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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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Aleena Derohanian
Aleena Derohanian

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Material Art & Design

Aleena Derohanian

“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... More

Kejia Guo
Kejia Guo

Material Art & Design

Kejia Guo

“"Design leaves more room for fantasy in the imagination" ”

Ekata Ma
Ekata Ma

Material Art & Design

Ekata Ma

“- If words are too hard to be slipped out of the mouth, let the piece do the work - ”

Jinming Li
Jinming Li

Material Art & Design

Jinming Li

“A random being - III ”

Zixuan Chen
Zixuan Chen

Material Art & Design

Zixuan Chen

“Everyone is an artist in this interesting unknown world ”

Elsha Thapa
Elsha Thapa

Material Art & Design

Elsha Thapa

“A passion for creating new things led me to establish Amalgamated Composition since 2021. It consists of a series of kinetic sculpture prototypes created with waste and donated materials as a means to change perceptions and ideas about them. ”

Mujun Ye
Mujun Ye

Material Art & Design

Mujun Ye

“A focus on sustainability is important for a textile designer and artist. ”

Adrian Baduria
Adrian Baduria

Material Art & Design

Adrian Baduria

“To create fashion for anyone and everyone. ”

Luofan Zhuang
Luofan Zhuang

Material Art & Design

Luofan Zhuang aka. Rachel

“Observation is the Muse of design ”

Keerthi (Kiki) Devaguptapu
Keerthi (Kiki) Devaguptapu

Material Art & Design

Keerthi (Kiki) Devaguptapu

“Creating beautiful interiors that bring joy ”

Sarah Samlalsingh
Sarah Samlalsingh

Material Art & Design

Sarah Samlalsingh

“In Trinidad, I am Canadian. In Canada, I am Trinidadian. Anywhere I am, I am nowhere according to the labels of identity ascribed to diasporic people by those who have taken the land for themselves. As if, real, palpable, identity was a badge only... More

Elva Ma
Elva Ma

Material Art & Design

Elva Ma

“I see making jewellery as my own storage system. To transform anything from outside the physical body such as memories, emotions, experiences into jewellery and put them away into my treasure box. ”

Andre Siqueira
Andre Siqueira

Material Art & Design

Andre Siqueira

“The jumping off point for my thesis was honouring the queer lives we’ve lost, those who never got to see their fight reach the rights we have today. I have taken large inspiration from the Stonewall riots and will continue to use it as a source of... More

Kiana Chung
Kiana Chung

Material Art & Design

Kiana Chung

“Exploration based and experimentally driven, this textile artist refuses to stick to one medium. With a love for colour, nature and learning new skills, I approach each work with these things in mind. ”

Termeh Ghazi
Termeh Ghazi

Material Art & Design

Termeh Ghazi

“The memorable essence of knitting re-invoked memories of practicing hand knitting as a child and fused them with modern technologies of a knitting machine. Adding every single stitch and knitting them together is like a performative ritual to me.... More

Jiaqi Jiang
Jiaqi Jiang

Material Art & Design

Jiaqi Jiang aka. Gigi

“BE SIMPLE ”

Rafia Rasul
Rafia Rasul

Material Art & Design

Rafia Rasul

“I like to explore my relations with materials and ways to showcase the material and personal findings ”

Jiali Li
Jiali Li

Material Art & Design

Jiali Li

“To experience, to love, to live and then to create. ”

Dongjin Im
Dongjin Im

Material Art & Design

Dongjin Im

“Classic but innovative. ”

Garance Zhang
Garance Zhang

Material Art & Design

Garance Zhang

Sharon Hu
Sharon Hu

Material Art & Design

Sharon Hu

Celebrate the work of OCAD U’s class of 2021/2022!