No declaration regarding my artwork will withstand scrutiny when compared against the work itself, and little that I say about myself can be surely trusted. Words lack. I am unable to adequately explain how it is that one sculpture looks better than another. Neither can I foretell how good the next one might be. I nevertheless aspire, beholden by the greatest examples of art, to the creation of my own good work – a life’s work that will last because it’s too good to toss out.

Education

Master of Fine Arts – Sculpture, University of Alberta, Edmonton. 2004.

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Sculpture, University of Alberta, Edmonto., 2002.

Associate of Arts – Religion, North American Baptist College, Edmonton. 1991.

High School Diploma, Kamloops Senior Secondary School, Kamloops. 1987.

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Solo Art Exhibitions

Autograph, Common Sense Gallery, Edmonton. 2008.

Rusting Sculpture, Corbett Hall Lawn, UofA. Master of Fine Arts outdoor twelve-sculpture thesis exhibit. 2004.

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Group Art Exhibitions

Dirty Smelly Noisy, Western Avenue Studios, Lowell, MA, USA. 2008.

Lambton II, Lambton Junction, Edmonton. 2008.

ECAS 15, Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton. 15th annual exhibition of Edmonton Contemporary Artist Society (ECAS). 2007.

New Directions, Stollery Gallery: Nina Haggerty Centre, Edmonton. An exhibition of work by three North Edmonton Sculpture Workshop (NESW) sculptors. 2007.

ECAS 14, Planet Ze, Edmonton. 2006.

Big Things 4, Royal Alberta Museum (RAM), Edmonton. An exhibition of large-scale sculpture arranged by the sculptors of NESW. 2006.

ECAS 13, Great West Saddlery Building, Edmonton. 2005.

Alberta Centennial Sculpture Exhibition, RAM. An exhibition by NESW. 2005.
ECAS 12, Great West Saddlery Building, Edmonton. 2004.

Fast Forward, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Graduate exhibition. 2003.

smART III, P.I.T.S. Gallery, Edmonton. 2003.

The Human Cost of War, Edmonton City Hall/Public Library. Canadian Red Cross campaign supported by the Society of Student Artists. 2003.

Edmonton Sculpture: the Next Generation, Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton. Curated and introduced by painter/critic Terry Fenton. 2002.

BFA Graduation Exhibition, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta. Bachelor of Fine Arts degree exhibit. 2002.

Artlets, P.I.T.S. Gallery. Night Of Artists, Arts Barns, Edmonton. 2001.

smART, Shaw Building, Edmonton. Inaugural annual exhibit of the Society of Student Artists. 2001.

Painting Through The Lens, Bagel Tree, Edmonton. 2001.

The Works: Sculpture Saves Lives, Winspear Centre, Edmonton. 2001.
Jasper East Village, City Market, Edmonton. 2001.

“Who” Interdisciplinary Conference, King’s University College (KUC), Edmonton. 2000.

testefi, KUC. 2000.

testefi, KUC. 1999.

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Awards, Grants and Commissions

Guru Nanak Dev Healing Garden, University Hospital, Edmonton. 2008.

Commissioned Gate, Sorrentino’s Restaurant Group, Edmonton. 2007.

Alberta Learning Graduate Student Scholarship. 2004.

University of Alberta MFA/MDes Major Scholarship (renewal): Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarship in Art & Design. 2003.

University of Alberta MFA/MDes Major Scholarship: Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarship in Art & Design. 2002.

Louise McKinney Academic Scholarship. 2001.

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Art-Related Experience – Paid

Sessional Instructor – Department of Art & Design, University of Alberta. ART361/465/467 Sculpture, ART134 Art Fundamentals, ART131 Visual Fundamentals, ART3/4/500 Art & Architecture. 2002-2007.

Collection-Move Technician, Sculpture Specialist – Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton. 2007-2007

Studio Assistant – Peter Hide Sculpture, Edmonton. 1998-present.

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Art-Related Experience – Volunteer

Active Exhibiting MemberNorth Edmonton Sculpture Workshop, Edmonton. 2004-present.

Editor/Writerstudiosavant. 2006-present.

Active Exhibiting MemberEdmonton Contemporary Artist Society, Edmonton. 2004-present.

Visiting Artist – Drawing, Augustana Campus, University of Alberta, Camrose, AB. Winter 2008.

Visiting Artist – ART3/4/500 Sculpture, Department of Art & Design, University of Alberta. Fall 2005, Fall 2006.

Charter MemberSociety of Student Artists (now E.A.S.E.), University of Alberta. 2001-2005. Co-chairperson, 2001-2002.

Guest Speakerthe sol café, Edmonton. 2002.

Guest Speakertestefi, King’s University College. 2002.

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Public Art Collections

Mazankowski Heart Institute, Edmonton, AB.

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB.

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

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