Visual Artist - Socially Engaged Performance Sculpture Practice | Research, Development
and Delivery of Visual Art Programs | Studio Management, 17 Years in Commercial and
Social Engagement and Community Liaise | Artist Researcher | Project management
Photo/Video/Writer/Blogger | Budget & Administration | Community Development
Career: Teaching, Residencies & Commissions
2016-17 Great Art for Great Lakes, Project Director. www.waterlution.org/gagl
A Trillium, Ontario 150 project in 8 Great Lakes communities commissioning 8 public,
participatory art projects.
2010 – pres. Artist: Performance Sculpture Art & Research Practice. Hamilton, ON.
Projects include, (but are not limited to):
2016 The Machine of Awesome Bright Liquid Blueness – designed and built with a team, a interactive digital water bottle refilling station. Collaborated with the Charles H. Scott Gallery, the Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation (Granville Island), local retailers, local watershed groups. Project managed and coordinated in collaboration with Emily Carr University.
2013-16 Living Waters – Art Gallery of Mississauga outdoor education project. Developed curriculum and delivered programing in collaboration with Peel Board of Education and teachers. Independently managed the budget, inventory, and scheduling of project.
2016 GreenVenture – Designed, managed, and built storm water education displays. Designed and built an interactive educational water fountain. Acted as Education Support for school programs visiting EcoHouse.
2015 Navitas – Proposed, designed, and built interactive water sculpture featuring 2000 LED’s and 3 LCD screens in collaboration with the City of Hamilton and Hamilton Water. Has been featured at The Museum of Steam and Technology and Greenventure.
2014 The Aqua Lauta – Researched, built, collaborated (McMaster Engineering), and publically presented as a portable interactive sculpture that pumps and filters lake/river water into potable water completed as part of my BA, Studio Art at McMaster University. Currently travels as a community engagement project.
2010-11 McMaster University, Research Assistant - Art & Urban Dev., Hamilton, ON.
Urban Snowmen: Researched and developed an art based community participation project in partnership with the Engineering department at McMaster and the Regeneration Institute for the Great Lakes.
2008-13 Royal Botanical Gardens.
Designed & delivered an adult art program in photography at the Nature Centre. Including the development of one-day workshops to 4 course certificate programs.
1998-12 Freelance Commercial Photographer/videographer. ON.
Managed and marketed a commercial photography/videography studio. Promoted and managed a fine art gallery space and studio. Included print and online web/advertising development and coordination. Self employed entrepreneur. Managed budgets, inventory, and client relations.
Group & Solo Exhibits
2016 Durham Art Gallery, Edward Burtynsky & Christopher Mcleod, Water.
2016 Charles H. Scott Gallery, The Machine of Awesome Bright Liquid Blueness. BC.
2016 Art Gallery of Mississauga, Living Water, Installation. ON
2015 Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr, Campaign4awesome. Vancouver, BC.
2015 Earls Court Gallery, The Aqua Lauta Project, Hamilton, ON.
2015 Art Gallery of Mississauga, Cultivating Corsair, Mississauga, ON.
2014 Paved Arts, Maybe I’m Dead, Saskatoon, SK.
2014 Art Gallery of Mississauga, The Thinking Garden, Miss., ON.
2014 The McMaster Museum, Summa group exhibition, Hamilton, ON.
2013 THEMUSEUM, The Aqua Lauta Project, Station 1, Kitchener, ON.
2013 Museum of Steam & Technology, Pump One sculpture, Hamilton, ON.
2012 Nuit Blanche, “dada Reboot” The Responsibility Machine sculpture, Toronto, ON.
2012 Blackflash Magazine, “Move up or move out” summer issue. Saskatoon, SK.
2011 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic Festival, Greed Collaborative project. Christie Lake.
2011 Propeller Gallery, Retrospective exhibit, Toronto, ON.
2011 Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, “From Our Earth” Collingwood, ON.
2010 “The Death of Film” Blackflash Magazine, Saskatoon, SK.
2010 Carnegie Gallery, Artist, A Classic Portrait Collection. Dundas, ON.
2010 Art Gallery of Hamilton. OutDoors Hamilton, ON.
2009 SilverShotz International Journal of Fine Art Photography, Dec. Folios edition, New Work 2009, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
2014 – 2016 Master Degree: Applied Art, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC
2010 – 2014 BA Studio Arts Honours, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.
Associations & Awards:
Current CARFAC Artist Member.
2016 Ontario Arts Council, Artist exhibition assistance grant.
2013 Hamilton Artist Inc., Feast Micro funding event winner, Hamilton, ON.