Education       

Masters of Fine Art (2001), University of Victoria

Bachelor of Fine Art (1998), Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Public Art Projects

2018     Wolfe, 12th Street S.E Bridge Public Art Project, Commissioned by the City of Calgary, 

2018     The Passenger, Commissioned by the City of Waterloo for the ION LRT Development

2018     Imagined Monuments, Commissioned by the City of Ottawa, ON

2017     Flora Hominis - McQueston Commemorative Sculpture, Commissioned by Royal Botanical Gardens,    Hamilton, ON

2016     Wildlife, Commissioned by the City of Thunder Bay ON

2015     Wildlife, Commissioned by the Edmonton Arts Council for the Quarters Armature

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017     Falling Sky, Third Space, St Johns, NB

2017     Sputnik Returned 2, Confederation Centre of Art, Charlottetown, PEI

2017     Sputnik Returned 2, Open Art, Orebro, Sweden

2017     Monuments to a Perfect Future, Assembly Gallery, Hamilton, ON

2015    Sputnik Returned, Texas Contemporary, Houston, TX

2015    Dance of the Cranes, Nuit Blanche (Commissioned), Edmonton, AB

2015    Falter Monuments, DC3 Gallery, Edmonton AB

2015    Monuments to a Perfect Future, Art Mur Gallery, Montreal, QC

2015    Dance of the Cranes, Capital Fringe, Washington, DC

2015    Chopper, Artcite Inc Artist Run Centre, Windsor, ON

2015    Chopper, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2014    Chopper, Ace Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2014    Faltering Monuments, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

2013    Sputnik Returned, Pulse Projects, Miami, USA

2013    Sputnik Returned, Arhuss, Denmark

2012    Chopper, Art Mur, Montreal, QC

2012    When the Bottom Falls Out, Supercrawl, Hamilton, ON

2012    ’87 Monte Carlo, Off-site, Tom Thompson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON

2012    Dis_Location, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

2012    The Passenger, Art Souterian, Montreal, QC

2011    Chopper, Project Space; Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

2011    The darkness between the stars… Elora Art Gallery, Elora, ON

2009    Dance of the Cranes, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON

2009    Northern Satellite, Odd Gallery, Dawson City, YU

2009    “…he was turned to steel…” Grimsby Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON

2008    Bionic Forest, St Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS

2007    “when all our heroes turn to ghost”, Embassy Gallery,, Edinburgh, UK

2005    Bionic Forest, University of Toronto Art Centre, presented by OAGA, Toronto, ON

2004    Champions of Entropy, Deleon White Gallery, Toronto, ON

2004    Apeshit, Hamilton Artist INC, , Hamilton, ON

2004    New Sculpture, Forest City Gallery, London, ON

2002    Champions of Entropy, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

2002    Bird in Space, The Khyber Centre, Halifax, NS

2001    Champions of Entropy, Rogue Art, Victoria, BC

2001    Bone Works, The Khyber Centre, Halifax, NS

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018     Biennale Nationale de Sculpture Contemporaine, Trois-Rivières, Québec

2016     A la recherché (in search or practice-based research), Open Studio, Toronto, ON

2016     Jérôme, le saintle Musée d'art  Contemporain des Laurentide, QC

2015      THB United, 270 Sherman North, Hamilton, ON

2014    Possible Futures, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON

2012    Clutch, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON

2011    Tales to Astonish, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Centre, Buffalo, NY

2011    Momento Mori, Art Mur, Montreal, QC

2010    Tales to Astonish, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON

2010    Screen 2010, VANOC Olympic Committee, Vancouver, BC

2009    Here in My Car, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON

2009    Satellite, CAFKA 2009, Kitchener/Waterloo, ON

2008    Otherworld, Redbull Gallery, presented by Archive , Toronto, ON

2007    Automation, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI

2007    Steel Tree, UBE Cultural Centre, Yogamushi, Japan

2006    Diachronic, Thames Art Centre, Chatham, ON

2005    Life or Something Like It, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS

2003    Systems, Truck Gallery, Calgary, AB

2001    Veracity, Eastern Edge Gallery,  St John’s, NFLD

2001    The Works, Rogue Art, Victoria, BC

2000    To Remain at a Distance, Open Space, Victoria, BC

 

