Education:

BFA 2006: Fine Arts (Sculpture)  - Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University.

MFA 2011: (Fiber and Material Studies) – School of the Art Institute of Chicago

            

Solo Exhibitions:   

2016:

Holder: MKG127 (Toronto, ON)

My Own Personal Ghost: John Michael Kohler Art Center (Sheboygan, WI)

2015:           

          Birds in Paradise: MKG127 (Toronto, ON)

          The Sum and the Parts: Allen Preibe Gallery (University of Wisconsin. Oshkosh, WI)

2014:           

          Entre Le Chien et le Loup: St. Mary’s Art Gallery (Halifax, NS)

          In Paradise The Butchers Daughter (Detroit, MI)

          Plateau South Bend Museum of Art (South Bend, IN)

          Entre Le Chien et le Loup: Art Gallery of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)

2013:           

          Entre Le Chien et le Loup: Doris McCarthy Gallery (Toronto, ON)

          Entre Le Chien et le Loup:  Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (Kitchener, ON)

          Entre Le Chien et le Loup: Kenderdine Art Gallery (Saskatoon, SK)

          When Aura is Made: ARTSPACE (Peterborough, ON)

2012:            

          Better, Still: Antenna Gallery (New Orleans, LA)

          Sturm und Drang (Storm and Urge): MKG127 (Toronto, ON)

2011:            

          David R. Harper; The Quiet Life: The Butchers Daughter (Ferndale, MI)

          The Look and Feel of a Real Wood Stove: Contemporary Zoological Conservatory (Toronto, ON)

2010:            

          The Albatross: Swimming Pool Project Space (Chicago, IL)

          Skin and Bone: Textile Museum of Canada (Toronto, ON)

          Noblesse Oblige: MKG127 (Toronto, ON)

          Atlas: Art Gallery of Acadia University (Wolfville, NS)

2009:            

          The Gathering: ODD Gallery (Dawson City, YK)

          The last to Win: Stride Gallery (Calgary, AB),

          Watching Nature: Gallery 1313 (Toronto, ON)

2008:            

          Aunt Benny & The Hunter: Seeds Gallery (Halifax, NS)

2007:            

          Corium & Hart: Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton, NB)

2005:            

          Un-Natural History:  Anna Leonowens Gallery (Halifax, NS)

 

Two Person Exhibitions:

2014:              Chimera: Craft Ontario Gallery (Toronto, ON)

2013:              Animal/ Artifact Dittmar Memorial Gallery (Evanston, IL)

2008:             Creatures Deux Nuit: Seeds Gallery (Halifax, NS)

2005:             Two and Two together: Anna Leonowens Gallery (Halifax, NS)

 

Group Exhibitions:

2017:

           Cultural Topographies: Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (Waterloo, ON)

           In Some Far Place: The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery (St. John's, NL)

2016:

           Stilled Lives: Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (Kitchener, ON)

           Wisconsin Triennial: Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (Madison, WI)

2015:            

          Material Fix: John Michael Kohler Art Center (Sheboygan, WI)

          String Along: Antenna Gallery (New Orleans, LA)

          Oh, Canada: Glenbow Museum (Calgary, AB)

2014:            

          Oh, Canada: Owens Art Gallery (Moncton, NB)

          Porcelain: Division Gallery (Toronto, ON)

2013:            

          Porcelain: Art Mur (Montreal, QC)

          True North Harbourfront Centre (Toronto, ON)

          Worked ATHICA (Athens, GA)

2012:             

          Builders: National Gallery of Canada(Ottawa, ON)

          Oh Canada: MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA)

          Animal Nature: Racine Art Museum (Racine, WI)

          Skin: Seduction of Surface: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax, NS)

2011:            

           Inspiration Information: The Maas Building Gallery (Philadelphia, PA)

          The World is Not a Calm Place: Sullivan Gallery (Chicago, IL)

          Experience is Never Unattached: Sullivan Gallery (Chicago, IL)

2010:            

          A Fickle Existence: Sullivan Gallery (Chicago, IL)

          Just Act Natural: Studio 22 (Kingston, ON)

          Around the Frayed Edges: Agnes Jamieson Gallery (Minden, ON)

          New Insight: Curator Susanne Ghez, Art Chicago: Merchandise Mart (Chicago, IL)

2009:            

Showcase ’09: Cambridge Galleries (Cambridge, ON)

Man’s Ruin: Art Gallery of Mississauga (Mississauga, ON)

Here & Now: Cape Breton Center for Craft and Design (Cape Breton, NB)

2008:            

Exalted Beings: Animal Relationships: Dalhousie University Art Gallery (Halifax, NS)

Pictured: Image and Object in Contemporary Canadian Sculpture:  Art Gallery of Yarmouth (Yarmouth, NS)

2007:

            Pictured: Image and Object in Contemporary Canadian Sculpture: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax, NS)

2005:            

          Sculpture: What is: Anna Leonowens Gallery (Halifax, NS)

          Mutations in the Garden of Earthly Delight: Gateway park, Pier 21 (Halifax, NS)

          Art port Contemporary: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax, NS)

 

Awards/ Scholarships/ Grants:

2015: Canada Council for the Arts: Long Term Grants to visual Artists

2014: Efroymson Family Fund Fellowship

2014: RBC Gardener Museum Emerging Artist Award Short List

2013 Sobeys Art Award Long List

2012 Canada Council for the Arts: Creation Grant

2012 Illinois Arts Council: Creation Grant

2010 HRM Contemporary Visual Art Award: Shortlist

2010 Honorable Mention: Union League Civic and Art Foundation Award in the Visual Arts

2009 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Trustee Scholarship

2008 Visual Arts Nova Scotia Mayors Award

2008 Nova Scotia Tourism/Culture/Heritage Creation Grant

2007 Nova Scotia Tourism/Culture/Heritage Creation Grant

2004 David Lanier: Big Hat No Cattle Sculpture Scholarship

 

Collections: 

Museum of Art and Design (New York)

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)

National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON)

John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI)

Kohler Company (Kohler, WI)

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (Kitchener, ON)

Museum of Wisconsin Art (West Bend, WI)

Scrap Metal (Toronto, ON)

Canada Council Art Bank (Ottawa, ON)

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax, NS)

Acadia University Art Gallery (Wolfville, NS)

Macdonald Stewart Art Center (Guelph, ON)

Residencies:

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency (Winter 2016)

Bemis Center For Contemporary Art (Fall/ Winter 2014)

Kohler Arts and Industry Artist in Residence (Winter 2014)

Kohler Arts and Industry Artist in Residence (Winter 2012)

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Artist in Residence (Fall 2008)