9th Annual University of Toronto Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition 2015

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Shelley Peterson Exhibition Winner Graduating Art and Art History student Frances Cordero De Bolanos at the University of Toronto Art Centre with Invasion II (2014), wool fibre, felt, chiffon, approximately 200 metres long.

Yesterday the University of Toronto Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition 2015 opened at the University of Toronto Art Centre at the downtown Toronto Campus. The exhibition was curated by a museum studies student team (Molly McGowan, Mel Mundle, and Jennifer Rodrigues) and comprised work by students in U of T’s three visual arts programs: Art and Art History (Sheridan/UT Mississauga), Visual Studies (UT St. George Campus), and Visual and Performing Arts (UT Scarborough).

The University of Toronto Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition showcases the exceptional work of the visual art undergraduate students across the University’s three campuses. The exhibition presents a collection of 30-40 works, ranging in mediums that include photography, video, sculpture, painting, and installation. The selected works consider an expansive range of subject matter and engage with topics including postindustrial decay, sexuality, and identity.

Former University of Toronto Chancellor, The Honorable David R. Peterson and Shelley Peterson, offered three cash prizes ($500 each) for artwork in the exhibition. Artist Shary Boyle, writer, educator and curator Gabrielle Moser, and Power Plant Director Gaëtane Verna adjudicated the exhibition. Exhibiting Art and Art History students include Julia Huynh, Kaitlyn De Jesus, Katarina Kaneff, Kayla Tremblett, Matthew Morales, Cathy Griggs, Elora Riganelli, Frances Cordero De Bolanos, and Brittany Arjune. Graduating Art and Art History student Frances Cordero De Bolanos also won one of the $500 cash prizes.

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