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Biography

 

I obtain a visual communications diploma from Medicine Hat College, Alberta and worked as a production artist before pursuing full time opportunities showing and selling artwork and mentoring those curious about creativity. Volunteering with community groups became a meaningful way of sharpening my visual language as I observe how people attach meaning to objects and places within private and public spaces. Pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Art degree at the University of Alberta provided opportunities in developing new perspectives on my ongoing interest of human/environmental relationships. Currently I divide my time between a studio located at DC3 Art Projects and SNAP, an artist run printmaking studio both located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 

 

 

EDUCATION

2014-2017     • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Distinctions, University of Alberta
1990-1993     • Visual Communications Diploma, Medicine Hat College, AB         

Awards and recognition

2017               • BMO 1st In Art! Award nominee in printmaking from the Art and Design department of the University of Alberta
2017               • Student Enrichment Fund recipient for travel to London, UK
2016               • Justine Angelina Carswell Award for painting
2016               • Jason Lang Scholarship
1992, 1993     • College Book Store Scholarship recipient

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016                • Drawing on Life, Visual Arts Studio Association (VASA) Gallery, St. Albert, AB
2016                • Frame of Reference, Visual Arts Student Association (VASA), Milner Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2015                • Third State, 400 level Print Student Show, Rutherford library U of A, Edmonton, AB
                        • Stripes and Bows, Annual Member Show and Sale, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB  
2014                • The Alumni Show, One On One Gallery, Cultural Centre, Medicine Hat College, AB
                        • Marking The Valley, River Valley Alliance Juried Exhibition, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
                        • AKA, juried exhibition, Spruce Grove Alliance Church, AB
2012                • Through The Open Door Art Exhibition, Madplatter Bistro, Spruce Grove, AB
                        • Gallery Open House, We Frame It Commercial Gallery, Spruce Grove, AB
2011                 • Parkland County Art Collection, Multicultural Center Public Art Gallery, Stony Plain, AB
2008               • Red Deer Summer Series, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
                        • Parkland County Art Collection, Parkland County Public Building, Stony Plain, AB
2005               • 24th Annual Open Art Competition, First place winner Advanced category, Allied Art Council, Spruce Grove, AB
2001                • Art and Healing Journeys, Multicultural Center Public Art Gallery, Stony Plain, AB
2000               • Art and Healing Journeys, Misericordia Community Hospital & Health Centre, Edmonton, AB
1993                • 3rd Year Graduate Show, Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, AB
1992                • Visual Arts Student Society (VASS) Show, Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, AB
1989                • Objects and Images Touring Art Exhibition, OSAC (Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council), SK

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012                • In The Light, We Frame It, Spruce Grove, AB
                        • Where Two or Three Are Gathered, Multicultural Center Public Art Gallery, Stony Plain, AB
2010                • Be Still, Feature Artist at Allied Art Council, Spruce Grove Art Gallery, AB
2009               • New Works, Multicultural Center Dining Room Gallery, Stony Plain, AB
2008               • Art Studio Open House, Stony Plain, AB
                        • Selected work, Redvers Arts Center, Community Gallery, Redvers, SK
2003               • Selected work, Espresso Station, Stony Plain, AB

COLLECTIONS

Parkland County, AB
Print Department Teaching Collection, University of Alberta
Various private collections, Canada, USA, Norway