Faculty of Art

Drawing and Painting




“My paintings converge the viewer and the subject by combining self-portraiture and mirrors. The gaze is reflected and interrupted; observing is no longer a one-way process where a subject is singularly looked at. I want to bring an awareness where others become part of the piece and must confront themselves. ”

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Erica Jochim is a painter with a BFA in drawing and painting at OCAD University. As an artist of mixed Caribbean and European descent, her work expresses in-between spaces and multifaceted viewpoints. Her paintings are a mix of historical, contemporary, and personal influences. Inspired by the dramatic lighting and colour palette of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, she combines historical and contemporary compositions to comment on intersectional issues. She seeks to highlight the importance of looking at the world through a critical lens.
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Drawing and Painting
Major In progress, 2021

Portraiture Figure Painting

2020, Festival of the Body
Anniversary Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto
2020, Double Mirror
OCAD University, Toronto
2017, Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario
Ada Slaight Student Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto