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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

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Chris Williams' “The Sea Beast” premieres on Netflix July 8

Chris Williams

The latest animated film by Fine Arts Alumnus Chris Williams (BA '90) will premiere on Netflix on July 8.  “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.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Fine Arts Alumni named as new Executive Director of the Portrait Gallery of Canada

Portrait of Robert Steven sitting of concrete steps

Congratulations to Robert Steven (Fine Arts BA ’98) who has been appointed the new executive director of the Portrait Gallery of Canada, effective May 2, 2022.  He takes over from Joanne Charette who was named the first director of the Portrait Gallery in June 2021.

Friday, April 1, 2022

2022 Fourth Year exhibition - epilogue.

Poster for epilogue exhibition March 28-April 10, uwepilogue.com launches April 1

The Department of Fine Arts proudly presents epilogue., the 48th Annual Senior Undergraduate Exhibition featuring artwork by fourth year honours studio students completing the Fine Arts undergraduate degree program at the University of Waterloo. Featuring artworks by: Santosh Chandrasekar, Julijana Ciprić, Krista (Kris) Daniels, Maddie Davis, Rebekah Fisk, Taylor Freiburger, Grace Friesen, Madison Grineau, Yuki He, Natalie Rae Jeanson, Hannah Latimer, Zoë Lehoux, Wen Li, Raegan Little, Alyssa Macdonald, Manreet Pabla, Qinwu (Oliver) Pan, Maggie Pekurar, Miranda Schultz, Xiaotong Shen, Jennifer Vallis, Larissa Ward, Sarah Wilkins, Danielle Zhu. 

Friday, March 18, 2022

Fine Arts Alumni Mélika Hashemi is part of a group show in Montreal

Half a woman's face is visible through an ornate metallic oval

Mélika Hashemi (BA 2017) is part of a group exhbition at La Centrale galerie Powerhouse in Montreal. Dot by dot like a baby gazelle runs from March 3 to April 7, 2022 and presents the work of Mélika Hashemi, Shirin Fahimi with Morehshin Allahyari, Iman Lahroussi and Nazlie Najafi as curated by Mitra Fakhrashrafi.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Remembering Tony Urquhart 1934-2022

Photo of Tony Urquhart

"When I remember Tony, the first thing I recall is seeing his past few days' drawings surging over his kitchen cork-boards. He had a totally engaged and insightful enthusiasm for all the details of making and experiencing art.  As a teacher, he never taught from on high, as a lesser person might have done.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Fine Arts students receive Hamilton Artists Inc. Ignition award

Word "IGNITION" and a pink backgroung

Ignition 10: Hamilton Artists Inc.’s Award for Distinction in the McMaster and Waterloo Visual Art Programs

Friday, January 21, 2022

Fine Arts Alumna Sepideh Dashti (BA '18) exhibits at Ruffin Gallery

Photograph of a person blowing bubble gum, only the nose, mouth and chin are visible with the rest of the face blacked out.

Sepideh Dashti graduated from Waterloo with a major in Fine Arts Studio Practice and a minor in Digital Arts Communication, and then went on to complete her Masters degree at Western University in 2020.  Her exhbition, Counterpoint, is part of the new program at the Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, to exhibit emerging artists.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Congratulations to Graduate student Stephanie Florence

Two views of a large ring-shaped plywood sculpture, similar to a waterwheel.

Current Graduate student Stephanie Florence has been awarded a Region of Waterloo Arts Award for the costruction and exhibition (in multiple locations throughout the region) of Cyclical Impacts, an

Friday, January 14, 2022

Fine Arts student Abby Oni curates an exhibition at the Propeller Art Gallery

BEING+ exhibition logo with white text on black background

Abby Oni (currently majoring in Visual Culture with a minor in Studio Practice, focusing on performance art) has curated the exhibition BEING+, opening online January 15 at the Propeller Art Gallery.

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