E D U C A T I O N

             

2007   School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Master of Fine Art, Merit Scholar

1995   Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Art

 

 

E X H I B I T I O N S

 

S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S  /  I N S T A L L A T I O N S

2004   Doilies, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick

2003   Doilies, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta

2001   Cozy, Museum London, London, Ontario

           hand-held, Arts Place, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

2000   hand-held, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia

1998   Aprons/Flags, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax

           Aprons/Ironing, Mount Saint Vincent University Library, Halifax

 

 

S E L E C T E D   G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S

2011  Insomnia: Nuit Blanche, Red Head Gallery, Toronto

          Square Foot Show, AWOL Gallery, Toronto

2009  Fall Out, The Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto, Mississauga

          Touch Point, List Gallery, Toronto

2008  Mordant Tales of Sarcasm and Light Bitterness, Art Gallery, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton

2007  Contemporary Conversations, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

2006  Contemporary Baroque, Gallery X, Chicago

2005  Sight Unseen: Recent Acquisitions and Other Works from the Permanent Collection, Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax

          Material World, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia

          The Alliance of Pentaphilic Curators: Experiment 400/5, Gallery 400, University  of Illinois at Chicago

2001  Fabrications, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

1998  Detritus, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax

          Dressing Down, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario

1996  Meta Textiles: Sewing the Second Skin, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax

          From the Well, Dartmouth Heritage Museum, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

1995  OR Gallery, Vancouver

1994  (Other) Art, Arthur Haberman Gallery, York University, Toronto

          Whelm, Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia

1993  Smocked Shirts, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax

 

 

P E R F O R M A N C E

2002  Wrapping II, Museum London, London, Ontario

2000  hand-held, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

          Wrapping, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax

1996  Ironing, Mount Saint Vincent University Library, Halifax

 

 

 

S E L E C T E D   B I B L I O G R A P H Y

2006   Jayne Wark, Radical Gestures: Feminism and Performance Art in North America

2002   Gilbert Bouchard, review, Edmonton Journal

2001   Rhoda Zuk and Patricia Baker, “Could we be any more feminist?: Responses to Art at a Women’s University”, in Journal of International Women’s Studies.

2000   Jayne Wark, “Shrink Wrapped” review, Canadian Art, Fall 2000, Vol. 17 #3, p. 104

           Donna Wawzonek, “Choosing her Instruments” review, The Coast

1998   Robin Metcalfe “Fibre as Social Text”, Ontario Crafts, Winter, Vol 23 #2, p.8

           Bruce Barber, “Three Modes of Canadian Performance in the 1990’s”, Art Action 1958-1998eds.Martel, R and Perrault, N., pp. 310-311

           Blake Gopnik, “Clothes Come Out of the Closet”, The Globe and Mail

           Kim Fullerton, “Flaunt Your Autumns Colours”, XTRA!

1996   Robin Metcalfe, Canadian Art, Spring, Vol. 13 #1, p. 13

           Liz Bolton, “From the Well”, Visual Art News, Summer, Vol 18 #2, p. 14

           Robin Metcalfe, “Meta Textiles: Sewing the Second Skin” review, Arts Atlantic, Fall/Winter, p.19

           Marilyn Smulders “Meta Textiles” review, Halifax Daily News

           Elissa Barnard, interview in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald,

1995   Robin Laurence, “Textiles Redressed” review, Vancouver Sun

 

 

A W A R D S  /  G R A N T S

2011   Ontario Arts Council, Creation Grant

2010  Toronto Arts Council, Creation Grant

2004  Nova Scotia Arts Council Professional Development grant

             Trustee Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

             Craig Foundation grant

2003   Canada Council Creation/Production grant

              Nova Scotia Arts Council Creation grant

2002   Canada Council Creation/Production grant

              Nova Scotia Arts Council Creation grant

2001    Nova Scotia Arts Council Presentation grant

1999     Canada Council Creation/Production grant

1998     Nova Scotia Arts Council Presentation grant

1993     Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Endowment Fund Scholarship

 

 

C O L L E C T I O N S

Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

Museum London, London, Ontario