Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions

2013

Loom Panels – Stills from Installation – The TimeRaiser, Toronto, ON – March

Migrational Lands, Installation Zone-The Artist Project, Toronto, ON – February

2012

Migrational Lands, Work of Threads International Fiber Art Show, Oakville, ON – November

The Encampment – Madeline Askin & John Talbot Tents, Luminato, Toronto, ON – June

Women in History; A Photographic Exploration, University of Western Ontario, Virtual Show – June

The Loomers, Energy Competition – The Artist Project, Toronto, ON – March

Loom Panels, Untapped Emerging Artist Series – The Artist Project, Toronto, ON – March

2010

You are Worth It, Video Performance, York University, Toronto, ON – July

 

Commissions

Loom Panels, Lake Huron, Tobermory, ON – 2012

Migrational Lands, Lake Huron, Tobermory, ON – 2012

Passport Photo Triptychs: Exploring Immigration with Architects, JVS Toronto, Toronto, ON – 2011

You are on Fire – Hallway Installation, Private Commission, Toronto, ON – 2010

 

Education

University of Western Ontario– Masters of Education – Curriculum Studies/Visual Art

York University- Bachelor of Education – Visual Arts

George Brown College – Adobe Creative Suite Digital Publishing Certificate Program

University of Alberta – Bachelor of Arts (4 year) – Major Sociology, Minor Fine Art/Art History

 

Community Engagement

Art Gallery of Mississauga – Artist in Residence – Mississauga, ON – Jan 2012 – Present

Lakeshore Arts – YAM Roster Instructor – Toronto, ON – Present – May 2013

Institute without Boundaries – Charette Advisor: Dublin/Toronto – George Brown College, Toronto, ON – Feb 2013

Canadian Institute of Quality Surveyors – Conference Keynote Speaker – George Brown College, Toronto, ON – Feb 2013

Education and Open Learning Collaboration Group – Collaborator – CO:WORK, Toronto, ON – December 2012 – Present

Art Gallery of Ontario/OCADU – Continuing Education Instructor – Green Cities Design Camp – July – August 2012

 

Research

2007 – Present

Installation artist with works focusing on utilizing concepts of design and architecture, layered with traditional
craft practice. The work examines the role of identity in intercultural settings, and explores the process of
migration and intercultural communication. Building on intercultural theory and postmodern art education
pedagogy my work emerged from exploration of themes common to educators and students. The critical
aspect of creating dialogue, community and continuity emerges from these pieces, which often include a
participatory element to come into being.

Working mostly in textile and thread my recent installation work examines binaries and tensions between
nature and manufacture, art/design history and craft, and the shifting migration of culture. Currently on
exhibit, “Migrational Lands” examines the movements of peoples thought history from the split of the
continents to present day times. The process-based work asks viewers to question our shifting relationship
with nature and the production of goods in the context of our globalized world. Borrowing on the concept of
quilting and knitting circles the work has been produced in a collaborative process over a series of sessions that
brought together individuals of various ages, genders and cultural background.