When: 4:45-6:00pm March 7, 2014
Where: Room 7320, 205 Richmond
Philip Monk is Director of the Art Gallery of York University. His most recent book Glamour is Theft: A User’s Guide to General Idea, 1969-1978 was published in 2013. He has written monographs on Douglas Gordon, Stan Douglas, Jeremy Blake, and Fiona Tan, as well as catalogues on dozens of other artists. In 2011, he received The Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art. His latest book—Is Toronto Burning?: 1977, 1978, 1979: Three Years in the Making (and Unmaking) of the Toronto Art Scene—will be published in early 2014.
Vancouver-born artist Aleesa Cohene has been producing videos since 2001. Her work has shown in festivals and galleries across Canada as well as in Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Scandinavia, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States, and has won prizes at Utrecht’s Impakt Festival and Toronto’s Images Festival. She has participated in artist residencies in Canada, the Netherlands and Denmark. She completed a fellowship at the Kunsthochschule für Medien (KHM) in Cologne, Germany in 2010 and graduated from the Masters of Visual Studies studio program at the University of Toronto in 2013.
Derek Liddington works and lives in Toronto. He obtained his MFA from the University of Western Ontario and BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. In 2012, Liddington staged Today a Legend Died. Viva La Revolution, his inaugural show at Daniel Faria Gallery. Liddington’s work has also been exhibited in group shows, most recently in New Meditations, curated by Rui Amaral for the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Derek has received project support from the London Community Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. In 2011, Derek Liddington was shortlisted for the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Artist Prize.
Christina Ott is a Toronto based artist/designer. She holds a BA from McGill University and a BID from Ryerson University and is the principal of crow art design build inc. which she started in 2010. Christina’s own work has been displayed at Come Up To My Room, the A+D museum in Los Angeles and MADE. She has permanent work installed at 2968 Dundas Street West, Edmond Place, the Daniels Lightbox and 40 Oaks TCRC building; all in Toronto. In 2013 she participated in the Stellar Living Auction for the Mercer Union. Her studio crow art design build (www.ilovecrow.com) primarily works with the design community to create one of a kind art installations for hotels, restaurants and retail spaces around the world. Completed projects include work at the Four Seasons Toronto, the Waldorf Astoria Beijing, the Four Seasons Shanghai, the W Hotel Taipei, the W Hotel Guangzhou, the Four Seasons Orlando, the Viceroy Hotel Maldives, the Four Seasons New Delhi, New World Hong Kong, Stratus Restaurant Toronto, George Restaurant Prague, Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center, NYC and Shinsegae Gangnam Seoul.
Jeremy Hatch’s studio practice employs a variety of techniques and concepts linked to ceramics, ranging from vessel-based, wheel thrown sculpture to large-scale slip cast porcelain installation. In 2008, he founded Ricochet Studio as a means to explore the intersections between craft, art and design. One goal of Ricochet is to collaborate with artists from various disciplines to develop limited edition ceramic products. He regularly exhibits nationally and internationally, and has attended a number of international residencies including the Takumi Studio in Japan, the European Ceramic Work Center in the Netherlands, and Kohler’s Arts/Industry program, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. He has also taught at Emily Carr University, RISD and the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison.