Sculpture and installation grads are finding exciting opportunities to work in a wide array of fields. From the art world to the realms of theatre, architecture and design, here is a list of hot jobs.
Since graduating with an MFA from the University of Western Ontario’s visual arts program, Steven Lauriehas worked as a collections assistant for the Art Gallery of York University and now assists with preparing and installing exhibitions as an associate project manager at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Make-up and special-effects designer
Over the course of her studies in the Vancouver Film School’s Makeup Design program, Leah Wilburncompleted an internship at Masters FX Studios and worked at Breakfast Television. After graduating, she went on to take home the top prize in the Student Competition at the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show, and she has since been working as a freelance make-up designer.
An alumna of OCAD University’s sculpture and installation program, where she won top honours for her work in the department, Georgia Dickie has exhibited her pieces at Thrush Holmes Empire and, most recently, in the critically acclaimed group show “Chopped & Screwed” at MKG127 in Toronto.
Art critic and curator
Jen Hutton received a BFA from the University of Guelph’s sculpture program before pursuing work as an art critic and curator. Having organized several successful exhibitions at Susan Hobbs Gallery, she is now pursuing an MFA in the writing program at the California Institute of the Arts.
Jennifer Rose Sciarrino studied photography at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts before beginning to explore sculpture and installation through her work as a prop maker for film and television productions. Her experimentation with three-dimensional practices at her day job prompted a new series of works that were recently exhibited at the Power Plant.
A graduate of Sheridan College’s crafts and design program, Amy Keeler is now applying the skills she acquired during her studies to her work with Global Contract, a company that designs and manufactures custom-made office furnishings for a variety of international institutions.
Jay McClennen, who graduated from OCAD University, has built a successful career as a prosthetic artist for major films such as the X-Men series, Truman, Nixon and many others. Now a freelance anaplastologist, he creates realistic replacement body parts for cancer patients and assists with facial reconstruction projects for the Ontario Coroners Office and the Ontario Provincial Police.
Shaun Moore studied furniture design in Sheridan College’s crafts and design program before going on to found Toronto’s MADE design firm with partner Julie Nicholson. The firm not only represents the work of 60 designers and artists, but also creates custom furniture, lighting and exhibition designs for clients from around the world.
After graduating with a BFA from York University’s theatre program, Gillian Gallow launched her career as an award-winning set and costume designer, working with renowned theatre companies such as the Soulpepper, Canadian Stage and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
Created with files from Canadian Art‘s Winter 2012 edition