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curriculum vitae

 

EDUCATION

1995-1998

BFA (Distinction) - Studio Art: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Concordia University, Montréal, QC.

1994-1995

OCAD University, Foundation Studies, Toronto, ON.

1991-1993

Jewellery Art and Design Diploma, Vancouver Community College, BC


Exhibitions

2019

3 Card Draw, Silk Weaving Studio, Vancouver, Canada

From the Studio: Connections, Visual Space Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Playground, Vancouver Metal Arts Association, Port Moody Arts Centre,

Vancouver, Canada

2018

SOFA- Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Chicago, Ill. USA

Revealed, Visual Space Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Spring Salon at the Arts Factory, Vancouver, Canada

The Earring Show, Crafthouse Gallery, Craft Council of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Place, Vancouver Metal Arts Association, Adorned Spaces, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Portland, ON, USA.

2017

Can Craft? Craft Can!, National Craft Exhibition, Canadian Craft Biennale, Museum of Burlintgon, ON, Canada

Seeing Red, Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Crossing Borders, Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA, USA.

The Earring Show, Crafthouse Gallery, Craft Council of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

SOFA-Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Chicago, Ill, USA

2016

20th Anniversaire- Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal, QC, Canada

The Earring Show, Crafthouse Gallery, Craft Council of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Unexpected, Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

SOFA-Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Chicago, Ill, USA

2015

Lasting Effect, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Attachments, Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

This is a Brooch, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Boston, MA, USA

The Earring Show, Crafthouse Gallery, Craft Council of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Manufacture: From the Hand, Vancouver Metal Arts Association, Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Exposition Collective, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal, QC, Canada

2014

Beyond the Precious, Vancouver Metal Arts Association, Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody, BC, Canada

Material + Culture, Silk Weaving Studio, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ring Re::Form, Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2013

Invested|40, Craft Council of BC, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Design Sans Frontières, Metal Arts Guild of Canada 2013 Biennial Exhibition, Design Exchange, Toronto, ON, Canada

Canadian Mosaic of Metal, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Toronto, ON, Canada

Exposition Collective, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal, QC, Canada

Vancouver Metal Arts Association Show, Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC, Canada

2011

YIELD, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Feature Artist, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON, Canada

2010

Art of Craft, Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2009

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

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

BC Scene, Lafrenière & Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada

2008

Material Girl, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON, Canada

250 Earrings, SNAG Conference, Savannah, Georgia, USA

2007

500 Earrings, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, California, USA

Sculptural Jewellery: Multi-media, Lafreniere & Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Object Toronto, Gladstone Hotel,  Toronto, ON, Canada

250 Earrings, Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

Metamorphoses, Object Design Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Curios, Solo Show, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h Bijoux d’Art, Montreal, QC, Canada 

2006

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

Feature Artist, Lafrenière & Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Golden Opportunity, Web Exhibition, ethicalmetalsmiths.org.

2005

Zeitgeist - Spirit of the Times, Awarded Best Design Innovation, Zilberschmck Art Jewellery, Toronto, ON, Canada

100 Brooches, (traveling)

Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

East Carolina University (ESU) School of Art and Design, Greenville, NC, USA

Bellagio, Ashville, NC, USA

Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA (2006)

2004

Format to Facet: Body Ornament West, (traveling)

Triangle Public Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada

Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada (2005)

200 Rings, (traveling)

Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 

Obsidian Gallery, Tiscon, Arizona, USA (2005)

Gallery M, Cleveland, Ohio, USA (2005)

Sam Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, USA (2005)

Facere Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA (2006)

Metal Baskets, Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI. SOFA NYC, New York. SOFA Chicago, Ill, USA 

Botanicals, Object Design Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2003

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

Anti-War Medals: Artists Respond to the War, (int’l travelling show)

Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Electrum Gallery, London, England (2004)

FAD, Barcelona, Spain (2004/5)

Festspillene i Norde-Norge, Harstad, Norway (2005)

Barents Spectacle, Kirkens, Norway (2005)

Thomas Mann’s I/O Gallery, New Orleans (2005)

Stop it! Bottle Stoppers, (Traveling)

Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI, USA

SOFA, Festival Hall, Chicago Ill., NYC, NY, USA

Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI, USA (Public Gallery)

2001

101 Rings, Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI, USA

SOFA, Chicago, Ill, USA

SOFA, New York City, NY, USA

The Urban Garden, Lafreniere & Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Sticks and Stones, Object Design Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2000

Behind Glass, Honourable mention (traveling)

Material Matters Gallery, Metal Arts Guild, Toronto, ON, Canada

Art Gallery of Algomna, Sault St. Marie, ON, Canada

Aitken Bicentennial Exhibition Center (ABEC) St. John, NB, Canada


Bibliography

2017

Oh, How Things Have Changed, Sandra Alfoldy, Canadian Craft Biennial Catalog

Can Craft? Craft Can! Through Materiality, Gloria Hickey, Independent Curator and Writer, Canadian Craft Biennial Catalog

Contemporary Craft and the Ethic of Sustainability, Amy Gogarty, Canadian Craft Biennial Catalog

2015

Portfolio- Eight Makers Enjoying Material, Studio: Craft and Design in Canada, Spring/Summer.

2012

Showcase 500 rings, Marthe Le Van, 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, Marthe Le Van, Lark Books

Yield, Exhibition Review by Barbara Isherwood, Metalsmith Magazine, Vol.32, No.1

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 21stCentury, Barbara Isherwood, Canadian Crafts Federation, Craft Year 200

500 Earrings- New Directions in Contemporary Jewelry, Marthe Le Van, Lark Books.

2005

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

2004

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

1000 Rings- Inspiring Adornments for the Hand, Marthe Le Van, Lark Books.

2003

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

2001

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


GRANTS & AWARDS

2011

Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant.

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.


Artist Talks

2018

A Short Story About My East Van Bower and the Material of a Thousand Uses, Adorning Expression, Art of Craft Lecture Series, Craft Council of Crafted Vancouver, Annex Theatre, Vancouver, BC.

2016

Hot Talks: Eastside Culture Crawl, Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver, BC.

2015

Reclamation, The Art of Craft Lecture Series, Craft Council of British Columbia, Carousel Theatre, Vancouver, BC.

2013

Craft and the Environment, Crafts Council of British Columbia, Vancouver Public Library Speaker Series, Vancouver, BC.

2011

So Canadian!, PechaKucha, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON.

 
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