Faculty of Art

Drawing and Painting

In the Drawing & Painting program, students learn to become a creative and engaged artist. Students concentrate on their painting studio skills and study art theory, history and contemporary social issues.
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Hau Pham
Hau Pham

Drawing and Painting

Hau Pham

“I aim to explore ideas of the Asian female identity, to understand how one values themselves and how that value is determined by others. Translating these works through oil paint and canvas, my works tackle the issues of guilt, confusion and... More

Hilary Miriam Whorms
Hilary Miriam Whorms

Drawing and Painting

Hilary Miriam Whorms

“On the fragile surface of paper, I explore the ephemeral nature of the human experience through an introspective interpretation of captured moments. I aim to create anonymous, intimate paintings that retrieve lost memories within translucent glazes... More

Katie Stegweit
Katie Stegweit

Drawing and Painting

Katie Stegweit

“There are no rules. Use black straight from the tube. ”

Luna Bloom
Luna Bloom

Drawing and Painting

Luna Bloom aka. Luna Pumura

“Artistic expression is the main way I communicate who I am and my experiences to the world. The main thing I explore in my art is living with autism spectrum disorder, and how it affects the perception of my senses. I do so through my whimsical... More

Madeline Macneil
Madeline Macneil

Drawing and Painting

Madeline Macneil

“This accumulative series of drawings, paintings, and performance encased in a rural barn, acts as a physical platform for personable associations to materialize. The installation is a malleable safe space capable of divulging narratives through the... More

Natalie Wesselius
Natalie Wesselius

Drawing and Painting

Natalie Wesselius

“Obsessing over our relationships to domestic objects in a dissociating commodified world, I create psycho-active timeless spaces that signify both the presence and absence of the figure. Using large-scale paper, clashing tones, and vigorous marks,... More

Claire Heidinger
Claire Heidinger

Drawing and Painting

Claire Heidinger

“My artistic practice challenges and reclaims stereotypes of Chinese female sexuality by investigating a visual fetishism fuelled by the gaze. This is supplemented by personal research into diasporic culture. Oil paintings and food-based sculpture -... More

Nicola Infantino
Nicola Infantino

Drawing and Painting

Nicola Infantino

“A Still Life, is a body of working that questions how people can be represented through the objects they surround themselves and the place in which they situate. Drawings and oil paint on canvas, reflect moments and memories of my life at home and... More

Adriana Lee
Adriana Lee

Drawing and Painting

Adriana Lee

“My paintings depict my idea of a utopian future and its creation process; the world I imagine as a beautiful mess. By exploring the contradictory concepts of continuity and uncertainty of time and space, I visualize the coexistence of possible... More

Kathryn Greenwood
Kathryn Greenwood

View Medal Winners

Drawing and Painting

Kathryn Greenwood

“My work investigates the status of plants within western urban society, taking into consideration the psychological and cultural influences on the human experience of nature. I am interested in the way exposure, attention, and perceived value... More

Jasmin-Nicole Amoako
Jasmin-Nicole Amoako

Drawing and Painting

Jasmin-Nicole Amoako

“My current body of figurative and abstract work serves as a vehicle for accessing ancestral memories, and my dreams which yield growth, structure and forward movement. I apply African and Western methodologies to articulate my hybridized cultural... More

Ally Adkins
Ally Adkins

Drawing and Painting

Ally Adkins

“I have always been about the pop art cartoonist illusion when painting that was until I started dabbling in abstract. This field widened my range of art and I found it allowed me to explore my emotions and feelings. More so, I continue to... More

Monica Loren Sanchez Grunwald
Monica Loren Sanchez Grunwald

Drawing and Painting

Monica Loren Sanchez Grunwald aka. Moni

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Pierre Arcand
Pierre Arcand

Drawing and Painting

Pierre Arcand

“This series uses digital and physical approaches such as drawing, painting, sewing, projection, and photography to redefine homonormative representation in homoerotic imagery. Gay porn depicts selectively privileged cisgender presenting... More

Zishuo Li
Zishuo Li

Drawing and Painting

Zishuo Li

“From microorganisms to animals, every life is connected in a complex and fragile network of solids, liquids, and gases that make up our material world. I collect raw materials, experiment and create my own pigments and use natural materials to make... More

