Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2010        First Prize, Mixed Media
The 17th Annual Heritage Alive Art Exhibition,
Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah, Manitoulin Island

2010       The Manitoulin Art Tour
Kagawong, Manitoulin Island

2000        Metamorphosis,
The Gore Bay Museum,
Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island

1998        Emerging: Animal Images in Woodcut & Handmade Paper
The Gore Bay Museum,
Manitoulin Island, Ontario
and the River Restaurant, Toronto, Ontario

1997        Cast Paper & Poured Pulp
Toronto’s First Post Office, Toronto, Ontario,

1997        Carter Bay Glyphs
The Gore Bay Museum,
Manitoulin Island, Ontario
and The Annex Art Centre, Toronto, Ontario

1995        Spirit Land
The Annex Art Centre,
Toronto, Ontario

Group Exhibitions

2003         “Speak…On Memory” – Three person show
Gallery 1313, Queen Street West, Toronto

2001        The Graduate Show,
Ontario College of Art & Design
Toronto,  Ontario

1999        “Sensuality”,
accepted for juried exhibition, The First Biennial Handmade Paper Exhibition, Detroit, which traveled to six venues in the United States.

1999        “Intimacy”,
accepted for juried exhibition, the 89th Annual Open House, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Ontario.

Education

2001         AOCAD-2001 (with honours) in Fine Art, Ontario College of Art & Design

1985         Masters in Applied Behavioural Science (with distinction), The American University & NTL Institute.  Washington, D.C.

1975        Bachelor of Science in Biology, the University of Guelph,  Guelph, Ontario.

Teaching Experience

2002         For the Art Gallery of Ontario:
Taught Summer Art Camp for 8–10 year olds

2000 – 2001    For the Ontario College of Art & Design’s Discovery Program: Taught Wild Watercolour for “gifted” students in Grades 5–8, Toronto Catholic School Board

1996 – 2000    Artist in Residence
at The Paper Studio, Toronto’s First Post Office:
Taught four 2-day workshops in western and eastern papermaking, cast paper and mask-making.

I approach art education as an exploration of ideas, colours, shapes and materials. It’s not about the final product: it’s about curiosity and discovery.  I support learner’s curiosity and exploration. I create a collaborative atmosphere.

Curatorial Work

1999 – 2001    Curatorial Assistant,
Ontario College of Art & Design
Inventoried ancient works on paper, and did research on the artists in OCAD’s Permanent Collection.

Curated “Hidden Gems”: Significant Works from the Archives and Permanent Collection. Installed 55 works.

Co-curated “Rewind/Pause/Play”.  I re-created OCAD’s 125-year history from artworks in the Permanent Collection. I wrote “A Haganography: Mapping the Influence of a Master”, and installed the work.

1992 – 1993    Curated “The Angels of  Christmas Past: L. Scott Young Retrospective” for the Annex Art Centre. This led to the production of a 10-minute CBC-TV documentary on the artist, the conservation of 15 murals painted by Young in 1944, and the restoration of Young’s historic work in St. Clement’s Church, St. Clement’s, ON.