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2021 University of Toronto Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition

8 images of Blonde woman in punk jewelry eating strawberries against turquoise backdrop

Works by

Zi (Gabriella) Yan Bai, Robin Boehlen, Christiana Ceesay, Natalie Chiovitti, Freia de Waal, Anita Gairns, Sitong Guo, Jamie Katrina Harris, Matthew Kieffer, Sojeong (Jacqueline) Kim-Fujita, James Legaspi, Wing Lam Leung, Ujwal Mantha, Rika Nakane, Vi Thao Nguyen, Laura Alcazar Prada, Hanyue (Noah) Qin, Christeen Salik, Veronica Spiljak, and Sylvie Stojanovski

Empty bench looking out at still Atlin Lake and mountains in the distance
Animated figure posing on one leg standing on grassy hill against cloudy sky
panel of red and black ink on rice papers

2021 University of Toronto Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition

May 19–July 31, 2021


The University of Toronto Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition is an annual exhibition celebrating the diverse artistic excellence of undergraduate students enrolled in visual studies programs across the University of Toronto’s three campuses. This online exhibition offers a meeting place for students to exchange ideas through their diverse artistic practice. The twenty emerging artists explore themes related to the repetition of daily rituals, memories of home and family, sexuality and gender norms, and the spirit of renewal brought forth by the natural world.

The exhibition is curated by Jaime Meier, Delaney Sweep, and Erika Serodio as part of their Master of Museum Studies’ Exhibition Project at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. Their project mentor was Dr. Liora Belford.

2021 Prize Winners:
Robin Boehlen, James Legaspi, Ujwal Mantha

The awards were juried by Adelina Vlas, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She states: “It has been a real pleasure to engage with these emergent practices and I look forward to encountering them again in person in the future. Congratulations to the curators and all the participating artists!”

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Exhibition Brochure
Time-Based Works

Exhibition Resources

Press Release

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge project support from the Office of the Vice-President & Provost; University of Toronto Affinity Partner, Manulife; and the University of Toronto Faculty of Information.

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