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Education

  • 2006
    • University of California, Davis, USA. MFA; Studio Art
  • 2005
    • Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine, USA
  • 1998
    • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canada, BFA; Major in Studio
  • 1997
    • Chelsea College of Art, London, England, exchange program
  • 1994
    • Dalhousie University, Canada, biology program

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2010
    • PORTloggia, NSCAD University, Collapse, Halifax, NS, Canada (two person)
  • 2009
    • TNG; +15 Window Series, Three Holes, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (solo).
  • 2007
    • Art Gallery of Calgary, PINK; Growth, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Curated by Alexandra Keim. (solo)
    • MASS Gallery, Systems of Growth and Decay: Recent works by Jerrod Beck and Amanda Schoppel, Austin, Texas, USA. (two person)
  • 2004
    • Justina M.Barnicke Gallery, Miss, University of Toronto, Hart House. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (solo)
  • 2003
    • Truck Gallery, Systems, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (two person)
  • 1999
    • Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Corporeal, Halifax, N.S., Canada. (solo)
  • 1998
    • eyelevelgallery, Untitled, Halifax, N.S., Canada. (two person)
    • Anna Leonowens Gallery, Exhibition; Graduating show, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S., Canada. (solo)

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2014
    • First Canadian Place Gallery, ART BANK: Exposé, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2013
    • Propeller Center for the Visual Arts, Play!, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2011
    • Meredith Keith Gallery, Fabricate, , Toronto, Canada.
    • John B. Aird Gallery, Drawing 2011, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2009
    • List… Gallery, Touch Point, Toronto, Canada. (three person exhibition).
  • 2008
    • Arts Etobicoke, Made to Measure, juried, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2006
    • Rideau Hall, Dialogues: the changing face of contemporary Canadian art, Ottawa , Canada.
    • Arts Benicia, Cream; from the top, Benicia, California, USA.
    • The Nelson Gallery, Out the Door; MFA Thesis Exhibition, Davis, California, USA.
    • University of Hawaii Art Gallery, The 9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, Hawaii, USA.
  • 2005
    • Southern Exposure, Mayhem, San Francisco, California, USA.
    • The Pence Gallery, We’re not famous (yet), Davis, California, USA.
    • John Natsoulas Gallery, Western Biennial of Art; FC MAUD, Davis, California, USA.
  • 2004
    • b.sakata garo, Art Bowl IV, Sacramento, California, USA.
    • The New Gallery, Signature Appearances (Three Person Exhibition), Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
    • Eastern Front Gallery, The Red Show, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    • Mary E. Black Gallery, Metier, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • 2003
    • National Arts Centre Mezzanine,Atlantic Art on the Mezzanine; Atlantic Scene, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2002
    • Struts Gallery, Mail Art, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.
    • The Globe, The Reddish Show, Roswell, New Mexico, USA.
  • 2001
    • Galerie Montcalm of the Maison du Citoyen, IV Jeux de la Francophonie; represented Canada in the sculpture component, Hull, Quebec, Canada.
  • 2000
    • Stratford Gallery, Arts2000; Royal Canadian Academy Juried Exhibition, Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1999
    • Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Autumn Gold, Halifax, N.S., Canada.
    • Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Warrant, Halifax, N.S., Canada.
    • Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Lunch Money, Halifax, N.S., Canada.
  • ’98 – ’99
    • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, University College of Cape Breton Art Gallery, AGNS Yarmouth. Far & Wide, 3rd Biennial Exhibition, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • 1998
    • Anna Leonowens Gallery, Cautious Optimism; Graduation show, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S., Canada.
  • 1997
    • Chelsea College of Art, Wall Drawing, London, England.
    • Riverside Studios, Contemporary Showcases – Borough Open Exhibition,London, England.
  • 1996
    • Anna Leonowens Gallery, Wearable Art; fashion show and exhibition, NSCAD, Halifax, N.S., Canada.

Awards & Honors

  • 2011
    • Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.
  • 2010
    • Mid-Career Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
  • 2009
    • ART342, Artists Residency. Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
  • 2008
    • I-Park, Artists Residency. Connecticut, USA.
  • 2007
    • Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.
  • 2006
    • Taliesin West; Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Artist Residency. Arizona, USA.
  • 2005
    • Matching School Fellowship (Skowhegan & UCD)
    • Matching Non-Resident Tuition Fellowship (UCD, university wide)
    • Block Grant, University of California, Davis.
  • 2004
    • Professional Development Grant, Department of Tourism and Culture, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    • Matching Non-Resident Tuition Fellowship (UCD, university wide)
    • Block Grant, University of California, Davis.
  • 2002
    • Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.
  • 2001
    • Presentation Grant, Nova Scotia Arts Council, Canada.
  • 1999
    • Quest Program, Canada Council for the Arts.
  • 1997
    • David Lanier “Big Hat No Cattle” Sculpture prize, NSCAD, Canada.
    • William Donald Peters Memorial Scholarship, NSCAD, Canada.

Public Collections

    • Bank of Montreal Art Collection
    • Canada Council Art Bank
    • Nova Scotia Art Bank
    • Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery
    • Target Corporation

Visiting Artist & Lectures

  • 2010
    • NSCAD University. Artist Residency, exhibition, lecture.
  • 2006
    • Taliesin West; Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Arizona, USA. Artist Lecture.
  • 2004
    • The New Gallery, Calgary, Alberta. Round Table discussion re. Signature Appearances. Curator: Joanne Bristol.
  • 2002
    • eyelevelgallery, Halifax, N.S., Canada. Artist Presentation, Contested Practices II; A Symposium on Contemporary Curating.
  • 2001
    • Galerie Montcalm of the Maison du Citoyen, Hull, Quebec, Canada. Round Table Forum at the IV Jeux de la Francophonie.
    • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Wax Carving Workshop. Jewelry Department. Carving demonstration and discussion.

Professional Experience

  • 2014
    • Panel Discussion: The Evolution of Contemporary Canadian Art: 4 Decades – 4 Perspectives. First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2010
    • Arts for Social & Environmental Justice Symposium, Visual Arts Presenter, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON.
  • 2006
    • Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. Monster Drawing Rally, Live drawing fundraiser.
  • 2004
    • Canada Council. Round Table Consultation on Grants to Individuals.
  • ’98 – ’03 &
  • ’07 – present
    • Amos Pewters Ltd. Designer/Model Maker, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Design, wax caving, prototype finishing, and management of new products though to production.
  • ’02 – ’04
    • eyelevelgallery. Volunteer: grant writing, gallery sitting, fundraising.
  • ’00 – ’02
    • eyelevelgallery. Board of Directors – executive board member.
  • 1998
    • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design , Student Assistant to visiting artist: June Leaf.
  • ’97 – ’98
    • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Metal Shop Technician.

  • Teaching Experience

    • 2006
      • Associate-In Teaching. Beginning Drawing, Art Studio, University of California, Davis.
      • Associate-In Teaching. Beginning Sculpture, Art Studio, UCD.
    • 2005
      • Associate-In Teaching. Beginning Drawing, Art Studio UCD.
      • Teaching Assistant for Ann Saveageau. Beginning Drawing, Art Studio, UCD.
      • Teaching Assistant for Bryce Vinokurov. Form and Composition in Color, Art Studio, UCD.
    • 2004
      • Teaching Assistant for Vera Iliatova. Beginning Painting, Art Studio, UCD.

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