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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

Tina Arriaza
OCAD U Feature Artist
Tina Arriaza is a Toronto based artist interested in themes that revolve around queerness and the natural. Tin...
Sophia Kim
OCAD U Feature Artist
Sophia K. Kim is a visual artist and illustrator based in Toronto, studying in OCAD University. She loves natu...
Melanie Lixiyue Yan
OCAD U Feature Artist
Lixiyue Yan, commonly known as Melanie Yan, is an emerging illustrator/artist based in Toronto. Graduated from...
Stephanie Ligeti
OCAD U Feature Artist
Stephanie Ligeti is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto, working predominantly with painting. She grad...
Tammy Chan
OCAD U Feature Artist
Tammy Chan is an illustrator based in the Greater Toronto Area and a recent graduate from OCAD University with...
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Desiree Nechacov
OCAD U Feature Artist
Desiree Nechacov is a Toronto based artist originally from Kitchener Ontario. She completed her Bachelor of Fi...

Latest News
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.

January 24, 2020

Artists – if you’d like your art featured on the OCAD University Artist Showcase, please email zmhakayakora@ocadu.ca for consideration.

November 5, 2019

Check out the OCAD U Artist Showcase, where you can discover works available for rent or sale by current OCAD U students and recent graduates. Learn more.

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