Jay Wilson portrait

Jay Wilson

Design, Sculpture, Painting, Video
Description of my work
Jay is full-time faculty in the Art and Art History program, a joint program between the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College. He has an Honours degree in Wildlife Biology and Statistics from the University of Guelph, a diploma from the Ontario College of Art and Design and an MFA from York University. As an artist, Wilson has shown both locally and internationally, and has received numerous creation, research and exhibition assistance grants. His design, curatorial and art practices are a mix of conceptual considerations and play, often full of segues, spontaneity and contradiction. 
Teaching Philosophy
Jay teaches both introductory and upper year design courses as well as running the Advanced Projects, an applicant-entry course of independent study for students about to embark on an arts-based career or Masters program. He teaches design in an art-based context that promotes the clarity of intention and visual articulation of ideas, visual language and concepts. He structures his class with accumulated, not necessary linear, learning that involves multiple projects. The learning is in the experience, the hands-on creation and the critique. His classes are fast, full and fun with an open approach to objective critical reflection and collaborative learning.
BSc (Guelph)
MFA (York)


Design, curation, sculpture, painting, video, performance, singing, Toronto.