May - June 2018
I will be returning to the Ecole Lesage for introductory studies in gold-working.
Back in the studio and the classroom full-time after a three-year secondment as Chair of the School of Craft and Media at AUArts,
September - December, 2017
I am on leave from the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly ACAD) to study couture embroidery at the Ecole Lesage in Paris, France with funding
from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Alberta University of the Arts.
March 28 2017
Leading an introductory workshop on embroidery for Fibre students at ACAD. I will demonstrate the
Tambour or Lunéville hook and introduce students to some unfamiliar stitches and new materials.
Looking forward to chairing a panel at the CCF Conference Cultivating Craft, on Craft + Interdisciplinarity with artists
Mackenzie Kelly-Frere, Martina Lantin, Aaron Nelson and Gordon Thompson at the Alberta University of the Arts (ACAD), Calgary, AB
Welcoming Katrin Steiger from the Bauhaus University, Weimar, for a six-week Craft-at-the-Cutting-Edge Artist Residency
at the Alberta University of the Arts (ACAD) in the School of Craft + Emerging Media.
July 4 - 20 2016
I'll be undertaking introductory studies in embroidery at the Ecole Lesage. Paris, France.
June 8 - 13 2016
Off to Vancouver to participate in Sheila Wong's Couture Hand-Sewing course at MAIWA.
March 2016 - November 2016
Participating in the New Fundamentals: Leadership for the Creative Ecology at The Banff Centre.
September 2015 - January 23 2016
My work Fur Poems will be part of Brain Storms: UAlberta Creates, an exhibition at the Enterprise Square Galleries in
Edmonton, Sept. 25, 2015 - Jan. 23, 2016.
The Alberta University of Arts (ACAD) officially launched their new MFA in Craft Media, and is now accepting application
for Fall 2015! More information about the program can be found here.
"Fur Suite" is featured in the fourth edition of La Vague. The journal is edited by Jennifer Pilch and this edition is titled Negative Exempla.
The photo-etchings are presented alongside the work of eight contemporary women poets. It's an honour to be part of this project!
Nov 1 - 30 2014
Fur Poems is in the exhibit Strung Out & Undone at the Living Arts Centre as part of the WORLD OF THREADS Festival in Oakville and Mississauga.
August 2014 - 2016
I installed the interactive audio installation An Archive of Beautiful Memories in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The archive was inspired by student memoirs written on "something beautiful" as part of a course I led on Visual Culture at NSCAD University. In collaboration, Rebecca Hannon has installed eight beautiful porcelain sculptures in-situ. Opening is at the Gatekeepers House, Saturday August, 2 from 1:30-4pm, rain or shine.
July 26 thru Sept. 6 2014
Prints from "Fur Fable" were selected as part of the SHY RABBIT PRINT INTERNATIONAL 5 exhibition.
The work will be at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts Gallery in Pagosa Springs, Colorado from July 26 thru Sept. 6, 2014.
April 16 - May 13 2014
Work from my drawings series "Enlisted Dogs" was selected to be part of DRAWN First Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing at MANIFEST GALLERY
in Cincinnati, Ohio.