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News / November 23, 2015

Meet Karly McCloskey, Canadian Art’s Newest Videographer

Karly McCloskey is the latest recipient of an 8-month video internship as part of the Canadian Art and OCAD University Career Launcher program.
Photo: Justine McCloskey Photo: Justine McCloskey

Karly McCloskey is the latest recipient of an 8-month video internship as part of the Canadian Art and OCAD University Career Launcher program.

McCloskey’s first video is an interview and studio visit with Jennifer Walton, first winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Watch the video here.

McCloskey is a Toronto-based artist who, in her words, “is extremely passionate for the moving image, whether it’s video, film, or animation.” She specializes in both analog and digital frame-by-frame animation, with training in traditional drawing and painting. McCloskey studied at OCAD University in the Integrated Media program, where she won a 2015 Faculty Award and Scholarship, and has completed a semester of self-directed study and art history in Florence, Italy. She is currently making music videos, and a variety of animated, short and experimental films.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to expand the skills I have developed at OCAD University,” says McCloskey of the internship.

“I’m eager to further explore the Canadian artworld through this magazine’s professional lens, and look forward to meeting and developing relationships with likeminded individuals throughout Toronto and the GTA. It’s exciting to be welcomed into people’s studios, and witness the development, thought processes and creation of their works firsthand—and then share it with the public.”