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Education

2009 | Master of Fine Arts (With Honour) | Concordia University | Montreal, QC
2004 | Bachelor of Fine Arts (With Distinction)| University of Regina | Regina, SK

 

Selected Exhibitions

2012
Discards | Harcourt House, Edmonton, AB | solo exhibition
Discards | Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, Estevan, SK | solo curated by Amber Anderson

 

2011    
Containment | AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK | curated by Todd Emel with artist Lisa Turner
Consumed | Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, MB | curated by Amber Anderson and Jenny Western with artist Emily Rosamond

 

2010
Detritus Ecologies | Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON | curated by Leanne L’Hirondelle with Troy David Oulette, Twyla Exner and Mae Leong

 

2009    
ORANGE: Il Nostro Gusto | Centre d’Exposition de Sainte Hyacinthe, Sainte Hyacinthe, QC | Curated by Sylvette Babin, Marcel Blouin, Genevieve Ouellet with 24 artists

 

2008
Le Radeau du Marasme | La Maison de la Culture: Mont Royal, Montreal, QC | solo exhibition Strata | Espace Artefacto, Montreal, QC | group exhibition with over 20 artists
Pale Blue Dot | Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK | group exhibition with 10 artists
Abnormal Growth | Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK | curated by Amanda Cachia with artists Twyla Exner and Tricia Middleton

 

2007
25e Symposium International D’art Contemporain | Centre D’exposition, Baie St. Paul, QC | curated by Nicolas Mavrikakis with 24 artists
MMCLII | The New Gallery, Calgary, AB | solo exhibition

Compression | Galerie Art Mur, Montreal, QC | group exhibition with over 20 artists

 

2006-2007
Small City Art Museums Biennial Contemporary Art Exhibition | Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC, Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB, Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, Moose Jaw, SK, Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, Estevan, SK, The Little Gallery, Prince Albert, SK, Art Gallery of Swift Current, Swift Current, SK | curated and traveled by the SCAM collective with 6 other artists

 

2004
Re:Collect | MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK | with artists Twyla Exner, Regan Fraser and Julie Heinrich

 

2003
Please Remove your Caps | Fifth Parallel, Regina, SK | with Twyla Exner
Recycled Art Forum | Saskatoon City Hall, Saskatoon, SK | with 15 artists

 

Residencies

2007 | 25e Symposium International D’art Contemporain | Centre D’art Contemporain, Baie St Paul, QC.

 

Selected Artist Lectures

2015 | Recent Work | Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie, AB

2012 | Discards | Harcourt House, Edmonton, Alberta
           | Discards | Estevan Arts Gallery & Museum, Estevan, SK

2011 | Containment | Visiting artist | University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
2010 | Detritus Ecologies | Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON
2009 | Recent Work | Oxbow High School, Oxbow, SK
2008 | Pale Blue Dot | Art History 400 | University of Regina, Regina, SK
2007 | Abnormal Growth | Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
           | 25e Symposium International D’art Contemporain, Baie St Paul, QC
2006 | SCAM | The Little Gallery, Prince Albert, SK
           | SCAM | Art Gallery of Swift Current, Swift Current, SK
2003 | Fist Out of Water | University of Regina, Regina, SK

 

Public Collections & Commissions

2018 | Untitled | Upcoming Public Sculpture Commission | Prince George Public Library, Prince George, BC

2012 | Beetle Reflecting | Collection of the Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, SK
2012 | Great Smoky | Collection of the Saskatchewan Arts Board

2010 | MMXXVII | Collection of the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, Estevan, SK

2009 | Petro Max’d | Collection of the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK
2008 | Memorial | Public Sculpture Commission | With Twyla Exner | Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2007 | Concern | Collection of le Centre d’exposition de Baie St Paul, Baie St Paul, QC

2004 | Microcosm | Public Sculpture Commission | University of Regina, Regina, SK

 

Exhibition Catalogues and Essays (as Artist)

2009       ORANGE: Il Nostro Gusto. Curated by Sylvette Babin, Marcel Blouin, Genevieve Ouellet | L’événement d’art actuel                     de Saint-Hyacinthe | Exhibition Catalogue
2008       STRATA:  World Wise - Exploring Environmental & Post-Consumer Critique. Essay by Isa Tousignant | Montreal,                       QC

                 Pale Blue Dot. Curated by Wendy Peart. Art Gallery of Regina | Regina, SK | Exhibition Catalogue

2007       Compression: Remnants of Matter. Essay by J. Penney Burton | Montreal, QC

 

Grants, Bursaries, Scholarships

2008-2011 | Creative Assistance Grant | Saskatchewan Arts Board
2006-2009 | Tuition Remission Award | Concordia University
2003 | Anthony Kay Scholarship in Visual Arts | University of Regina | Regina, SK

 

Selected Curated Exhibitions

 

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, AB

2016
Me Upon My Pony on My Boat: Clint Neufeld | Ceramic Sculpture
Le Singe est sur la Table: Works from the Permanent Collection | Painting, Drawing, Prinntmaking
Baring Souls: Sean Trostem | Figurative Photography

 

2015
Le singe est sur le table: Sheila Craipley, Sue Fisher, David Garneau, Elizabeth Ginn, Pat Hunt, Marc Siegner, John Snow, Arlette Spencer | Permanent Collection Exhibition of Paintings

 

Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, SK

2014
Relative Connections: George Glenn/Connie Freedy, Michel Boutin/Judy McNaugton, David Garneau/Sylvie Zieman, Monique Blom/Shayne Metcalf, Michael Boss/Diana Thorneycroft, Caitlyn McMillan & Lisa Smith, Gabriela Garcia-Luna/Rob Froese, Carmela Laganse/Jordi Alfaro | Co-curated with Twyla Exner | An exhibition of collaborative artworks produced by artist couples | Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation, Photography & Video
The Watchmen: Miles McDonald & George Glenn | Painting and Installation of found objects A Retrospective: Miles McDonald | Painting

 

2013
Girth & Girdle: Sean Woodruff Whalley | Sculpture & Installation Tromper: Carmela Laganse | Ceramic Sculpture
Frozen in Time: Natalie Daoust | Pinhole Camera Photography

 

2012
Giraffe Deceiving the Staircase: Permanent Collection Exhibition | Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media
Of Charcoal & Birch Bark: Donna McKeand-Smith | Drawing on Birch Bark
Grandpa used to wash my hands with gasoline: Clint Neufeld | Ceramic Sculpture

 

2011
MAG Permanent Collection: A Re-Introduction | Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media & Sculpture


Estevan Art Gallery & Museum, Estevan, SK

2011
Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things: Pavitra Wickramasinghe | New Media Installation & Robotics
Plant(ipod)Installation: Jane Tingley | Interactive New Media Installation
Pink! Linda Gudmundson | Mixed Media & Installation

 

2010
River: Lenka Novakova | Light & Sculpture Installation
Between Places: Holly Tingley | Painting
Drift: Danielle Margaret Davies | Choreographed Installation
Volume: Maskull Lasserre | Altered Musical Instruments & Sculpture
Only Human: Iris Hauser | Painting
Still Life “Painting in the Real”: Marc Courtemanche | Solid Paint Sculpture
Smother: Suzanne Franks | Soft Sculpture
Steelheads: James Korpan | Abstract Steel Sculpture

 

2009
Somewhere in Between: Sean Woodruff Whalley & John Henry Fine Day | Collaborative Sculpture
Adaptations: Corinne Trebick-Gibson | Painting

 

Professional Experience

Director / Curator | Art Gallery of Grande Prairie | Grande Prairie, AB
September 2014 – July 2016

 

Director / Curator | Mann Art Gallery | Prince Albert, SK
June 2011 – August 2014

 

Director / Curator | Estevan Art Gallery & Museum | Estevan, SK
June 2008 – May 2011

 

Juries

2016               Acquisitions for Permanent Collection | Alberta Foundation for the Arts
                         Young Canada Works | Department of Canadian Heritage

2015               Organizational Project Grants | Canada Council for the Arts
                         Young Canada Works | Department of Canadian Heritage


                         Individual Artist Project Grants | Alberta Foundation for the Arts


                         Queen Jubilee Awards | Alberta Foundation for the Arts

                         Peace Laird Regional Juried Art Show | Peace Laird Regional Arts Council

2014               Organizational Projects Grants | Alberta Foundation for the Arts
                         Individual Artists Project Grants | Saskatchewan Arts Board

                         Various Mentorship & Workshop Facilitation Contracts

2013               Workshop Facilitator | Applying for Exhibitions in Public Art Galleries | Prince Albert, SK

2012               Workshop Facilitator | CARFAC Workshop: Copyright and the Visual Arts | Prince Albert, SK

2009-2010   Mentor | CARFAC Saskatchewan | Saskatoon, SK

2009               Workshop Facilitator | CARFAC Workshop: The Professional Artist Act / Contracts for Artists | Estevan, SK

 

Consultation & Community Service

2014-2016
Board of Directors (Secretary) | Art of the Peace | Grande Prairie, AB
Consultant | Montrose Cultural Centre & South Montrose Site Development for the Preforming and Media Arts Centre, Grande Prairie, AB

 

2011-2014
Board of Directors | Prince Albert Council for the Arts| Prince Albert, SK
Board of Directors | Prince Albert Arts Board | Prince Albert, SK

Consultant | Community Services Advisory Committee, City of Prince Albert, SK
Consultant | Prince Albert Historical Society | Prince Albert, SK

 

2009-2011
Board of Directors | Estevan Arts Council | Estevan, SK
Consultant | Souris Valley Museum | Estevan, SK
Consultant | Beautification and Public Art Division, City of Estevan | Estevan, SK
Consultant | Southeast Saskatchewan Museum Network

 

Publications (as curator or contributor)

George Harris & Griffith Aaron Baker, "Envisioned / Re-visioned", ex. cat. Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC, 2018.

 

Nancy Tousley & Peter White, “A Sublime Vernacular: The Landscape Paintings of Levine Flexhaug”, ex. cat. Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, AB, 2015.

 

Belliveau, Elizabeth, “Beacon: Ken Housego”, ex. cat. Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, AB, 2015.

 

Gogarty, Amy, “Tony Bloom: Landbuoys”, ex. cat. Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, AB, 2015.

 

Campbell, Jessie, “Andrée Felley-Martinson: A Retrospective”, ex. cat. Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, SK, 2015.

 

Harding, T.E., “Selina & the Horse Rescue: Allan Harding”, ex. cat. Art Gallery of Grande Prairie and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Calgary), Grande Prairie, AB, 2014.

 

Baker, Griffith Aaron & Carmen Robertson, “Somewhere in Between: The Artworks of Sean Woodruff Whalley & John Henry Fine Day”, ex. cat. Estevan Art Gallery & Museum, Estevan, SK, 2010