the public.
January 13, 2019
Organized by Liza Eurich and Tegan Moore. Closing Reception: Saturday, January 19 from 3 - 5pm. Including work by: Aryen Hoekstra, Maryse Larivière, Anna Madelska, Kim Neudorf, Jonathan Onyschuk, and Niloufar Salimi.
Deborah Van Brenk, Western News, January 09, 2019
Tornadoes carry destructive power and fearsome beauty – and a new exhibit led by Prof. Patrick Mahon at the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre attempts to convey both. 'Please – Do Not Take This Lightly' is an amalgam of research and creation influenced by Engineering professor Greg Kopp’s tornado and wind studies and is on display until January 24, 2019.
Artlab, January 09, 2019
Opening January 10, 2019. 5-7pm, this large-scale exhibition organized by Prof. Patrick Mahon will be accompanied by a “Tornado Store,” containing artist’s multiples for sale. The proceeds from the sales will be split between the artist producers and a contribution to be weather-related disaster relief. The expansive artistic undertaking is linked with a major initiative by researchers from Western Engineering. The Ontario Tornado Project is an important multi-year investigation into tornado effects in this province, led by Acting Dean of Engineering, Dr. Greg Kopp.
Western News, December 04, 2018
MFA alumna, Sharmistha Kar presented Dr. Chakma with an original work of art – an embroidered map of the world at the sixth annual President’s Breakfast for International & Exchange Students. Touched by the gift, Chakma said, “I love this wonderful piece of art. Not only for its sheer beauty, but what it represents. I am proud to be Canadian. But I am also proud to be a global citizen.”
University of Montana, December 03, 2018
Congratulations to MFA candidate Zhizi Wang who was selected as ’Jurors Choice’ the annual MFA Online Exhibition titled “Regular Style”.
Matt Olson, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, November 30, 2018
A new sound installation by PhD candidate Ellen Moffat called Small Sonorities: A Little Piece of String is now up at the Remai Modern art gallery.
October 23, 2018
A Museum for Future Fossils is a series of projects and events, including a graduate summer school, that will begin in Spring, 2019. Applications for the summer school will be open from October 1, 2018-December 1, 2018. Organized by Prof. Kirsty Robertson (Western University, Visual Arts) and Eugenia Kisin (NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study)
Art Gallery of Windsor, October 15, 2018
In The Living River Project: Art, Water and Possible Worlds, co-curators Patrick Mahon and Stuart Reid build on previous iterations of the exhibition to consider the cultural, historical and environmental significance of water issues in the Windsor-Detroit corridor. Featuring work by alumni Quinn Smallboy, Soheila Esfahani, Dickson Bou, Colin Miner, Gautam Garoo, and Joscelyn Garner.
Artlab, September 20, 2018
Artlab Gallery is pleased to present "not bad, considering" the second year MFA fall exhibition. Through material engagements with the digital and handmade, mundane and precious, they have discovered that they are driven by a need to ask increasingly difficult questions for which there may not be definitive answers. Join us for the reception, September 27, 5-7pm
Joy Wong, McIntosh Gallery, August 27, 2018
Joy Wong’s skim considers the dirt surrounding us, the inbetweenness of skin, boundaries, and thresholds, and what it means to have and be a body. To skim is to discard "impurities", to take the top off, to reveal below. August 10 - September 8, 2018 at the McIntosh Gallery. Closing Reception: Friday, September 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Sharmistha Kar, McIntosh Gallery, August 27, 2018
Next to a River – Embroidery as Map and Shelter, Sharmistha Kar August 10 – September 8, 2018 Closing Reception: Friday September 7, 5-7pm
August 27, 2018
Read some of our top stories from the past academic year including highlights from faculty, alumni, staff, and our current students!
Ani Hoque, Western News, August 03, 2018
Earlier this summer, Visual Arts graduate student Jessica Cappuccitti curated an exhibition, Welcome to Detroit: Suzy Lake and Orlando Ford, at the McIntosh Gallery. The exhibition offered viewers an opportunity to understand how these images – some of Detroit’s decay and others that capture people with smiling faces and open arms – shape ideas about the city.
Ulises Unda, Satellite Project Space, July 31, 2018
A Thesis Project Exhibition, at Satellite Project Space by PhD candidate Ulises Unda. August 6-12, with reception August 9, 7-9pm.
