2016 Art and Art History Graduating Students Exhibitions

First Exhibition
March 16 - 27, 2016

Opening Reception:
Wednesday March 16, 5 - 7pm

Second Exhibition
March 30 - April 10, 2016

Opening Reception:
Wednesday March 30, 5 - 7pm

Olivia Brouwer, Inkblot No. 1, oil, charcoal, and thread on canvas, 2015.
First Exhibition

Kaylin Andersen
Julien Balbontin
Thomas Bewick
Olivia Brouwer
Rebeca D'Alessandro
Kaitlynn Errygers
Klasha Fernandes
Natalie Lei
Janine Malaca
Stephanie Payne
Chelsea Quinton
Holly Watson
Lisa Wong
Suzanne Yeh

Second Exhibition

Horace Barbage
Madolyn Bradley
Amy Caperchione
Tina Chang
Jordan Clawsey
Annie De Guzman
Rebecca Dedrick
Matthew Morales
Veronica Prokopovych
Stephanie Sousa
Triveni Srikaran
Kayla Tremblett
Emily Van Lingen
Michael Webber
Anni Zhu

Exhibition Statement

Who are these artists?
The graduating Art and Art History class of 2016 explore the position of art not solely as an exchange of question and answer, but as an opportunity for hypothesizing. Many of these artists investigate ideas of the cyclical and the entangled, emphasizing the futility of linear questioning. Using acquired skills of visual construction and media creation, the featured artists bring dialogues of probing, process, and proposition into existence.

What are their frequently answered questions?
Throughout the breadth of their academic careers, these artists have continually revisited and re-examined a multitude of questions: questions of place, questions of material, and questions of self. What are constructions of personal identity? How are attachments formed to place? How are we affected by art? And of utmost importance, what art do we choose to make?

What is to come for these artists?
These artists will continue their creative practices, whether through seeking higher education, becoming professional artists, or foraging new paths for themselves. However, all will leave with minds open to inventive risk-taking and creative experimentation, the imprint left from an inspiring journey. They will be confident to put to rest the frequently and easily answered questions, and to propose new, bold investigations.


The Art and Art History Program
Students graduating from the Art and Art History program receive both an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto Mississauga and a Diploma in Art and Art History from Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. The program is designed to provide students with a strong and diverse base of knowledge that prepares them for a broad spectrum of careers within the arts community and beyond. Alumni have pursued careers in teaching, both at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels, while others go onto to earn their Masters in Studio Art or Art History.

For more information on the Art and Art History Program, contact Jay Wilson, Program Coordinator at Sheridan, at 905 845-9430, extension 2313 or visit www.artandarthistory.ca

Student Leaders

A special thanks to the following students who have taken key leadership roles in producing this year's graduate exhibitions:

Installation Coordinators for Group #1: Olivia Brouwer & Kaitlynn Errygers
Installation Coordinators for Group #2: Tina Chang & Anni Zhu
Strike Coordinators: Madolyn Bradley & Chelsea Quinton
Gallery Coordinators: Natalie Lei & Triveni Srikaran
Editors: Matthew Morales & Stephanie Payne
Designer: Sophia Luo