OCAD University

Toronto, Ontario

Welcome to the OCAD University Artist Showcase, where you can discover works available for rent or sale by current OCAD U students and recent graduates.

OCAD University is the largest and most comprehensive art, design and media university in Canada. The OCAD U Artist Showcase on Partial makes it simple to support the creative practices and careers of our artists and designers. Get a head start on viewing and collecting the incredible work produced by our top creative talent.

The emerging artists and designers featured on the OCAD U Artist Showcase have undergone a juried selection process. Noted for their standout skills and dedication, their work has been specifically chosen for this showcase.

Meet Our Artists

Alysha Rocca
OCAD U Feature Artist
Alysha Rocca is a Toronto based artist working primarily with mixed media and with an emphasis on textiles. Sh...
Sonya Katashonova
OCAD U Feature Artist
Sonya is a multidisciplinary artist and illustrator working in oils, acrylics, inks and watercolors, with a B....
Gillian Toliver
OCAD U Feature Artist
Gillian Toliver is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Toronto. Recently graduating from OCAD Univer...
mihyun maria kim
OCAD U Feature Artist
I paint figures, using the face and body as the place that holds the traces of human experience. Through resea...
Sue-Ann Brereton
OCAD U Feature Artist
My name is Sue-Ann Kathleen Brereton, and I am a Toronto based visual artist working mainly with acrylic and w...
Stephanie Ligeti
OCAD U Feature Artist
Stephanie Ligeti is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto, working predominantly with painting. She grad...

Latest News
October 2021

OCAD University and Kolab Project announce the launch of Emerge: A Public Art Walkdown, a public-art celebration from five emerging artists and art collectives from OCAD U situated in public spaces throughout downtown Toronto during October.Review of Ana Luisa Bernárdez Notz and Sebastián Rodríguez y Vasti’s work published in C Magazine

Hau Pham and Stephanie Ligeti in Group Show at the plumb Gallery

Solo Show by Kaya Joan at Xpace Gallery

Jason Zante featured at Four Seasons Hotel and Toronto Eaton Centre

Olivia Di Gregorio awarded as RAYMAR Traditional Art Award 2021 finalists

Shahrzad Amin Public Artwork Commissioned by Town of Oakville

Raquel Da Silva at Papa Studios Residency

Raquel Da Silva Project at Harbourfront Centre with Bombay Sapphire

Mihyun Maria Kim at Collision Gallery

April 2021

Explore the work of hundreds of Canada’s best emerging creatives at OCAD University’s 106th Annual Graduate Exhibition, GradEx 106! OCAD U’s annual graduate exhibition launches on May 3, 2021 with three different platforms: an online exhibition at OCADU.ca/GradEx, videos on OCAD U LiVE, the University’s 24/7 video channel, and outdoor public activations/projections take place in May and June.

November 23, 2020

Earlier this month, the 2020 RBC Newcomer Arts Awards were given out to 10 Toronto-based artists who hail from countries all over the globe. Fourth-year Sculpture & Installation student Helio Eudoro, a Brazilian-Canadian multi-media artist, is the recipient of one of those prizes, valued at $2,000. Learn more.

November 19, 2020

Save the date! See the work of hundreds of Canada's best emerging creatives from Dec. 15-31 as part of the online GradEx 105. Stay tuned for more details.

October 14, 2020

Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce the return of our partnership which provides an exceptional career opportunity for OCAD U student artists and recent alumni (2020). Learn more.

October 7, 2020

Inaugural year of Partial x OCAD U Artist Showcase reaches 1.7 million impressions: Participants featured in the 2019 Showcase were juried by Faculty Members and staff from the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers. Learn more.

Feb 23, 2020

OCAD University and Partial are excited to announce the OCAD University Artist Showcase—a selection of handpicked work from OCAD U’s pool of top emerging artistic talent. Learn More.

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