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 14, 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 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.
Museum London, January 03, 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Helen Gregory | Un-Natural Histories: The Specimen as Site of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art | PhD Thesis
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.
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.
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.
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
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"
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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, January 15, 2019
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.