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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Jina Kim
Jina Kim

Drawing and Painting

Jina Kim

“The series Blue 1.75 presents the origin of my obsession in blue monochrome figures in oils. It is the product of a need for affirmation of ethnicity, of a desire to be unique and original, of nostalgia and isolation. Within a 1.75 ratio canvas,... More

Nicole Ji Soo Kim
Nicole Ji Soo Kim

Drawing and Painting

Nicole Ji Soo Kim

“Sometimes through exaggerated performances of day to day activities, sometimes through interventions in familiar spaces, I investigate what is bland and dull; what is boring; ennui; what is nothing; and emptiness. I carry an interdisciplinary... More

Kayla Ferreira
Kayla Ferreira

Drawing and Painting

Kayla Ferreira

“In my pursuit to find what is sacred to me as an artist, I struggle with the uncertainty of never finding it. ”

Kathleen Rumney
Kathleen Rumney

Drawing and Painting

Kathleen Rumney

“Climate crisis is a serious problem. We are continually building and adding to the mountain of garbage based on our consumer world. I feel compelled to challenge my process of creating without adding to the waste. With recycling fabrics into... More

Behrad Motekallem
Behrad Motekallem

Drawing and Painting

Behrad Motekallem

“Behrad Motekallem is an Iranian-Canadian artist based in Montréal, Quebec. His allegoric, semi-abstract paintings are visually informed in equal parts by classical painting traditions and contemporary urban environments. The juxtaposition of... More

Neil Padaloy
Neil Padaloy

Drawing and Painting

Neil Padaloy aka. Lineos Art

“yo ”

Chelsea Smith
Chelsea Smith

Drawing and Painting

Chelsea Smith

“My bones remind me that I have been a part of this land before and that they have laid in this ground many times over, my knowledge and inner understanding of land feels far too great to have come from this life time alone. I have come to believe... More

Tania Costa
Tania Costa

Drawing and Painting

Tania Costa

“My work records moments of shame and guilt, driven by traditional Catholic and patriarchal thought processes, capturing the female figures in moments of vulnerability and solitude. With a slight emphasis on pattern repetition and strong colour use,... More

Tina  Seifpour
Tina Seifpour

Drawing and Painting

Tina Seifpour

“As a queer artist, I strive to make works that liberate and celebrate my identity. Through my art, I attempt to break conventionality and norms within themes of gender, sexuality, and identity. ”

Jordan Monck
Jordan Monck

Drawing and Painting

Jordan Monck

“In my thesis work, Citrine Daydream, I explore the tender joy of what it means to be woman discovering the excitement of the erotic. In my work I recognize the erotic as a deeply feminine force that empowers women through acts of self-love and... More

Emily Grybas
Emily Grybas

Drawing and Painting

Emily Grybas

“Rabbit Fever is a collection of work focusing on the power of femininity through vulnerability and general softness, depicting it as the prey animal rabbit while transforming it into something vicious. ”

Par Nair
Par Nair

Drawing and Painting

Par Nair

“Much of my work relies on treating life experiences as multiple and the importance of storytelling. From banal to complex, my oil paintings portray identities and cultures constructed through the stories that we tell ourselves and others. Stories... More

EMILY ZOU
EMILY ZOU

Drawing and Painting

EMILY ZOU

“In my thesis work, I record personal narratives and human interactions, most of which are seen through the lenses of mental illness and trauma. ”

Jasmine Herrera-Morales
Jasmine Herrera-Morales

Drawing and Painting

Jasmine Herrera-Morales

“A certain chaos within an Intention ”

Sarah McCrorie Fairbank
Sarah McCrorie Fairbank

Drawing and Painting

Sarah McCrorie Fairbank

“This body of work is a combination of a handful of the pieces I created during my time at OCAD, and an exploration of how my practice has evolved throughout that duration of time. ”

