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NSCAD University alumni update

NSCAD University alumni are making contributions across numerous fields all over the world. Whether it be in art, design, crafts, print or research, NSCAD graduates are recognized for the complexity of their thinking and the broad perspective they bring to every project.
Here is a snapshot of headlines made by NSCAD alumni in recent weeks!

Siobhán Gallagher
Siobhán Gallagher (BDes 2012).

Siobhán Gallagher (BDes 2012)
Artist Spotlight: Meet Siobhán Gallagher
Siobhán Gallagher grew up in Moncton, obsessing over sitcoms set in glamorous New York apartments and wondering if she was missing out on something more.





Carrie Allison: Kiskisohcikew, 2018.

Carrie Allison (BA 2014, BFA 2014, MFA 2018)
The Quiet Resistance
For artist Carrie Allison, beadwork is a methodology to decolonize, the pull of threads a memory device to connect through generations.







Shannon Donovan (BFA 2018)
North Sydney native wins award at national art exhibit
A visual artist originally from North Sydney was the recipient of the People’s Choice Award at the opening reception of an exhibit in Edmonton. Shannon Donovan received the award for work she has exhibited at the InFocus Photo Exhibition in the Alberta city.

Karen Crocker (BFA 1992)
Queen musical at Scotiabank Centre ready to rock you
Fittingly for people working on a touring production of a Queen musical, they sometimes come under pressure. Recently, in wintry Ontario, logistical snags came up but the crew handled it like the champions they are. Head of wardrobe Karen Crocker, a NSCAD alumni, is in charge of caring for the elaborate outfits worn by the cast of the futuristic show.

Susanna Heller (BFA 1977) and Medrie MacPhee (BFA 1977).
Susanna Heller (BFA 1977) and Medrie MacPhee (BFA 1977).

Susanna Heller (BFA 1977) and Medrie MacPhee (BFA 1977)
Studio visit: Susanna Heller’s endless strength
Before Susanna Heller’s paintings were wrapped and shipped to Toronto for her upcoming solo show at Olga Korper, I brought Sharon Butler by her studio, which straddles the line between Greenpoint and Williamsburg. Susanna and I moved from Halifax to the East Village after we graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in the 1970s.






Stephanie Yee (BFA 2013), Kaashif Ghanie (BFA 2015), Camille Valcourt-Synnott (MFA candidate), Louis-Charles Dionne (MFA candidate) and Jessica Wiebe (BFA 2015)
New Art 2020
Eight rising artists creating the fresh works you need to know about this year.