Artist Statement


My work explores the nature of relationships and the physical space we inhabit. I am interested in how our various environments can be shaped to embody the notion of home. Exploring the contrast of the highly finished, occupied space with the raw materiality of the support structure that lies beneath. We all live somewhere, and these places, with their associated experiences and circumstances, whether cherished or not, inevitably affects and becomes a part of us. I enjoy examining how space is used, and how an empty, raw environment is transformed into the familiar and comfortable. For me, place reflects more about its residents than first meets the eye. I think everyone has an individual, and at times, complex process of nesting. A process that marries place to person. So ultimately my intent is to intimately explore our environments and connections we have with them, examining human interaction with place.

 
 
 

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Education

2011    Bachelor of Fine Arts with Great Distinction. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK.

2006-07    Arts and Science. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

 

Exhibitions

2014    Pressing Matters. Ink Slab group show. STM Gallery. Saskatoon, SK.

2013    Stall Gallery. Saskatoon, SK.

2011    Interiority Complex. Studio Beluga. Summer Residency program. Montreal, QC.

2011    Finding City. Gordon Snelgrove Gallery. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

2011    Under Construction. Solo BFA graduating exhibition. Gordon Snelgrove Gallery,

           University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK.

2011    Commercial Break. Esteem for the Home. Saskatoon, SK.

2010    The Artists Formerly as Known as Prints. Mendel Art Gallery. Saskatoon, SK.

2010    Shall we go to the Veranda? Aka Gallery. Saskatoon, SK.

2010     Silence. Gordon Snelgrove Gallery. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

2010     Mixed Nuts. Aka Gallery, Saskatoon, SK.

2010     Art for the Arts 2010. Gordan Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

2009    Silence. Gordan Snelgrove Gallery, UniverSaskatoon, Sk.

2009    Art for the Arts 2009. Gordan Snelgrove Gallery. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

2009    Flicker. La Scala Gallery. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

2008    re:Form. Gordon Snelgrove Gallery. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

2008    Silence. Gordan Snelgrove Gallery. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

 

Professional Experience

2011      Summer Residency Program. Studio Beluga. Montreal, Qc.

2011      Independent Professional Photographer. Montreal, Qc.

2010     Photographer’s Assistant to Barbara Reimer. Saskatoon, SK./Nicaragua.

2009-11 Student Photo Lab Technician. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK.

2010     Engagement Photographer. Saskatoon, SK. Wedding Photographer. Moose Jaw, SK.

 

Awards/Scholarships

2011     Saskatchewan Association of Broadcasters Award in the Fine Arts.

2011     University Medal in the Fine Arts, University of Saskatchewan, SK.

2011     Dean’s List. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

2009   Simon Chang Phyllis Levine Foundation Scholarship.

2009   Elizabeth Evelyln Schollie Memorial Scholarship.

2007   Academic Scholarship. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.