MFA & PhD Alumni

Maryam Karimi

PhD 2021
Maryam's Visual Arts Ph.D. dissertation and exhibition focuses on the possibilities of registering a frame of consciousness parallel to the transitioning technologies of governance. She explores the immaterial modalities of light to conceive spatial diagrams that visualize the ongoing narrative of bodies entangled in the surveillance mechanisms of the new techno capitalist market machinery. Maryam's studio practice encompasses architectural design, sculptures, objects, and public installations. Maryam also completed a Master's degree in Architecture (M.Arch.) and a Bachelor's in Architectural Science (B.Arch. Sci) from the University of Waterloo.

Miles Ingrassia

MFA 2019
Miles Ingrassia is a Toronto-based artist working in a variety of media, including printmaking, collage, text-based works, digital media, and installation. 2019 he will be showing at Nuit Blanche out of 401 Richmond's Urbanspace gallery.

Kate McQuillen 

MFA 2010
McQuillenKate McQuillen is a Chicago–based artist working mainly in print and installation. In the past year, she has received numerous residencies, in the U.S. and abroad: Ox-Bow School of Art (Michigan), Open Studio Printmaking Center (Toronto), Frans Masereel Center (Belgium), and the Columbia College Center for Books & Paper Arts (Chicago). She has exhibited in Montreal, Toronto, Boston, and Chicago. McQuillen’s work explores iconic American technologies with roots in military research, and how they relate to American culture and identity.