Cboe Canada and OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers have partnered to create the Cboe Canada Artwork Commissioning Program, which commemorates the launch of new corporate and fund issuers on Cboe Canada.
Painting a Brighter Picture
As with art, every new listing on Cboe is a bold statement of creation, and for us, a desire to create something meaningful for investors and companies, alike. The Cboe Canada Artwork Commissioning Program was launched in 2020 in collaboration with OCAD University, to commemorate new listings in a unique and personal way.
Through the program, we select and retain up to five emerging artists each year from OCAD U, providing a diversity of artistic voices to be showcased. The program is our way of supporting a vibrant and talented arts community while celebrating momentous occasions with our new issuers. By delving into the values, vision, culture, personality, and philosophy of each organization, our commissioned artists incorporate these inspirations into the one-of-a-kind artworks they create, which are then presented to our new listing partners upon launch.
Currently Participating in Cboe Canada’s Commissioning Program:
Brian Jiang (they/them) is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist and recent OCAD graduate. Their multidisciplinary arts practice is comprised of painting, illustration, animation, and design. Brian’s work explores topics such as speculative worlds, identity, memories, and community-building.
Born, raised, and working in Toronto, Olivia Aguiar's practice aims to negate the societally constructed borders between digital, and real life. Through painting, digital and craft mediums, Olivia aims to reconstruct contemporary experience as entangled with digital being.
Qing (Kristen) Huang
Qing's inspiration comes from discovering slight twists in modern life and telling these stories in metaphorical visual language. She enjoys the digital work process but is also fascinated by traditional printing techniques, such as screen printing and risograph.
Based in Toronto, Sara Shoghi is a 2D artist with an art practice focused on cultural elements and topics related to women, diversity, unfair rules, and daily issues of modern life. Sara believes that raising awareness through art can change oppressive, repressive, and segregative thinking.
2021/2022 OCAD U Commissioned Artists:
Donny Nie is a Toronto-based painter and sculptor. She is a current MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a 2019 BFA graduate from OCAD University.
Emma Enright is a textile artist and designer from Dundas, Ontario. Her current series of work investigates the materiality of textiles with a specific emphasis on weaving.
Jason Zante is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Ontario. He specializes in the field of illustration and design. He studied at OCAD University and has a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design.
Lily Huang is a freelance illustrator and a recent graduate from OCAD U's illustration program. She is a first-generation Asian-Canadian artist based in Toronto, with a strong background in visual design.
Malik McKoy is a multimedia artist based in Ajax, Ontario. Recently graduated from OCAD University and Seneca College, Malik’s practice consists of painting and producing computer-generated 3D visuals.
2020/2021 OCAD U Commissioned Artists:
Elise Conlin is an illustrator and maker living and working in Toronto, Ontario. She grew up drawing and painting in the small town of Elmira, Ontario, before moving to Toronto where she graduated from OCAD University.
Gillian Toliver is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Toronto, Ontario. As an artist of mixed Scottish and Caribbean descent, her work often explores spaces existing in an in-between, a world caught in a moment of creation.
Jin Ke Wang
Jin Ke Wang is a Toronto-based illustrator. He graduated from OCAD University in 2018 with a BFA in Illustration.
Justyna Werbel works both as an active visual artist and curator. She received her BDes in Industrial Design and is currently pursuing her masters in the IAMD program at OCAD U.
Mac Lenters is a visual artist and digital illustrator based in Toronto, Ontario. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the Ontario region.
Artist Commissioned Prior to 2020:
Anand was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, and after graduating from the University of Western Ontario he began a successful career in Geophysics.