Adela Talbot, Western News, July 06, 2018
Joy Wong, a Visual Arts MFA candidate at Western, has been named a finalist for the 20th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition. The winner, to be announced Sept. 18, will receive $25,000 and a residency at Banff Centre for the Arts.
June 04, 2018
Join us for the MFA Thesis Exhibition Tyler Durbano "and where is the body?" at the Artlab Gallery June 7th - 20th , 2018 Opening Reception: Friday June 8th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Matthew Trueman, Artlab Gallery, April 27, 2018
Join us for the MFA Thesis Exhibition of Matthew Trueman : Slower Than Time Itself at the Artlab Gallery May 17th - 30th , 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday May 17th from 6-8:00 pm
OCAD University, March 10, 2018
PhD Candidate Ido Govrin will be presenting a paper at the Un-histories: art and the unconcluded - Contemporary Art, Design, and New Media Art Histories Graduate Student Conference at OCAD University - March 10, 2018
MICHAEL GIBSON GALLERY, March 01, 2018
PhD candidate Colin Muir Dorward is included in a two person exhibition opening Thursday March 1st at Michael Gibson Gallery.Dorward explores early medieval culture and myth while Lynch’s work is rooted in the landscape genre. Though the subject matter is different, both artists create representations of imagined places, rooted in their love and knowledge of the history of painting.
Double Happiness Projects, January 25, 2018
New exhibition by PhD candidate Mark Kasumovic at the Double Happiness Project in Toronto, Ontario. Opening Reception: January 25, 2018 (6 - 9 PM) - Artist in Attendance. Exhibition: January 26 - February 15, 2018
Aeolian Hall, January 12, 2018
EmergentSeas (theatre), Timothy Glasgow (music), Public Displays of Art (dance), and Matthew Trueman (MFA candidate Visual Arts) are set to collaborate for a very special cross disciplinary one night only presentation of "My Planet and Me", a one act play written and performed by Damon Muma, followed by an analog synthesizer performance by Timothy Glasgow.
Forest City Gallery, December 04, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, December 4th from 6 - 10 PM Closing Day/ Reception: Tuesday, December 15th from 12:00- 5:00 PM | This Show and Sale acts as both an appreciation event to our Membership, as well as FCG's biggest fundraiser of the year. Participating artists include many Western Visual Arts Faculty, Students and alumni.
The Redhead Gallery, December 02, 2015
Formed in 1990, the Red Head Gallery collective has maintained a vibrant membership now for 25 years – the longest standing artists' collective in Toronto. This exhibition includes works by MFA alumna Soheila Esfahani and current PhD candidate Ido Gorvin.
SATELLiTE Project Space, December 01, 2015
SATELLiTE is inviting students and alumni of Western University (Visual Arts undergraduate and graduate programs), Fanshawe College (Fine Art, Design, Fashion or Photography programs) and Bealart to submit work for Satellite Holiday Art Fair 2015. Visit their site to apply.
ARCCO Achievement Award Presentation and Reception, November 06, 2015
Congratulations to alumna Jenna Faye Powell (BFA '09) on her 2015 ARCCO Emerging Cultural Leader Award. Powell is an emerging artist and arts administrator with experience in both the not-for-profit and charitable sectors. She is the current Executive Director of Forest City Gallery.
UAAC-AAUC, November 05, 2015
A number of our faculty members and PhD candidates will be presenting at the UAAC Conference. Faculty members include: Kirsty Robertson & Christof Migone. PhD candidates include: Stephanie Anderson, Maryse Larivière, Jennifer Orpana, & Stephen Mueller
Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery, October 16, 2015
MFA candidate Paul Chartrand is included in the group exhibition "Escape Plans". The exhibition explores, wilderness, divergence and urban escape. Located at 563 Dundas Street East, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario
The London Free Press, October 07, 2015
Joe Belanger Discusses the current second year MFA exhibition, "Second Wind" at the Artlab Gallery in the The London Free Press
Nuit Blanche, October 03, 2015
Faculty member Christof Migone commissioned by alumna Christine Shaw (MFA, 1999) to present “Hit" as part of her Nuit Blanche exhibition called The Work of Wind. The sound performance Hit will feature 10 mixers and 25 performers including recent graduate Randi Aiken (BFA 2015), and current undergraduate students: Michelle Bunton, Ronnie Clarke, Amy Cunningham, and Robin Scott.
DNA Artspace, October 03, 2015
Organized by artist, Patrick Mahon, whose work is presented in the exhibition. The project includes individual works by the following Canadian artists: Sean Caulfield (Edmonton, AB); Karilee Fuglem (Montreal, QC); David Merritt (London, ON); Tegan Moore (London, ON); Francine Savard (Montreal, Q.C.), and Norwegian artist, Elida Brenna Linge. Through photography, painting, sculpture, print media and video, the artists respond to the wind through a range of visual strategies that remind us of its power and its delicacy. Opening Reception: Friday October 2, 7-10pm Panel Discussion: Saturday October 3, 3-4pm
Forest City Gallery, September 19, 2015
FCG and VASA are proud to present our second annual Student Meet & Greet drop-in event, hosted at Forest City Gallery. Stop by FCG on September 19th, Saturday afternoon from 4:00- 7:00 PM to meet fellow arts students from Western University, Fanshawe College and Beal Vocational High School.
Department of Visual Arts, September 17, 2015
An evening of Arts Events in the VAC & outside the McIntosh Gallery. Click the link for more information.
America Studies Association, September 01, 2015
Congratulations to Kirsty Robertson who was awarded the Yasuo Sakakibara Prize from the American Studies Association for the best paper presented by an international scholar. Her paper, "Oil Futures/Petrotextiles" is part of the "Visualizing the Invisible" project, a collaboration with Professors K. Jazvac & K. Wood.
Matthew Purvis | Abstraction And Libidinal Nationalism In The Works Of John Boyle And Diana Thorneycroft | MA Thesis
The University of Western Ontario, August 01, 2015
Congratulations to Matthew Purvis. His MA thesis "Abstraction And Libidinal Nationalism In The Works Of John Boyle And Diana Thorneycroft", is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
The University of Western Ontario, August 01, 2015
Congratulations to Matthew Tarini. His Thesis "Liminal Space: Representations Of Modern Urbanity" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
The University of Western Ontario, August 01, 2015
Congratulations to Michael S. Pszczonak, his MFA thesis "Hand-Eye" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
The University of Western Ontario, August 01, 2015
Congratulations to Sherry A. Czekus. Her Thesis "Crowdsourcing" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
The University of Western Ontario, August 01, 2015
Congratulations to Niloufar Salimi. Her Thesis "Tangled Hair: Uncertain Fluid Identity" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
Ruth Skinner | In Time But Not Of Time: Jessica Eaton and Erin Shirreff's Counterpoints of View | MA Thesis
The University of Western Ontario, August 01, 2015
Congratulations to Ruth Skinner. Her Thesis "In Time But Not Of Time: Jessica Eaton and Erin Shirreff's Counterpoints of View" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
Jennifer E. Orpana | Faces of (and for) Toronto: Community-Engaged Portrait Projects in the Neoliberal City | PhD Thesis
Jennifer E. Orpana, The University of Western Ontario, August 01, 2015
Congratulations to Jennifer E. Orpana. Her Thesis "Faces of (and for) Toronto: Community-Engaged Portrait Projects in the Neoliberal City" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
Art Mûr, July 18, 2015
Art Mûr will be exhibiting emerging painting and sculpture from Canada’s top art schools. Western University MFA students Simone Sciascetti & Jason Stovall are included in this year's exhibition. Opening reception: Saturday, July 18 from 3-5pm
MCBA, July 17, 2015
MFA alumna Gabriella Solti’s artist’s book, The Book of Hours, was awarded the MCBA Prize 2015 Juror's Special Recognition of Merit Award and will be exhibited at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts from July 17 through August 3, 2015 alongside with the other honoured works.
DNA Artspace, July 16, 2015
Produced during an artist's residency at L'APPÂT in Brussels, Belgium, Swatches follows up Jamie Q's recent solo show at DNA. Printed by hand in a signed and numbered edition of 72 copies, the book features the artist's patterns screen-printed onto fabric pages. Jamie Q holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art & Design (2002) and an MFA from Western University (2010).
Orillia Museum, July 02, 2015
Nation to Nation brings together five exceptional artists whose practices explore way of thinking through colonization. Participating Artists: Michael Belmore (Manitoulin Island), PhD Candidate Michael Farnan (Midland), Nadia Myre (Montréal), Travis Shilling (Rama) and Osvaldo Yero (Montréal)
Up With Art, June 20, 2015
The compassion and generosity of London’s arts community will be on display at Unity Project’s 7th annual UPwithART show. 75 works of art, donated by artists or off the walls of notable collectors, will be up for bid by silent auction. London’s best arty-party for relief of homelessness. Including artwork by Western University Faculty, Alumni & current students.
The Or Gallery, June 06, 2015
The Or Gallery is pleased to present #saltandwater: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, an exhibition of four Palestinian artists. Current PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal’s "A Dead Sea (2010)" is included in the exhibition at Or Gallery in Vancouver, BC.
The University of Western Ontario, June 01, 2015
Congratulations to Trista Mallory. Her Thesis "Standing For Something Not Present: Contested Representations in Contemporary Art" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
art gallery of southwestern manitoba, May 21, 2015
Mammo'wiiang is an Anishinaabemowin word meaning gathering. The exhibition, Mammo'wiiang to make change gathers together a distinct group of artists highlighting work that addresses social, cultural, economic, and political conditions arising from Canada’s ongoing colonial project. This exhibition includes work by PhD candidate Michael Farnan.
Westland Gallery, May 12, 2015
Slip, a joint exhibition with artists Jenna Faye Powell and Jill Price, explores the ups and downs of contemporary life through metaphors of rough, rugged and disrupted landscapes. On view until May 30th.
Hamilton Artists Inc, May 02, 2015
Alumna Liza Eurich (MFA 2012) is included in the exhibit THERE IS NO THERE featuring Jen Aitken, Josée Aubin Ouellette, Liza Eurich, Jenine Marsh, Derrick Piens and Beth Stuart at Hamilton Artists Inc. 155 James Street North, Hamilton.
Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, May 01, 2015
Alumnus Colin Miner (PhD 2014) will be exhibiting his work at Album Gallery as part of CONTACT. Congratulations to Miner for being featured on Canadian Art's "5 Shows to See at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival" list. Reception: May 1, 7pm–9pm
The University of Western Ontario, May 01, 2015
From Dust to Dust, Lynette de Montreuil's MFA Thesis is now available published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
Carleton University Art Gallery, April 27, 2015
Human Nature, curated by Western alumna Corinna Ghaznavi (PhD 2011) presents fourteen contemporary Ontario artists whose works look at the state of the natural world and our impact on it. Artists include alumna Soheila Esfahani (MFA 2010) and faculty member Kelly Jazvac.
DNA Artspace, April 25, 2015
DNA artspace is pleased to present Surfacing, a solo exhibition by Western University alumni Jamie Q (MFA 2010). Join us in celebrating the Opening Reception on Saturday April 25th from 7 to 10pm.
Forest City Gallery, April 17, 2015
Western University alumna Michelle McGeean (MFA 2011) currently has a artist project installed in the windows of Forest City Gallery. Sunday, April 12, 2015 to Friday, April 17, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, April 17th, 7 - 10 PM in conjunction with Nancy Anne McPhee’s exhibition Nictitate.
Images Festival, April 09, 2015
Drones Over Gaza, an audio piece by PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal is being exhibited as part of the images festival. Based on field recordings of Israeli military drones operating in the airspace over occupied Palestine, Drones over Gaza is an audio work that interprets the aural environments of war through the widespread use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the Middle East. Exhibition opening: April 10, 4-7pm @ Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
McIntosh Gallery, March 29, 2015
Author Madeline Lennon's Shelley Niro: Seeing Through Memory is the latest volume in the Canadian Artist Monograph Series (CAMS) published by London, Ontario-based Blue Medium Press. It is the first major book devoted to Niro, an internationally-acclaimed First Nations artist and filmmaker from Brantford, Ontario. The author and the artist will discuss the project and autograph copies of the book at the event.
DNA Artspace & McIntosh Gallery, March 26, 2015
Currently on view on the second floor of DNA artspace, the Parker Branch exhibition, Has Things In Common coincides with the launch of a 100-page publication. The book includes texts by Jen Hutton and E.C. Woodley, and is published by the McIntosh Gallery Curatorial Studies Centre.
Rima Hamadi, Western University Report, March 20, 2015
Rima Hamadi from the Western Masters' in Journalism program interviews Phd candidate Mark Kasumovic about the Western Open Studio event.
