Formal education

                      

                        B.Ed. Early Childhood Education     University of Calgary

 

                        B.F.A./ Visual Arts     University of Victoria

 

 

Selected work

 

                                             COLLABORATIVE/GROUP

                        2021              Boxed Stories Gallery - With artist Melisa Centofanti (as 2Peaz Artist Collective)

                                            Two inter-related drawers with mixed-media work linked to food security

                        2019-2020      Putting Food Up – With artist Melisa Centofanti (as 2Peaz Artist Collective)

                                            Collaborative mixed-media/social practice work with performance/interactions held during on-going

                                            sessions at the Calgary Farmers’ Market     Calgary AB

                        2019              Fragments Reinterpreted

                                            One of ten visual artists responding to songs by band The Fragments

                                            Ironwood Bar and Grill and Loft 112     Calgary AB

                        2017-2018      Open Source Soup - With artist Melisa Centofanti (as 2Peaz artist collective)

                                            Collaborative mixed-media/social practice work held on 3 occasions in a Grocery Store, a Community

                                            Centre and an Artist Studio     Calgary AB

                        2018              Collaborative painting on canvas installation (artist, facilitator and composer)

                                            Royal Oak School and Rocky Ridge YMCA – grade one students     Calgary AB

                        2017              Collaborative mixed-media installations (artist, facilitator and composer)

                                            Scenic Acres and Acadia Schools – whole school projects     Calgary AB

                       

                                               PUBLIC ART

                        2021               Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Respect (the cook) - With artist Melisa Centofanti (as 2Peaz Artist Collective)     

                        2019               Comfortable Seduction - With artist Melisa Centofanti (as 2Peaz Artist Collective)

                                             Nooks and Crannies Festival     Okotoks AB

                        2019               Utility box painting with Bridlewood School/ The City of Calgary

                                             Collaborative drawings and paintings (artist, facilitator and composer)

                        2018               Utility Box paintings for The City of Calgary

                                             Marlborough and Copperfield Neighbourhoods

                        2016               Of This Place; The Parks and Pathways of Canyon Meadows

                                             This is My Neighbourhood Project - The City of Calgary

                        2015               On the Fence - A Community Art Project

                                             Canyon Meadows Community    Calgary AB

 

                                               SOLO

                       

                         2015               Bowls of Plenty – A Celebration of the Fall Harvest

                                              Home studio     Calgary AB

                         2009              Food and the Art of Conversation

                                              Home studio    Calgary AB

 

          

Professional Experience

 

                                            ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

                        2021              carya/CAAF residency at carya Village Commons Community Hub     Calgary AB

                        2013-present  Calgary Board of Education     Calgary AB

                        2015-2016      Canyon Meadows Community     Calgary AB

 

                                            CLASSROOM TEACHER/ ELEMENTARY GENERALIST/ LEARNING LEADER

                        1998-2013      Calgary Board of Education     Calgary AB

 

                    

 

Professional Development

 

                         2021            Success in Community Action workshop series

                                           Community Development Learning Initiative

                         2021             Placemaking and Creative Interventions workshop series with Kevin Jesuino

                         2018             The City of Calgary     Utility Box Mentee – Utility Box Mentorship program                                                                                           Artist participant in Painting the Borough project

                         2014             The City of Calgary     Public Art 101 sessions

                                            Artists Working in Community workshops – completed spring 2014

                         2013-2020     Fairview Pottery Studio     Studio member

 

 

Grants and Awards

 

                         2020             Stepping Stones Grant - Calgary Foundation

                         2017             Take Action Grant - 2Peaz Artist Collective - Arusha Centre/The Calgary Foundation

           

 

Other

 

                        2022             Publication of my essay How Many Ways? in International Society for Education through Art book

                                            Learning Through Art: International Pictures of Practice

                        2021               Kitchen Feminism - project participant and board member of Kitchen Feminism Art Society

                        2016-present   Artist on The Calgary Board of Education Artist Roster (inactive due to Covid-19)

                        2017-2018        Artist on The City of Calgary Public Art Artist Roster

                        Member of Canadian Society for Education through Art and International Society for Education through Art