Celluloid Only (restricted to Super 8, 16mm, and 35mm)
Wrik Mead has accumulated a unique body of more than fifty animated miniature narratives: fantasies, parables, dreams, and even documentaries. They are a mix of painstaking animation, fairy-tale allegory and queer-identity. In 2013, he launched his first UK solo show, an installation titled Draw the Line, at PayneShurvell Gallery in London. His works have screened at national and international festivals like The Toronto International Film Festival, the Berlinale, The San Francisco International Film Festival and the Sydney International Film Festival. He has won numerous awards including his most recent films, Outcognito and Broken Relationship, being honoured at the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival and the 40th Black Maria Film Festival in the US. Wrik graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1988 with honours and returned to his studies in 2004 to receive his MA Fine Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London. He lives and works in Toronto and has been teaching at OCAD since 1998. He currently teaches in the new Experimental Animation program where he has recently been appointed Co-chair.