BREAKOUT | 2022 Studio Art Graduating Exhibition

April 14 – April 21, 2022 

Opening reception: April 14, 2022, 6pm-8pm 


The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough is excited to announce Breakout, an exhibition and publication featuring works by graduating students in the Studio Art program. Breakout explores states of transition—of splintering and proliferation, of emergence and escape—as opportunities to investigate reality from a new vantage point. The artworks in the exhibition use process, abstraction, humour, and play to examine topics such as cultural erasure, the climate crisis, mental health, social connection, and the passage of time. Responding to a world marked by turbulence and uncertainty, this exhibition offers a space to contemplate change as an affirmative and generative force.

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Works by: Jonas Anttila, Liying Bai, Evelyn Benoit, Mortasha Ho Tung Chan, Xintong Chen, Joanne Devanathan, Mahin Fatima, Jingyi Gao, Beier Gu, Xiaohui Taylor He, Millan Khurana, Jianyuan Kuang, Bryan Lai, Wenxi Li, Zixuan Li, Yixuan Lin, Xueying Shirley Liu, Nicole Tang, Ada Persaud, Anyi Wang, Miko Wang, Han Yu, Yanting Zhao, Karida JiaYuan Zhang, Zhehan Zhou, and Jiaoe Zou. 

Faculty mentors: Hiba Abdallah and Will Kwan

Online Exhibition Catalogue


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Special thanks to our sponsors Manulife, MBNA Canada, and TD Insurance for their generous support. BREAKOUT | 2022 Studio Art Graduating Exhibition