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Academic
2006
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours; Queen’s University, Kingston
2011
Interdisciplinary Master in Art, Media, and Design, OCAD, Toronto

Exhibitions
2011
Animals in the Room, ESP Gallery, Toronto*
EXTRA-rational, Emerging Performance Artist Series curated by Gale Allen, FADO, Toronto
2010
The Future of Together, with Bronwen Moen, Sustainable Concordia, Montreal
The Typology and Topography of Repetition, curated by Deborah Wang, XPACE, Toronto
Hybrid, OCAD Gallery, Toronto
Pretty Ugly, OCAD Grad Gallery, Toronto
2009
Hard Twist, New Twist, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
verge, OCAD Grad Gallery, Toronto
Visi>Cue-Cue: Our Semi-Literate Love Child, curated by Gjen Snider, Canteen, Ottawa
Bear Witness, The Grad Club, Kingston*
Solo Studio Watch, curated by Jan Allen, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
2008
Exposures, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
Is it All in My Head?, Ban Righ Centre, Kingston*
and though you die, bird, you will have a fine view, Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria*
Jewels and Binoculars, The Artel, Kingston
Love me! or leave me Alone, exhibition; screening, The Artel, Kingston
Self-Induced; I Will Always Love You, No Matter What, The Grad Club, Kingston*
2007
Love Will Tear Us Apart, The Sleepless Goat Café, Kingston*
and though you die, bird, you will have a fine view: a sort of prayer for some sort of rare grace, verb gallery, Kingston*
(W)ringing the Sponge, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston
a very imperfect rendering, The Artel, Kingston*
2006
Confessions…, Swamp Ward Window Gallery, 448 Bagot St., Kingston*
In House, The Artel, Kingston
BFA on View, Graduating Class exhibition, curated by Jan Allen, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
How much would you say this weighs? BFA Graduating class, Ontario Hall, Kingston
Out of Site: negotiating Art in Neglected Spaces, The Project Room, Union Gallery, Kingston
The Next Time I See You, The Grad Club, Kingston*
Confessions of a 22-year old female on a concrete wall, off-site project, Union Gallery, Kingston*
(Notations), The Sleepless Goat Café, with Sarah Smith and Samantha Mogelonsky, Kingston
Disconnected: Redefining terms of Artistic Success, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Center, Kingston
2005
(Citations), Union Gallery, with Sarah Smith and Samantha Mogelonsky, Kingston
Construct, The Project Room, Union Gallery, Kingston*
2004
Parking Art in Parking Lots, Noise Pollution, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Art in the Streets, Kingston*

•Indicates solo exhibitions

Collaborative Projects
2010
GROUP THERAPY, ongoing, Toronto
Beyond Former Heaven Occasional, The Banff Centre, Banff
Department of Vice, with Rodrigo Marti, The Banff Centre, Banff
Performing Borders, with Ulyses Castellanos and Guillermina Buzio, Function 13 Gallery, Toronto
2008
We Know Where We Are, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Center, State of Flux, with Julia Mensink, Kingston
To Catch a Baby: the Community Midwives of Kingston, The Artel, Kingston
2005
Designing Integration: Engineered Art, Integrated Learning Centre, Kingston
2004
Parking Art in Parking Lots, Car Collective with Adrian Blackwell and Jane Hutton, Kingston

Selected Collections
The Banff Centre Library Archives, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Southlake Regional Medical Centre, Queen’s University Art Collection, Queen’s University Print Collection, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario archives, and private collections.

Awards
2010
SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - Master’s
OCAD President’s Scholarship
OCAD Graduate Scholarship
SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships - Master’s
2009
OCAD Graduate Scholarship
2008
Community Foundation of Greater Kingston, project grant
2007
Recipient of the Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development for Emerging Artists, Kingston
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistant recipient

