Education

Concordia University, Montréal, QC.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Distinction) - Studio Art: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, 1998.

 

OCAD University, Toronto, ON.

Foundation Studies, 1994.

 

Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, BC.

Jewellery Art and Design Diploma, 1992. 

Selected Exhibitions

2014

Ring Re::Form, Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, BC. (invitation)

 

2013

Design Sans Frontières, Metal Arts Guild of Canada 2013 Biennial Exhibition, Design Exchange, Toronto, ON. (juried)

Canadian Mosaic of Metal, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Toronto, ON. (invitation) 

Invested|40, Craft Council of BC, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC. (invitation)

 

2011

YIELD, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON. (invitation)

Feature Artist, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON. (invitation)

 

2010

Art of Craft, Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC. (juried)

 

2009

Unity and Diversity, Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Republic of Korea. (juried)

Reclaim, Reuse, Renew, Atrium Art Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

BC Scene, Lafrenière & Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON. (invitation)

 

2008

Material Girl, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON. (invitation)

250 Earrings, SNAG Conference, Savannah, GA. (invitation)

 

2007

500 Earrings, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA.

Sculptural Jewellery: Multi-media, Lafrenière & Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON. (invitation)

Objectoronto, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON. (invitation)

250 Earrings, Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA. (invitation)

Metamorphoses, Object Design Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

Curios, Solo Show, Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h Bijioux d'Art, Montréal, QC.

 

2006

"As you desire me...", Solo Show, Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

Feature Artist, Lafrenière & Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON. (invitation)

Golden Opportunity, Web Exhibition, ethicalmetalsmiths.org.

 

2005

Zeitgeist - Spirit of the Times, Best Design Innovation, Zilberschmck Art Jewellery, Toronto, ON. (juried)

100 Brooches, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA. (invitation - travelling show)

 

2004

Format to Facet: Body Ornament West, Triangle Public Gallery, Calgary, AB. (juried - travelling show)

200 Rings, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA. (invitation - travelling show)

Metal Baskets, Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI. SOFA NYC, New York. SOFA Chicago, Ill. (invitation)

 

2003

Heavenly Virtues Deadly Sins, Object Design Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

Anti-War Medals: Artists Respond to the War, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA. (invitation - int'l travelling show)

Stop it! Bottle Stoppers, Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI. SOFA NYC, New York. SOFA Chicago, Ill. (juried - travelling show)

Publications

2012

Showcase 500 rings, Lark Books.

The State of the Craft: Jewellery, Paul McClure, Studio: Craft and Design in Canada, Spring/Summer 2012.

 

2011

21st Century Jewelry: The Best of the 500 Series, Lark Books.

 

2010

Interview with: Noel Guyomarc'h, Valerie Côté, Translation: Sabina Rak, Cahiers métiers d'art: Craft Journal, Vol. 4 No. 1 Fall 2010.

 

2007

Beyond Appearances: Canadian Metalsmithing in the 21st Century, Barbara Isherwood, Canadian Crafts Federation, Craft Year 2007.

500 Earrings - Inspiring Adornments for the Body, Lark Books.

 

2005

500 Brooches - Inspiring Adornments for the Body, Lark Books.

 

2004

Exhibition in Print 2004, Metalsmith, Society of North American Goldsmiths.

1000 Rings - Inspiring Adornments for the Body, Lark Books.

 

2003

The Daring Art of Jewellery, Evra Taylor, New Canadian Magazine.

 

2001

Behind Glass, Barbara Isherwood, MAGazine, Metal Arts Guild.

Grants & Awards

2011

Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant (YIELD Exhibition).

 

2007

British Columbia Arts Council, Sculptural Project Grant.

 

2005

British Columbia Arts Council, Sculptural Project Grant.

Zeitgeist - Spirit of the Times, Best in Design Innovation, Zilberschmuck Art Jewellery, Toronto, ON.

 

2003

Canada Council for the Arts, Research Grant.

 

2001

Behind Glass, Honourable Mention, Metal Arts Guild, Material Matters Gallery, Toronto, ON.