Artist statement

People fascinate me; through painting I explore and study various aspect of the human experience. I draw the viewer into the worlds of my subjects through narratives and dramas that I play out on canvas. My subjects are the storytellers while the viewer is the witness. It’s a shared moment of experience, like a secret nod from a friend, an understanding, or simply a momentary connection held between strangers.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2011            BFA, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017             (Upcoming) Solo Exhibition “Public Spaces” Sivarulrasa Gallery, Almonte, ON

2016             Group Exhibition “2nd Anniversary Show!” Sivarulrasa Gallery, Almonte, ON

2016             Group Exhibition “Unbound” Sivarulrasa Gallery, Almonte, ON

2015             Love Art, Toronto, ON

2015             The Artist Project, Toronto, ON

2014             Group Exhibition “Girls Art League” OCAD Student Gallery, Toronto, ON

2014             The Riverdale Art Walk, Toronto, ON

2014             The Artist Project, Toronto, ON

2013             Two Person Show “Natural Reactions” Gallery M, Thornhill, ON

2013             Group Exhibition “Ready For Spring” Ridge West Gallery, Oro Medonte, ON

2013             The Artist Project, Toronto, ON

2012            Group Exhibition “Gutterbird Presents: ART!” Hashtag Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012             The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

2012              The Riverdale Art Walk, Toronto, ON

2012              The Artist Project, Toronto, O

2012              Group Exhibition “By The Pound” Goodfella’s Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012              Group Exhibition “TOAE: Best of 2011” FCP Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011              Group Exhibition “The Print Show 2011” John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011              The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

2011              The Riverdale Art Walk, Toronto, ON

2011              Group Exhibition “Alive and Kicking” Eastern Bloc Gallery, Montreal, QC

2011              Group Exhibition “Drawing 2011” John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

2008              Group Exhibition “Square Foot Show” AWOL Gallery, Toronto, ON

2008             The Riverdale Art Walk, Toronto, ON

 

Grants and Awards

2014             “Best in Painting Award” The Riverdale Art Walk

2013             “VIP Sponsorship Award” The Artist Project

2012             “Best in Painting Award” The Riverdale Art Walk

2011              “The Elizabeth Greenshilds Award” The Elizabeth Greenshilds Foundation

2011              “Best Student in Painting” Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

2011              “The Shawn Downey Portrait Prize in Painting” Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

 

Related Professional Experience

2016             Teacher Assistant, English and Art after-school program, Pisaq Peru

2016             Sachaqa Centro De Arte, Artist in Residence, Tarapoto Peru

2015             Studio owner and operator, Gutterbird studios, Toronto ON, Canada

2015             Artistic Director, Gutterbird Collective, Toronto ON, Canada

2014             Artist Mentorship Program with Gallery 1313, Toronto ON

2012            Artist Talk for the Don Valley Art Club, Toronto ON

 

Gallery Representation

2016             Sivarulrasa Gallery, Almonte ON