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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Natalie Hunter receives teaching award

Natalie Hunter with her artwork

Congratulations to Natalie Hunter (MFA 2013) for receiving the 2018 Excellence in Online Teaching Award from the Centre for Extended Learning (CEL).

This award recognizes course instructors who exemplify a high standard of teaching in one or more of Waterloo's fully-online courses. 

Monday, March 4, 2019

tree of life - Lois Andison's installation at the BMO Project Room, Toronto

Lois Andison, tree of life, 2019

"In a darkened space, five tall white rectangular boxes float on the wall—modest counterparts to the marble-clad columns in the building’s lobby. A word that traces the stages of a human life is lit up near the top of each unit: beginning, becoming, believing, belonging, bequeathing. Glowing bands of light illuminate the words from behind.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Nancy-Lou Patterson papers published in two new volumes

Nancy-Lou Patterson reviews and Detecting Wimsey

Valleyhome Books has published two new volumes of papers by Distinguished Professor Emerita Nancy-Lou Patterson on the subject of detective fiction and science fiction and fantasy. The volumes are part of a series co-edited by Emily E. Auger and Janet Brennan Croft.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Open call for Draw to Perform residency program

Draw to Perform residency

The Draw to Perform (D2P) residency program for Drawing Performance practice is headed by Fine Arts alumnus Ram Samocha (MFA 2009).  The D2P Residency program, located in the heart of Brighton UK, is a unique opportunity for new and developing professional artists and art students to engage in the dynamic artistic discipline of drawing performance art.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Natalie Hunter exhibition at Rodham Hall Art Centre

Natalie Hunter artwork Songs of May (detail), 2018, giclée prints on transparent film

Natalie Hunter's (MFA 2013 and Fine Arts sessional instructor) exhibition Staring into the sun runs from January 25 to April 28, 2019 at Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines.  The opening reception is Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Brubey Hu is a finalists for this year’s UNTAPPED Emerging Artists Competition

Artwork by Brubey Hu "Untitled Purple Shadow"

Fine Arts MFA student Brubey Hu is one of the finalists chosen from hundreds of applicants for this year’s UNTAPPED Emerging Artists Competition.  These finalists will each be given a free booth to showcase their work at this year’s Artist Proje

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Fine Arts Alumni Rob Nicholls has solo exhibition in Toronto

Rob Nicholls Endless, Endless, 2018 (detail)
Rob Nicholls (MFA 2012) has his first first solo show, Spirit Trails, at the Angell Gallery. The exhibition runs from Saturday, January 12 until Saturday, February 9, 2019, with the opening reception on January 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Nicholls likens making a painting to composing music.
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Remembering Nancy-Lou Patterson 1929-2018

Nancy-Lou Patterson

Nancy-Lou Patterson, founder of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo, has died. It has been a while since she was able to visit, but this Department literally wouldn’t be here without her initiative, imagination, leadership, and service. I hope many others will share their stories of her life, but here is a small celebration of her teaching.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Eryn O'Neill (MFA 2018) receives Kevin J. Batchelor Emerging Artist Award

Eryn O'Neill receives award

Recent MFA graduate Eryn O'Neill received the Kevin J. Batchelor Emerging Artist Award at the Orillia Museum's Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Remembering Serena Lawrence (BA 2012)

Serena Lawrence

It is with great sadness that we announce that Serena Lawrence (BA Fine Arts Honours 2012) passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Serena was an exemplary student, a lovely person and a talented artist, but most importantly she was very brave as she battled pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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