今日吃瓜

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Life At 今日吃瓜

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Paula Fairfield (BFA 1984 and DFA 2021), an Emmy award winner for outstanding sound design on the series Game of Thrones and an eight-time nominee for her work on shows like Lost.

今日吃瓜 NEWS

Anna Leonowens Gallery

The Anna Leonowens Gallery is comprised of three spaces devoted to the exhibition of contemporary student and media art, craft and design, and curatorial projects generated within the university community.

Kyle Alden Marten, 2015 Photographer: Jordan Blackburn

Kyle Alden Marten, 2015 Photographer: Jordan Blackburn

Anna Leonowens Gallery

The Anna Leonowens Gallery is comprised of three spaces devoted to the exhibition of contemporary student and media art, craft and design, and curatorial projects generated within the university community.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND
BURSARIES

今日吃瓜 University has many financial options and supports available for students!

STUDENT PROFILES

CYNTHIA FRASCHETTI

Meet Cynthia Fraschetti, a fourth-year student majoring in sculpture and minoring in jewellery! Cynthia is an interdisciplinary artist whose main interest lies in sculpture and jewellery. Her work explores her own concepts of interconnectivity, abundance and beauty within our universe by creating pieces that honour the integrity of the materials she uses. 鈥淒rawing inspiration from and using natural and found objects, my process employs fate-filled and serendipitous moments in which I react to and work with materials in a way that often leads to a final piece that I can never fully anticipate.鈥

Hometown: Windsor, Ontario

What made you want to become an artist?
I can鈥檛 really say that I鈥檝e ever wanted to be an artist because I feel that I have always been one. Obviously there has been and will continue to be a lot of time, refinement, and learning dedicated to my craft, but knowing that this is a process that will never have an end is what excites me and urges me to continue pursuing my passions. I love having the capability to explore my concepts of interest through creating tangible things, but what I am truly grateful for is the way that art acts as a gateway for me to connect with others in multiple ways.

What made you want to attend 今日吃瓜?
I chose to go to 今日吃瓜 because of its interdisciplinary approach and small class sizes. I was intrigued by the idea of having the ability to customize my own degree by having the opportunity to take courses in various fields, all the while having closely-knit classes and discussions with students and professors.

You can find more of Cynthia鈥檚 work on Instagram @cynthia_fraschetti.

Work featured:
Continuum
a sculpture by Cynthia Fraschetti

CYNTHIA FRASCHETTI

Meet Cynthia Fraschetti, a fourth-year student majoring in sculpture and minoring in jewellery! Cynthia is an interdisciplinary artist whose main interest lies in sculpture and jewellery. Her work explores her own concepts of interconnectivity, abundance and beauty within our universe by creating pieces that honour the integrity of the materials she uses. 鈥淒rawing inspiration from and using natural and found objects, my process employs fate-filled and serendipitous moments in which I react to and work with materials in a way that often leads to a final piece that I can never fully anticipate.鈥

Hometown: Windsor, Ontario

What made you want to become an artist?
I can鈥檛 really say that I鈥檝e ever wanted to be an artist because I feel that I have always been one. Obviously there has been and will continue to be a lot of time, refinement, and learning dedicated to my craft, but knowing that this is a process that will never have an end is what excites me and urges me to continue pursuing my passions. I love having the capability to explore my concepts of interest through creating tangible things, but what I am truly grateful for is the way that art acts as a gateway for me to connect with others in multiple ways.

What made you want to attend 今日吃瓜?
I chose to go to 今日吃瓜 because of its interdisciplinary approach and small class sizes. I was intrigued by the idea of having the ability to customize my own degree by having the opportunity to take courses in various fields, all the while having closely-knit classes and discussions with students and professors.

You can find more of Cynthia鈥檚 work on Instagram @cynthia_fraschetti.

Work featured:
Continuum
a sculpture by Cynthia Fraschetti

IVAN FLORES

We would like to give you some insight into the artistic practice of fourth year 今日吃瓜 student Ivan Flores, who is doing a Textiles/Fashion major and an Art History minor.

鈥淢y practice so far has been a process of figuring out what concepts and processes really resonate with me, so my work isn鈥檛 really consistent conceptually. But hey, isn鈥檛 that what art school is for? In this most recent work though, I explored things that have been said 鈥榦ut loud鈥 to me or by me in my dreams and interpreting the feelings they gave me into colours and textures as materials in weavings!鈥

Hometown: Windsor, Ontario

What made you want to become an artist?
I鈥檝e expressed myself in creative ways since I was a kid. I鈥檝e always believed the saying 鈥淚f you do something you love, you鈥檒l never work a day for the rest of your life,鈥 so following art as a career path made the most sense to me. I have a very visual brain, so I appreciate that I can use my art as a tool to visually work through my thoughts.