Paige Dawdy
Paige Dawdy

Drawing and Painting

Paige Dawdy

“You can never really prepare yourself for anything really. You can try to prepare your body, mind, and essence, but it never truly prepares you for reality or truth. As much as you know something is coming, your body knows what's truly going on and... More

Maximillian Perris
Maximillian Perris

Drawing and Painting

Maximillian Perris

“Maximillian's work centres around the idea of how spaces can hold memory, and he strives to redefine these spaces and create uncanny, subtle changes to suggest the evolution of the memory process over time. Using prints and cyanotypes on textile,... More

Francisco Lethbridge
Francisco Lethbridge

Drawing and Painting

Francisco Lethbridge

“My work sprouts from a whimsical pursuit of unmaking. I am constantly looking for patterns, formulas, rules... these are the quintessential building blocks of creativity. They are what I love about art: to look at something and identify the signs... More

Leah Probst
Leah Probst

Drawing and Painting

Leah Probst

“My work explores creative expression by combining figurative painting with texture, movement and experimentation of different mediums. Working mainly in acrylic and oil paint, I convey the meaning, story, and visual inspiration behind each... More

Blair Immink
Blair Immink

Drawing and Painting

Blair Immink

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Bethany Davis
Bethany Davis

Drawing and Painting

Bethany Davis

“The pain happens not in the hard but in the soft. Where the moss and mold ate the old and started the new. A balance was lost but everything in dirt and earth fought to seek the stability it once held so softly. It murmurs a plea for the old. ”

Zachary Warne
Zachary Warne

Drawing and Painting

Zachary Warne

“It begins with the inspiration I find in a word or phrase. I use my handwriting and the edge of the line as the foundation for each painting. From there I add colours and pattern that I or you, might associate with the chosen word or phrase. ”

Jim Russell
Jim Russell

Drawing and Painting

Jim Russell

“My work channels the photographic authority, nostalgia and the graphic power of black and white images in order to ask critical questions about media, relationships, power and Canadian identity. I have expressed some of these through my various... More

Madelyn Rotella
Madelyn Rotella

Drawing and Painting

Madelyn Rotella

“Within my painting practice, I work in flux with states of intention & intuition. Working with sculptural, shaped plywood panels, I create paintings that exist as ethereal bodies with complex narratives of their own. ”

Alysha Rocca
Alysha Rocca

Drawing and Painting

Alysha Rocca

“Materials have become my main artery for the body of work created in 2019-2020. Working with the themes of: body, brain, generational history, feminism and creativity. I have found comfort in knitting materials that will be used in the creation of... More

Anna Min
Anna Min

Drawing and Painting

Anna Min

“I am constantly painting over old and new works of mine, never fully satisfied, never able to truly decide on a final form. This process reflects my stream of consciousness, the continuous flow of thoughts, opinions, and emotions running through my... More

Maya Skarzenski
Maya Skarzenski

Drawing and Painting

Maya Skarzenski

“Maya Skarzenski is an interdisciplinary artist fusing together painting, textiles, and photography. The bulk of her portfolio includes mixed media paintings and soft sculpture installations. Material exploration allows Skarzenski to create bodily... More

Clara Lynas
Clara Lynas

Drawing and Painting

Clara Lynas

“Clara Lynas is a Toronto based multidisciplinary artist specializing in painting, printmaking, and book media. Her work combines the languages of text and figuration and is frequently anchored in her own queer feminized experience. She holds a BFA... More

Samantha Serrano
Samantha Serrano

Drawing and Painting

Samantha Serrano

“Serrano’s focus is primarily on psychological restorative and destructive elements of painting through abstract and surreal concepts in nature-inspired work. In addition to painting, she plays with ideas of mental health in figurative work inspired... More

Kaile Ward
Kaile Ward

Drawing and Painting

Kaile Ward

“My textile-based work involves a close exploration of nature in my hometown, Hamilton Township, Ontario, through a microscope, the production of natural dyes, and eco printing. I explore themes of comfort, healing, meditation and the implications... More

