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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. 

Friday, October 23, 2020

Prof. Bojana Videkanic is featured in a spotlight profile

Bojana Videkanic headshot

Fine Arts Faculty Bojana Videkanic appears in the feature Professor Spotlight in the latest edition of the Arts Computing Newsletter. 

Read the article to learn more about Bojana's background, current research projects and her view of acadmic institutions.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Exhibition of new paintings by Doug Kirton

Doug Kirton exhibition in Michael Gibson Gallery

Doug Kirton's exhibition Recent Walks Alone at Michael Gibson Gallery features new paintings inspired by the landscape of Laurel Creek in Waterloo.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Lumen at Home festival features work by current and past Fine Arts students

Lumen at home logo

The annual Lumen festival has adapted in 2020 to a new format "Lumen at Home"; a virtual festival where art, light and tech meet. Visit online to enjoy interactive art installations that celebrate the intersections of light, art and technology. 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Personal property pick-up from East Campus Hall

East Campus Hall doors

Hello Fine Arts Students from Winter 2020,

The Fine Arts Department wishes to thank you for your patience while we made the necessary arrangements for you to retrieve your personal belongings left behind when the building was closed in March 2020 due the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We recognize the difficulty and stress that this has caused. Please know that your personal property is completely safe and has not, and will not, be disposed of without your consent.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Olivia Carvalho (BA ’19) is featured in Alumni Impact Stories

Olivia Carvalho

A profile of Fine Arts Alumna Olivia Carvalho (BA ’19) is featured in the Alumni Impact Stories.  Olivia talks about her experiences while a student in the Department and also working as a Liaison Officer for the University and now as Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator at St. Jerome’s University.

My days as a Fine Art undergrad instilled in me a testing mindset, and the importance of doing what you love, both as a student and in my life after graduation. 

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