• MFA Thesis Exhibition | skim : Joy Wong

    By 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.

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition | Next to a River – Embroidery as Map and Shelter, Sharmistha Kar

    By 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

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  • Top Visual Arts News Stories of 2017-2018

    August 27, 2018

    Read some of our top stories from the past academic year including highlights from faculty, alumni, staff, and our current students!

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  • Silenced Memories: Ulises Unda, PhD Thesis Exhibition | Satellite Project Space

    By 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.

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  • Visual Arts student shortlisted for national painting competition

    By 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.

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Tyler Durbano | and where is the body? | Artlab

    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
 

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  • MFA Thesis Exhibition: Matthew Trueman : Slower Than Time Itself | Artlab

    By 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
 

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  • Un-histories: art and the unconcluded

    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

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  • Colin Muir Dorward & Gavin Lynch: Crossfaded | Michael Gibson Gallery

    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.

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  • Mark Kasumovic: Instrumental II | DHP

    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

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  • My Planet and Me | Aeolian Hall

    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.

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  • The last to go will see the first three go before


    SATELLiTE Project Space, October 27, 2017

    The last to go will see the first three go before
. Opening reception: Friday, October 27th, 6-8PM Satellite Project Space, 121 Dundas St, London 
Satellite Project Space is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent work by second year MFA students from Western University.
 Four artists want to sort out what it means to be a body, a self, a persona in public or private. If we choose to tell ourselves stories to get by; which get to stay and which get in the way? Let’s navigate with heart, smarts and courage! Exhibiting artists: Claire Bartleman, Tyler Durbano, Graham Macaulay, Joy Wong

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  • Rehab Nazzal: Choreographies of Resistance

    June 13, 2017

    Rehab Nazzal: Choreographies of Resistance Thesis Exhibition
July 6 to July 29, 2017  
Opening Reception: July 8 McIntosh Gallery at Western University is pleased to present a PhD. thesis exhibition by activist artist Rehab Nazzal. The show is based on Nazzal’s year-long field research in the occupied West Bank and features an array of works that engage gallery-goers through sight, hearing and smell.

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  • Choreographies of Resistance

    McIntosh Gallery, March 15, 2017

    Following a year of field work in Palestine to create this new body of work, Rehab Nazzal has gathered sound, video, photography and found objects to create immersive environments which speak to the tragic conditions Palestinians face today. Although based in documentary, the installations that make up Choreographies of Resistance function more as commemorations, for the still-living and the deceased.

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  • With Mexico, From Love

    Idea Exchange Art + Design , February 08, 2017

    Featuring (MFA, 2015) alumni Juanita Lee-Garcia, With Mexico, From Love brings together a number of artists from Latin America, including those who have immigrated to Canada or other parts of the world, but whose work remains influenced by the culture and issues of the present day Mexico.

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  • War on Olive Trees: A Photo Essay by Rehab Nazzal | Beit Zatoun

    By Rehab Nazzal, Beit Zatoun, November 04, 2016

    PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal presents “War on Olive Trees: A Photo Essay” at Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. Toronto, ON. Exhibition: Friday, Nov-4 to Wednesday, Nov-17 Opening Reception: Friday, November 4 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • I'm Really a Witch.* | Satellite Project Space

    October 22, 2016

    A screening curated by Christina Battle for LOMAA's Visiting Artist Program Saturday October 22, 2016 / Screening from 8-9 PM / Doors open @ 7:30 Presented in partnership with Satellite Project Space [121 Dundas Street, London]Including work by alumna Nicole Rayburn, and PhD candidate Christina Battle.

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  • McIntosh Gallery Re-Imagines the Selfie | Western Gazette

    By Amy Skodak, Western Gazette, September 25, 2016

    This exhibition explores the relationship between portraiture and our society's obsession with representation through media ranging from paintings to sound installations. Featuring work by Western University Faculty, Students and Alumni. Read the full review on the Western Gazette website.

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  • Rehab Nazzal | Toronto Palestine Film Festival Panel | TIFF

    The Toronto Palestine Film Festival, September 24, 2016

    PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal will be included in the Toronto Palestine Film Festival Panel. Artists discuss questions related to boycotts, censorship and the role of art in activism.

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  • Stephen Mueller Two Weeks Last Spring | DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, September 17, 2016

    PhD candidate Stephen Mueller's exhibition is on view August 24-October 1 2016 at DNA Artspace. The reception for this exhibition will be held Saturday, September 17, 7-10pm in conjunction with the reception for Juanita Lee Garcia's MFA thesis exhibition "El Paradise".

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  • Ido Govrin | Critical Ethics | Trinity Square Video

    Trinity Square Video, September 17, 2016

    About the work: Tears, Fears and Flashes (mixed media installation) considers the relationship between interpersonal understanding and propagandist rhetoric with respect to an audio-visual aesthetic experience. It speculates on the ethical implications of this difficult but often present relationship.

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  • Satellite Award Exhibition | Satellite Project Space

    SATELLiTE Project Space, September 09, 2016

    The first Satellite Award Exhibition celebrates London’s most promising emerging artistic talents. The exhibition will be open to the public Thursday, September 1st and will run through Thursday, September 15th. A reception will be held Friday, September 9 7-10PM with the artists present. Artists in the exhibition include: Michelle Bunton, (BFA 2016) & Jason Stovall, (MFA 2016)

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  • On the Colors of Writing | Review by Quintin Teszeri

    By Quintin Teszeri, Taylor & Francis, September 01, 2016

    In the latest issue of The Senses and Society, Quintin Teszeri reviews Barbara Balfour's practice-based literary criticism of the encyclopedic novel Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.

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  • Evolution of Self Reflected in Portraits | Western News

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, September 01, 2016

    Contemporary artists, including Western University students, alumni, and faculty, respond to modern portraiture conventions in social media. Read the full review on the Western News website.

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  • Sarah Munro Nuit Blanche Collage Project | DNA Artspace

    DNA Artspace, June 04, 2016

    DNA Artspace and Forest City Gallery are pleased to present a pop-up exhibition and collage project by London-based artist Sarah Munro for London's Nuit Blanche. Taking place on the second floor of DNA Artspace (123 Dundas Street), Sarah Munro's project will include a participatory collage project in which the public is invited to help create three large scale collaged-murals on drywall panels.

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  • CAFKA.16: Contemporary Art in Public Space

    CAFKA, May 28, 2016

    CAFKA.16: What we do together that we can’t do alone, features 14 new projects commissioned by CAFKA. This year CAFKA featured installations and projects by MFA candidate Paul Chartrand, alumni Ed Pien as well as Jamelie Hassan and Ron Benner.

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  • Words & [ ] — a Durational Conference of Art & Thought | Darling Foundry

    The Darling Foundry, May 06, 2016

    PhD candidate Stephen Mueller's project Archives Communautaires will be part of The School of Making Thinking’s Words & [ ]: a Durational Conference of Art and Thought at The Darling Foundry, Montreal (May 6–8).

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  • Simone Sciascetti | Symbiotic: The Human Body and Constructs of Nature | MFA Thesis

    By Simone Sciascetti, Western Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, May 01, 2016

    Congratulations to Simone Sciascetti! Her thesis "Symbiotic: The Human Body and Constructs of Nature" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.

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  • Helen Gregory | Un-Natural Histories: The Specimen as Site of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art | PhD Thesis

    By Helen Gregory, Western Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, May 01, 2016

    Congratulations to Helen Gregory! Her thesis "Un-Natural Histories: The Specimen as Site of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.

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  • Making Strange | Magenta Magazine, Spring 2016

    By Jamie Faye Ryan, Magenta Magazine, May 01, 2016

    MFA alumna Liza Eurich’s exhibition at G Gallery is reviewed by Jamie Faye Ryan in the Spring issue in Magenta Magazine. The exhibition which also features work by alumna Teagan Moore continues until June 25th.