Aynsley Grealis
Aynsley Grealis

Drawing and Painting

Aynsley Grealis

“To better understand the body and the self, my work focuses on the emotional and affective qualities of personal experiences that are intra-connected with relationships, sex and love. In conversation with affect theory, my work revisits and... More

Callie DeWees
Callie DeWees

Drawing and Painting

Callie DeWees

“Simplified illustrations and feminist illuminations that can be read as parody of religious art history. Adding dimension to the character of Mary while flattening the visual and undoing the canon of realism. I aim to re-appropriate the icon of... More

Ani Armani Yaghubian
Ani Armani Yaghubian

Drawing and Painting

Ani Armani Yaghubian

“I take regular and non-regular painting materials and intend to use them in a different way. I use multiple materials and textures with intention to trigger the viewers sense, and possibly bring life into my sculptural paintings. I pay attention to... More

Stuart Hall
Stuart Hall

Drawing and Painting

Stuart Hall

Sarah Jefferies
Sarah Jefferies

Drawing and Painting

Sarah Jefferies

“Sarah Jefferies is a visual artist from Orangeville, Ontario. She completed her undergrad in Drawing and Painting at OCAD University in April 2020. While at OCAD U she developed a deep passion for printmaking and was able to use it to uncover the... More

Claudia Menecola
Claudia Menecola

Drawing and Painting

Claudia Menecola

“I create intuitive, material-based paintings as my way of making sense of the world around me and as a reaction to the uncertainty of life. I utilize the unpredictable nature of paint, while still maintaining a degree of control over it, and this... More

Mithira Anthony
Mithira Anthony

Drawing and Painting

Mithira Anthony

“zooweemama!!!! ”

Madison Rudin
Madison Rudin

Drawing and Painting

Madison Rudin

“Since I can remember I have been entranced by grocery stores and the overwhelming amount visual stimulation they provide. In my work, I bring my love affair with the grocery store into paint. More

Heejae Jo
Heejae Jo

Drawing and Painting

Heejae Jo aka. Heejae Jo

“The shape of lives is not always perfect. It is stained, marked, crushed and scattered. So is art. ”

Hillary Snyder
Hillary Snyder

Drawing and Painting

Hillary Snyder

Bronwyn Jenkins
Bronwyn Jenkins

Drawing and Painting

Bronwyn Jenkins

Raquel Da Silva
Raquel Da Silva

Drawing and Painting

Raquel Da Silva

“Raquels work is an exploration of how 2 and 3-dimensional forms and shapes can work together to create an environment. Her work explores different methods of storytelling in order to develop an understanding of how both material and sociocultural... More

Elena Dokoska
Elena Dokoska

Drawing and Painting

Elena Dokoska

“My current practice explores reflections of self identity through my connection to trees and nature, mixed with memories and themes of nostalgia. These ideas delve further into topics of 'owning your own shadow,' an aspect of Jungian Psychology... More

Sarah Zoccano
Sarah Zoccano

Drawing and Painting

Sarah Zoccano

“Displacement and isolation are themes that are reflected in my practice which aims to create installations as a means of escapism. My practice also explores ideas of the uncanny in relation to manufactured realities such as installation art and... More

Sadaf Ganjavi
Sadaf Ganjavi

Drawing and Painting

Sadaf Ganjavi

Emily Hwang
Emily Hwang
Rocio Tupac Yupanqui Cardoso
Rocio Tupac Yupanqui Cardoso

Drawing and Painting

Rocio Tupac Yupanqui Cardoso

Zoe Eisenstat
Zoe Eisenstat

Drawing and Painting

Zoe Eisenstat

Kristin Palombo
Kristin Palombo

Drawing and Painting

Kristin Palombo

Tristan Coloma
Tristan Coloma

Drawing and Painting

Tristan Coloma

Emily Gillies
Emily Gillies

Drawing and Painting

Emily Gillies

George Makary
George Makary

Drawing and Painting

George Makary