Visual Art & Art History News

May 17, 2019

Brendan Fernandes returns to his alma mater as Louis Odette Sculptor-in-Residence

During his residency he is developing new work related to two of his recent exhibitions – Ballet Kink which was featured in Vogue magazine after its premiere at the Guggenheim Museum and The Master and Form which is currently part of the Whitney Biennial, the premiere contemporary art exhibition in North America.


Interior photo of Notre Dame (via GlobalNews/Getty Images)
April 16, 2019

Global News interviews Prof Malcolm Thurbly about the Notre Dame fire

The interior of the church was an accomplishment in itself, because the roof was 35 metres (125 feet) high at a time when church interiors maxed out at 24 metres (80 feet), according to Malcolm Thurlby, a Gothic architecture expert and professor of art history at York University in Toronto.


Brandon Vickerd's DWELL. 2018 Dimensions: 45 feet x 24 feet x 20 feet Materials: Corten Steel Photo by Liam Olders Ariel
April 5, 2019

Prof Brandon Vickerd’s provocative new sculptures speak to the power and connectivity of public art

York University Professor Brandon Vickerd, a sculptor in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD), continues to make his mark on the Canadian landscape – both literally and figuratively. Three compelling new public art pieces prove this point: Dwell, installed in Ottawa in 2018; Wolfe and the Sparrows, slated for next month in Calgary; and The Passenger, which will be installed in Waterloo, Ont., in September.


Sarah Bay-Cheng Headshot
February 27, 2019

New dean appointed to the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design

Following an extensive national and international search, which attracted outstanding candidates, the search committee recommended the appointment of Professor Sarah Bay-Cheng to the position of dean. York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton is very pleased to announce that Professor Bay-Cheng has accepted our invitation to take up a five-year term as dean, commencing July 1.


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February 14, 2019

Malcolm Thurlby to be given second annual AMPD Research Award on February 27

Thurlby will be presented with the second annual AMPD Research Award at a celebration on February 27th 2:30-5:00 in room 130 of the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts at York University’s Keele Street campus. The highlight of the event will be Thurlby delivering an illustrated lecture on Gothic Church Architecture in Canada, sharing some of his impressive photography collection and history and insights around significant examples of Gothic churches from from St John’s, Newfoundland, to Vancouver Island BC.


Elements of Oz by The Builders Association. Photo by Gennadi Novash, courtesy of Peak Performances at Montclair State University.
October 18, 2018

Intermedial Narrative & Performance: New Approaches

Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts & Technology presents a one-day symposium focusing on new forms of storytelling at the intersection of performance, film, mixed media, and installation.