The Graduating Student Awards 2019

Seven outstanding new artworks made by our talented graduating students in the Faculty of Animation, Arts, and Design have been acquired by Sheridan through the Graduating Student Awards 2019 program.  

The Graduating Student Award program first began during the 2017/18 academic year. Now an annual program, this initiative is a collaboration between the Creative Campus Galleries (CCG) and the Faculty of Animation, Arts, and Design (FAAD), with generous funding from Sheridan’s Alumni and Advancement department. The awards recognize outstanding graduating students with a purchase of their artwork for inclusion in our Art Lending Library.

Creative Campus Galleries Director Catherine Hale interviewing students in their studio for the Graduating Student Awards.
Creative Campus Galleries Director Catherine Hale interviewing a student in their studio.

As part of the selection process, curators Catherine Hale and Valentyna Onisko visit the studios of graduating students from across FAAD. They review individual artworks and interview the students.  Decisions are based on the work as well as the professionalism demonstrated by students, who describe their artistic practice. The selection process for this year’s awards included the review of work by graduating students in the Art and Art History, Illustration, Craft & Design, Photography, Visual & Creative Arts, and Art Fundamentals programs.

The seven award recipients of the Graduating Student Awards 2019 are:

The Knot by Anran Guo (Honours Bachelor of Art and Art History, 2019)

Vanity by Paige Bowman (Honours Bachelor of Illustration, 2019)

Tough Love by Alexandra Franklin (Honours Bachelor of Photography, 2019)

The Bride Stripped Bare by her Commander by Priscilla Kar Yee Lo (Honours Bachelor of Craft and Design, Glass Studio, 2019)

To Feel Something by Dimitra Charitos (Visual and Creative Arts, 2019)

Summer in Hong Kong by Yein Lee (Visual and Creative Arts, 2019)

The Sock Monster by Maxine Kryzaniwsky (Art Fundamentals, 2019) 

See their outstanding work in the gallery below:

The Art Lending Library will become a feature for the Sheridan community to “borrow” artworks for their office spaces. It will function much like a public library. All works included in our Art Lending Library collection will be displayed in pop-up spaces around campus by the end of this summer. The Sheridan community should watch for an upcoming launch event in Fall 2019 in order to identify works for your Sheridan workspaces.  

We are excited to see the Graduating Student Awards program provide a rich and professional experience for our students, who have the opportunity to interview with curators and have their works acquired by Sheridan as part of our public art collection. We hope to continue building our creative campus by recognizing and displaying the artistic talent of our students.

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