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Mixed Media

“One of my favourite parts of having been an OCAD U student was the access to many different fabrication studios. This thesis collection is dedicated to showcasing the love I have for mixed media fabrication. Thematically, alien and UFO folklore has always held a special place in my heart, so it felt appropriate to explore this theme in depth through this body of work. This thesis is very much my brain baby and I'm so excited to be sharing this collection at GradEx 107. ”

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Aleena Derohanian is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the intersection of alien and UFO folklore, pop culture, and the sublime. Her work style can be identified through her use of bright colours, organic forms, and an amalgam of materials. With a background in jewellery and silversmithing, Derohanian expertly incorporates semi precious metals and stones into her mixed media sculptures. The current direction of her work is exploring lamps and lighting fixtures in her unique aesthetic.
OCAD U - Faculty of Design
Material Art & Design
Major Completed, 2022
Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Healing
Holistic Health Practitioner
Major Completed, 2017

Jewellery and Silversmithing Resin Casting Mold Making Plastics- General Woodworking- General Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Alien Enthusiast

2021, Warning! Not Safe for Human Consumption (Solo Exhibition)
Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design
2021, Reuse It! Gallery
OCAD Reuse
2020, Ring Smackdown 2020
Danaca Design
Tincal Lab
2020, Artist in Residence Pop Up
Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design
2020, Mass Wasting
Craft Ontario
2020, Academics in Pandemic
Ethical Metalsmiths
2020, The Earring Show
Craft Council of British Columbia
2020, 17th Annual National Jewellery Student Competition
L.A. Pai Gallery
2020, In-School Suspension
JV Collective
2020, Sustainable Interventions
OCAD University
2022, OCAD U Medal- Material Art and Design
OCAD University
2022, Nora E. Vaughan Award
OCAD University
2022, Career Launcher Fund
OCAD University Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers
2022, Lily Yung Memorial Award
OCAD University
2021, OCAD U (TSA Fall) Bursary
OCAD University
2020, Academics in Pandemic- Award Winner
Ethical Metalsmiths
2020, 17th Annual National Jewellery Student Competition- Finalist
L.A. Pai Gallery
2019, Lily Maley Scholarship
OCAD University