Art Exhibitions


2016  //  Designer's Walk  //  Paintings in resource centre & showroom

2014  //  McMichael Autumn Art Show and Sale  //  Annual fundraiser featuring Canadian artists

2014  //  Matsuri Japanese Festival  //  Fashion show & sale at Dundas Square 

2013  //  Vendor Queens  //  Christmas market on Queen Street

2013  //  Metropolis Factory  //  Monthly show in The Junction

2012  //  One of a Kind Show  //  Christmas show at the Direct Energy Centre

2012  //  Queen West Art Crawl  //  Annual outdoor show at Trinity Bellwoods Park

2005-2011  //  AWOL Gallery  //  Annual group exhibition "The Square Foot Show"

2012  //  Art Brownie Rainbow  //  Miniature art exhibition at INDEXG Gallery

2011  //  Propeller Centre for Visual Arts  //  "Salon V" group show

2010  //  Shopgirls Gallery Boutique  //  Solo exhibition "Rememorations"

2010  //  IX Gallery  //  "Summer" collective by 7 photographers

2009  //  Art Off The Lot  //  First show featuring 75 artists

2009 & 2007  //  Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition  //  Annual show at Nathan Phillips Square

2008  //  401 Richmond  //  Group show "Art in the Fall"

2008  //  Ben Navaee Gallery  //  "Small is Beautiful" by 8 artists

2008  //  Octopus Project  //  2 exhibits themed "One Ride Only" & "Secrets"

2008  //  Contact Photography Festival  //  Photographic slideshow in TTC stations

2008-2009  //  Engine Gallery Distillery  //  Paintings with gallery artists

2007  //  Cinnamon Girls Cafe  //  17 paintings in Queen Street cafe

2007  //  Red Head Gallery  //  Nuit Blanche group show "Insomnia"

2007  //  LuminaTO Festival  //  Collaboration & exhibition with RedEye Gallery artists

2007  //  Toronto Pearson International Airport  //  AirSpace Gallery exhibit "The Built Environment"

2007  //  Smoke Gallery  //  Group exhibition in Niagara Falls 

2007  //  SNAP! Photo Competition  //  Silent auction for AIDS Committee of Toronto 

2006  //  Brampton Rose Theatre  //  Arts showcase for theatre opening


Selected Commissions & Museum Collections


2016  //  Grouse Mountain Resort, North Vancouver, BC  //  Artist in residence to paint a Mountain Mural

2016  //  The Textile Museum of Canada  //  Art Scarves & Art Cards sold in shop

2015  //  Craft Ontario, Yorkville  //  Art Scarves sold in shop (Monarch, Bird & Fern designs)

2010  //  Four Seasons Hotel, Silicon Valley, California  //  Commission for 3 paintings in their spa


Professional Experience


1998-Present  //  Lostracco Design  //  Murals, graphic design & illustration

2007-2015  //  Jump Math  //  Design & illustration for children’s math books developed by John Mighton

2001-2005  //  Dinnick & Howells  //  Graphic Designer

1999-2001  //  Viva Dolan  //  Graphic Designer

1998-1999  //  James Ireland Design  //  Graphic Designer


Awards & Achievements


2016  //  StreetArtToronto  //  Toronto Maze Map for "Outside the Box"

2008  //  Toronto Transit Commission  //  Shortlisted for St. Clair West TTC shelters 

2007  //  Wayward Arts Magazine Contest  //  Artwork by 20 artists printed by Flash Reproductions 

2006  //  LVBIA Benchmark Contest  //  Bench in Liberty Village "Bench Break"

2004  //  Applied Arts Magazine Award  //  Butterfield & Robinson poster design

2004  //  Advertising & Design Club of Canada Award  //  The Ace Bakery cookbook design

2003  //  Greeting Card Series  //  Promotional card designs selected for Unisource Paper Company

2000  //  Communication Arts Magazine Award  //  Curious Papers Collection swatchbook design

1998  //  OCAD  //  Robyn Comyn Cumine Illustration scholarship & plaque at The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto

1998  //  Urban Visions Competition  //  First place award & exhibition at the Design Exchange

1994  //  OCAD  //  Tuition scholarship


Education


2013  //  B-School  //  Business & marketing with Marie Forleo

2011  //  Workshops in Mexico  //  Etching at Estudio Gerardo Ruiz  //  Silverwork & Spanish at Instituto Allende

2008-2009  //  Gallery 44 Workshops  //  Pinhole Camera (Dave Kemp) & Cyanotypes (Sally Ayre) & Writing Grants & Artist Statements (Sara Angelucci)

1999  //  OCAD  //  Children’s Book Illustration & Figure Drawing

1993-1998  //  Ontario College of Art & Design  //  Graphic Design

1997  //  Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art  //  Exchange program at the University of Dundee, Scotland 

1989-1993  //  Mayfield Secondary School  //  Visual arts program


Volunteer & Donations


2017  //  Sick Kids Hospital  //  "Mandalascape" painting for fundraiser

2012  //  QWAC  //  "Ascension" painting for fundraiser

2012  //  Heydon Park Secondary School  //  Logo for an all-girls' school

2010 & 2009  //  OCAD Whodunit?  //  Artwork for Mystery Art Sale & Auction

2010  //  Design on a Dime, New York City  //  "Drifted Money" painting for "Housing Works" auction

2007 & 2009  //  Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition  //  Paintings for "Art Square"

2009  //  Art Off The Lot  //  "New Years Day" painting for raffle

2009  //  Design Hope Toronto  //  "Growing Community" painting for "Shelter" auction

2009  //  Culture Works  //  Poster design for "Big on Bloor" street festival

2008  //  The PINK Show, Atlanta, GA  //  "Drifted Money" painting for breast cancer fundraiser

2007  //  SNAP! Photo Competition  //  Artwork for AIDS Committee of Toronto auction

2006  //  George S. Henry Secondary School  //  Graphic design presentation to grade 10 art class 

2006  //  Event Volunteer  //  TAAFI Art Fair & Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

2006  //  Art Classes in Vang Vieng, Laos  //  Instructed 2 evening sessions to high school students

2005  //  Childrens Art House Foundation, Kihikihi, New Zealand  //  Resident with founder Shona Hammond-Boys & volunteer at conference and art classes

2005  //  Tsunami Relief Project, Phi Phi Island, Thailand  //  Volunteer to paint mural on scuba diving shop

2000-2005  //  Champion Taekwondo Centre  //  Member & designer for their newsletter


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