Congratulations to Kathy Hong Zhou, recent OCAD University Drawing & Painting graduate and winner of the 2017 Akin Collective Career Launcher award! We look forward to having Kathy join us at the studio! Kathy will receive a period of free studio space at one of Akin’s studios in 2017–2018, valued at $2000, as well as a $500 cash award.
The Career Launchers are unique, high-profile opportunities for graduating students of OCAD University, developed in partnership with industry organizations such as Akin in order to help new graduates start their professional practice after school.
Kathy was born in Chengdu, China, in 1987. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada. She is an interdisciplinary artist with knowledge and practice in fine art, animation, illustration and graphic design. Zhou is focusing on experimenting materials such as wood and Leather. Find out about her work at http://kathyhzhou.format.com