Since receiving an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University in 2011, I’ve pursued a career in printmaking which includes an art practice and teaching as a faculty instructor at Dundas Valley School of Art.  I research, utilize and teach non-toxic printmaking as a part of my artistic practice. In addition, I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist, working in Hamilton, ON.

I have exhibited and travelled internationally to attend non-toxic print residencies in Buenos Aires, Argentina at Proyecto Ace and the School of Visual Arts silk screening program in Manhattan, New York. I’ve created art installations for Toronto’s Nuit Blanche and Luminato’s The Encampment exhibit. My work has been purchased by the City of Hamilton as part of their Public Art program and I continue to complete commissions for both corporate and private collectors.

ARTIST C.V


Curriculum Vitae

Born 1988, proudly resides and works in Dundas and Hamilton, ON

Education:

2014 – Graduate Diploma of Art Therapy, Toronto Art Therapy Institute, Toronto, ON

2011 – Bachelor of Arts, Honours, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

 


Professional Experience:

Clinical Art Therapist and Registered Psychotherapist, Mood Disorders Program

2014 – Present – St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, ON

Faculty Instructor, Printmaking Department

2012 – Present – Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas ON

 


Solo Exhibitions:

2011-2016 – Shrine Triptych, Starbucks (Commission), Dundas, ON

2014 – Prints and Process, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON

2014  – Market Value (Performance and Exhibit), Hamilton
Farmer’s Market, Hamilton, ON

2011 – Supercrawl: Shrines, Olinda’s Fashion Studio, Hamilton, ON

2011 – Princess Street Shrines, Princess Street Condo (Commission), Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017 – Dundas Studio Tour, Studio 4, Dundas ON

2016 – 100 Years of Printmaking, Dundas Museum and Archives, Dundas, ON

2016 – Greenprint, Greenbelt Harvest Picnic, Dundas, ON

2016 – DVSA Faculty Exhibition, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON

2015 – 45th Annual Art Auction, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON

2014 – James North Art Collective Exhibit, James North Studio, Hamilton, ON

2014 – Emerging Artist’s Competition, Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, ON

2013 – Dada Reboot, Nuit Blanche, Distillery District, Toronto, ON

2013 – Art Walk Exhibited, City of Hamilton & Hamilton Arts Council, Hamilton, ON

2013 – The Encampment, Luminato, Fort York, Commissioned by City of Toronto, ON

2011 – Encounters: SUMMA Graduating Exhibit, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON

2010 – CSG Print Exhibition, Cambridge Sculpture Garden, Cambridge, ON

2010 – SVA Summer Arts Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, Manhattan, NY


Community Arts Initiatives,
Lead Organizer and Facilitator

2017 – Transformative Force, Art Forms and St. Joseph’s Collaboration, Art Forms, Hamilton, ON

2017 – Ya Gotta Start Somewhere, Art Forms and St. Joseph’s Collaboration, Art Forms, Hamilton, ON

2017 – Infinite Hope, Mood Disorders Outpatient Clinic, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, ON

2016 – Harbour Spiritual Centre Mural, Harbour Chapel, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, ON

2016 – Pop-Up Print Collective, Dundas Cactus Festival, Dundas ON

2015 – Art Adventures Outdoor Mural, Selected Sites, City Housing Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

2014 – Voices Project, Supercrawl Installation, Art Forms, Hamilton, ON

2014 – War of 1812: A Woman’s Perspective, Dundas Museum and Archives, Dundas, ON

2014 – Tiles for Transition, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, ON

2013 – Growth Mural, The Etobicoke Children’s Centre, Etobicoke, ON


Arts Education:

2018                 Guest Speaker & Art Therapist, Mental Health Retreat, (Art Therapy workshop facilitator),

Hamilton Family Health Team, Hamilton, ON

2016-present      Educator & Facilitator, Nurture the Ability Workshops, Hamilton Down Syndrome Association in partnership with Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON

2012-present      Visiting Artist, The Artists’ Connection 4, numerous schools, HWDSB, Hamilton, ON

2012-present      Educator & Facilitator, Family Days Workshops, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON

2015-2016          Educator & Facilitator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton & Burlington in partnership with

Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON

2014 – Intern, ArtWorks Afterschool Program, Culture for Kids in the Arts,

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, Hamilton, ON

2014 – Guest Speaker, Student Wellness Among Youth Conference, St. Joseph’s Hospital, West 5th, Hamilton, ON

2013 – Educator & Facilitator, Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON


Professional Affiliations:

Current – Professional Member, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Current – Professional Member, Canadian Art Therapy Association

Current – Art Therapist and Curator, Art Committee, St. Joseph’s Hospital, West 5th, Hamilton, ON

Current – Board Member, Dundas Studio Tour, Dundas, ON

2017-present – Board Member, Board of Directors, Art Forms, Hamilton, ON

2016-2017 – Board Member, Faculty Representative, DVSA Board of Directors, Dundas, ON

2013-2014 – Member, James Street North Collective, Hamilton, ON


Residencies:

2010 – Summer Print Residency, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2008 – Printmaking Residency, Proyecto’Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Grants & Awards

2017 & 2018 – City of Hamilton Arts Awards, Established Artist in Education & Community Arts Nominee

2011 – McMaster University Dean’s Honour Roll, McMaster University

2009 – Independent Order of the Oddfellows Arts Grant

2004 – Artistic Director’s Award, Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble