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Career Launcher: /edition Art Book Fair 2019


Opportunity Description

/edition Art Book Fair and the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers are excited to announce the recipients of the OCADU Emerging Artist & Publisher section at the /edition Art Book Fair 2019 from October 24 to 27, 2019.

Emerging bookmakers, photographers, publishers, printmakers artist's multiple-makers and ephemera-enthusiasts were invited to submit an application for a complimentary half-booth where they will be selling editioned prints, books, or other artworks to a growing audience of over 10,000 artists, curators, collectors, and book-lovers.

/edition Art Book Fair is produced annually in tandem with Art Toronto (Canada’s International Art Fair), and is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing in all forms and artworks created in editions. /editions Art Book Fair champions forward-thinking projects by artists, publishers, galleries, and organizations who share a similar mission to advance and strengthen Canadian and international art book initiatives. 

For examples of artworks, products, and vendors at previous /edition Art Book Fairs, please visit


“Our experience at /edition was a really excellent one. Having the Career Launcher be all inclusive made all the difference and allowed us to focus on preparing excellent creative products and interacting with collectors. 

At Penrose, we try to do as much as possible with a very limited budget. Last fall we had budgeted for production but not for the expense of participating in a pay-to-play exhibition opportunity. 

Despite being ready in every other way, we could never have participated if not for OCAD U and the CEAD. 

Since /edition, we have expanded our customer base and connections with other similar collectives both in Toronto and further afield. One of our main goals is to represent creatives from all ends of Canada, and the wide reach of /edition definitely helped.”

-  Brianna Tosswill, Creative Director, Penrose Press


/edition Art Book Fair
October 24 - 27, 2019


  • Sangmin Lee
  • Erynn Lougheed
  • Mary Kirkpatrick
  • Owen Marshall
  • OCADU Zine Collective
  • Old Growth Press
  • Rabeea Syed
  • Xulin Wang

Sangmin Lee

Sangmin Lee is a Toronto based mixed-media installation artist, recent BFA graduate from OCAD University'sSculpture & Installation program and recipient of the Project 31 Sculpture/Installation award. He has exhibitednationally and internationally, ranging from Toronto and Montreal to Paris and Osaka. Currently, Lee works as aclass assistant at OCAD University and is a member of the Read Head Gallery Collective. 

Erynn Lougheed

Eryn Lougheed is an artist and illustrator from Vancouver Island, BC, currently based in Toronto, ON. She received her bachelor of Design at OCAD University and was the recipient of the 2019 Illustration medal. Her work consists of paintings, drawings, zines and artist objects, drawing inspiration from textiles and folk art.

Mary Kirkpatrick

Mary Kirkpatrick is an artist and freelance illustrator with a practice that bridges between fine art and design. Primarily working in analog mixed-media, her practice prioritizes experimental media techniques, using collaged material, unconventional materials and found surfaces. Her work is driven by a desire to communicate in a way that is accessible and interesting, particularly in regards to history and science. She is interested in bringing new life to stories buried in the annals of history by reinterpreting archival methods of information display.

Owen Marshall

Owen Marshall is an artist and printmaker based in Toronto, Ontario. Through his studio practice, Marshall examines the authority and agency of objects, as well as the humour which emerges when this authority is undermined or challenged. He is a recent graduate of OCAD University and was the recipient of the 2019 printmaking medal at Gradex 104.

OCADU Zine Collective (represented by Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez)

Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez  is a Toronto based stop motion animator. She creates art to have fun and put a smile on people's faces by creating charming films. Jazmin attends OCAD University and is currently working on her Bachelor's degree in Drawing and Painting with a specialization in Digital Painting and Expanded Animation. She also enjoys to practice digital art, screen printing, textile art and painting. 

The OCADU Zine Collective is a student group at OCADU where people in love with self-publishing, zines and DIY culture join forces. Full of talented students, we meet up for zine making, zine swaps, help organize the annual OCADU Zine Fair and create an annual collective risograph printed zine. 

Old Growth Press (represented by Cleopatria Peterson)

Cleopatria Peterson is a illustrator, storyteller, and prolific zine-maker based in Toronto, Canada. They graduated from Ryerson University's Fashion Communication program and are currently in their thesis year at OCAD for Publications. Their work focuses on themes of nature, healing trauma and community. They are the co-founder of  Old Growth Press  and are determined to change the publishing landscape. 

Old Growth Press, co-founded by Cleopatria Peterson and Terrence Abrahams, is a small press publishing work from BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ creators living and working in the Toronto area. Part of our aim is to further an environmentally conscious practice and mindset, as well as to build networks of support and provide resources to local creators through workshops that welcome people of all ages. In summer 2019, we released our first three publications with the help of Planned Parenthood's Youth Initiative grant, and we are currently working toward publishing more amazing work this coming winter.

Rabeea Syed

Rabeea Syed is a graphic designer,  zinester, and arts educator. She loves self publishing work and designing books. She is also a columnist at Broken Pencil magazine where she talks more about zines and self publication. Her instagram is @rabeeasyed. 

Xulin Wang

Xulin Wang is an award-winning illustrator and comic artist based in Toronto, raised in Alberta.  Through her work, she tells personal and socially-conscious stories with a smart and editorial style. She creates colourful and unconventional images using gouache, charcoal, photoshop, and whatever else she finds lying around. Her clients include The Globe and Mail, Corporate Knights, the Nib, and Books for Everybody.

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