Justyna Janik
Justyna Janik

Drawing and Painting

Justyna Janik

“"No one has yet determined what the body can do..." (Benedict De Spinoza) More

Ye Jin Yang
Ye Jin Yang

Drawing and Painting

Ye Jin Yang

“Represent Emotion, two series of Korean watercolour paintings on hanji, conveys the concept of drawing sentiment from the scenery. Inspired by the sky and the sea, this project investigates the psychological effects of colours on emotions. I intend... More

Maria Rutigliano
Maria Rutigliano

Drawing and Painting

Maria Rutigliano

“My first encounter with death was at 18 years old. Three family deaths in less than three months left me both anxious and numb to the idea of loss. I have since been confused with my own emotions about death. I chose to channel my anxiety and use... More

Athena Nemeth
Athena Nemeth

Drawing and Painting

Athena Nemeth

“Focusing on working with biodegrabable items that I can dissect and rip apart and turn into a completely different foreign object you wouldn’t imagine. I love to work with thread because it has this connection to being domesticated but at the same... More

Emily Hughes
Emily Hughes

Drawing and Painting

Emily Hughes aka. Emily Hues

“In my recent work, I reflect on my childhood as I contemplate the person I am today. I am interested in the idea of manipulating old photographs; I didn’t capture the original images, but instead expose the ghost of a moment that was. ”

Natia Lemay
Natia Lemay

Drawing and Painting

Natia Lemay

“This project is a conceptual piece that includes mixed media drawings, painting, and prints, an ad hoc performance, a photo journal, and installation. These pieces describe the paradox that IBPOC artists face when creating political work in a... More

Lynea Ames
Lynea Ames

Drawing and Painting

Lynea Ames aka. Lynea Lavender

“"You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That's where I'll always love you. That's where I'll be waiting." - J.M. Barrie ”

Dana Margulis
Dana Margulis

Drawing and Painting

Dana Margulis

“In a series of intimate egg shaped paintings, soft sculpture elements made from canvas, fabric, object, and papier-mache enclose a partially obscured reposing figure. These works draw inspiration from protective icons and amulets, as well as... More

Megan Poon
Megan Poon

Drawing and Painting

Megan Poon

“Drawing on precision and fluidity, the influences of my early classical ballet training are translated onto canvas through detailed depictions of glass sculptures and its rendering of light. The choreography of vivid lines against organic shapes... More

Shelby Doerfler
Shelby Doerfler

Drawing and Painting

Shelby Doerfler

“My work reflects heavily on the new digital dependence that has been created over the last year. This digital influence has affected many aspects of our lives, including the way I think about and make art. Using different mediums I hope to make... More

Malcolm Farrant
Malcolm Farrant

Drawing and Painting

Malcolm Farrant

“My work encompasses a broad view of different feelings, themes, and emotions. As of late, my artwork has been more figurative, but not exclusively. I try not to label myself as a specific type of artist. I mostly work with acrylics, copic markers,... More

Jeneatte Amarelo
Jeneatte Amarelo

Drawing and Painting

Jeneatte Amarelo aka. Netty

“...works conjured into material existence...created in isolation surrounded by my children and my plants, becoming increasingly aware of our connected physical and mental health... ”

Erica Jochim
Erica Jochim

Drawing and Painting

Erica Jochim

“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... More

Marli Davis
Marli Davis

Drawing and Painting

Marli Davis

“My work is influenced by the exploratory coalescence of Art, Science and Spirituality. Studio production abstracts scientific and diagnostic strategies when conducting introspective experimentation, centralized around my deceased grandmother’s... More

Stephanie Handy
Stephanie Handy

Drawing and Painting

Stephanie Handy aka. Stephanie Camille

“I, like most people, am very connected to my computer. Through familiar digital windows, I explore my existence using personal poetry and journal entries. By combining Alla Prima paintings with digital popup windows, I attempt to unpack my... More

Emma Ducharme
Emma Ducharme

Drawing and Painting

Emma Ducharme

“By creating oil and acrylic paintings of imagined scenery, Emma Ducharme's work examines the polarity of her current academically charged artistic practice in such a busy urban center, with imagery that depicts her quiet rural homeland. These works... More

Lana Spieler
Lana Spieler

Drawing and Painting

Lana Spieler

“Abstract paintings inhabit Toronto’s architectural landscape by unconventional mark-making techniques, breaking traditional processes and conventions. Spray-paint, acrylic, and mediums applied to stretched canvas reiterate architectural structures,... More

Fatima Raza
Fatima Raza

Drawing and Painting

Fatima Raza aka. Reza/Raza

“In response to “declining biodiversity”, my installation gives catalogued visuals to various species, habitats, and ecosystems as a method of conservation. Re-purposing archived images and the abundance of disposable ready-made animal figurines, I... More

