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Vanessa McKernan Studio. Photo courtesy of Partial Gallery

2018-19 Partial Gallery (Alumni)



Partial Gallery and OCAD University are excited to announce a new partnership and opportunity for OCAD U Faculty of Art student and alumni.  A select number of OCAD U students and graduates are receiving complimentary 1-year Pro Accounts on Partial and inclusion as featured artists within the OCAD University Showcase on Partial’s online platform.

Congratulations to the first 15 alumni recipients of this opportunity! These recent grads will be showcasing their works, as well as administrating artwork sales and rentals to the public through Partial’s platform. The recipients were selected from an open call to new OCAD U grads, juried by Faculty Members and staff from the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers.

Additional benefits include:

  • A dedicated artist profile page
  • Active promotion of their work by OCAD U's Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
  • Listing on Partial’s artist directory
  • Smart insights about their artwork
  • Pricing Guide
  • E-commerce capabilities for art sales plus rental & payment plans their art
  • Trade Access: access to set decorators, designers, and stagers
  • Priority Artist support
  • Insurance Protection on all art rentals/rent-to-own plans
  • Low 16% transaction fee on any sale/rental

OCAD U’s partnership with Partial Gallery commenced in October 2018. Three students from Industrial Design, Graphic Design and Material Art and Design, all involved in the Design4 program, were placed with Partial Gallery to work on developing a high-fidelity interactive mock-up as a prototype in order to optimize Partial's Dashboard. The results of the student’s work launched in Summer 2019 with Partial’s implementation of the dashboard feature and artist user experience improvements.


Partial is an art marketplace and platform for artists and art-seekers to connect and engage in real and accessible transactions. Thanks to the smart try-before-you-buy options, original work by local artists are just around the corner – and now within reach. The small team began Partial in 2016 in Toronto with the simple goal of bringing more art out of artists’ studios and onto the walls of homes and businesses in their city. 

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