Awards

2017 CEF Artist Grant, City of Hamilton

2013 Visual Arts Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2012 Mid Career Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2012 Mid Career Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2010 Research Development Initiative Grant, Social Science and Humanities Research Council

2010 Mid Career Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2007 Mid Career Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2007 Canadian Fund for Innovation, Operation Fund                                    

2006 Mid Career Grant, Toronto Arts Council

2005 Mid Career Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2005 Emerging Artist Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2005 Canadian Fund for Innovation, New Opportunities Grant

2005 Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, New Infrastructure Grant

2004 Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Project Grant

2004 Emerging Artist Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2002-03 British Columbia Arts Council Production Grant

1999-01 University of Victoria Graduate Research Fellowship

2000 British Columbia Arts Council Support Grant

 

Residencies

2010    NES Artist Residency, Invited by Residency selection Committee, Skagastrond, Iceland

2009    Natural/Manufactured Residency, Klondike Institute of Art, , Dawson City, YU

 

Teaching Positions

2004 – Current         Associate Professor, York University, Toronto, ON

2001-03                     Lecturer, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS

2001                          Lecturer University of Victoria, Victoria,

 

Board Memberships

2017                Chair, Assembly Gallery, Hamilton, ON

2016                Founding Member, Assembly Artist Run Centre, Hamilton, ON

2012/16          Board of Directors, Hamilton Artist INC, Hamilton, ON

2002-2003    Board of Directors, Programing Committee, Eyelevel Artist Run Centre, Halifax, NS

 

Public Art Policy Experience

2017          Co-Organizer of Public Art; New Ways of Thinking and Working Symposium
                   Hosted by York University, May 18th,19th and 20th, 2017

2016          The Quad Development Public Art Jury

2003/05   Heavy Industries, Public Art Fabrication Consultant

2003/05   Calgary Allied Arts Foundation, Public Art Policy Committee

 

Invitational Artist Lectures and Panel Discussions

2016     “Public Art in Hamilton”, Panel Discussion, Living Art Symposium, Hamilton, ON

2015     “Wildlife”, Edmonton Arts Council, Edmonton, AB

2015     “Dance of the Cranes and Gentrification”, Capitol Fringe, Washington, DC

2015     “Chrome Ghost”, Definitely Superior Gallery, Thunder Bay. ON

2015     “Chopper”, Ace Art Inc, Winnipeg, MB

2014     “Possible Futures”, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON

2011    “Tales to Astonish”, Hallwalls Centre for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, NY

2011    “Recent Work”, Guest Lecturer, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2011    “Creative Communities in the North”, Guest Lecturer, Glendon College, Toronto, ON

2009    “Northern Satellite”, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, YK

2008    “The State of Public Art in Canada”, Panel Discussion, CBC Radio

2008    “Talking Shop with Artist and Scientist”, Bethune Science Seminar, Panel Member, Toronto, ON

2008    “Bionic Forest”, Visiting Artist Lecture, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2007    “when all our heroes turn to ghost”… Visiting Artist Lecture, Edinburgh College of Art, 

2007    “Recent Work” Visiting Artist Lecture, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON

2005    “Group of Seven Road Show” Artist Lecture, OAGA

2005    “Life or Something Like It”, Member, Panel discussion, NSCAD University, NS       

2004    “Champions of Entropy” Artist Lecture, Subtle Technologies Festival, Toronto, ON

2004    “Apeshit” Artist Lecture, Hamilton Artist INC, Hamilton, ON

2004    “Champions of Entropy” Artist Lecture, Forrest City Gallery, London, ON

2003    “Systems” Visiting Artist lecture, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB

2002    “Sculpture and the Multiple” Panel Discussion, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2002    “Contested Practices Curatorial Symposium” Artist Lecture, Halifax, NS

2001    “Veracity” Artist lecture, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NFLD                  

2001    “Recent Sculpture”, Visiting Artist lecture, Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, NS  

2000    “Bone Works and Other Recent Sculptures” Visiting Artist lecture, NSCAD University, NS

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