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

  • Becoming the Poem 

    Beerdat, Ashley (University of Waterloo, 2024-05-31)
    My MFA thesis recognizes the interconnectedness of all living beings. The paintings I created immerse the viewer in landscape scenes spanning anywhere between eight feet in height to eighteen feet in width. Inspired by ...
  • In The Mix: An Exhibition of Black Diasporic Studies, Remix Culture, Astrology and Sound 

    Charles, Charlie Star (University of Waterloo, 2024-05-27)
    As a Black biracial woman disconnected from my heritage, I research Afrosonic music histories to connect to my Afro Caribbean culture, while gaining a deeper understanding of the historical and social context of music in ...
  • kupferschmidt / kupferschmid / kupferschmidte 

    Smith, Jill (University of Waterloo, 2024-04-29)
    kupferschmidt / kupferschmid / kupferschmidte is a sculpture and installation-based thesis exhibition which uses materiality and autobiography to question the role of preservation in my life, as a Jewish woman. In this ...
  • New Day. New Painting. 

    Garbett, Brent (University of Waterloo, 2023-07-06)
    The thesis I’m presenting is an investigation of the perceptual experience of my day-to-day life as a student undertaking the graduate program at the University of Waterloo. It consists of observational paintings, which ...
  • In Search of Wholeness 

    Laratta, Clara (University of Waterloo, 2023-05-29)
    In Search of Wholeness is an exhibition of sculpture, alternative photography, and video. The work examines connections to healing and being. “The English ‘health’ derives from Old English ‘hælth’, which is related to ...
  • rinse and repeat 

    Wilson, Stephanie (University of Waterloo, 2023-05-26)
    rinse and repeat is a collaborative thesis exhibition of art created by my plant collaborators and I that uses the visual language of sculpture, photography, performance, audio narratives, and collaboration to question the ...
  • Something to soften the blow 

    Martin, Sarah (University of Waterloo, 2023-04-27)
    Something to soften the blow is a visual arts exhibition featuring photography, textile, and video artworks that explore feminist critiques of representation in film, specifically looking at the slasher genre. What began ...
  • Care Packages 

    De Vuono, Christine Carmen (University of Waterloo, 2023-04-25)
    This thesis illuminates the importance of care between individuals and within society. The exhibition, entitled Care Packages, uses installation and sculpture to encourage collective care and support. Through monumental ...
  • Heavy as a Cloud 

    Williams, Amber Lee (University of Waterloo, 2022-08-18)
    Heavy as a Cloud is a collection of phenomena that alludes to the fragility and transience of life; clouds drifting away, waves rolling in, flowers fading in the sun, a lingering fragrance, and crumbling sandcastles. Using ...
  • Borrowers and Bullies 

    Irish, Jacob (University of Waterloo, 2022-05-17)
    Borrowers and Bullies is an exhibition of sculpture, installation, and video. I was highly impacted throughout the making of this work by the Covid-19 pandemic, which began immediately preceding my acceptance into the UW ...
  • Borrowers and Bullies 

    Hall, Julie (University of Waterloo, 2022-05-17)
    Borrowers and Bullies is an exhibition of sculpture, installation, and video. I was highly impacted throughout the making of this work by the Covid-19 pandemic, which began immediately preceding my acceptance into the UW ...
  • Seedlings 

    Galarneau, Sarah (University of Waterloo, 2022-05-05)
    Seedlings is a fictional, constructed ecosystem. It is a garden-like installation consisting of a coming-together of numerous printed, gathered, gifted, and reconstituted components that “cross-pollinate” the gallery space. ...
  • Put a finger down if you've ever been personally victimized by social media algorithms 

    Guenette, Ashley (University of Waterloo, 2022-04-27)
    Put a finger down if you’ve ever been personally victimized by social media algorithms is a collection of critical reflections on embedded social media microaggressions reflecting acts of racism, body shaming, the glorification ...
  • forms of relief 

    Pearson, Sara (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-19)
    I am calling this paper, and the body of work that it supports: forms of relief. The word relief has a couple of meanings: in the sculptural sense, the Latin root word relievo means to “raise or to lighten”, visually ...
  • 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 ...

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