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Curriculum Vitae

Education

2009
Master of Fine Arts Degree, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
2006
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Honors), Queen’s University, Kingston, ON. Major: Fine Art, Minor: Art History, Dean’s Honor: Top 3% of Graduates
2004-5
Lorenzo de’Medici Institute of Fine Art, Florence, Italy
2003
Queen’s University Venice Summer School, Venice, Italy

Selected EXHIBITIONS

2012
tba (Solo), Beaux-Arts des Ameriques, Montreal, QC
2011
RAW/WAR. (Collaborative) Sundance NEW FRONTIER, Park City, UT
2010
Art Toronto 2010. Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON
WESTFEST. Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Guest Featured Artist. Cottage Industry Painting Salon, San Francisco, CA
2009
MoPA at the LAB. The Lab. San Francisco, CA
Incarnate (Solo). Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Vernissage: 2009 MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibition. Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
Dig. The Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008
The Butcher, The Baker and The Candlestick Maker. Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Systema Naturae. Swell Gallery, SFAI Graduate Center, San Francisco, CA
Intimate Cartography. MOPA: The Museum of Pocket Art, San Francisco, CA, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY
The Best I’ve Ever Had. Art Engine Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Guest Artist: Sketch Tuesdays. 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007
Soft Core. ARTworkSF Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fresh Air, Polarity Post Productions, San Francisco, CA
The Best of the Bay. Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA
2006
Art in the Park, (Ottawa Outdoor Art Exhibition). Central Park, Ottawa, ON
BFA On View ’06. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston ON
“How much would you say this weighs?” Graduate Exhibition. Ontario Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
2005
Simpatico (Two Person). Union Gallery, Kingston, ON
2005
Variations On the Domestic. Ban Righ Women’s Centre, Kingston, ON
Nine Lives. Common Ground Café, John Deutsch University Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
Watermark (Solo). Private Exhibition, 185 Glebe Avenue, Ottawa, ON (catalog)
Cezanne’s Closet (Juried Fundraiser). Ban Righ Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
2004
Hot (Juried). Union Gallery, Kingston, ON
2003
Art in the Park (Ottawa Outdoor Art Exhibition). Central Park, Ottawa, ON
2002
Emerging Talent, (Juried). Galerie d’Art Jean-Claude Bergeron, Ottawa, ON

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

2008
Intimate Cartography. MOPA: The Museum of Pocket Art, International Co-curator: Hannah Piper Burns
2005
Nine Lives. Common Ground Café, John Deutsch University Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2010
SECA Award Nomination, SFMOMA
2009
Irene Pijoan Memorial Painting Award, San Francisco Art Institute
Nomination for the Joan Mitchell MFA Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation
Nomination for the Headlands Centre for the Arts Graduate Fellowship
2008
San Francisco Art Institute Grant recipient
2007
San Francisco Art Institute Grant recipient
2006
Dean’s Honor Roll, Queen’s University
2005
The Helen Nininger Memorial Scholarship in Fine Art, Queen’s University
Dean’s Honor Roll, Queen’s University
2004
Dean’s Honor Roll, Queen’s University
2003
Dean’s Honor Roll, Queen’s University
2002
The Robert Shotton Memorial Entrance Scholarship, Queen’s University
Ontario Scholar, Ontario Ministry of Education
2000
Nomination for Youth Canada Arts and Literature Award, Youth Canada, Ottawa ON

PUBLICATIONS

2010
New American Paintings. 15 Years: Anniversary Edition. Open Studios Press.
2009
“Freshly Varnished and Ready for Their Close Up,” by JD Beltran, San Francisco Chronicle (online edition at SFGate.com), May 20, 2009.
2009
“The Art of Ugly” by Emily Falvey, The Ottawa Citizen, March 18, 2009.
2008
New American Paintings. Pacific West Coast Edition, vol.79. Open Studios Press.
2008
“A Masters in Exploration” by Mike Levin, KitchArt Magazine, October 2008.

Professional Experience

2010
Visual Artist | Represented by Beaux-Arts des Ameriques, Montreal, QC and Wall Space Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2008-10
Hotwire Productions | Lynn Hershman – Co Producer
1261 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
  • !Women Art Revolution Documentary
2010
San Francisco Art Institute – Adult Continuing Education Instructor
800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Color and Composition Course
  • The Emotive Gesture: Anatomy of the Head and Hands
2009
San Francisco Art Institute – Teaching Assistant
800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Figurative Painting (Undergraduate level)
  • Professor: Caitlin Mitchell-Dayton
2007
San Francisco Art Institute – Teaching Assistant
800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Contemporary Art History (Undergraduate level)
  • Professor: Krista Lynes
Red Ink Studios / dmna – Studio Director
1035 Market Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Responsible for communication, facilitation and community building between Executive Operatives and Resident Artists
  • Large-scale events planning and public relations, working with private sector and non-profit organizations in the SF Bay Area
  • Administration, programming and operation of Red Ink Studios
Red Ink Studios – Artist Residency
2003-04
National Gallery of Canada – Instructor
Education Department, Ottawa, ON
  • Extensive training as an Art Instructor and Interpreter responsible for daily and workshop programming in the creative arts
  • Teaching both adults and children of all ages through creative activities, presentations and guided gallery visits
  • Programs situated in an integrated didactic gallery setting and delivered in both French and English
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography – Instructor Education Department, Ottawa, ON
2004
Union Gallery – Director of Communications
Member of the Board of Directors (Volunteer)
, Kingston, ON
  • Elected Board Member responsible for Communications between the Queen’s University Art Department, Queen’s University Alma Mater Society and the Kingston Community at large
  • Organized fundraising initiatives and marketing strategies for the Union Gallery.
2003
Union Gallery – Director of Development and Promotion Member of the Board of Directors, Kingston, ON
2000-02
Great Canadian Theatre Company – Apprenticeship, Ottawa, ON
  • Prepared stage for 6 productions, set design and technical lighting
  • Focus on strength of contributing to a team

MURAL COMMISSIONS

2007
Mt. Shasta Private Residence, collaborative commission
2006
Mural Commission, Queen’s University Alma Mater Society
John Deutsch University Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston ON
2001
Mural Commission, Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board
Installed at Immaculata High School, Ottawa ON

COLLECTIONS

Queen’s University Department of Art Print Collection

Private Collections San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa