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EDUCATION

  • 2005   Master of Fine Arts - Concordia University, Montréal QC CAN
  • 1993   Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA), Winnipeg MB CAN
  • 1991   BFA Honors - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB CAN

SELECTED GRANTS & AWARDS

  • 2017   Visual "A" Grant, Manitoba Arts Council, MB CAN
  • 2016   Professional Development Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council, MB CAN
  • 2016   Travel & Professional Development Grant, Manitoba Arts Council, MB CAN
  • 2016   Vermont Studio Center, Residency Fellowship Award - VT USA
  • 2015   Visual "A" Grant; in collaboration with Doug Smith, Manitoba Arts Council, MB CAN
  • 2011   Winston-Salem & Forsyth County Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grant, NC USA
  • 2008   Professional Development Travel Grant, Lisbon Portugal - Manitoba Arts Council, MB CAN
  • 2007   Visual A Creation Grant - Manitoba Arts Council, MB CAN
  • 2007   Media Arts Travel Grant - Toronto Ireland Park Project, Canada Council, ON CAN
  • 2007   Filmmakers Assistance Program - National Film Board, MB CAN
  • 2005   Travel Grant - Amsterdam, Canada Council for the Arts, ON CAN
  • 2004   National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Education Award, Toronto ON CAN
  • 2003   National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Education Award, Toronto ON CAN
  • 2002   New Media Travel Grant - Banff Centre residency program, Canada Council, ON CAN
  • 2001   Filmmakers Assistance Program - National Film Board, MB CAN
  • 2001   Cultural Diversity Grant - National Film Board, MB CAN
  • 2001   Arts & Opportunities Grant - Manitoba Arts Council, MB CAN
  • 1998   Visual A Creation Grant - Manitoba Arts Council, MB CAN
  • 1996   Visual B Creation Grant - Manitoba Arts Council, MB CAN
  • 1994   Research & Creation Grant - France, England, Netherlands - Canada Council, ON CAN

SELECTED VIDEO & FILM SCREENINGS

  • 2016   Nuit Blanche SASK; Food As Agent of Change, Saskatoon SK CAN
  • 2015   CUFF; Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago IL USA
  • 2014   Innovate Heritage International Conference; Speisekino Mabit Food Diaspora Film Program, Berlin GERMANY - www.innovateheritage.com
  • 2013   Female Imersonators: Women Performing Women, Gallery 1C03; University of Winnipeg & Institute for Women's & Gender Studies, Winnipeg MB CAN
  • 2013   31st Festival International du film Sur L'Art, 31st International Film Festival On Art, Montréal QC CAN
  • 2012   25th Instants Video - Exposition Art Video et Multimedia, Marseille FRANCE
  • 2012   APTN Canadian Television - National airing of "Hybred" Feb. 2 & May 10, 2012 on the Prime-Time program 'Short Cuts', CAN
  • 2011   Global House - Kunstalle Gwangju, curated by the 3rd edition of Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course, Gwang Ju, Republic of SOUTH KOREA
  • 2010   Cinesonika - 1st Film and Video Festival of Sound Design, Simon Fraser University, BC CAN
  • 2010   4th Cairo International Video Festival - Medrar for Contemporary Art, Goethe Institute, Cairo EGYPT
  • 2009   Presénce Autochtone: First Peoples' Festival, Montréal QC CAN
  • 2008   Indie Lisboa, Lisbon International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon PORTUGAL
  • 2008   Native Spirit Festival: Film & Video Festival of the Indigenous Peoples of the Three Americas, London UK
  • 2008   Montréal Underground Film Festival, Montréal QC CAN

SELECTED GALLERY GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019   Les Feuilles Mortel / After Winter, Before Spring, Tom Thompson Museum, Owen Sound ON CAN
  • 2014   Verge Art Fair, Papermen, Soho New York NY USA
  • 2013   Siren Fall; (3 Channel Video Installation), Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery, Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC USA
  • 2012   Prime Time, Asheville Art Museum - New Media Wing Inaugural exhibition, NC USA
  • 2012   Papermen, [solo exhibition], Delta Arts Center, Winston-Salem NC USA
  • 2011   Receiverfest - Time Based Media Festival - Live 12 hour performance of Canadian Time 2, Charleston SC USA
  • 2007   Ireland Park Video Project - Site-specific media projection, Toronto ON CAN
  • 2007   Send & Receive - International Audio/Video Festival, Urban Shaman Gallery, Winnipeg MB CAN
  • 2001   Boxed; Round 2 - Museum London, London ON CAN
  • 2001   Boxed - Walter Philips Gallery, Banff Centre AB CAN
  • 2000   World Tea Party - Simmer Down Boxing Performance, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg MB CAN
  • 2000   World Tea Party - Tea & Cragging Rock Climbing Performance, Plug In ICA, MB CAN
  • 1999   Sit[E]ings; Trajectories for a Future, Winnipeg Art Gallery, MB CAN
  • 1998   My Girlfriend CAN't Wrestle, But You Should See Her Box - Artcite Billboard Project, Belfast Northern Ireland
  • 1998   My Girlfriend CAN't Wrestle, But You Should See Her Box - Plug In ICA Billboard Project, Corner of Osborne & River, Winnipeg MB CAN

RESIDENCIES

  • 2017   Unpack - Residency Program, Havana CUBA
  • 2015   Vermont Studio Center - Residency Program Fellowship, VT USA
  • 2002   Other Business Video co-production - Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, Banff AB CAN
  • 2002   Interactive Screen - Banff Center for the Performing Arts, Banff AB CAN
  • 2001   The Sporting Life - Banff Center for the Performing Arts, Banff AB CAN
  • 1996   Popular & Mass Subcultures - Banff Center for the Performing Arts, Banff AB CAN

ARTIST TALKS & JURIES

  • 2016   University of Saskatchewan - Artist Talk in association with Nuit Blanche, CAN
  • 2015   Silver & Ink: Savannah College of Art & Design Conference, Savannah GA USA
  • 2013   Winthrop University - Artist talk, Rock Hill SC USA
  • 2012   Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center - Map Lecture Series Artist Talk, Asheville NC USA
  • 2010   Simon Fraser University - Panel Discussion on Sound and Cinema, Surrey BC CAN
  • 2010   Wake Forest University - Artist Talk, Winston-Salem NC USA
  • 2009   Salem College for Women - Artist Talk, Winston-Salem, NC USA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & ARTICLES

  • 2015 - 2016   Paperwait; Contemporary Art Writing, Exhibition - Ester Simmonds-MacAdam Separates the man from the horse, "Ester's Horse" a response by Christine Kirouac, Volume 18, Ace Art Inc. Critical Distance; Volume 21:1, p.7-13
  • 2016   Nuit Blance Review, Thia James, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Oct. 2, 2016, Saskatoon CAN
  • 2012   Papermen, WS Arts Magazine, Cover & Feature Article by Ed Hanes, Nov. Issue 2012, p. 10-13, NC USA
  • 2012   Les Desirs Secrets de L'art Video, 24 Images Magazine, review of Canadian Time 2 by Marc Mercier, Oct./Nov. Issue, FRANCE
  • 2012   Papermen Exhibition Review, Tom Patterson, Winston-Salem Journal/Living, June 24, 2012, p. D1, Winston-Salem NC USA
  • 2012   Eye on Papermen, Feature article by Ken Keuffel, Winston-Salem Journal/Living, May 20, 2012, p. D3-4, Winston-Salem NC USA
  • 2011   Strictly Academic Exhibition Review, Tom Patterson, Winston-Salem Journal/Living, April 10, 2011, p. D3, Winston-Salem NC USA
  • 2010   Opening The Frame, Diana Green, Winston-Salem Monthly, Issue May 2010, p. 42-43, Winston-Salem NC USA
  • 2008   Bridging the Waters, Phil Koch, The Beaver-Canada's History Magazine, Issue April/May 2008, p. 12, Toronto ON CAN
  • 2007   Site Subconscious, Steven Matijcio, Uncubed-Locus Suspectus Magazine, Edmonton AB, Issue December 2007, p. 16-19, Edmonton AB CAN
  • 2001   Sit(E)ings: Trajectories for a Future, Shirley Madill, Winnipeg Art Gallery, MB CAN
  • 1999   My Girlfriend CAN't Wrestle, But You Should See Her Box, Gavin Weston, The Sunday Times, Jan 3, 1999, p.35, Northern & Southern Ireland
  • 1999   Poster Sparks Sex or Art Arguments, Laura Bradley, News Letter: News, Dec 19, p.5, Northern Ireland
  • 1998   Portrait of an Artist as Pin-up-by Herself, Ian Hill, News Letter: Arts Focus, Dec 21, 1998, p.14, Northern Ireland
  • 1998   Sex, Pugs, & Rockin' Their Roles, Riva Harrison, Winnipeg Sun, Aug 12, 1998, p.20, MB CAN
  • 1998   Art for the Feint-Hearted, Robert Enright, Border Crossings Magazine, Issue No.66, May 1998, p.4-5, Winnipeg MB CAN

SPECIAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS / ACTIVITIES

  • 2016   Theory & Beer; MAWA Critical Discussion Series Guest Facilitator, February, Winnipeg MB CAN
  • 2015   Ace Art Gallery; Critical Distance Essay; Esther MacAdam Exhibition, November, Winnipeg MB CAN
  • 2012   Papermen Satellite double pg. piece "Kenny-Ray" [limited edition] appeared in the Winston-Salem Journal in the Sunday June 24, 2012 issue, delivered to 90,000 members Winston-Salem & Forsyth County NC USA
  • 2009   Fast Forward Program Mentor- Video Pool Media Arts Center, MB CAN
  • 1999 - 2000   CKUW - University of Winnipeg radio show creator and co-host of ArtBites
  • 1998 - 2000   Satellite Billboard Coordinator for Plug In Inc., Winnipeg MB CAN
  • 1991 - 2000   Active Board Member Plug In ICA, MB CAN

COLLECTIONS

  • National Museum of the American Indian; Media Study Collection - NYU USA
  • Centre for Aboriginal Media Video Collection - Ottowa ON CAN
  • Outfest Legacy Collection - UCLA Television & Film Archive, Los Angeles CA USA
  • Centre for Aboriginal Media Video Collection - Ottawa ON CAN
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery Video Collection - Winnipeg MB CAN
  • Daniel Langlois Foundation Video Collection - Montréal QC CAN
  • Banff Centre for the Performing Arts - Banff AB CAN
  • Alberta Health and Education Collection - AB CAN
  • Kearns / Mancini Architects Inc. - Toronto ON CAN
  • Video Pool Media Arts Center - Mid-Canada Distribution
  • Video Out - Vancouver BC - Western Distribution
  • Vidéographe - Montréal QC - Eastern Distribution
  • V-Tape - Toronto ON CAN

  • Video Distribution
  • Video Pool Media Arts Center - Mid-Canada Distribution
  • Video Out - Vancouver BC - Western Distribution
  • Videographe - Montreal QC - Eastern Distribution

CURATORIAL

  • 2013 - 2015 Co-concept developer, Curator and Director of a family of three International artist-centric satellite art fairs created adopting artist-run culture models as a response to commercial art fair formats, art and economy, the presence or lack of the art practice and artist in the art market:

  • Multiples. Chicago - Critical Craft and Visual Culture Art Fair - Chicago IL USA
  • Verge Art Fair NYC - Concurrent with Frieze NY - New York NY USA
  • New Material Art Fair - Concurrent with Art Basel Miami - Miami FL USA

  • Responsibilities included
    • - Curating and adjudication of all applications and artwork.
    • - Communication with all selected participants; discussions around specific work and display.
    • - Present on fair location, working one on one with artists and any on site issues.
    • - Meeting regularly with Michael Workman regarding accounting, marketing, fundraising, sponsorship, location management.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE Canada / United States, Full-time and Adjunct

  • 2012   / Fall MFA Appointed graduate student mentor - MFA Low Residency Graduate Program - University of Arts, Philadelphia PA USA
  • 2013   / Spring Visiting Assistant Visual Arts Studio Professor - Studio Foundations Art 111 & Intro to Drawing - Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC USA
  • 2012   / Fall Visiting Assistant Visual Arts Studio Professor - Studio Foundations Art 111 - Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC USA
  • 2012   / Spring Art History Lecturer - Art History II: TEXTBOOK - Art: A Brief History, fourth edition, Marilyn Stokstad / Michael Cothern, Fine Arts Dept. Greensboro College, Greensboro NC USA
  • 2011   / Spring Visiting Assistant Visual Arts Studio Professor - Intro to Drawing, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC USA
  • 2009 - 2011 Lecturer - Intro to Art
    - TEXTBOOK 1 - Living With Art, Ninth Edition. Mark Getlein
    - TEXTBOOK 2 - A World of Art, Fifth Edition, Henry Sayre
    Fine Arts Dept. / Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem NC USA
  • 2009   / Fall Visual Arts Studio Professor - Intro to Oil Painting, Salem College for Women, Winston Salem NC USA
  • 2005 - 06 Full-time Associate Professor in Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario, Foundations Drawing/Painting & Advanced Drawing/Painting, London ON CAN
    • Courses / Administration
    • - 1st yr. Foundations
    • - 2nd yr. Drawing/Painting
    • - Advanced Drawing/Painting
    • - Graduate Student Mentorship
    • - Artlab University Gallery; Steering Committee
    • - Visiting Artist Program Committee

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