Sue-Ann Brereton
Sue-Ann Brereton

Drawing and Painting

Sue-Ann Brereton

“My captivating, cheerful and serene artwork fills the human need for awe and beauty. Colours are cool, calm, vibrant and cheerful! With acrylic and watercolour I convey positive emotions through my artwork. ”

Abuk Lual
Abuk Lual

Drawing and Painting

Abuk Lual

“Emotional honesty becomes the commonality in my work as I unfold layers of my identity. Inspired to bring authenticity and charisma to the forefront engaging others with a unique form of communication. ”

Dalia El Toark
Dalia El Toark

Drawing and Painting

Dalia El Toark

“My work depicts a series of abstracted animated embroideries that reflects my sense of diasporic belonging, through digitally combining Palestinian tatreez, and personal images which occupy the fabrics stretched in embroidery hoops. Transnational... More

Chanelle Ursini
Chanelle Ursini

Drawing and Painting

Chanelle Ursini

“Exploring the concept of temporality. Pushing the boundaries of the archive within abstract art. Through material, colour and process, these ideas turn into works that will attempt to continuously resist the test of time and urge to keep one... More

Bożena Tomczak
Bożena Tomczak

Drawing and Painting

Bożena Tomczak

“My subject matter is moments and memories. These moments are ordinary, playful and precious. They are important because they are leaving invisible marks on my memories. They are like bubbles and could last one minute, or more, or less More

Christie Carriere
Christie Carriere

Drawing and Painting

Christie Carriere

“Attempting to juggle the many complex nuances of diasporic identities and cultural heritage, my work is a choice to celebrate ourselves, our relationships, and our joy. I’ve chosen to highlight some lovely people in the community around me,... More

George Makary
George Makary

Drawing and Painting

George Makary

“Alternating between the secular and religious, the earthly and the divine, I aim to weave two threads through a single tapestry, a conduit to the Copt unlocking the mysteries of who they are and how they exist. My work strives to build a drive,... More

Rebecca Brum-Alves
Rebecca Brum-Alves

Drawing and Painting

Rebecca Brum-Alves

“My paintings are derived from my memories of my time on the island of São Miguel, Azores where my family is from as I use the landscape of that place to address issues of immigration, loss, culture and religion. I am interested in blending... More

Fiona Enright
Fiona Enright

Drawing and Painting

Fiona Enright

“Virtually every facet of academic, professional, and personal life in modern times is affected by or contained within algorithms. Algorithms, a set of rules that dictate the form and function of machines, are credited with life-saving technological... More

Salma Marfadi
Salma Marfadi

Drawing and Painting

Salma Marfadi aka. Summer

“Time is perspective. Everyone perceives time differently. For some a minute might seem like that, a minute, but for some of us neurodivergent people, time feels different. A few minutes feels like hours. A few hours feels like days. Before we know... More

Jodi Tu
Jodi Tu

Drawing and Painting

Jodi Tu

“I’ve always been drawn to figurative painting and often use my own figure as my muse. It allows me to express clear focus on notions of the self, such as identity and personal experiences. My art is also influenced by inner and outer perceptions... More

Jessica Liu
Jessica Liu

Drawing and Painting

Jessica Liu

“She believes her narrative wouldn’t exist without her living it with others. ”

Anmol Chokkar
Anmol Chokkar

Drawing and Painting

Anmol Chokkar

“Sifting through memories and old family photos, my recent work looks at the unique experience of childhood and family, exploring ideas of connection and relationship centered around mother and child. The delicate needlework on soft fabric alludes... More

Jessika Pouget
Jessika Pouget

Drawing and Painting

Jessika Pouget

“ “brain hurt, head e M P t Y” is a turbulent clutter of collage and kitsch acting as documentation of my neurodivergence. I work to depict thoughts and emotions abstractly through the format of iSpy games. I invite the viewer to take a step inside... More

Ingrid Repic
Ingrid Repic

Drawing and Painting

Ingrid Repic

“Ingrid Repic is an emerging Canadian artist who draws from the abundant supply of images provided by social media feeds, carefully collecting reference photographs for her delicate and intimate watercolour paintings. Ingrid adapts transient, snap... More

Stevie Minacs
Stevie Minacs

Drawing and Painting

Stevie Minacs

“This work follows my investigation into healing, serving as a pseudo-prayer space to mend the relationship with the body. Drawing on the body’s memory, eclecticism, and metaphysical embodiment, these relics both stand in for the body and create a... More