UQAM, March 19, 2015
PhD candidate Maryse Lariviere will be participating in a roundtable at UQAM moderated by Cynthia Girard. Local J-7130, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, UQAM, 400, rue Ste-Catherine Est, Métro Berri-UQAM, 12:40pm-2pm
Joe Belanger, The London Free Press, March 18, 2015
Read an article in the London Free Press on the Open Studio & VAULT events in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre at Western University. Image: Escalator Down by Matt Tarini.
Whitney South, Toronto.com, March 14, 2015
Western Visual Arts students including Mark Kasumovic and Nilou Salimi are opening their studios to the public in hopes of encouraging a different brand of conversation, while Kelly McKenzie (right) is the co-chair of Boredom: Visual Arts Graduate Conference.
Kelly McKenzie, Mcmaster University, March 01, 2015
MA candidate Kelly McKenzie's exhibition review of TRACES at Hamilton Artists Inc. has been published on the McMaster University Alumni Community website.
DNA Artspace, February 28, 2015
DNA artspace is pleased to present Jenna Faye Powell: "I’m okay" and Parker Branch (Anna Madelska and Jason Hallows): "Has Things In Common" on view from February 28 - April 11, 2015. The Opening Reception for both exhibitions is Saturday, February 28 from 2 to 5pm.
Whitney South, Toronto.com, February 20, 2015
Hidden deep within a maze of hallways in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, two tall, slender windows have been garnering a lot of attention. A break from the never-ending sea of white painted walls, the soft-spoken phenomenon is the brainchild of Mike Pszczonak, MFA student at Western.
Glasgow Sculpture Studio and CCA/Acme Studios, February 19, 2015
Read MFA alumna Liza Eurich's Hitlist on Akimbo. She will be participating in forthcoming shows at the Hamilton Artists Inc. and Open Studios, as well as undertaking residencies in conjunction with the Glasgow Sculpture Studio and CCA/Acme Studios in London, UK.
mkg127, February 14, 2015
Liza Eurich completed her MFA from Western University in 2012. Eurich's second solo exhibition at MKG127 Opens Saturday February 14, from 2 - 5 PM. and continues until March 14th.
The Bookcase micro-museum and library, February 04, 2015
New exhibition opening February 4, 12-4pm at the Bookcase Micro Museum and Lending Library featuring a personal collection from PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal.
Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, January 23, 2015
Untitled (new visions) features work by Maggie Groat and Western University alumna Barbara Hobot (MFA 2014). Hobot will also be giving an artist talk 12pm, Thursday, January 22, 2015; Gordon Snelgrove Gallery.
The Cabinet of Curiosities in Contemporary Art, January 16, 2015
Ph.D. candidate Helen Gregory presented her paper "Curious Instances and Chimeric Blobs: Disrupting definitions of natural history specimens through contemporary art practice" at the conference "Curiosity 2.0: The Cabinet of Curiosities in Contemporary Art" in Dresden, Germany.
McIntosh Gallery, January 15, 2015
Curated by Julian Haladyn. Please join us at the McIntosh Gallery for the opening reception Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 P.M. A Talk and tour of the exhibition is scheduled for Friday, January 16 at 12:00 P.M.
Forest City Gallery, November 28, 2014
Western University faculty members, students and alumni have donated artwork to FCG's annual members' exhibition and fundraising sale. Proceeds benefit London's Artist Run Centre. Opening Reception Friday, Nov. 28th from 6 - 10 PM
Art Gallery of Mississauga, November 22, 2014
Join artist Rehab Nazzal and AGM Director | Curator Stuart Keeler in a casual tour and talk on Visible. November 22, 2014, 1 pm
DNA Artspace, November 21, 2014
Carte Blanche involves over one hundred contemporary artists across Canada including faculty, students and alumni from Western University; Sky Glabush, David Merritt, Brad Isaacs, Jenna Faye Powell, Neil Klassen, Christine Negus, Gabriella Solti, Kyla Brown, Maryse Lariviere, and many more! Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, 7-11pm
Art Gallery of Mississauga, November 06, 2014
Palestinian-born Canadian artist and Western University PhD Candidate Rehab Nazzal examines the politically fraught issues of locational identity and the mourning of one’s homeland that countless people the world over experience like a revolving door.
Environmental Defence, November 01, 2014
PhD candidate Jennifer Orpana participated as a panelist in a talk about art and social change in conjunction with an exhibit entitled, Exposing Energy East:People and Places at Risk by TransCanada's Energy East Pipeline Proposal.