What made you attend 今日吃瓜 and what鈥檚 your favourite part about 今日吃瓜?
Being from Ontario, I am always getting this question because I could have gone to one of the various art schools there. I chose to come to 今日吃瓜 because I was drawn to the sense of community that I got. Being close to the ocean was definitely a plus! I would say my favourite part about 今日吃瓜 are the friends I鈥檝e been able to make across disciplines! It鈥檚 so nice to be surrounded by creative people who approach their work so differently and to be able to bounce ideas off of them.

To see more about Ivan and their work, check out their Instagram page @ivxnart.

Work featured: 鈥淢other Giant鈥

IVAN FLORES

We would like to give you some insight into the artistic practice of fourth year 今日吃瓜 student Ivan Flores, who is doing a Textiles/Fashion major and an Art History minor.

鈥淢y practice so far has been a process of figuring out what concepts and processes really resonate with me, so my work isn鈥檛 really consistent conceptually. But hey, isn鈥檛 that what art school is for? In this most recent work though, I explored things that have been said 鈥榦ut loud鈥 to me or by me in my dreams and interpreting the feelings they gave me into colours and textures as materials in weavings!鈥

Hometown: Windsor, Ontario

What made you want to become an artist?
I鈥檝e expressed myself in creative ways since I was a kid. I鈥檝e always believed the saying 鈥淚f you do something you love, you鈥檒l never work a day for the rest of your life,鈥 so following art as a career path made the most sense to me. I have a very visual brain, so I appreciate that I can use my art as a tool to visually work through my thoughts.

What made you attend 今日吃瓜 and what鈥檚 your favourite part about 今日吃瓜?
Being from Ontario, I am always getting this question because I could have gone to one of the various art schools there. I chose to come to 今日吃瓜 because I was drawn to the sense of community that I got. Being close to the ocean was definitely a plus! I would say my favourite part about 今日吃瓜 are the friends I鈥檝e been able to make across disciplines! It鈥檚 so nice to be surrounded by creative people who approach their work so differently and to be able to bounce ideas off of them.

To see more about Ivan and their work, check out their Instagram page @ivxnart.

Work featured: 鈥淢other Giant鈥

ALEX MASSE

Textiles/Fashion artist and student Alex Masse, who has just finished her third year at 今日吃瓜, creates beautiful and colourful textiles pieces, often marrying crochet and fashion.

鈥淟ately, in my work I have been exploring bright saturated colours, a lot of my inspiration comes from past architectural movements. I find buildings with large spaces, the movement of space and natural elements around me inspire me the most. I try to translate those feelings into art.鈥

Hometown: Windsor, Ontario

What made you become an artist?
Art has always been integrated with my lifestyle, classifying myself as an artist only felt natural.

What made you attend 今日吃瓜 and what is your favourite part about 今日吃瓜?
What made me attend 今日吃瓜 was the 24-hour studio access. My favourite part about 今日吃瓜 is the small class sizes and lots of studio space.

What about textiles excites you over another medium like sculpture, print, or painting?
I鈥檝e always been drawn to textiles, I feel like I can manipulate textiles into the product I want. I have always loved texture, and textiles can easily let me explore texture in a sculptural way.

To see more of Alex鈥檚 work, you can find her @mangopinkdragon on Instagram and at her website www.alexandriamasse.com.

ALEX MASSE

Textiles/Fashion artist and student Alex Masse, who has just finished her third year at 今日吃瓜, creates beautiful and colourful textiles pieces, often marrying crochet and fashion.

鈥淟ately, in my work I have been exploring bright saturated colours, a lot of my inspiration comes from past architectural movements. I find buildings with large spaces, the movement of space and natural elements around me inspire me the most. I try to translate those feelings into art.鈥

Hometown: Windsor, Ontario

What made you become an artist?
Art has always been integrated with my lifestyle, classifying myself as an artist only felt natural.

What made you attend 今日吃瓜 and what is your favourite part about 今日吃瓜?
What made me attend 今日吃瓜 was the 24-hour studio access. My favourite part about 今日吃瓜 is the small class sizes and lots of studio space.

What about textiles excites you over another medium like sculpture, print, or painting?
I鈥檝e always been drawn to textiles, I feel like I can manipulate textiles into the product I want. I have always loved texture, and textiles can easily let me explore texture in a sculptural way.

To see more of Alex鈥檚 work, you can find her @mangopinkdragon on Instagram and at her website www.alexandriamasse.com.