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Education:
  • Bachelor of Arts, Vancouver Island University
    • Major in Visual Art and Minor in Creative Writing
    • with Distinction

2018
  • Artist Mentorship Program, arc.hive artist run centre
2018-2019
Recent Employment & Professional History:
  • Nanaimo Art Gallery
    • Program Coordinator,

Code Switching: an expanded art platform for youth

Code Switching is a program for ages 15-19.  Through workshops, field trips, and studio explorations, this expanded art program offers young people the opportunity to become fluent in the language(s) of contemporary art while retaining the agency to insert their own interests and means of expression.

2016-2019
  • The View Gallery
    • Assistant Curator
2016-2017
  • Nanaimo Art Gallery
    • Art Education Assistant
2016-2017
Group Exhibition History:
  • How Can We Speak Differently?
    • Art Lab (Nanaimo, BC)
2018
  • ARCHIPELAGO
    • The View Gallery (Nanaimo, BC)
2018
  • Under | Where?
    • The Ou Gallery (Duncan, BC)
2018
  • The Student Show
    • Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery (Ladysmith, BC)
2018
  • Make a Statement
    • The View Gallery (Nanaimo, BC)
2018
  • Progressions
    • Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, BC)
2017
  • #GRASSLAND
    • Penticton Art Gallery (Penticton, BC)
2017
  • Wind
    • The Port Theatre (Nanaimo, BC)
2016
  • Progressions
    • Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, BC)
2016
  • Hybrid Animals
    • Milner Gardens (Qualicum Beach, BC)
2016
  • The Orange Show
    • The View Gallery (Nanaimo, BC)
2016
  • Progressions
    • Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, BC)
2015
Curated and Co-Curated Exhibitions:
  • Steps Removed: An Exhibition by Code Switching
    • Art Lab, Nanaimo Art Gallery
2017
  • Drift: An Exhibition by Code Switching
    • Art Lab, Nanaimo Art Gallery
2017
  • Post Portrait
    • The View Gallery
2017
Publication History:
  • Portal Literary Magazine 2018  (various photographs)
2018
  • The Navigator, Volume 49 Issue 2  (photography)
2017
  • In Our Own Voice: Teen Lit Anthology 2017  (various illustrations)
2017
  • Portal Literary Magazine 2017  (fiction, photography)
2017
  • Portal Literary Magazine 2016  (fiction)
2016
  • CBC’s Generation Why  (Cover, Issue 5, March)
2013
Awards:
  • Visual Art Major Award of Excellence (Vancouver Island University)
2018
  • Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Achievement Award
2018
  • Meritorious Best Performance, 1st Place — Spoken Word  (Create Conference 2018)
2018
  • Dean’s List (Vancouver Island University)
2014-2018
  • Meadowlarks Award (Achievement in Creative Writing, Vancouver Island University)
2017
  • Edna Lavina Fetterly Bursary Recipient (Vancouver Island University)
2016
  • L.C. Parkin Memorial Award Recipient (Vancouver Island University)
2016
  • Advanced 3D Design (Vancouver Island University)
2016
  • Upper Level Art History Award (Vancouver Island University)   
2014
  • Honorable Mention in Painting  (Nanaimo Arts Council)
2013