Born Antigonish Nova Scotia 1979
Lives and works in Canada
2006-09 Concordia University, Montréal, Québec Canada. M.F.A. Studio Arts
1997-01 Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary Alberta Canada. B.F.A. Honors, Sculpture
SELECTED SCREENINGS /// STOP-MOTION ANIMATION
2017 Troisieme Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation at RedCat Theatre Los Angeles California, Block Cinema Chicago , Pioneer works Brooklyn NY, Grace Street Theatre Richmond Virginia
2017 Opera della mano WNDX - Prairie Program - Festival of Moving Image - Winnipeg
2017 Limonade Dazibao Video Program - Lux London UK
2016 Limonade Holland Animation Film Festival –Shortlist nominee HAFFtube
2015 Limonade TEUFS 4 Toronto Ontario
2014 For All things Possible Melbourne International Animation Festival
2013 Selected Works Physical Space Gallery – Austin Peay State University Tennessee USA 2013
Go so we may see Alberta Biennale , Art Gallery of Alberta Edmonton AB, Epcor Center for the Arts/ GAMA Calgary AB.
2011 Margaret's Mountain Segal Cinema Space/ Mtl.QC, SanFrancisco Independent Film Festival, Blue Sunshine Screening Mtl.QC
2010 Margaret's Mountain Victoria Ind. Film Festival, Victoria B.C., AniFest. Prague Czech Republic, Sappy Fest, Sackville N.B.
2009 Margaret's Mountain Valand School of Art- Gothenburg Sweden, GIRAF 5. Calgary AB
Perfect Textiles Museum of Canada, Curator:Allyson Mitchell
Best Attempt Animated Anomalies - Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax N.S.
' i love you/i love you too' Curator: Jess Dobkin- Buddies in Bad Times, Toronto Ont.
2008 Feather National Film Board of Canada, Open house program, Montréal QC
For All Things Possible Eye Level Gallery, Halifax N.S.
Anchor Your Heart Toronto Urban Film Festival, Ont., ArtSpace Peterborough Ont.
2007 Perfect 6th Annual Festival of Fringe, Durham Art Gallery, Durham Ont,
For all things Possible Dawson City International Film Festival, Yukon, Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival,
Quickdraw Animation Society. Calgary AB.
2006 Perfect St.John's International Women's Film Festival, St.John's Nfld, DawsonCity
2005 Perfect Yukon International Film Festival, 'Film Pop' Montréal, video screening, Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival.
Q.A.S.. Calgary AB, Faucet Media Arts Festival. Struts Gallery, Sackville NB, Bookmobile Screening-La Central, Mtl QC,
Electric Tractor, Mtl QC, Animated Objects Festival, EM Media CalgaryAB
2005 The great hopeful someday Bookmobile Screening- La Central, Montréal, Electric Tractor Montréal.QC
2004 All things nice collaboration with Lulu Keating- Atlantic Womens Film Festival St.John's Nfld.
2004 Hungry Moose Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Dawson City YK
SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2018 Upcoming - Gallerie La Centrale Montreal Quebec –solo
2017 TRUCK gallery Calgary AB - solo
2017 Digital Erratics with Timothy Belliveau, FOFA Gallery Concordia University Montreal QC
2017 Trex touring exhibition, Art Gallery of Alberta and the Prairie Art Gallery
2015 Graphic novel exchange / Federation Wallonie Bruxelles with Jean-Luc Cornette Fete de la BD Brussels Belgium
2013 When you break and all they see inside is light, Coop Gallery, Nashville Tennessee USA
2013 If found return to me , solo exhibition AKA gallery Saskatoon SK
2012 The grey sea and the long black land, Roos Arts Rosendale NY
2011 Natural disasters, pets and other stories, with Jessica MacCormack, Open Sky NWT
2010 Entre chien et loup, Monastiraki Montréal QC
2010 Teenage Wisdom- Come down from the Mountain. Roos Gallery Rosendale NY
2010 When you break and they see inside is light, Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale NY
2010 Please be there tomorrow, Two Window Project -Le Garage, Curated by Gregory Teodori, London UK.
2010 Natural disasters, pets and other stories, with Jessica MacCormack, Stride Gallery, Calgary AB
2010 Natural disasters, pets and other stories, with Jessica MacCormack, Ace Art, Winnipeg Manitoba
2005 A little Someday Hopeful, YYZ Gallery, Toronto Ont.
2004 Soft and Fuzzy Lies, with Cindy Baker Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston Ont.
2004 Ever Since Last November, The Khyber Gallery, Halifax N.S.
2003 Ever Since last November, Odd Gallery, Dawson City Yukon
2003 Selected Works, Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse Yukon
2002 Ever Since last November, Gallerie Sans Nom, Moncton N.B
2002 Selected Works, The Other Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff AB
2002 toboggan, The New Gallery, Calgary AB
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Tokyo Wondersite - Open Studio, Tokyo Japan
2017 The sensual world, Curated by Patrick Allaby Owens Art Gallery Sackville New Brunswick
2014 Made in the early 2000’s, Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB
2013 Voices The EVP Project, Send +Receive, Winnipeg MB
2013 Voices The EVP Project, POP Montréal QC
2013 Alberta Biennial, Curated by Nancy Tousley, Art Gallery of Alberta
2012 Reshelving Initiative – Eye Level Gallery , Halifax NS
2011 POP. ( Printed on Paper) Roos Art Gallery Rosendale NY
2011 Bona fide Owens Art Gallery / Mount Allison University, Curated byGemey Kelly. N.B.
2011 Playlist/Favorite Youtube Videos, Owens Art Gallery, Curated by Kirsten Atkins. N.B.
2010-11 Hands, Vision, Voice. WSW at the Grolier Club, NewYork NY
2010 About face/Kopfüber, Two Window Project, Curated by Gregory Teodori. Berlin Germany
2008 Encantada , Alba Academy, Holguin Cuba
2008 SuperdogUnderdog, Diane Tanios Gallery , Chicago Illinois USA
2008 Spirit, Spirit, Spirit, Peterborough Art Gallery, Peterborough Ont.
2008 Choeur de Griffonnage, Fofa Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal QC
2007 It's a Wonderful Life, Struts , Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville N.B.
2007 New Illustrations, Bourget Gallery, Concordia University Curator: Clement Yeh Montréal QC
2006 Supernatural, Museum London, Curated by Melanie Townsend, London Ont.
2005 Collision , Group Exhibit, Longhall, Montréal QC
2005 Infinity Project, Helen Pitt Gallery, Curated by Jo Cook, Vancouver BC
2004 Self Publish or Perish, Open Space Gallery, Curated by : Jo Cook, Victoria BC
2003 Transfigure, The Edmonton Art Gallery, Curated by Catherine Crowston
2002 Indemnity: Intimate Objects Made Dear, ArtCity, Curated by Noel Begin, Calgary AB
2001 love in the year 2001, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge AB
2017 Wood Buffalo Region, Alberta. Artist in Residence /Mentor program
2017 CALQ studio residency – Tokyo Wondersite Japan
2016 Banff Centre for the Arts, Thematic Residency 'Still Alive'
2015 CALQ Writer and graphic novelist residency at Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Belgium
2010 Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale NewYork
2010 Outport Aesthetics, Fogo Island Newfoundland
2009 Anchor Archive, Halifax Nova Scotia
2007 Struts Gallery , Sackville New Brunswick
2006 National Film Board of Canada , Hot House 3 program
2003 Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown P.E.I.
2003 Klondike Institute for Arts and Culture, Dawson City Yukon
2002 Banff Centre for the Arts, Beauty thematic residency, Banff Alberta
2015 Finalist Doug Wright award – Toronto Comics Arts Festival
2013 Alberta Foundation for the Arts - Project Creation Grant
2010-11 Conseil des arts et des lettres Research and Creation Grant
2010 Conseil des arts et des lettres Travel grant
2009 William Blair Brucebo Fine Art Scholarship (Sweden)
2008 Toronto Urban Film Festival – 1st prize in Best in Urban Imaginary, Travel Grant Canada Council for the Arts, CIAM travel grant Concordia University
2007-09 Hydro-Québec John Molson School of Art and Business Scholarship
2007 CIAM project grant Concordia University
2006-07 Concordia University – Avi and Dora Morrow Fellowship
2006-09 Concordia University – Tuition Remission award
2006 Canada Council for the Arts – Project Grant , Canada Council for the Arts – Travel Grant
2003 Alberta Foundation for the Arts- Travel Grant
2002 Louise Mckinney Scholarship – Banff Centre for the Arts
2001 Grain Exchange Award – Sculpture , Illingworth Kerr Gallery – Bursary, Alberta College of Art and Design – Student Association Bursary ,Husky Oil Scholarship
2000 Alberta Foundation for the Arts – Study Scholarship
PUBLICATIONS AND BOOKS
2016 Made In CalgaryAn Exploration of Art from the 1960's to the 2000's Published by the Glenbow Museum
2016 Beacon – Ken Housego exhibtion catalogue – curatorial intro and essay
2015 Secret Life – collection of artist writing and works published by Quiet Spell – Zoe Chan and Karin Zuppiger
2014 One year in America - graphic novel 125 pgs Conundrum Press
2013 Papirmasse Issue 40
2013 The News From Here – Alberta Bienniale Publication edited by Nancy Tousley Art Gallery of Alberta
2010 Academy and Estate edition of 40 artist books. Published by Women's Studio Workshop NY
2010 don't get lonely don't get lost collection of short stories and drawing/ DVD insert - 225pgs. Conundrum Press
2007 The great hopeful someday graphic novel with dvd insert - 225 pgs. Conundrum Press
2005 Something to pet the cat about graphic novel- 175pgs. Conundrum Press
WORKS IN THE COLLECTION OF
Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Confederation Centre for the Arts, ARTEXT Mtl, Brucebo Foundation, Women's Studio Workshop, various private national and international collections.
