Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Fine Arts Alumni co-presenting at NeMLA conference

Logo for 52nd Northeast Modern Language Association virtual conference

Tommy Mayberry (BA 2010 Fine Arts and English Honours and currently finishing a PhD in English Language and Literature at Waterloo) and Tommy Bourque (BA 2017 Fine Arts and currently finishing a MFA in Visual Arts at Western University) are co-presenting three creative sessions at the upcoming Northeast Modern Language

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Bojana Videkanic's book launch

Poster for Nonaligned Modernism book launch with sculpture of military figure and photographs of four presenters

The University of Waterloo’s Department of Fine Arts in association with McGill-University Press invites you to the online book launch of Professor Bojana Videkanic Nonaligned Modernism: Socialist Postcolonial Aesthetic in Yugoslavia, 1945-1985 (McGill-Queens University Press, 2020). 

The lauch will be Friday February 5, 2021 at 6:30pm (EST) via Webex, please register at:

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

4th year Fine Arts students share Hamilton Artists Inc. Ignition award

Ignition exhibition logo

Ignition 9: Hamilton Artists Inc.’s Award for Distinction in the McMaster and Waterloo Visual Art Programs

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Fine Arts Alumni in figurative art exhibition

Artwork by Sherry Czekus and Steven Restagno showing figures walking and crouching figure

Former Fine Arts students Sherry Czekus (BA 2010) and Steven Restagno (BA 2019) are both featured in the online exhibition Face Value at the Robert Langen Art Gallery at Laurier.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

FINE 209 students post their research on non-Western modern artists

Map of Africa, Europe and Asia with various digital pins

"Mapping artists across the world" was a semester-long project for students in the Fall 2020 class of FINE 209: Introduction to Global Modernisms, an Art History course at the University of Waterloo. Students researched non-Western artists who practiced between the 1930s and the 1970s.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Logan Macdonald is announced as a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Art

Logan Macdonald portrait

The Government of Canada has announced the lastest group of Canada Research Chairs (CRC) which includes Fine Arts faculty member Logan MacDonald, a tier two CRC in Indigenous Art.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Calgary billboard features painting by alumna Emily Bickell

Emily Bickell and her Reese Peanut Butter Cup billboard

Emily Bickell (BA Studio Art 1998) recently had her painting of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups selected to promote the candy manufacturer's product on a billboard in Calgary.  The painting was chosen from 6,000 submissions, in a variety of art forms.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Ioana Dragomir wins emerging artist award

2020 arts awards waterloo region online

Fine Arts aluma Ioana Dragomir (BA 2018) received one of two Emerging Artist awards presented at the 2020 Arts Awards Waterloo Region event on November 27.

The Arts Awards Waterloo Region webpage includes a list of all the 2020 winners as well as a link to view a recording of the evening's online event and presentations.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Congratulations to Lauren Prousky

Region of Waterloo Arts Fund logo

Fine Arts alumna Lauren Prousky (MFA 2019) has received a 2020 Region of Waterloo Art Fund Grant.  Lauren received one of 48 grants selected from the 102 applications recieved this year, a record number. 

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