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  • Geordie Shepherd: Manifest | London Clay Art Centre

    London Clay Art Centre, April 05, 2016

    April 5th-29th, 2016. Opening reception, Thursday April 7th, 6-9pm, London Clay Arts Centre, 644 Dundas St.

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  • Tough As Nails: Transgressive Queer Glamour | Younger Than Beyonce Gallery

    YTB Gallery, April 05, 2016

    Curator: MA candidate Genevieve Flavelle; Artwork By: Maddie Alexander, Kim Ninkuru, Beck Gilmer Osborne, BFA candidate Danny Welsh, Shellie Zhang, Tuesday, April 5th - Saturday, April 23rd Opening reception, Friday April 8, 7 - 11 pm

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  • Michael Farnan named top 25 finalist in SSHRC's 2016 Storytellers challenge

    SSHRC, April 04, 2016

    Congratulations to Western Visual Art and Culture PhD candidate Micheal Farnan who is one of the Top 25 finalists in SSHRC's 2016 Storytellers challenge. Click the link to watch his work "Representing Wilderness: Community, Collaboration, & Artistic Practice"

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  • Trap Card | The Arts Project

    The Arts Project, March 15, 2016

    TRAP CARD reveals new works in painting, illustration, drawing, print, photography and performance. Works in this exhibition demonstrate independent explorations into image, narrative, feminist stance, memory, and personal history.Join us for the opening reception, Tuesday, March 15th, 6:30–8:30pm

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  • Ido Govrin: Silent Maps | Redhead Gallery

    The Redhead Gallery, March 02, 2016

    Phd candidate Ido Govrin's solo exhibition "Silent Maps" is on view at the Red Head Gallery. Opening reception is March 2nd, 18:00 at the Red Head Gallery (401 Richmond, Toronto).

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  • LOMAA's presents "Life of a Craphead's" Bugs with LIVE performance

    LOMAA - London Ontario Media Arts Association, February 26, 2016

    Bugs -- the debut feature film from performance artists Life of a Craphead -- is a satire about a bug society and its most powerful family. Featuring situations like a university lecture gone wrong and a failed SNL episode, the story presents the absurdity of life within a patriarchal society obsessed with success. Western University Students Lucas Cabral(BFA) and Sam Noseworthy (MFA) will open the Bugs screening with video works. 7:45pm, 355 Clarence St.

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  • Finishing Lines: One-Day Performance Festival | Forest City Gallery

    McIntosh Gallery, February 18, 2016

    This performance art festival will feature works by BFA alumna Jessica Karuhanga and current PhD candidate Stephen Mueller. Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:00-9:30pm. Co-presented with the McIntosh Gallery.

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  • Ronnie Clarke: Video Fever | Trinity Square Video

    Trinity Square Video, February 05, 2016

    Congratulations to Western University student Ronnie Clarke on being selected for Trinity Square Video's fourth annual fourth annual showcase of emerging video artists from undergraduate program in the Toronto and surrounding area. February 5th, 7pm at TSV.

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  • Duration and Dialogue Performance Art Festival and Symposium

    Katzman Contemporary, January 30, 2016

    PhD candidate Stephen Mueller will be taking part in a 22-hour live durational performance of his work "A Twenty Two Hour Hug" Saturday, January 30 10pm to Sunday, January 31, 10pm at Katzman Contemporary.

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  • Curatorial Incubator v.13: On Shoulders | Vtape

    Curatorial Incubator, January 29, 2016

    This year, The Curatorial Incubator, v.13 – The Job of Life asked emerging curators to consider the changing environment we call “work”. This screening will feature PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal’s "A Night at Home" (2009).

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  • Montañas y ríos sin fin | Cuenca, Ecuador

    Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno Equador, January 14, 2016

    Professor Patrick Mahon, Current PhD candidate Ulises Unda and MFA alumnus Gautam Garroo are included in an exhibition opening at the "Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno Equador" It is co-curated by part time faculty member Andres Villar.

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  • Ido Govrin: To return to a place, is, like dying | Hansen House, Jerusalem

    Hansen House, Jerusalem, January 07, 2016

    PhD candidate Ido Govrin currently has a solo exhibition titled "To return to a place, is, like dying" on display at Hansen House, Jerusalem. Visit the link to see more or view the exhibition catalogue

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  • In Kind | Forest City Gallery

    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.

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  • 25th Anniversary Exhibition | Redhead Gallery

    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.

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  • Call for Submissions from Western Visual Arts Alumni | SATELLiTE

    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.

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  • Alumna Awarded ARCCO Emerging Cultural Leader Award

    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.

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  • Universities Art Association of Canada Conference 2015

    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

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  • Escape Plans | Younger Than Beyoncé Gallery

    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

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  • Boundaries stretched in student show | via London Free Press

    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

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  • The Work of Wind | Nuit Blanche, Toronto

    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.

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  • A Gust of Wind | DNA Artspace

    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

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  • Student Meet & Greet | Forest City Gallery

    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.

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  • VASA ExtraVASAganza & Nuit Violette

    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.

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  • Kirsty Robertson awarded Yasuo Sakakibara Prize | American Studies Association

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Matthew Tarini | Liminal Space: Representations Of Modern Urbanity | MFA Thesis

    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.

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  • Michael S. Pszczonak | Hand-Eye | MFA Thesis

    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.

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  • Sherry A. Czekus | Crowdsourcing | MFA Thesis

    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.

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  • Niloufar Salimi | Tangled Hair: Uncertain Fluid Identity | MFA Thesis

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Jennifer E. Orpana | Faces of (and for) Toronto: Community-Engaged Portrait Projects in the Neoliberal City | PhD Thesis

    By 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.

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  • Fresh Paint / New Construction 2015 | Art Mûr, Montreal

    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

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  • The Book of Hours awarded MCBA Special Recognition Merit Prize

    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.

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  • Book Launch: Jamie Q | DNA Artspace

    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).

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  • Michael Farnan: Nation to Nation | The Orillia Museum of Art & History

    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)

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  • Up With Art | Unity Project

    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.

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  • #saltandwater | Or Gallery

    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.

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  • Trista Mallory | Standing For Something Not Present | PhD Thesis

    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.

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  • Mammo'wiiang | Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

    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.

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  • Alumni Jenna Faye Powell & Jill Price: Slip | Westland Gallery

    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.

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  • Liza Eurich: There is no There | Hamilton Artists Inc.

    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.

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  • Colin Miner: What is to be done (available light) | Album Gallery

    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

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  • Lynette de Montreuil |From Dust to Dust | MFA Thesis

    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.

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  • Human Nature | Carleton University Art Gallery

    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.

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  • Jamie Q: Surfacing | DNA Artspace

    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.

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  • Opening Soon: Michelle McGeean | Forest City Gallery

    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.

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  • Drones Over Gaza - Rehab Nazzal | Prefix

    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

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  • Shelley Niro: Seeing Through Memory, by Madeline Lennon

    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.

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  • Parker Branch Book Launch | DNA Artspace & McIntosh Gallery

    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.

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  • Come Together, Right Now – For Art | Western Journalism Report

    By 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.

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  • Qui connait Joyce Wieland | Roundtable at UQAM

    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

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  • Second-annual open studio | London Free Press

    By 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.

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  • Western students bring art to the masses | London Community News

    By 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.

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  • Looking Forward, Looking Back - Exhibition Review | Kelly McKenzie

    By 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.

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  • Parker Branch & Jenna Faye Powell | DNA Artspace

    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.

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  • Student artist hopes to inspire with pop-up gallery | London Community News

    By 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.

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  • LIza Eurich's Akimbo Hitlist | Akimbo

    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.

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  • Either a New or Existing Character | Liza Eurich | MKG127

    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.

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  • Touching History | Rehab Nazzal | The Bookcase

    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.

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  • Untitled (new visions) | aka artist run centre

    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.

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  • The Cabinet of Curiosities in Contemporary Art | Dresden, Germany

    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.

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  • Ron Benner: Three Questions | McIntosh Gallery

    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.