V-tape International, Conundrum Press, Women's Studio Workshop NY
SELECTED REVIEWS AND CATALOGUES
Carousel Magazine, 4 Panel Project, December Issue- Comic Strip
Globe and Mail- Three beautiful comics you need to read: Sean Rogers Nov.28. 15, Sequential Canadian Comics Review: BK Munn Nov.13.14, Comic Book Resources :Michael C Lorah Nov.4.15
Canadian Art Magazine- Summer Edition Review by Sandra Fraser, The StarPhoenix- Masterful work at AKA by Marsha Day, Edmonton Journal – AGA biennial celebrates 'where we are' by: Fish Griwkowski
PaperWait - Volume 13 – 'Critical distance – Natural Disasters Pets and Other Stories' by Leslie Supnet
Spectacular Optical/ Fantasia Int'l Film Festival- 'Special Affect: DIY Female animators' by Leslie Supnet
Bona Fide – Catalogue published by Mount Allison University and the Owens art gallery NB
Geist Volume 78/79, Broken Pencil, Concordia University Magazine , No more potlucks, Montréal QC
'The World is made of work' exhibition statement for Stride Gallery by John Davies. Broken Pencil- book review by Nathaniel Moore. Telegraph Journal- book review by Mike Landry. The Manitoban- exhibition review by Robin Dudgeon. Utne Reader- blog review by Karen Garcia. The Uniter- exhibition review by Timothy Dyck. Winnipeg Free Press exhibition review by Alison Gillmor. C Magazine- Image
It's a wonderful life Struts Artist-run centre 25th Anniversary Exhibition. Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University Sackville NewBrunswick
Geist Magazine, Broken Pencil, Pivot Journal- text by Natasha Pashak
Mix Magazine Listing/photo Dec, Pivot Journal
Ukula review by Valerie Howes, The portable conundrum – Compendium of Canadian writers edited by Andy Brown.
The Mirror, Dec.8, Montreal QC-book review, The Hour, Dec.1, Montreal QC- book review, The Globe and Mail, Jan.7th Pg.R23- exhibition review, YYZ Publication exhibition essay by Natasha Pashak,
The Coast Interview by Jon Tupper -Confederation Centre for the Arts June Vol 12
CBC Radio Maritimes - June live interview , The Guardian Charlottetown PEI - June 18 interview, Klondike Sun, Jan / Feb Arts Update, Yukon News - Jan 8 article by Michele Genest
Mix Magazine- winter 2002 V28.3, Canadian Art Magazine- winter Vol.12 #4 , Calgary Herald -Sept 8, The Lethbridge Herald June 21, Fast Forward March 7
PANELS, JURIES AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
2017 Visiting Artist talk - CalArts / California Institute for the Arts , Valencia California
2017 . Visitor in the arts series, Red Deer College Alberta
2016 Concordia University, ArtX480 – Visiting artist /workshop
2016 Alberta College of Art and Design/ Studio Visits
2015 Artist Presentation – Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
2014 Conseil des Arts et des Lettres de Quebec - Jury
2015 Public lecture as curator for Ken Housego’s exhibition “Beacon” – Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
2014 CALQ Jury
2014 Workshop Presentation - Foreman Art Gallery – Bishop University, Sherbrooke QC
2014 Artist Presentation – Conversations in Contemporary Arts Concordia University
2013 Guest Speaker- Women in the Arts class Grande Prairie Regional College AB
2012 Visitor in the arts series, Red Deer College, Red Deer AB
2012 Arts Symposium – Bodies in Motion, Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie AB
2011 Graphic Novel Round Table - Organized by Lori Schubert, Québec Writers Federation, Drawn&Quarterly, Montréal QC
2011 Round Table ‘ Hand Made Assembly’ – Struts Gallery Sackville NB
2010 Artist Presentation - Valand School of Fine Arts – Gothenburg Sweden
2009 Artist Presentation - Mount Allison University , Sackville NB
2008 Artist Presentation- Concordia University / Communication Dept. Montréal QC