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EXHIBITIONS 

(Upcoming) Soft Space - FLOURISH Festival - Fredericton, NB - April 2022

(Upcoming) Essential Relations - Co-curated exhibition with Emma Aurelia - Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural Centre, Oakville, ON - 2024

Botanical Reclamation: Infinite Balance - Outdoor Exhibition - Ontario Reformatory Lands - 2021 

Waving a Flag through a Window - Video projection at 10C - Guelph, ON - 2021 

Sewing Stewardship - Group exhibition with Jenna Kessler and Christina Kingsbury, curated by Lore Arts - Guelph, ON - 2021 

How to Hold You Back Together (Improvised Performance) - IF 2021 - International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (University of Guelph) - 2021 

Guelph Arts Council’s ‘Art on the Street’ - Guelph, ON - 2021

Finding the Grid - Window Installation at 10 C - Guelph, ON - June-July 2021

Botanical Reclamation: An Installation Honouring the Resilience of Plants - Outdoor Exhibition - Guelph, ON - Nov 2020

UNMADE - Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON, Cur. Jill Price - Group Exhibition - 2019 

Objects of Tension and Release - Open Field Collective - Circulating in Guelph, ON and Toronto, ON - 2019 

Soft Mapping - Solo Exhibition - Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, ON - 2018 

GradEX 103 - OCAD University, Toronto, ON - May 3-6, 2018 

Soft Mapping at 'Our Greenbelt: Celebrating Wellington County' - Guelph, ON - March 27, 2018 

All Girls to the Front - Group Exhibition - Take Time, Guelph ON - 2016  

 

PUBLIC EVENTS AND INTERVENTIONS 

(Upcoming) Learning Mending Through Sampling - Mending Workshop - FLOURISH Festival - Fredericton, NB - April 2022

(Upcoming) Hope in the Dark - Collaborative weaving performance at Nuit Blanche - Toronto, ON - Fall 2022

(Upcoming) Mending Clinic - Presented by the Cloth Care Collective at Nuit Blanche - Toronto, ON - Fall 2022

(Ongoing) Dye Plants in Curious Spaces - Online Archive - 2021 

(Ongoing) Mending Club - Host of bi-weekly mending gatherings - Toronto, ON (2019), Guelph, ON (2020) 

(Ongoing) Sad Mattresses - Lead contributor - Online Photo Archive 

Community in-the-round Conversation: On Plants, Resilience, and Craft - Guelph, ON - 2021

A Ceremony in Defiance for the Plants - Communal Intervention - Guelph, ON - 2021 

Dye & Medicinal Plant Walk Series - Howitt Park, Ontario Reformatory Lands, Eramosa River - With Planting Radiance - Guelph, ON - 2021 

Botanical Reclamation: Natural Dye Workshop Series - Ontario Reformatory Lands, Howitt Park, Guelph Outdoor School - Guelph, ON - 2021

Mending a Hole: Knit Garments - Mending workshop - Gladstone Hotel - Toronto, ON - 2019 

Mending a Hole: Learning a Practice of Repair - Mending workshop - Gladstone Hotel - Toronto, ON - 2019 

Mending a Hole - Mending workshop - The Tare Shop - Halifax, NS - 2019 

All Things Will Soften - Site-specific installation performance - Leslie St. Spit - Toronto, ON - 2018 

DIY Clothing Repair - Gladstone Hotel - Collaborative - Toronto, ON - 2017 

Community Mending Workshop - Take Time - Guelph, ON - 2017 

Invasion - Public Installation - Guelph, ON - 2016 

 

RESIDENCIES 

Guelph Artist in Residence - 2021

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts - Deer Isle, ME - August 2019 

 

ARTIST TALKS 

Artist in Residence talk for the City of Guelph - 2021 

Guelph Guild of Handweavers and Spinners Artist Talk - 2021 

Botanical Colors Feedback Friday Artist Talk - 2021 

OCAD University Sculpture and Installation Thesis Class Artist Talk - 2019

 

EDUCATION 

2018 // BFA with Distinction / OCAD University / Sculpture & Installation, Minor in Material Art and 
Design (Textiles) 

 

AWARDS/GRANTS 

Jane Graham Memorial Award - Guelph Arts Council - 2020

Ontario Arts Council Touring Grant (The Lifers, Samson Wrote, Tragedy Ann) - 2020

Work-Study Scholarship - Haystack Mountain School of Craft - 2019 

Career Launcher Fund - OCAD University - 2019 

Canada Council for the Arts - Arts Across Canada Grant (The Lifers) - 2019 

Accessing Field Placement Fund - OCAD University - 2018 

Nomination - Canadian Folk Music Awards New/Emerging Artist (The Lifers) - 2018 

Folk Music Ontario Website Design Award (The Lifers) - September 2018 

Nomination - Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award (FMO & OAC) for "Sister" (The Lifers) - 2018 

Ontario Arts Council Touring Grant -  Sisterhood of Sound Tour with Annie Sumi (The Lifers) - 2018 

FACTOR Artist Development Grant (The Lifers) - 2017 

Wayne Lum Scholarship - OCAD University - 2017 

Sully Corth Memorial Fund Sculpture Scholarship - OCAD University - 2016

 

AFFILIATIONS 

Artistic contributor - Cloth Care Collective - 2019 - Present 

Artistic contributor - Soft Walls Collective - 2019 - Present 

Member - Guild of Canadian Weavers - 2018 - Present 

Member - Guelph Guild of Handweavers and Spinners - 2020 - Present

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE 

Textile Repairer & Empathizer - Mani D'oro - 2021 - Present

Editor - “The Bulletin” - Guild of Canadian Weavers  - 2019 - Present

Studio Assistant - Meghan Price - 2018 - 2020

Studio Assistant - Adam David Brown and Kristiina Lahde - 2017 - 2020 

Gallery Attendant - MKG127 (Toronto, ON) - 2018/19 (Assistance during Art Toronto) 

Exhibition Assistant - Spaces Like That - OCAD U Sculpture/Installation Thesis Exhibitions - 2018