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The Gallery Exhibition Schedule 2017/2018

Join us this year for a sensational series of student, alumni and faculty exhibitions and see what makes Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design such a unique artistic environment. Sheridan’s Gallery is an exhibition space that showcases emerging student artists and helps bring to life Sheridan’s innovative and energetic arts community. As well as encouraging cross-disciplinary creativity, the Gallery highlights curriculum-based student work and supports a variety of exhibition related learning experiences to reinforce the relationship between learning institute, industry and community. 
The Gallery mandate is to educate, surprise and expose students and visitors to art and design while reflecting a variety of ideas, cultures and media.
All exhibitions installed and designed by Jamie Owen, Gallery Installation Designer and Thea Haines, Gallery Coordinator.


Textiles Studio Exhibition

December 13, 2017 – January 5, 2018

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The Textiles Studio Exhibition features work by first, second, third and fourth year students of the Bachelor of Craft and Design: Textiles Program. 


union: in memory of Vivian Duong

October 13 – December 1, 2017 

Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 28, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Vivian Duong

Am I Vietnamese just because I speak the language? Or because I look it? I have been culturally sculpted through a Western lifestyle since the day I was born. It seems as if my generation has grown distant from our cultural background by neither keeping in touch with our heritage nor having any interest in it at all. Although our parents may have brought us up with some traditional views that were passed down to us, do we really understand and accept them as a way of living in Canadian society? Or do we just do with our hands while detaching our minds?

Vivian Duong, Painting 3 Artist Statement, 3 December 2012

union celebrates the work and spirit of Art and Art History graduate Vivian Duong (1988-2015). While a student, Vivian used her skills in painting and drawing to articulate some of her cross-cultural experiences in immigrating from Vietnam to Canada. In particular, she explored the women in her family’s adaptation to their new home through portraiture; in one painting, a young woman wears — or ponders wearing — the hybrid attire of a Canadian/Vietnamese bride.

In addition to a selection of drawings and paintings by Vivian, union includes artwork by Faculty of Animation, Art and Design students and graduates that echoes some of Vivian’s concerns with family, faith, and cultural intersection. Vivian and the artists in this exhibition look at the social and political matrix of both their country of origin and their new home in Canada from the reciprocal perspective afforded by the personal realities of immigration. Artists are all either students or graduates from the Art and Art History Program, Craft and Design Program or Television and Film Program. Participating artists include: 

Julien Balbontin
Irram Bhatti
Nafiseh Emadmostofi
Julia Huynh
Gracia Isabel Gómez
Chrysant Jonatan
HaYung Kim
Jeannie Kim
Lucille Kim
Akil McKenziel/Skye Sommerhalder
Johnson Ngo
Daniela Pinto/Kyle Smith
Queenie Xu
Samson Wang 

Union is curated by John Armstrong, Art & Art History Program Coordinator 


Faculty Exhibition

June 9 – October 6, 2017


The Annual Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design exhibition presents a selection of new works by our faculty and staff. This year's participating artists include:

Kirsten Abramson
Susan Anderson-Wilcox
Todd Barsanti
Susan Beniston
Elaine Brodie
Michael Brown
Owen Colborne
Kathryn Chorney
Rob Diemert
Barb Di Pietro
Douglas Donald
Corinne Duchesne
Peter Fleming
Alan Flint
Valerie Fulford
Kathleen Hearn
Thea Haines
Claire Ironside
Jorgen Lauritzen
Kate Jackson
Mary E. Libby
Denise Lisson
Katherine MacDonald
Stuart McGinness
Rachel Miller
Jamie Owen
Peter Palermo
Meghan Price
Gretchen Sankey
Bruce Sherman


Art and Art History Program

Vantage Point

May 23 – June 2, 2017

Opening Reception: May 23, 4:00 – 6:00 PM


Vantage Point presents work from The LandMarks2017/Repères2017 class, a studio-based special topics course in the Art and Art History department. The LandMarks2017/Repères2017 is part of a network of collaborative Canadian universities and contemporary art projects. Students participating in the course create individual works and collaborative projects which will be included in a national exhibition from June 10 to June 25, 2017 in National Parks and Historical Sites across Canada. 


Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design 

First/ 50 Alumni Exhibition

April 28 – May 12, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2:00 – 6:00 PM



Sheridan’s Craft and Design program turns 50 this year, and throughout 2017 the faculty is organizing a series of events in celebration of both its proud history and the exciting future of the recently launched 4 year Honours Bachelor degree that will graduate its inaugural class in 2018. A series of alumni exhibitions and an accompanying book project aim to take stock of the long standing and continuing impact of the many phases of this program on the scene of Canadian Craft and Design. Each Studio Head has selected two established alumni to help kick off our 50th year celebration, in turn, these alumni were invited to submit work, but also to select 3 more recent or emerging alumni to submit work to the exhibition. 
We have other upcoming exhibitions planned for the fall of 2017 so please stay tuned for more announcements and exciting calls for entry! Visit our blog to stay up to date.

50th Anniversary Kick-off and End-of-year Celebration

Saturday, April 29, 2017
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


2:00 PM - Student Awards and Informal Alumni, student and family BBQ.
4:00 PM - First/50 Alumni Exhibition Opening Reception in the Gallery with coffee, tea, and light refreshments.

Please RSVP by Monday April 24th, to so that we know to expect you.

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Image: Dylan Mckinnon


Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design 


April 7 – April 22, 2017 



is an exhibition presenting an engaging selection of new works by students in the first 3 years of the Bachelor of Craft and Design program at Sheridan. The exhibition brings together a handful of highlights, gleaned from the fresh creative output of students working in and across the 5 studio areas of Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Industrial Design, and Textiles. Bravely exploring a variety of media and diversity of techniques, these objects offer an exciting glimpse into the passion, enthusiasm, and creative curiosity that continues to animate student work in the evolving Craft and Design Program.


Art and Art History Program


March 17 – March 31, 2017




Project Project is an exhibition of the 1st and 2nd year student work from the Art and Art History Program.  Work from projects in the six sub-disciplines - painting, drawing, print media, design, photography and sculpture will be on display.  For many students, this will be their first time showing in a curated exhibition.


Honours Bachelor of Photography Student Exhibition

February 24 - March 10, 2017

Awards Reception: Thursday, March 7, 6:00 - 8:00 PM



From February 24 to March 10, 2017 a selected collection of student work from the Honours Bachelor of Photography program will be on display. Featuring portraiture, industrial and architectural imagery, landscape, and commercial and product images, the exhibition showcases the outstanding work of students from the first, second, and third years of the program.

Join us as we celebrate the exceptional student talent in the program at the Awards Reception on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6 pm to 8 pm.

Photo Credit: Doug Tigani.



Art Fundamentals Program Faculty Exhibition 

February 3 - February 17, 2017 

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16, 1:00 - 3:00 PM


The Art Fundamentals program emphasizes studio work. Students produce art from the first day of class, gaining practical skills while discovering their strengths and preferences. Students also have the opportunity to explore many options for further study and careers in the visual arts. 

The Art Fundamentals Program is recognized as one of, if not, the largest, longest running, one-year, stand-alone, autonomous Foundation Program in North America. It is one that many Canadian post-secondary institutions in the Greater Toronto Area are using as a model to design their own Foundation Programs. One strength and success of the almost 50-year-old Art Fundamentals Program is the various skills, backgrounds and expertise of the outstanding faculty. This exhibition is a presentation of the personal and professional of Art Fundamentals faculty, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and two- and three-dimensional design.
Please join us Thursday, February 16th, from 1-3:30 pm for our reception. Faculty and students will be in attendance.



Union is curated by John Armstrong, Art & Art History Program Coordinator 

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