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  • Wish List: Members' Exhibition and Sale | Forest City Gallery

    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

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  • Artist Talk: Rehab Nazzal | Art Gallery of Mississauga

    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

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  • Carte Blanche | DNA Artspace

    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

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  • Rehab Nazzal: Visible | Art Gallery of Mississauga

    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.

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  • Exposing Energy East: People and Places at Risk

    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.

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  • #ForestCityTattooProject | McIntosh Gallery

    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.

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  • UAAC-AAUC Conference

    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.

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  • OPEN SESAME: Critics Forum, at The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

    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.

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  • Alumna Soheila Esfahani exhibits at Redhead Gallery

    The Redhead Gallery, September 12, 2014

    MFA Alumna Soheila Esfahani is exhibiting "My Place is PlacelessOpening Reception Friday September 12th, 6-9 pm

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  • Futurity and Photography - Westland Gallery

    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

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  • Barbara Hobot - MFA Thesis Exhibition - DNA Artspace

    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

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  • Tegan Moore - MFA Thesis Exhibition - DNA Artspace

    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

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  • Untitled (the possibilities of voids and the sentience of things): Maggie Groat & Barbara Hobot

    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

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  • Back to the Future - Olga Korper Gallery

    Olga Korper Gallery, July 10, 2014

    This exhibition includes work by current MFA candidate Barbara Hobot. Opening reception: Thursday, July 10, 6 - 9 pm

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  • Brad Isaacs at the Petrified Forest Gallery

    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.

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  • Ottawa Dispute Stresses Role of Art in Public Realm (via Canadian Art)

    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.

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  • Dave Kemp at the McIntosh Gallery (via akimbo)

    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.

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  • Michael Farnan: The New Canadian Naturalist at Quest Art

    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.

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  • Painting: Jared Peters, Mike Pszczonak and Matthew Tarini at Michael Gibson Gallery

    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

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  • The Source: Rethinking Water Through Contemporary Art at Rodman Hall Art Centre

    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

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  • Kim Neudorf reviews Patrick Howlett at Museum London (via Akimblog)

    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.

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  • Rehab Nazzal exhibits "Invisible" at Karsh-Masson Gallery

    By 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.

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  • Jessica Desparois part of London Artist Studio Tours

    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.

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  • Wyn Geleynse - Nested Stories at Katzman Contemporary

    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

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  • Barbara Astman - "I as artifact" with essay by Kelly McKenzie

    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.

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  • Maryse Larivière awarded Graduate Student Teaching Award

    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.

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  • "Temos" Bike Posts Installed in the City of London

    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)

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  • Review of Sky Glabush's Display at MKG127 (via canadian art)

    Canadian Art, April 01, 2014

    David Balzer reviews studio faculty member Sky Glabush's exhibition at MKG127 on Akimblog. On view until April 26th.

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  • Western Art Students Step Up to Labatt (via Western Gazette)

    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.

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  • Art Metropole Book Launch : The Lake

    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

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  • Western Heads East: Art in the Market

    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.

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  • Colin Miner Wins Barbara Spohr Award

    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.

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  • Parker Branch Exhibition - No. 30: THE MAGIC SERVANTS

    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

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  • Phd Candidate Jennifer Orpana awarded UAAC student essay prize

    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.

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  • PhD Candidate Maryse Larivière short-listed for ABOTM

    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.

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  • Kim Neudorf reviews Maryse Larivière at Artlab Gallery

    By 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

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  • Michael Farnan: On the Subject of Becoming Animal

    gallerywest, January 01, 2014

    Exhibition by Phd candidate Michael Farnan Opening reception January 10 at gallerywest, Toronto

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  • 'More a Diplomatic than an Aesthetic Event' - Journal of Canadian Studies

    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).

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  • City Seeks Suggestions For Bike Rack Locations - BlackburnNews

    Blackburn News, November 22, 2013

    MFA candidate Tegan Moore designs bike posts for the city of London

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  • Print London with Love | The Arts Project

    The Arts Project, August 29, 2018

    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.

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