Kainat Ahmad
Kainat Ahmad

Drawing and Painting

Kainat Ahmad

“✨💫 ”

Sarah Dufresne
Sarah Dufresne

Drawing and Painting

Sarah Dufresne

“y'all mind if i have a good GradEX? ”

Ethan Smith
Ethan Smith

Drawing and Painting

Ethan Smith

“Float on ”

Stephanie Ligeti
Stephanie Ligeti

Drawing and Painting

Stephanie Ligeti

“My paintings feature cropped and edited stills from popular horror films and celebrity footage. Drawing on psychoanalytic theories of the abject, I question the function of gendered representations within narrative. Muted tones and blurred gestures... More

Bri Vermeer
Bri Vermeer

Drawing and Painting

Bri Vermeer

“Bri's current work focuses on the intersections of memory, disability, family textiles, and movement through both the built and natural environment. She happily switches between the intuitive process of creating large scale oil paintings; intimate... More

Melissa Marler
Melissa Marler

Drawing and Painting

Melissa Marler

“Melissa is currently working to improve her painting technique while forming a unique style, with this, each painting uses specific elements and exaggerates them in a way that enhances the emotion in that moment. Specifically, she enjoys... More

mihyun maria kim
mihyun maria kim

Drawing and Painting

mihyun maria kim

“‘Han’ is a Korean word that describes a sense of one’s loss, grief or 'shared suffering'. I trace connections in transferred individual and collective memories, particularly linked with intergenerational experiences, revealing fractures created by... More

Yi-Jen Lee
Yi-Jen Lee

Drawing and Painting

Yi-Jen Lee

“ During the pandemic, I tend to look back to the past and hold onto the experiences that will shape myself and the future. This process of haunting memories helps me to be more appreciative of the present and gives me the courage to carry... More

Eunseo Sung
Eunseo Sung

Drawing and Painting

Eunseo Sung

“The Pandemic Moments is a collection of graphite portrait drawings on paper featuring the concept of how my surroundings and I respond to COVID-19. I depict the moments of crisis in a realistic way through detailed close-ups of different faces as... More

Marcelo Fernández
Marcelo Fernández

Drawing and Painting

Marcelo Fernández

“Through research into historical events, I reflect on ideas about power and social control. I use oil on canvas and am experimenting with plywood as a painting surface to depict violence, surveillance and rebellion in response to increasing... More

Esther Kim
Esther Kim

Drawing and Painting

Esther Kim

“"In my painting, I am expressive, whimsical, and joyful. I have liberated myself from framing the picturesque material world or reenacting philosophical elevated modern art in my canvas. I instead filled it with simple and vibrant colours and... More

Isabelle Halmos
Isabelle Halmos

Drawing and Painting

Isabelle Halmos

Charlotte Healey
Charlotte Healey

Drawing and Painting

Charlotte Healey

Vivian Peachey
Vivian Peachey

Drawing and Painting

Vivian Peachey

“Branches entangled with fabric and plastic signify a climate crisis and echo feelings of despair and disassociation. The deluge paintings reflect on an issue that is numbing us and congesting our world. Building from abstract expressionism, my... More

Amina Boufennara
Amina Boufennara

Drawing and Painting

Amina Boufennara

Andrew Ireland
Andrew Ireland

Drawing and Painting

Andrew Ireland

Yingchao Chen
Yingchao Chen

Drawing and Painting

Yingchao Chen

Marlon Barrington
Marlon Barrington

Drawing and Painting

Marlon Barrington

Jeanie Lui
Jeanie Lui

Drawing and Painting

Jeanie Lui

Miao Yang
Miao Yang

Drawing and Painting

Miao Yang

Ziling Yang
Ziling Yang

Drawing and Painting

Ziling Yang

Marshall Kasper
Marshall Kasper

Drawing and Painting

Marshall Kasper

Sydney Brunette
Sydney Brunette

Drawing and Painting

Sydney Brunette

Eveleen Hann
Eveleen Hann

Drawing and Painting

Eveleen Hann aka. Ev Hann

Rebecca Catton
Rebecca Catton

Drawing and Painting

Rebecca Catton

Angie Ma
Angie Ma

Drawing and Painting

Angie Ma

Zhuangyuan Lin
Zhuangyuan Lin

Drawing and Painting

Zhuangyuan Lin