Meet Visual and Critical Studies student Dallas Fellini

Meet Visual and Critical Studies student Dallas Fellini

September 16, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


– Hi, I’m Dallas Fellini, I’m from Toronto, and I am a recent graduate of the Visual and Critical
Studies program at Ocad U. So, when I was going into
university I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to go down a more
academic theoretical route or if I wanted to pursue a
career as a visual artist. So what I liked about the
Visual Critical Studies program at Ocad is that it kinda let me do a little bit of both and
develop a really thorough understanding of historical
and theoretical approaches to art, but also really dive into my studio practice at the same time. Right now a lot of my research
is centered around graffiti. And last year I wrote my thesis on the New York based graffiti writer Jim Joe and how their work sort of
uses anonymity as a tool through which can subvert authority. So probably my favorite thing
about my experience at Ocad was the time I spent abroad at Ocad’s Florence program in Italy. It was a really incredible experience and it really gave me the opportunity to expand my studio
process for eight months. (upbeat music)