Fall 2019 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

art exhibition

September 17, 2019
Public Studio (JHI/EDA Artist in Residence)

PUBLIC STUDIO is the collective art practice of filmmaker Elle Flanders and architect Tamira Sawatzky. Since 2009, Public Studio has employed a diverse range of media resulting in large-scale public art works, films, immersive installations, lens-based works and socially engaged projects. Public Studio was founded with the intent of exposing

the antagonisms that define issues of public space and its disappearance, as well as the effects of globalization on our everyday landscapes. Their multidisciplinary practice has engaged topics such as war and militarization, ecology and urbanization, and political dissent. Central to their work is a desire to bridge notions of the aesthetic and the ethical, and question the role art can play in not simply “making meaning,” but “making meaning matter.”


October 1, 2019
Simone Jones

Simone Jones is a multi-media artist whose work combines moving images with electronics, kinetic sculpture and installation. Jones' work has been exhibited at national and international venues including the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), the DMG (Scarborough), the Musée d'art contemporain (Montréal) and the Ronald Feldman Gallery (New York). Jones has been the recipient of numerous grants for her work including the Canada Council for Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. Recent invited residencies include the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice, Italy and the Canadian Forces Artist Program (CFAP).


October 9, 2019
Jalani Morgan

Jalani Morgan is a Toronto-based photographer, visual historian, and photo editor who is known for his editorial, documentary, and gallery work both nationally and internationally. Morgan has exhibited in Photoville New York, The Wedge Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of Windsor, and CONTACT Photography Festival. Born in Etobicoke and raised in Scarborough, Morgan has been dedicated to giving back to his community through mentorship and community empowerment programs that have included The Remix Project and We Are Lawrence project, created in partnership with City of Toronto and Manifesto.


November 4, 2019
Patrick Cruz 

Patrick Cruz is a Filipino-Canadian artist working between Toronto, Canada and Manila, Philippines. Cruz holds an MFA from the University of Guelph. his multi-disciplinary practice is informed by his interest in cultural hybridity, the project of decolonization, and the paradoxical effects of globalization. Cruz won the national title for the 17th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition and was recently long listed for the 2019 Sobey Art Award. 


November 15, 2019
Tristram Lansdowne 

This event is a free, public field trip to a Fool's, Paradise with Tristram Lansdowne as part of the ACM Studio / DMG Visiting Artist Lecture Series. RSVP required | Free shuttle bus to venue departs at UTSC at 11am, returning at 2pm | in partnership with Ontario Heritage Trust.

Tristram Lansdowne (b. 1983) is based in Toronto. He holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2016) and a BFA from the Ontario College of Art & Design (2007). His practice, which includes watercolour, sculpture, installation and print, is focused on themes of progress and idealism in landscape and architecture. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across North America and the UK, and can be found in various public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada. He is represented by Galerie Nicolas Robert in Montréal.