This is the collection for the University of Waterloo's Department of Fine Arts .

Research outputs are organized by type (eg. Master Thesis, Article, Conference Paper).

Waterloo faculty, students, and staff can contact us or visit the UWSpace guide to learn more about depositing their research.

Recent deposits

  • Rat, Plastic, Wood 

    Simmons, Maria (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-19)
    Rat, Plastic, Wood is an exhibition of hybrid sculptures centering the physical manifestation of interspecies intra-action and natural forms of contamination-as-collaboration. In the gallery space a central structure of ...
  • Pacing the House 

    Perreault, Carrie (University of Waterloo, 2021-08-04)
    Surveying my through a feminist approach to autotheory, Pacing the House is an exhibition that uses material inquiry to reframe personal trauma into a site of investigation. By creating systems of organization—categorizing, ...
  • In Places Rarely Seen 

    Blackburn, Jordan (University of Waterloo, 2021-05-25)
    In Places Rarely Seen is an interdisciplinary exhibition bringing together print installation, video, photography, sound and text. This thesis exhibition considers my own shifting perception of what Nature is and how I ...
  • 1b, black legs, 52" 

    Mitchell, Karice (University of Waterloo, 2021-04-30)
    1b, black legs, 52” is an effort to reconcile with history. Through the recontextualization of black pornographic images, this exhibition serves as a re-imagining of what black women’s futures could be. By creating images ...
  • The Chicken Is Just Dead First 

    Rowe, Racquel (University of Waterloo, 2021-04-30)
    My thesis exhibition encapsulates my lived experience as a Black woman from Barbados who moved to Guelph, Ontario at eighteen. My studio and artistic research is focused on the ways that food, ritual, hair, and colonialism ...
  • shrimpychip YouTube 

    Wijshijer, B. (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-22)
    shrimpychip YouTube is a series of YouTube videos that explore the ways in which digital intimacy and capitalism intersect. The performances, designed for YouTube, strategically exploit emotional responses to the body, the ...
  • Condemned to a Perpetual Jacuzzi… With Millions of Your Best Friends 

    Witt, Kayla (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-21)
    Condemned to a Perpetual Jacuzzi… With Millions of Your Best friends is a multi-media exhibition that investigates the personal, the socio-political and the cultural notions of home. The mind’s vision of home is most often ...
  • I Have No Home But Me 

    HU, WANZHI (BRUBEY) (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-15)
    I Have No Home But Me explores themes of home and duality through personal narratives embedded in my paintings and artists’ books. A duality that exists within a body does not necessarily exist as a pair of oppositions. ...
  • Any other name would smell as sweet 

    Matheson, Tyler (University of Waterloo, 2020-05-05)
    Any other name would smell as sweet is an exploration of personal and shared experiences of feeling queer. This exhibition serves as an aesthetic and material investigation of the performativity of othered bodies, identities, ...
  • To Catch A Glimpse of Things 

    McLean, Paula (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-22)
    My exhibition To Catch a Glimpse of Things is an exploration into concretizing and prolonging temporary, ephemeral gestures. Through the repetition of ambiguous forms as well as the recurring imagery of distorted, amorphous ...
  • Cul-de-sac Island 

    Stewart, Jordyn (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-13)
    Cul-de-sac Island is a multimedia installation that combines personal research, lens-based strategies and performative re-enactments to camera that engage in a self-reflective investigation of identity, place and territory. ...
  • Tell All The Truth But Tell It Slant 

    Baseri, Zahra (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-09)
    Tell All The Truth But Tell It Slant is an exhibition of sculpture and drawings that focuses attention on the socio-political turmoil brought about by the ruling system in Iran. It also speaks to a shared melancholia in ...
  • JunkDrawerPhantomDressUpSoirée 

    Prousky, Lauren (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-30)
    This exhibition analyzes the archive as a malleable tool for art making through the creation of a personal archive comprised of concepts for images that were then used to construct various projects over a two-year period. ...
  • Customer Service 

    Allaby, Patrick (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-29)
    Customer Service is a half-hour storytelling performance that uses PowerPoint and drawing to discuss my experience working at a call centre in Moncton, New Brunswick. The performance uses this autofictional narrative to ...
  • 1,2,3,4 

    Martens, Tess (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-22)
    My thesis exhibition, 1,2,3,4, consists of four performances: Announce It!, A Second Hand Emotion, Slow Change and Portrait-Self-Portrait. The performances will take place on scheduled days at the University of Waterloo ...
  • Provisional Zones 

    MacLean, Aaron (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-18)
    Provisional Zones is an installation made up of found or discarded objects to which I apply paint or painterly conventions. I do this to make something new from that which was forgotten or unremarkable. I place unusual ...
  • Search Party 

    Wilman, Tait (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-17)
    Search Party is an installation and video exhibition that explores my identity—how it is constructed and consumed, and how representations of landscapes and discourses of ‘Canadiana’ play in its formation. Since moving ...
  • Restrictions of Routine 

    O'Neill, Eryn (University of Waterloo, 2018-04-27)
    The exhibition, Restrictions of Routine, consists of a series of paintings inspired by a co-dependent relationship I have with running and painting. Through the gestural application of paint combined with clear references ...
  • The Re-examined Life 

    St Marie, Denise; Walker, Timothy (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-19)
    The Re-examined Life is an interdisciplinary exhibition of contemplative and interactive artworks that use the expectations of conventional belief systems to question widespread perceptions and value judgments of our current ...
  • The Re-examined Life 

    Walker, Timothy; St Marie, Denise (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-19)
    The Re-examined Life is an interdisciplinary exhibition of contemplative and interactive artworks that use the expectations of conventional belief systems to question widespread perceptions and value judgments of our current ...

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