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Graduate student helps Edmontonians re-imagine landmark building

When 42 Edmontonians came together to imagine a new future for the Rossdale Power Plant, they were treated to a virtual tour by Master of Design student Reyhaneh Alizadeh.

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Gold medal artist

Successfully defending a doctoral thesis is cause enough for celebration. For intermedia artist Brad Necyk, the celebration was capped off with a little something extra and golden, courtesy of Canada's Governor General. His doctoral dissertation won the Governor General's Gold Medal, the highest possible academic honour.

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The Royal Bison Art and Craft Fair returns to Edmonton

According to Vikki Wiercinski, a University of Alberta Bachelor of Design grad and co-organizer of the Royal Bison, one of the purposes of the fair is to provide a supportive environment for local designers.

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Going Abroad with BDes student Caleb van der Leek

Art & Design student Caleb van der Leek went on a study abroad to Münster, Germany to study Industrial and Communication Design.

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Explore 30-years of artwork from Edmonton sculptor at The Gallery@501

Catherine Burgess, who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta, has been sculpting for more than 40 years. She has kept her studio in Edmonton, had 25 solo exhibitions and has had her work shown in over 60 group exhibitions in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.

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Fall Convocation 2019: at the nexus of design, medicine and education

In their ground-floor office, where large windows look out on a busy intersection on the U of A campus, Bloemen ('19 BDes, Industrial Design) and Wesley ('19 BDes, Industrial Design) spend their days working at the nexus of design, medicine and education.

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Female form and the grotesque with Jamie Lee Girodat

MFA student combines female autonomy, family genetics and reproductive technologies with her artwork

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Medicine and technology meet art and printmaking at international Finnish art exhibit

Art & Design professors Sean Caulfield and Marilène Oliver, as well as several printmaking graduate students, participated in the Print Triennial of the Graphica Creativa festival, featuring print media artists from around the world.

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Bachelor of Design student awarded 2019 Cheryl Lynn Rutledge Northern Indigenous Student Award

Bachelor of Design student Riel Kitson was awarded this national scholarship, which was created to support an indigenous design student pursuing an education in graphic/communication design at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

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Graphic novel helps teen transplant patients navigate life after surgery

Art & Design student Stephanie Perrin creates a story of a 16-year-old transplant recipient who has to save Edmonton from mutant earthworms

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Design grad weaves Indigenous culture into successful fashion company

With two U of A design degrees under his belt, Derek Jagodzinsky now hopes to share his knowledge and passion for culturally aware fashion design. "I want to break stereotypes and bring Indigenous know-how to the modern world," he said.

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University of Alberta Master of Fine Arts student explores trauma and body image

Artist Tamires Para Pedroso moved to Edmonton from Brazil to earn her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting, and while studying, started learning more about women and gender studies, and their intersection with art.

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Stuffed gophers in 'world famous' Alberta museum offer insight into prairie culture, says U of A expert Lianne McTavish

The offbeat slices of prairie life on display at the Gopher Hole Museum in Torrington, Alta., provide a rich glimpse into Alberta's heritage along with their humorous appeal, says a U of A professor of art, design and visual culture and museum expert Lianne McTavish.

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Facing an illness, Madeline Mackay felt her body turning against her. So she made art...with meat

'It helped me, anyway, to build a healthier relationship with my body'

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Indoor phone booth for noisy offices - a new twist on an old product

Industrial Design alums Nick Kazakoff (BDes '13) and Brendan Gallagher (BDes '13) have a hot new product, one that's a new twist on an old staple of city streets - the phone booth.

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Tamires Para Pedroso discusses "Thick Skins - Our Journey Towards Communal Healing"

"Thick Skins - Our Journey Towards Communal Healing" by Tamires Para Pedroso depicts the multiple facets of her experience growing up in Brazilian patriarchal society.

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Celebrating 20 Years in Cortona

School in Cortona celebrates 20 years of study abroad excellence.

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School of Cortona Q&A with Ziwei Huang

Art & Design student Ziwei Huang returns from the U of A School in Cortona to share his favourite experiences from the program, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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Dyscorpia is one of Edmonton's most intriguing exhibits

A collaboration of more than 30 local and international artists curated by Marilène Oliver, Dyscorpia features installations of visual art, design, sound visualization, virtual reality, creative writing, and computer science.

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"Nice to Meet You" - University of Alberta Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate Show 2019

BFA students Amanda Chwelos and Chantel Schultz introduce their graduating class' portfolio show, "Nice to Meet You."

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Dyscorpia brilliantly weaves the vanishing boundaries between humans and technology

An ambitious and frankly unnerving group art show running at Enterprise Square through May 12, Dyscorpia considers massive change from the perspective of our ever-expanding biological thresholds

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Curating Dyscorpia: 5 Questions with Marilène Oliver

What began two years ago as a multi-disciplinary research project eventually morphed into Dyscorpia, the new exhibition occupying Enterprise Square Galleries.

