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Faculty of Design

Material Art & Design

In the Material Art & Design program, students learn how to create jewellery, textiles and ceramics as a professional studio artist or designer. Students choose to focus on textiles or jewellery/metalsmithing as well as electives in ceramics, wearable form, and wearable technology.
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Xiao Yi (Mavis) Lin
Xiao Yi (Mavis) Lin

Material Art & Design

Xiao Yi (Mavis) Lin

“"As the sun sets on another day, I find solace in the tranquillity of dusk, a time for reflection and appreciation of life's fleeting moments." More

Joyce Yu
Joyce Yu

Material Art & Design

Joyce Yu

“Roots & Renewal is a collection of three jewelry objects created in reflection of traditional Korean art and culture through the lens of contemporary design. Within the hairpin, earrings, and bracelet lays motifs of the chrysanthemum knot, rose of... More

Kris Kim
Kris Kim

Material Art & Design

Kris Kim

“Testimony is a collection of prayers and confessions of my Christian faith through symbolic metal sculptures to disseminate the gospel and strengthen my relationship with God. The exhibit emphasizes perseverance from persecution and hardships... More

Emily Yue
Emily Yue

Material Art & Design

Emily Yue aka. miyue

“Intertwining and clustering, soft curls and whiplash curves - chaos within structure. More

Yuting Zhou
Yuting Zhou

Material Art & Design

Yuting Zhou aka. Lil TZ 小婷崽

“My destiny is in God's hands, not mine. ”

moyan liu
moyan liu

Material Art & Design

moyan liu

“This project delves into the increasing desire for an idyllic lifestyle amidst the pressures of urbanization, a desire that draws inspiration from the uniquely passive survival strategy of the jellyfish. By contrasting the jellyfish's relaxed... More

Siheng Wang
Siheng Wang

Material Art & Design

Siheng Wang aka. Catherine Wang

“A group of highly sensitive individuals is concealed within the intricacies of society. We possess heightened senses, residing in a microcosmic emotional universe, uniquely experiencing life while cautiously safeguarding ourselves. I use the theme... More

Byori Seo
Byori Seo

Material Art & Design

Byori Seo

“Looking to See, Seeing to Know employs craft as a method of communication manifested in a series of metal and ceramic talismanic objects serving as physical metaphors for familial relationships and the human condition of giving and receiving... More

Jessica Prust
Jessica Prust

Material Art & Design

Jessica Prust

“When a dream repeats, we tend to ask after its meaning. The suspenseful crux of my recurring dream is the vision of a horse out of place. The specific symbol of the horse, in dreams and in art, spreads over a varied span of interpretation. The... More

Oliver Tian Yu Liu
Oliver Tian Yu Liu

Material Art & Design

Oliver Tian Yu Liu aka. Ver

“I'm about to start my own brand after graduation, so if you like my work, please contact me! ”

Katrina Belen Alcantara
Katrina Belen Alcantara

Material Art & Design

Katrina Belen Alcantara

“The theme of my work is inspired by the need for personal safety in public spaces especially with the uptake of violence in Toronto public transit. My designs explore methods of protecting the human body for everyday wear. Drawing inspiration from... More

Richard Coutts
Richard Coutts

Material Art & Design

Richard Coutts

“I see jewelry as an expression of the wearer's personality, feelings, and ideals. These are very personal traits that are unique to the individual. Jewelry can only achieve this purpose by being designed and built specifically for the customer. ... More

Shiyue Lin
Shiyue Lin

Material Art & Design

Shiyue Lin aka. Dawn

“Equilibrium and Transformation ”

Keying Zhu
Keying Zhu

Material Art & Design

Keying Zhu aka. Coco

“This work reflects a deep connection to my hometown, Suzhou, and my identity. Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou is known as a masterpiece of Chinese garden art. It also represents the rich humanistic and historical traditions of the Jiangnan... More

Sydné Barnes- Wright
Sydné Barnes- Wright

Material Art & Design

Sydné Barnes- Wright

Gracie Margherita Elbel Luc Cimino
Gracie Margherita Elbel Luc Cimino
Jamie Rosario
Jamie Rosario

Material Art & Design

Jamie Rosario

“I gaze deeply through the lattice of trees that construct the net within which I find my mind wandering; there I find space to be still and silent, there I am sheltered. More

Lia Aiello
Lia Aiello

Material Art & Design

Lia Aiello

Anne Wallace
Anne Wallace

Material Art & Design

Anne Wallace

Grace Fu
Grace Fu

Material Art & Design

Grace Fu

“This collection explores contemporary jewellery designs with traditional Chinese beliefs to encapsulate childhood comfort. Each design depicts a sign of the Chinese Zodiac, with the addition of the cat and two pieces dedicated to my loving parents.... More

Gengtao Lei
Gengtao Lei

Material Art & Design

Gengtao Lei aka. Eurus

“Through a feminist lens, Open with surrealism,this installation merges harsh realities with ideal visions, reimagining human reproduction and social norms. It challenges traditional gender roles and advocates for redefined reproductive rights and... More

kexin Chen
kexin Chen

Material Art & Design

kexin Chen aka. Gina

“My passion for life is fueled by a desire to discover the convergence of beauty and art through personal exploration, observation, and practice. I believe that fabrics are a mirror of my life's philosophy, reflecting a deep-seated attitude toward... More

Anna Kovbasiuk
Anna Kovbasiuk

Material Art & Design

Anna Kovbasiuk

Aivy Jiawei Huang
Aivy Jiawei Huang

Material Art & Design

Aivy Jiawei Huang

“Use needles and threads to feel nature, and replace real insect specimens with handicrafts. If you like my work, please contact me for customization. ”

Nina Iglesias
Nina Iglesias

Material Art & Design

Nina Iglesias

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Omar Zayed
Omar Zayed

Material Art & Design

Omar Zayed

Angus Yuen
Angus Yuen

Material Art & Design

Angus Yuen

Yifan Kang
Yifan Kang

Material Art & Design

Yifan Kang

Kayla Bullen
Kayla Bullen

View Medal Winners

Material Art & Design

Kayla Bullen

Celebrate the work of OCAD U’s class of 2023/2024!