bio

I was born in Kitchener and grew up in Ajax and Pickering. After graduating from high school I found myself with no ambition in my life and no insight into where it would take me. I moved to Vancouver Island where a slow and steady process of awakening took place. This is when I discovered painting. 

Within two years I was studying art full time at the Victoria College of Art. I graduated in 2002 and have since moved back to Ontario. Kitchener has been my home now since 2004.

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Born 24 December, 1976 at Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Education

1997-1999 Camosun College, Victoria, BC.
English Literature, Sociology.
1999-2002 Victoria College of Art, Victoria, BC.
Three Year Diploma Program
2002 Class Valedictorian 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 "Echoes", Cate McGuire and James Nye, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON>
2013 "Manifest Expression: Europe 2.0", Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, Kitchener, ON.
2012 "Paintings", Gallery Pyrus, Kitchener, ON.
2011 "Ernst & Young: Art Champion", The Communitech Hub, Accelerator Center, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON.
2008 "Manifest Expression: A New Meaning", O'Connor Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2008 "Manifest Expression", The Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, ON
2006 "Passages", Art Bar, The Center in the Square, Kitchener, ON.
2006 "Compositions in Oil", Karma Art Supply and Gallery, Kitchener, ON.
2006 "Tequila Shot", Glendon Gallery, Glendon College, Toronto, ON.
2004 "Explosion" Solo Show, KOR Gallery, Kitchener, ON.

Group Exhibitions

2017 "Ongoing", The Art District Gallery, St. Jacob's ON.
2014 "Frontier", Project Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2014 "Inside Out", Jane's, Ariss, ON.
2013 "Young Collectors", Project Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2013 "Encore", Walter Fedy, Kitchener, ON.
2012 "Inside Out", Jane's, Ariss, ON.
2012 "Coalescence", Walter Fedy, Kitchener, ON.
2011 "Art Movement", The Button Factory, Waterloo, ON.
2010 "6 Degrees of Separation", Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY.
2008 "Greenhouse", AGO Art Rentals+Sales Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2008 "Sun Stand Still", Water Street Studio, Kitchener, ON.
2007 "20x20", Paula White Diamond Gallery, St. Jacobs, ON.
2007 "Square Foot 2007", AWOL Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2007 "Code of Colour", SOPA Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC.
2005 "Double Barrel Blast", Zavits Gallery, Guelph, ON.
2005 "Shift Control Landscape", Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2005 "Natural Low", Fan Tan and Value, Victoria, BC.
2002 "O NUS Multimedia", Community Arts Council of Victoria, Victoria, BC. 
2002 "VCA Graduate Exhibition", EC4 Gallery, Victoria, BC. 
2001 "No Blame", Rogue Annex, Victoria, BC. 

Juried Exhibitions

2017 "Collective Identity's #Exnovation", THEMUSEUM, Kitchener, ON.
2015 "Collective Identity's #FFWR", THEMUSEUM, Kitchener, ON.
2014 "Globe Studios Fall Show", Globe Studios, Kitchener, ON.
2014 "Globe Studios Spring Show", Globe Studios, Kitchener, ON.
2013 "BOX 13 Art Show and Sale", Double R Steel, Kitchener, ON.
2013 "34th Annual Art Auction", Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, ON. 
2013 "Artcetera", Elora Center for the Arts, Elora, ON.
2012 "BOX 12 Art Show and Sale", Former Right House, Cambridge, ON.
2011 "BOX 11 Art Show and Sale", Rumple Felt Factory, Kitchener, ON.
2011 "Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition", Toronto, ON.
2011 "Artcetera", Elora Center for the Arts, Elora, ON.
2009 "Crafting the Future: Canada 2067", Metal Arts Guild, Arta Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2009 "CAFKA 09: Veracity", Obstruction Fence, Kitchener, ON.
2009 "Artisans at the Distillery", Toronto, ON.
2009 "Art on the Street", Guelph, ON.
2009 "Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition", Toronto, ON.
2008 "Made to Measure", Art Etobicoke's Annual Juried Exhibition, Etobicoke, ON.
2008 "Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition", Toronto, ON.
2005 "Canadian Society of Artists 38th Open Juried Exhibition", East York, ON.
2005 "Juried Landscape Exhibition", Praxis Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2004 "Canadian Society of Artists 37th Open Juried Exhibition", Montreal, QC.
2004 "Juried Landscape Exhibition", Praxis Gallery, Toronto, ON.
2003 "Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition", Toronto, ON.
2003 "Artropolis 2003", Vancouver, BC.
2002 "Sooke Fine Arts", Sooke, BC. 
2002 "Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition", Toronto, ON. 
2001 "LOOK Exhibition", Rogue Annex, Victoria, BC.

 

Awards and Recognition

 

2015 - Centre for International Governance Innovation - Special Juror’s Award

2004 - Honourable Mention, Praxis Gallery's Juried Landscape Exhibition.

2002 - The International Courier Co. Painting Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.

 

Professional Affiliations

 

2005 – 2014 – Committee Member - Region of Waterloo Arts Awards

2015 - present - Member and Vice Chair - The Art District Gallery (Artist Cooperative)

 

Collections

 

Accelerator Centre, Waterloo, ON.

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, ON.

City of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

Hy’s Steakhouse Head Office, Vancouver, BC.

Machteld Fass Xander, Kitchener, ON.

Manulife Financial, Waterloo, ON.

Scribbler’s Club, Kitchener, ON.

Quarry, St. Jacob’s, ON.