Education

2012   BFA Interdisciplinary, NSCAD University

2010   Ontario Advanced Honors Diploma in Crafts & Design: Textiles Major, Sheridan College

 

EMPLOYMENT

2013-PRESENT  Textile Designer & Partner, Calica Studio, Halifax NS & Toronto ON

Using a blend of hand and digital techniques, I create prints for textiles with my collaborator Rebecca Horwitz. The surface designs are digitally printed and used in a variety of personal accessory and interior applications. Calica Studio scarves and prints are sold at a selection of shops and craft shows internationally. 

2014-PRESENT  Social Media & Design Manager, Kohai Educational Centre, Toronto ON

I create promotional content for a small independent school. Staging photos of students and teachers in the classroom, designing programs and brochures and boosting the school’s online presence are all in a day’s work. I work remotely from Halifax, communicating with the principal in Toronto and occasionally traveling to spend time onsite. 

2016-PRESENT  Recruitment Officer, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax NS

I visit high school art classrooms, engaging with students and sharing with them the value of studying fine art, craft, design, media arts and art history.

2013-2015  Buyer & Merchandiser, Easy Tiger Goods, Toronto ON

I was the first hire at this lifestyle concept store. Scouted during the conceptual stage, I was a strong voice in the development of the shop’s style. I’m very proud of the pieces I brought into the shop, my communications with brands and makers and the careful eye used in the presentation of objects in the retail space and online. 

2013-2015  Art Instructor, Kohai Educational Centre, Toronto ON

I taught art classes at a small school for students with developmental disabilities where students ranged in age from 4 years to adulthood. I designed projects to match ability, working primarily in paint, pastel and plasticine. My students made some fantastic work.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015  Present Junction Gallery at Colborne Lodge ‘Objects Related: Art Amoung the Artifacts’, Toronto ON

2012  Anna Leonowens Gallery ‘What Remains’, Halifax NS

 

Group Shows & Exhibitions

2016  Wishbook, Halifax NS

2016  Winter Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago IL

2016  Fall Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago IL

2016  The Market Gallery 'Framing Toronto: City of Toronto Art Acquisitions 2010 to 2015', Toronto ON

2015  Wishbook, Halifax NS

2015  West Coast Craft, San Francisco CA

2015  Halifax Crafters Fair, Halifax NS

2014  Renegade Craft Fair, Los Angeles CA

2014  The Gladstone Hotel ‘Hard Twist 9: Fibre Optics’, Toronto ON

2014  One of a Kind Show, Toronto ON

2014  The Gladstone Hotel ‘Hard Twist 8: This is Personal’, Toronto ON

2013  One of a Kind Show, Toronto ON

2012  gallerywest ‘Where Were You When Amy Winehouse Died?’, Toronto ON

2012  Elsewhere ‘Selling Field or Similar Work’, Greensboro NC

2012  Craig Gallery ‘Fibrous: Young Textile Artists’, Dartmouth NS

2012  Seeds Gallery ‘Major Change’, Halifax NS

2011  The Gladstone Hotel ‘Hard Twist 6: Obsession’, Toronto ON

2011  NSCCD Mary E. Black Gallery ‘gathering’, Halifax NS

2011  Wearable Art Show, Halifax NS

2010  Whippersnapper Gallery ‘Out of Hand’, Toronto ON

2010  Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week, Toronto ON

2009 Good Egg, Toronto ON

2009 Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto ON

 

Residencies 

2012   Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro NC 

2011   Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, Halifax NS

 

Publications, press & Awards 

2017  Globe and Mail 'Style Advisor: Oh Canada!' March 10

2016  Globe and Mail 'Style: Faded Glory' February 20  

2014  Inclusion in book ‘Textile Art Around the World’, The Netherlands

2014  Design Lines spring issue 

2010  Bernina Embroidery Award

2010  Best in Show at Sheridan Graduate Exhibition

 

Collections

City of Toronto

Boychuk + Fuller

Private collections