Professional Experience
2011
Visting Scholar, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Liberal Studies, OCAD, Toronto
Guest Lecturer, Department of Art, OCAD, Art, Science, and Nature Course, Toronto
Guest Lecturer, Department of Art, OCAD, Art, Curatorial Practices, Toronto
2010
Research Assistant, E-Motion Lab with Barbara Rauch, OCAD, Toronto
Sunday Scene Public Programs, Adaptation: Between Species, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
The Banff Centre, Thematic Resident, Beyond Former Heaven, Banff
Research Assistant and Videographer, This is Paradise, curated by Rae Johnson for the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
Exhibition Coordinator, Pretty Ugly, OCAD IAMD end of term exhibition, OCAD Grad Gallery, Toronto
Committee Member, Research Ethics Board, OCAD, Toronto
Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Liberal Studies, OCAD, Toronto
Guest Lecturer, Department of Art, OCAD, Art, Science, and Nature Course, Toronto
Research Intern, V-Tape, Toronto
Participant, Canzine, Toronto
2009
Gallery Assistant, Gallery TPW, Toronto
Committee Member, Research Ethics Board, OCAD, Toronto
Research Intern, V-Tape, Toronto
Guest Artist, Salon Round-table for Solo Studio Watch, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Liberal Studies, OCAD, Toronto
President, Board of Directors, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston
Program Assistant, Union Gallery, Kingston
Guest Artist Lecturer, Senior Professional Practices Seminar, Department of Art, Queen’s University
Workshop Leader, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, bookmaking and text in art, Kingston
Poster Designer, Flying V Productions, Kingston
Participant, Canzine, Toronto; Expozine, Montreal
2008
President, Board of Directors, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston
Distribution Manager, Voicespondence and Cut-it-Out Films, Kingston
Program Assistant, Union Gallery, Kingston
Guest Artist Lecturer, Department of Art, Queen’s University, Interdisciplinary Studio Course.
Guest Artist Lecturer, Department of Art, Queen’s University, Performance Art Course.
Workshop leader, Artreach: DIY bookmaking, zine’s and collage, Boys and Girls Club, Kingston
Workshop leader, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, bookmaking and text in art, Kingston
Poster Designer, Flying V Productions, Kingston
Participant, Canzine, Toronto; Expozine, Montreal
Member, Made4You artist’s co-operative, Kingston
Member, Semi-Precious Promises collective, Kingston
2007
Acting President, Board of Directors, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston
Fundraising Chair, Board of Directors, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston
Distribution Manager, Voicespondence and Cut-it-Out Films, Kingston
Program Assistant, Union Gallery, Queen’s University, Kingston
Administrator, Cinema Kingston, Kingston
Production and Planning Assistant, Then + Then Again exhibition, Clive Robertson with Modern Fuel Artist-Run Center, Kingston
Guest Artist Lecturer, Senior Professional Practices Seminar, Department of Art, Queen’s University
Guest Workshop Leader, Community Outreach Centre, bookmaking and collage, Kingston
Member, Made4You artists co-operative, Kingston
Community Member, The Artel Arts Accommodation & Venue, Kingston
Founding Member, Semi-Precious Promises collective, Kingston
2006
Program Assistant, Union Gallery, Kingston
Production and Planning Assistant, Then + Then Again exhibition, Clive Robertson with Modern Fuel Artist-Run Center, Kingston
Programming Committee Member, Board of Directors, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston
Organizer, The Great 24 Hour Art-a-thon: Artist-Run Relay for Survival, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston
Administrator, Cinema Kingston, Kingston
Artist Participant, mentorship with Vera Frenkel and Julie Fiala, Queen’s University
Founding Member and Tenant, The Artel Arts Accommodation & Venue, Kingston
2005
President, Union Gallery Operating Board, Kingston
Programming Committee Member, Board of Directors, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston
2004
Vice-President, Union Gallery Operating Board, Kingston
Artist Participant in mentorship with Adrian Blackwell, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, Kingston

Curatorial Projects
2011
as if you still see it in front of you, in association with Images Festival, XPACE, Toronto
2010
Just Act Natural, Studio22, Kingston, with conference: Animals and Animality Across the Humanities and Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, Kingston
2009
Misinformed Informants, Emerging Performance Artist Series, FADO, Toronto
Curator and Programmer, The Grad Club gallery, Kingston
2008
Curator and Programmer, The Grad Club gallery, Kingston
2007
Objects of Significance, co-curated with Talie Shalmon, Union Gallery, Kingston
Curator and Programmer, The Grad Club gallery, Kingston

Self-Published Bookworks
2010
Sites of Emotional Breakdown, with Jeff Barbeau, photo essay
the way we describe goodness, 12-volume set, edition of 40
Just Act Natural, Curatorial Essay
2009
By a Thread, novella
Holding Hands and Loading Guns, collection of short stories and poems with Julia Mensink
Animal Band Names, ‘zine collection
2008
Cat and Bird, comic series of 100, also available at www.catandbird.blogspot.com
Hot Turkey Sandwich No.1, Wolfe Island Ferry Story Cabal
Embark, Wolfe Island Ferry Story Cabal, January 2008; Spring 2008; Summer 2008
Authentic Interaction, semi-precious promises collective
Continuing Conversations Between Cat and Bird: The Violence of My Affection
Continuing Conversations Between Cat and Bird: Truths
This Isn’t About You
Rinse and Repeat, semi-precious promises collective

2006
Dear Established Artist: Correspondence from an Emerging Artist

Bibliography
2011
“WE ARE MEANING”, as if you still see it in front of you..., curatorial essay, XPACE
2010
“Maru”, Micro-celebrity, Front Magazine, The Western Front, fall 2010, Vancouver. Pg 31-33.
“Just Act Natural”, curatorial essay, Just Act Natural, Studio 22
2009
“Preface to the Performance”, curatorial essay, Misinformed Informants, FADO Performance Art.
Solo Studio-Watch Series, catalogue, essay by curator Jan Allen, Agnes Etherington Art Centre.
Visi>Cue-Cue exhibition catalogue, Canteen, Ottawa.
Bachelor of Fine Arts 2004-08, Queen’s University, catalogue forward
“Outmoded Trend: idea (junk) art”, in response to Contemporary Obsolescence by Peter Conlin at Modern Fuel
Artist Run Centre. Modern Fuel ARC, 2006.
How Much Would You Say This Weighs?, Queen’s University Department of Fine Art, catalogue.
Out of Site: Art Negotiating Neglected Spaces, Union Gallery, interview with Lisa Figge. catalogue.
2005
Parking Art in Parking Lots, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre and Union Gallery, catalogue.