C.V.

Education

graduated from a Journalism and New Media program at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario

– completed a French language certificate with L’Ecole de langue francaise at the Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi

graduated with a bachelor of fine arts at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with a minor study in English literature

Grants / Awards

Northern Arts Grant from the Ontario Arts Council- 2016

Exhibition Assistance Grants – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011(2), 2012(2), 2013, 2014(2), 2015, 2016

John Deakin Buckley Walton Scholarship – 2009

Algoma University President’s Award – 2010

Rising Star award at the Canada International Film Festival – 2013

Solo Exhibits

Motion and Degradation” in Windsor, Ontario at Kush Lounge – Nov. to Dec., 2003

X” in Victoria, B.C. at the 50/50 Arts Collective – Dec. to Jan., 2004

Broken Eggs” in Victoria, B.C. at a private gallery in 2005

Recent Work” in S.S.M., Ont. at Whitespace – July 20 – Aug 2, 2007

Ecriture” in Barrie, Ont. at Awkward Gallery – May 30 – June 27, 2009

The Sickness” in Windsor, Ont. at Common Ground Gallery – June 23 – July 21, 2010

Communicating the Incommunicable” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. at The Algoma Art Gallery – Sept. 16 – Nov. 28, 2010

Communicating With The Mentally Ill” in Toronto, Ontario at Gallery 1313 –July 2011

Pictures From A Sick Mind” in Red Deer, Alberta at The Harris-Warke Gallery – January 9 – February 11, 2012

Reworking The Past” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. at NASA Gallery – July 28 – Aug. 11, 2012

“Paintings on film” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at Camera Craft Gallery – Feb.3 -March 1, 2014

The Revolution is Now” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at 180 Projects – Summer 2015

Broke and Hungry” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at Gallery 46 – Nov. 15 – Jan. 15, 2017

Reviews / Press

ArtToronto.ca – “Communicating with the Mentally Ill” – written by Phil Anderson, July 2011

The Sault Star – “Films ‘packed with intensity’” by Brian Kelly, October 23, 2012

Sootoday.com – “Local artist’s work appears in multi-million dollar Hollywood film” by Jeff Klassen, June 8, 2017

Group Exhibitions

The Work & Play” in Victoria, B.C. at Fan Tan Studios – Nov. to Dec., 2005

Paintings From Film” in Victoria, B.C. at the Greater Victoria Arts Council – Jan. to Feb., 2005

60/F.6” in S.S.M., Ont. at Whitespace – Aug 10 – 16, 2007

Prototypes” in S.S.M., Ont. at Whitespace -Nov 8 – 23, 2007

Fresh Ink” in S.S.M., Ont. at Whitespace in February, 2009

“Ecriture” in Ottawa, Ontario at La Petite Mort – August 2009

“10” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. at the Algoma Art Gallery in May 2010

“The Medicine Factory” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at The Art Gallery of Algoma – Summer 2011

“Art In The Park Preview” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at The Circle Of Creative Arts – July 2011

“The Unseen Exchange” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at The Circle of Creative Arts – Oct 29 – Nov 30, 2011

The Hamilton Bienalle” in Hamilton, Ontario at the hundreddollar gallery – Dec 22 – Jan 11, 2016

Split Exhibitions

Nunquam Dormio” w/ Aaron Marshall in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. at the Bushplane Heritage Centre Artist Studios from March 24-31, 2012

Live Exhibitions

Pigs” in Victoria, B.C. at the 50/50 Arts Collective on Dec. 11, 2004

Sensation, Sentiment, Sensibility” in Victoria, B.C. at the Carnival of Arts on Jan. 22, 2005

“Live Show” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. at Whitespace in September, 2009

Window Dressings / Set Design

– “1984” in Victoria, B.C. at Vortex

– “Living in a Cardboard Box” in Victoria, B.C. at Logan’s Pub in 2004

– “In the Flesh No. 9” in Victoria, B.C. at the Ministry of Casual Living in 2005

– “Ad colour tests” in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at Neil’s Diner

– a collaborative installation for “The Unseen Exchange” exhibition in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario at The Circle of Creative Arts

Professional Experience

managed Whitespace gallery in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

had 6 paintings featured in the Thriller/Psychological horror feature film Split (2016)

assisted in art education at Alexander Henry High School in Sault Ste. Marie, On

– currently part of the art rental program at The Art Gallery of Sudbury

– formed a group of artists that travel around Northern Ontario on retreats to get back to nature. Formed in 2008, with Shelly Fletcher, others attend at their convenience to be inspired by nature around them. The mediums that the work translates into range from drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Inspired by the Group of Seven, this group does not discriminate to only drawing or painting.

– teaches art courses for the Canadian Mental Health Association in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. and started the Hope House School of Art

– organized monthly trade shows for artists from the Sault and area

– started a clothing line in 2004, modifying, selected, used clothing for sale

– is continually taking commissions to silkscreen clothing

– has had published 650+ articles and just as many photos for various newspapers and magazines across Canada

– printed and designed a catalogue of close to 50 students from Algoma University fine arts classes, of all grade levels and experience, funded by the student’s union in 2008

– taught literacy voluntarily for an after-school program in the summer of 2009

– designed and manufactured 2 catologues for Michael Burtch entitled “Dasein”

– artist for the Soo Thunderbirds 2013-14 season

– published in Ecology and Action Magazine in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Charity/Benefits

– “Smogfest” 2003 and 2004 for the Citizen’s Environmental Alliance in Windsor, Ontario

– “Small Treasures” 2007, 2008 and 2011 to raise funds for the Fine Arts program at Algoma University

– submitted work for a 25th anniversary fundraiser for Common Ground Gallery in Windsor, Ontario in 2011

– “Bollywood at the Gallery” in 2011 to raise funds for the Art Gallery of Algoma