A one-day symposium and open house
for current and prospective grad students
Friday, November 14, 2014
Morning & Afternoon at York University – Evening at Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tom Sherman will be the key note speaker in the evening at Ryerson University.
Tom Sherman earned a B.F.A. degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1970, majoring in sculpture. In 1972 he immigrated to Canada, where he settled in Toronto and began working at A Space, one of the first artist-run centres in Canada, establishing a video facility for artists at A Space from 1972-75. In 1981 Sherman moved to Ottawa, taking a position (Video Officer) within the Visual Arts Section at The Canada Council. In 1983 he founded the Media Arts Section of The Canada Council, becoming its first Head of Section (and establishing Council’s first grant programs for computer-integrated media).
Sherman began publishing texts and articles in 1974 and has published hundreds of texts in magazines, print anthologies and web-publications. He has published four books, including Cultural Engineering (an anthology of 44 of his original texts and text-image works, National Gallery of Canada, 1983) and Before and After the I-Bomb: An Artist in the Information Environment (ed. by Peggy Gale, 50 texts…, Banff Centre Press, 2002). In 2003 Tom Sherman received the Canada Council’s Bell Canada Award for excellence in video art, and he was honoured with Canada’s Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Art in 2010.