We are thrilled to announce that Stanzie Tooth is this year’s recipient of the 2015 Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award. This $25,000 prize is the legacy of the generous, Canadian-born artist and philanthropist, Joseph Plaskett (1918 – 2014). The award was established in 2004 to support a mature Canadian MFA student to travel and make art in Europe for one year.
Stanzie Tooth is an MFA candidate at the University of Ottawa. In 2007 she received her BFA from the Ontario College of Art & Design with an award for excellence in painting. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada including 60 Painters at Humber College, an ambitious overview of contemporary Canadian painting. Stanzie is represented by General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto.
The award is administered in partnership between the Joseph Plaskett Foundation and the Royal Academy of Arts (RCA). The awards was presented to Stanzie at the RCA’s 135th Annual General Assembly held at the Musée d’art contemporain in Montreal on May 16, 2015.
Stanzie's MFA thesis exhibition, titled Hand to Ground, will take place at the City of Ottawa's Karsh Masson Gallery, beginning August 1st, 2015. The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa is proud of its ongoing partnerships with local and regional Arts presenters and institutions. MFA thesis exhibitions are held annually in August, in professional venues across the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
2015 MFA Thesis Exhibitions:
- Jessica Bell, All things being equal, Ottawa Art Gallery, August 21 to September 21
- José Mansilla-Miranda, TBD, Gallery 115, University of Ottawa, August
- Julia Martin, Days Ending In Why, AxeNéo7, August 11 to August 22
- Stanzie Tooth, Hand to Ground, Karsh Masson Gallery, August 1 to September 10
- Florence Vallières, The Secret Society of Montreal Oculists, Daïmôn, August 12 to August 22