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Edmonton health matters: Dyscorpia Exhibition

The free exhibition Dyscorpia combines art, with medical technology, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.

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New exhibition explores human connection in a virtual world

'Dyscorpia' draws on diverse disciplines from fine arts to computing science and medicine to look at how technology is redefining the limits of our bodies.

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Doodling Doctor has her eye on design

Dr. Michiko Maruyama is a fourth year cardiac surgery resident at the University of Alberta. In addition to training to become an open-heart surgeon, Dr. Maruyama is also interested in creating innovative medical educational resources in the form of toys and games. She recently completed her Masters of Industrial Design and her thesis was titled, "Changing the World One Toy at a Time".

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U of A student looks at improving Strathcona Farmers' Market parking lot area

The Strathcona Farmers' Market parking lot study is being conducted by Elnaz Aliasl Mamaghani, a graduate student studying Industrial Design. She hopes to gather feedback from students, community members, and anyone who uses the Farmers' Market parking lot through an online survey to help make a space that is friendly to all stakeholders.

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Ruthann Godollei - 2019 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Printmaking

Joining the Department of Art & Design in January as the 2019 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Printmaking (while on sabbatical as the Dewitt Wallace Professor of Art at Macalester College), the self-described "muckraker" believes that international residencies like the Fulbright serve a purpose beyond simple academic and creative exchange.

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Art & Design students Naomi Brierley and Julie Kuhn on the 2019 Bachelor of Design grad show

University of Alberta Art & Design students, Naomi Brierley and Julie Kuhn, share some of the beautifully designed furniture, multimedia and product design from the "You See It When You Know It" 2019 Bachelor of Design grad show.

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Fashion Trust Arabia: The Stars Come Out For Fashion's Hottest New Talent

Fashion Trust Arabia, a non-profit group, brought a team of A-List judges and celebrities together for its inaugural design awards. The socially-conscious brand of award-winner Salim Azzam (MDes '14) is inspired by local traditions, with pieces hand-crafted and embroidered by women from mountain villages.

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FAB Gallery exhibitions explore memory and everyday life

The artworks of Joshua Wade and Myken McDowell shine a spotlight on aspects of the human condition we often overlook.

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Interview with Skye Oleson-Cormack

Skye Oleson-Cormack (BDes '11) is a multi-disciplinary designer based in Montreal, and currently runs Fingers Crossed Press.

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Studying abroad in Cortona, Italy

Art & Design student, Ziwei Huang, shares what it's like to finally experience Italian art, culture and history without a textbook.

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Indigenous fashion designer Derek Jagodzinsky featured at the Junos

Jeremy Dutcher made an entrance in a design by Edmonton-based Luxx, owned by Indigenous fashion designer Derek Jagodzinsky.

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Wooden pallets, plastics and other unusual materials create art in "Peripheries"

Combining hardened, industrial materials like wooden pallets with degradable items like paper and commercial caulking, MFA candidate Joshua Wade explores the juxtaposition of material purity to convey fragility and vulnerability.

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Edmonton MFA student explores family and memory with found footage and printmaking

Myken McDowell, a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Alberta, has been working with Super 8 film footage from 1968 to 1972 to create an exhibition that explores familial connections and memory through prints, video, and an installation that includes objects from a family member's home.

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Archiving precious memories in latest FAB Gallery exhibit

MFA candidate, Myken McDowell, used Super-8 found footage from her family archives to create her latest FAB Gallery exhibit, Before It Fades.

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Filling Absence Through Medical Imaging-The Art of Marilène Oliver

Medical imaging creates pictures of anatomy and function that help physicians make clinical decisions for patients. The gigabytes of information that underlie today's digital images are typically forgotten, a virtual remnant of the human body that is a symbol of and material for our current age of big data, artificial intelligence, and posthumanism. British artist Marilène Oliver recovers these data and creates art that restores bodies and their expressive potential.

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Whimsical control with Scott Cumberland

On the walls of the studio hang a few of Cumberland's creations-compositions with ornate and decorative wallpaper-like patterns as the backdrop for surreal, multi-coloured ribbons. The playful pieces are visually striking and will be part of Cumberland's upcoming exhibit Serious Whimsy.

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One of a kind, handcrafted books featured in FAB Gallery's "The Art of the Book"

The Art of the Book is a juried art exhibition, featuring incredible examples of books, boxes, calligraphy, decorated paper and more by Canadian and international book artists.

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Inside the Alcuin Awards for Book Design in Canada 2017

Art & Design professor, Sue Colberg, shows some of the winning books of the most prestigious awards for excellence in Canadian book design.

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Art & Design student creates new logo for Kule Institute for Advanced Study

Undergraduate Art & Design student, Naomi Brierley, was thrilled to have the opportunity to provide a new logo and visual identity to the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), one of the most prominent research institutes at the University of Alberta.

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Canadian Women in Design Interview with Vikki Wiercinski

Vikki Wiercinski (BDes '06) is a multi-disciplinary designer who's made the 12 years of her career all about experimentation and entreneurship.