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In the Life Studies specialization, students combine hands-on studio work while exploring subjects related to life and living things. Students explore topics such as nature, anatomy, technology, biology, ecology and sustainability. This specialization offers a focus on science and humanities through creative lenses.
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Elizabeth DeCoste
Elizabeth DeCoste

Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies

Elizabeth DeCoste

“My thesis project "Specufabula” explores Western knowledge systems found in scientific and museological histories. The term "Specufabula" references a neologism posed by Helen Palmer in her article “Speculative Taxonomies”. It refers to... More

Ifetayo (Ife) Alabi
Ifetayo (Ife) Alabi

Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies

Ifetayo (Ife) Alabi aka. n/a

“Ifetayo’s thesis work focuses on the TransAtlantic slave trade and its lasting effects on Black communities and marine life, particularly whales and seals. They were inspired by Alexis Pauline Gumbs' text Undrowned, which connects Black femininity... More

Nicole  Ionescu
Nicole Ionescu

Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies

Nicole Ionescu aka. Niko

“For my thesis, I created an installation of interwoven mixed media fibre and moss. I look for ways to represent symbiotic relationships seen in mycelium, fungi, and plant life. Through the actions of tying and sewing as well as weaving and growing,... More

Cassie Pellerin
Cassie Pellerin

Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies

Cassie Pellerin

“A crossover between science, nature, technology, and creativity ”

Morgan Madonik
Morgan Madonik

Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies

Morgan Madonik

“Looking for realistic portraits with a creative twist? Or just want to view some cute cartoon corgis? Then my profile is for you! I specialize in everything from cartoon anime folks and animals to making real people's features come to life through... More

Siu Woollard
Siu Woollard

Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies

Siu Woollard

“We are all tangled with the stories of the universe - my desire is to honour these connections. More

Abby Kettner
Abby Kettner

Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies

Abby Kettner

“Canadian artist Abby Kettner attempts to temper the chaotic, unreliable, and intangible nature of memory by charting her evocative objects and their relationships to the self. ”

Parastoo Mahmoudi
Parastoo Mahmoudi

View Medal Winners

Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies

Parastoo Mahmoudi

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