Education

1998       MFA-Visual Art, Vermont College of Art

1975       BFA, Concordia University, Montreal QC

Additional Courses and Workshops and Activities

2018-19 Anatomy Salon: Elements with Gerry Trentham, lbs/sq”, Artscape Youngplace

2017       Pilgrimage: walked 240 miles from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi Beach

               retracing Gandhi's Salt March, Gujarat, India

               Introduction to Clown with Vrenia Ivonoffski, CSCS, Ryerson University

2016       Things on Strings with Shawna Reiter of Clunk Puppetry Lab, Toronto 

               Expanded Field of Drawing, Slade School of Art, London UK
2013       The Puppetry Intensive, Humber College, Toronto

Pre-2000          Advanced Painting with Harold Klunder, Toronto, Flesherton 

                         Poetry workshops with Allan Briesmaster and others, Toronto 

                         Corporeal Mime with Naomi Tyrrell, Toronto
                         Modern Dance with Rima Brodie, Toronto            

                         Modern Dance with Lionel Kilner, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal QC

Exhibitions

2018        Life&Limb, Orillia Museum of Art and History, April 7-May 20 (juried)

2018        Annual Juried Exhibition, The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville ON, March 10- April 28 (juried)

2018        The Artist Project, Living Arts Centre, Toronto (juried)

2017        Painting2017, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto  (juried)
2015        Forever and a Day, Peter MacKendrick Community Gallery, Toronto  (2)

2014        Backyard Perceptions, John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville  (juried)
2013        Woman of Belleville + Stolen Child, Gallery 121, Belleville (featured artist) 

                Woman of Belleviile , Q-Space, Toronto (invited, solo)

2012        Zeitgeist, John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville (juried)

                SIXIS, Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills, Toronto 

2011        Gallery Hittite, Toronto (invited)
                Convergence, John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville (juried)

2009        Flesherton Art Gallery, Flesherton (solo)
                Expressions, John M. Parrott Gallery (juried, juror’s prize)

                Equinox, Gallery Art Plus, Belleville (featured)

2008        Toronto Art Expo, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto (juried)

2007        Shrines, Flesherton Art Gallery, Flesherton 

                A Show of Faith, 69 Olive Gallery, Toronto
                Flesherton Art Gallery, Flesherton ON (2-person)
                Toronto Art Expo, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto (juried)

2004         I Saw the God See Me, Pteros Gallery, Toronto (solo) *

                 The Enormous Room 2, Pteros Gallery, Toronto
2003         The Enormous Room 1, Pteros Gallery, Toronto 

2002         Joy is a Willful Thing: Painting as Invocation, Pteros Gallery, Toronto 

2001         Fool’s Gold, Arts Week, Pteros Gallery, Toronto
2000         Millenium Exhibition, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto (juried)

                 Juried Show 2000, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton 

                 5 Senses, Blue Guitar Studio, Toronto 

Pre-2000   Mirabel Recalling Myth to the Complex State, Window-with-a-View, Toronto

                 Nine Lives: Painting at the End of the Twentieth Century B.K.Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio (invited)

                 Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton 

                 May Day a monthly series of Blue Guitar Collective installations Window-With-a View Gallery, Toronto, Jan-Sept 

                 4VC-MFA, Blue Guitar Studio, Toronto (curated)

                 Blue Guitar Cabaret, Arts Week, Toronto (collective)

                 Game Board, Junction Arts Festival, Toronto (collective)

                 Ibsen’s Female Leads, MFA Thesis Exhibition, T.W.Wood Gallery Vermont College, Montpelier Vermont

                 Art of Darkness, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (juried group)

                 ArtsWeek, Toronto (juried)
                 Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton
                 Coming To Life, Victoria College, U of T, Toronto (solo) **
                 2 X Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto (juried) 

                 2 X  O’Keefe Centre, Toronto 

Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant * Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant **

Awards

2009       Juror’s Choice Award, Expressions, John M. Parrott Gallery, Belleville 

"I enjoyed the startling quality of imagination in this painting: it is a boldly dark vision. The paint handling and final modeling are very accomplished and beautifully support the unsettling mix of ghoulish apocalypse and poignant hopefulness in the piece." - Jan Allen, Chief Curator, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston

Related Professional Activities

Published Writing , Art Reviews and Catalogue Essays
2008         Harold Klunder at Michael Gibson Gallery, London ON , Border Crossings, #106

2007         Cynthia Girard, La Secte de la Souris Volante, Border Crossings, #104
2004         Woman in Armour, catalogue essay, Pteros Gallery, Toronto
2003         Lyn Westfall, The Requiem Series catalogue essay, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia 

Other Published Credits

2019 Executive Producer, It Was All So Wonderful: The Everyday Magic of Mary Pratt, a Kenneth J. Harvey documentary

2018        Executive Producer, Immaculate Memories: The Uncluttered Paintings of Christopher Pratt, a Kenneth J. Harvey documentary

2017        Associate Producer, I Heard The Birch Trees Singing, a Kenneth J. Harvey documentary on artist Gerald Squires

2012     Photographs, Nek Chand’s Rock Garden of Chandigarh by Jim Christy, NUVO Magazine, Winter 2012

2010        Cover illustration, Marimba Forever by Jim Christy, Guernica Editions

2010        Photographs, India’s Wildlife Sanctuaries: Tiger Tiger, Wildernesstravels.com

 

Pteros Gallery

“now mortals call him Eros because of his wings, but Immortals call him Pteros because of the wing growing necessity.”

-Homer, trans.by Anne Carson

2001- 2005      Owner/Director, Pteros Gallery, Toronto

Events organized and sponsored by Pteros Gallery

2002- 06         The Gwendolyn MacEwen Park Memorial, Toronto

2006                Memorial installed and dedicated in Gwendolyn MacEwen Park Gwendolyn MacEwen Park

2004                Memorial Benefit Readings, in the park

2002                Gwendolyn MacEwen Park Memorial Auction+Readings, Pteros Gallery

Radio Interviews and Readings

CIUT 89.5 FM   University of Toronto

2004                 host Nancy Bullis, HOWL: Gwendolyn MacEwen Memorial Park Reading

2002                 host Ashleigh Elson, Visual Voice, Gwendolyn MacEwen event

                         host Nik Beat, HOWL, poetry by Virginia Dixon
                         host Nik Beat, HOWL, poetry by Virginia Dixon, Sandra Alland

                         (host?) Visual Voice, Joy is a willful thing: painting by invocation
                         host Jennifer Claveau,Visual Voice, Dust to Lust

 2001                host Melissa Marr, Media to Medium, And the Winner Is...