McIntosh Gallery, November 01, 2014
After several months of collecting and plotting images with the hashtag #ForestCityTattooProject, Heidi Kellet, PhD candidate in Art and Visual Culture at Western University, will produce a virtual tattoo map of London, along with an online discussion exploring tattoos as visual culture.
UAAC-AAUC, October 23, 2014
Many of our students, alumni and faculty presented at the UAAC-AAUC Conference in Toronto that took place from October 23-26. Presenters and participants included: Joy James, Kirsty Robertson, Stephanie Anderson, Helen Gregory, Erin McLeod, Christof Migone, Jennifer Orpana, Matthew Ryan Smith, and Anthea Black.
The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, October 18, 2014
LUFF art+dialogue is pleased to present the seventh installment of OPEN SESAME: Critics Forum, at The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.Critics are David Blazer, Amy Fung, Western University PhD Candidate Maryse Larivière.
The Redhead Gallery, September 12, 2014
MFA Alumna Soheila Esfahani is exhibiting "My Place is PlacelessOpening Reception Friday September 12th, 6-9 pm
Westland Gallery, August 26, 2014
Group exhibition curated by Troy Ouellette featuring work by Ron Benner, Amy Creighton, Jamelie Hassan, Rob Nelson, RS Pennee, Marnie Wedlake & Phd candidate Rehab Nazzal.Reception Friday, August 29 at 7:30pm
DNA Artspace, August 23, 2014
"The Sliced Belly of the Berm" is an exhibition of faux wood paintings, hand-cut paper netting, and invisible drawings. The exhibition is a culmination of the artist’s work and research towards a Master of Fine Arts degree at Western University. Opening Reception: Saturday August 23rd from 2 to 5pm
DNA Artspace, August 23, 2014
Working with specific materials that both consume and mitigate the weather, "A Negentropic Promise" presents new constructions of nullified forms that exercise a logic of consumer products and make visible often unseen technical operations. The exhibition is a culmination of the artist’s work and research towards a Master of Fine Arts degree at Western University. Reception: Saturday August 23rd from 2 to 5pm
Elora Centre for the Arts, July 19, 2014
Current MFA Candidate Barbara Hobot is part pf an exhibition curated by Tarin Hughes at the Elora Centre for the Arts. Opening reception: Saturday, July 19, 2 - 4 pm
Olga Korper Gallery, July 10, 2014
This exhibition includes work by current MFA candidate Barbara Hobot. Opening reception: Thursday, July 10, 6 - 9 pm
Petrified Forest Gallery, July 03, 2014
Curated by MA candidate Matthew Purvis. July 3rd - August 3rd 2014. Hours by appointment, see their website for more information.
Canadian Art, July 03, 2014
Controversy over Palestinian-Canadian artist Rehab Nazzal's recent exhibition in Ottawa shows us why art matters, Diana Nemiroff writes. Nazzal is a PhD candidate at the Department of Visual Arts at Western University.
McIntosh Gallery, June 19, 2014
Featuring video and photography by Canadian artist Dave Kemp, The things you know but cannot explain explores how different combinations of knowledge can shape our understanding of the world. Kemp is currently working on his PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University.
Quest Art, June 13, 2014
Currently pursuing a PhD in Art and Visual Culture at Western University, in this exhibition Farnan presents an engaging survey of the processes he utilizes to explore “dominant Canadian narratives that link relationships to nature and wilderness with ideas of national identity”. Opening Friday, June 13th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Michael Gibson Gallery, June 06, 2014
Michael Gibson Gallery will present work by three MFA students currently studying at the Department of Visual Arts at Western University. Opening Reception -- Thursday, June 5 from 8-10pm
Rodman Hall Art Centre, May 23, 2014
Featuring work by Faculty member: Patrick Mahon; Phd Candidate: Colin Miner; Alumni: Soheila Esfahani & Gautam Garoo. Curated by Stuart Reid. Opening Reception: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7 pm
Museum London, May 20, 2014
Part-Time Offerings, Patrick Howlett's current exhibition at Museum London, works its way through a wide range of work from past and present projects including paintings, drawings, collage, as well as associated materials and artworks collected by Howlett.
Peter Simpson, Karsh-Masson Gallery, May 09, 2014
PhD Candidate, Rehab Nazzal has an upcoming exhibition in Ottawa May 9 to June 22, 2014. Opening reception: Thursday, May 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Artist talk: Sunday, June 1st at 2 p.m.
London Studio Tour, May 02, 2014
The 2014 London Artists’ Studio Tour is May 2, 3 and 4. This self-guided tour offers the public an extraordinary opportunity to meet local artists in their working environments and learn more about their creative processes.
Katzman Contemporary, May 01, 2014
Nested Stories is a solo exhibition of Wyn Geleynse’s recent multi-media and video work. As part of an ongoing investigation of personality through creative forms of documentation, this body of work comprises several ‘portrait installations.’ OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday May 1, 6 to 8:30p
McIntosh Gallery, May 01, 2014
The current McIntosh Gallery exhibition catalogue for Barbara Astman's "I as artifact" features an essay by Kelly McKenzie, MA candidate, Department of Visual Arts, Western University. Visit the link above to read the pdf.
Society of Graduate Students, May 01, 2014
Congratulations to Maryse Larivière, PhD candidate at the Department of Visual Arts who has been awarded a Graduate Student Teaching Award through the Society of Graduate Students.
CTV London, April 02, 2014
50 bike posts designed by MFA Candidate Tegan Moore have been installed across the city of London. (via CTV news)
Canadian Art, April 01, 2014
David Balzer reviews studio faculty member Sky Glabush's exhibition at MKG127 on Akimblog. On view until April 26th.
Western Gazette, March 26, 2014
Read the full article in the Arts & Life section of the Western Gazette covering the MFA, PhD, BFA open studio event that took place March 27th & 28th in the VAC.
Art Metropole, March 22, 2014
The Lake is an alternative body of research about the lake, including contributions from: phd candidate Maryse Lariviere, MFA candidate Tegan Moore, & PT Faculty Memebers Anna Madelska & Jason Hallows (Parker Branch). Book Launch: Saturday March 22, 4pm - 7pm, 2014 Art Metropole Toronto
Great Hall, March 19, 2014
Visual Art Students and Alumni will be exhibiting there work in a fundraiser exhibition and sale at the Great Hall. All proceeds will benefit the Western Heads East Program. Artists include alumni: Conan Masterson, Neil Klassen, Jamie Q & current students: Yara El Sefi and Brenda Fuhrman.
Canadian Art, March 12, 2014
PhD Candidate Colin Miner is the winner of the most recent Barbara Spohr Memorial Award, announced by the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre. The award includes a $6,000 prize, as well as a residency at the Banff Centre.
Parker Branch, February 15, 2014
caps cups carafe carrots comic cactus cones OPENS SAT FEB 15, from 6-9pm PARKER BRANCH, 99 1/2 STANLEY STREET, LONDON ON CANADA Co-directors: Anna Madelska and Jason Hallows
RACAR, February 15, 2014
Jennifer Orpana's paper, "Turning Canada Inside Out: JR's Global Art Project and the Role of the Photographic Portrait" won the UAAC student essay prize and will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal RACAR.
The Art Gallery of York University, February 13, 2014
The Art Gallery of York University 2013 Artists' Book of the Moment (ABOTM) has come. Almost. The short list is now available for your viewing pleasure and stay tuned for the 14th, when the next ABotM will be announced.
Kim Neudorf, ArtLab Gallery, January 21, 2014
Solo Exhibition "B.I.B.L.E.: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth" by PhD candidate Maryse Larivière reviewed on Akimblog
gallerywest, January 01, 2014
Exhibition by Phd candidate Michael Farnan Opening reception January 10 at gallerywest, Toronto
Journal of Canadian Studies, January 01, 2014
Published in the Journal of Canadian Studies 47 (January 2014): 1-29. by: Kirsty Robertson with Sarah Smith, Stephanie Anderson, Elizabeth Diggon and Ahlia Moussa. The research and writing of this essay was supported by a SSHRC Internal Research Grant from UWO. The grant was awarded to support a collaborative writing project between Kirsty Robertson and four graduate students at two different Canadian institutions (Stephanie G. Anderson, Western University; Ahlia Moussa, Western University; Elizabeth Diggon, Queen’s University; Sarah E.K. Smith, Queen’s University).
Blackburn News, November 22, 2013
MFA candidate Tegan Moore designs bike posts for the city of London
The Arts Project, March 10, 2020
Print London is a collective of artists who will display a wide variety of print techniques. The exhibition of prints features Western faculty, staff, students and alumni, including Tricia Johnson and Jessica Desparois. Opening night: Tues, Feb 10th from 5-8PM.