Friday, March 10, 2023

Documentary videos feature Fine Arts Faculty and Alumni

Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery logo

KWAG (Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallert) has produced short documentary videos titled Public Domain featuring artists whose work is in the KWAG Permanent Collection. Public Domain engages with the power of art to connect people and build more resilient communities, within the region and beyond.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Watson House & Gallery exhibition features work of Fine Arts students

Seen from behind, a person rests their head against a bus window.

Curated by abisola oni and Sarah Martin, the exhibition Disembody features the work of emerging artists in the University of Waterloo Department of Fine Arts: Ashley Guenette, Ashley Nicole Harper, Christine DuVuono, Clara Laratta, Connie Kang, Jacob Ir

Monday, February 6, 2023

Fine Arts students receive Hamilton Artists Inc. Ignition award

Word "IGNITION" and a purple background

Ignition 11: Hamilton Artists Inc.’s Award for Distinction in the University of Waterloo Fine Arts Program

Friday, January 27, 2023

La Cartonera exhibit launch at Dana Porter Library lobby

Taking cues from the cartonera movement, a grass roots publishing endeavour originating in Argentina in the early 2000s, the Fine Art students Professor Tara Cooper’s class "Takin’ It To The Streets" have created their own artist books, which will be on display in the Dana Porter Library lobby from February 2 to 13.  

Come on February 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the exhibit and try your hand at creating your own artist's book!

The cartonera movement

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Chris Williams received an Oscar nomination for ‘The Sea Beast’

Chris Williams

The latest animated film by Fine Arts Alum Chris Williams (BA '90) has been nominated for an Academy award in the Best Animated Feature category. The Netflix feature “The Sea Beast” is the story of legendary sea monster hunter whose life is turned upside down when a young girl stows away on his ship and befriends the most dangerous beast of them all.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

MFA alumni Ashley Guenette exhibits at Kennedy Gallery, North Bay

Galley exhibit with large brightly coloured paintings and fabric sculptures on the floor.

Ashley Guenette's (MFA '22) solo exhibition Put a finger down if you have been personally victimized by social media algorithms, is currently open at the Kennedy Gallery, North Bay. The exhibition runs from November 18, 2022 to January 20, 2023

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Congratulations to Graduate student Behnaz Fatemi

n a gravel lot, a figure, wrapping in black, sits on the ground inside a light grey pyramidic form with only their toes showing

Current Graduate student and 2023 MFA candidate Behnaz Fatemi is the recipient a Region of Waterloo Funded Individual Artist Project grant for Mobile Safe Zones.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Fine Arts Alumni receive the 2022 Arts Awards Waterloo Region

Arts Awards Waterloo Region logo

Congratulation to Sarah Kernohan (MFA '15) and Sheila McMath (MFA '01) for being among the recipients of the 2022 Arts Awards Waterloo Region.  Arts Awards Waterloo Region is a non-profit arts organization that recognizes, honours and celebrates the arts sector in the Region of Waterloo.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Fine Arts Alumni at the Lumen Festival in Uptown Waterloo

Lumen festival logo with spirals of coloured light on a black background

This year’s Lumen Festival in Uptown Waterloo happens Saturday September 24th, 6-11 pm and includes the work of several University of Waterloo Fine Arts Alumi.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Soheila Esfahani exhibits at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris.

Artwork of superimposed wooded shapes in various tones showing Canada geese flying over cattails with Islamic patterning on top

Fine Arts Alumna Soheila Esfahani (BA 2003), along with artists Jude Abu Zaineh and Xiaojing Yan, are exhibiting in The Art of Living: On Immigration, Community and the Migration of Symbols curated by Catherin

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