2006 -2008 Master of Fine Arts Degree, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
1998 – 2004 Bachelor of Fine Art Degree, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON
1997 – 1998 Visual Art Fundamentals, Centennial College, Toronto ON
Winter 2009 – Current Co-Artistic Director of CLUNK Puppet Lab, Toronto, ON / Calgary, AB
CLUNK Puppet Lab is a multi-disciplinary company that creates original work through the exploration of highly visual theatre. Our devised approach to collective collaboration strives to delve into the minute, intimate moments and connections of shared human experience, by integrating unconventional practices such as puppetry, physical theatre, and sculpture/installation.
Summer 2009 Artist in Residence – C.A.M.P.E.R, TRUCK , Calgary, AB
Winter 2009 Banff Puppet Theatre Intensive Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
Winter 2007 Final Cut Pro Workshop, Em-Media, Calgary AB
Winter 2007 Painting with Light, Em-Media, Calgary, AB
Fall 2004 Set Design Workshop, Scarborough Theatre, Scarborough, ON
Fall 2002 Puppetry Arts Workshop, Toronto School of Puppetry, Toronto, ON
Winter 2008 Closer, The Little Gallery, Calgary, AB
Summer 2007 White Noise, University of Calgary Alternative Space, AB
Winter 2007 A Chance of Circumstance, The New Gallery +15 space, Calgary AB
Fall 2008 In-Between, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB
Winter 2007 Sensory Deception With Out Deprivation, The Little Gallery, Calgary AB
Fall 2006 Vine Study 01, University of Calgary Sculpture Gallery, Calgary, AB
Fall 2006 Grow, The Deans Space, University of Calgary, AB
Summer 2006 Tantalus Synthesis, Station Gallery, Whitby, ON
Winter 2008 Fifteenth Annual Winter Harvest, Clarington Visual Arts Centre, Clarington, ON
Summer 2012 CLUNK Puppet Lab’s “How I Became Invisible” Puppets UP! Almonte, ON
Fall 2011 CLUNK Puppet Lab’s “How I Became Invisible” Vertigo Theatre, Calgary AB
Spring 2009 Green Fools Physical Theatre Collective, Green Fools Theatre, Calgary, AB
Winter 2009 Banff Puppet Theatre Intensive , Puppeteer, Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, AB
Summer 2005 Cordellia – OCAD Sumo Robot Challenge, Robotic performance, Toronto, ON
Winter 2012 Forte Musical Theatre’s Maria Rasputin Presents
Created, designed and built the eleven original puppets for the production of Maria Rasputin Presents
Fall 2011 Old Trout Puppet Workshop’s Ignorance
Built a large dinosaur puppet/costume for the production of Ignorance
Winter 2012 OAC Theatre Creative Reserve Grant
Toward research of a new show by CLUNK Puppet Lab
Summer 2012 AFA Theatre Touring Grant
ACDI Theatre Touring Grant
Calgary 2012 Touring Grant
Toward touring of “How I Became Invisible” an 80 minute original theatre production, fusing physical theatre with puppetry.
Summer 2011 Emerging Artists Theatre Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.
Toward the production of “How I Became Invisible” an 80 minute original theatre production, fusing physical theatre with puppetry.
Spring 2010 Alberta Creative Development Initiative, Canada Council for the Arts
Toward the creation and development of “How I Became Invisible” an 80 minute original theatre production, fusing physical theatre with puppetry.
2007 – 2009 Special Projects Grant, Dept of Grad Studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Toward the publication: Postscript, Postscriptum, a collection of essays by art writers from the Calgary art community.
2004 – 2006 Emerging Artist Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Ajax, ON
Toward the creation of an interactive robotic/puppet installation, in collaboration with robotic artist Jessica Field.
Awards and Scholarships
2008 Graduate Research and Travel Fund, University of Calgary,
2008 Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship, University of Calgary, AB
2006 Lefebvre Gift, Special Projects Fund, University of Calgary, AB
2006 Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship, University of Calgary, AB
2006 Graduate Research Scholarship, University of Calgary, AB
2006 Faculty Graduate Scholarship, University of Calgary, AB
1999 The Donna Award for Digital Imaging, Centennial College, Toronto, ON
2009 CAMPER Series – TRUCK Artist Run Centre, Calgary, AB
2007 Associates Dinner – University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
2008 The Little Gallery Exhibition Series– University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
2005 Dorkbot – Interacess Artist Run Centre, Toronto, ON
2009 SMOLinski, RICHard ed. Postscript, Postscriptum , Roof Imagists Canada. Calgary
A collection of essays by writers from the Calgary art community.
1999 Applied Arts Magazine, Vol. 14 No. 5 Sept/Oct 1999 issue. Toronto, Ontario.
Jan. 2008 – May 2009 University of Calgary, Graduate Association,Calgary AB.
Served as Treasurer, and as Publication Coordinator.
Nov. 2008 – June 2009 New Gallery, Calgary, AB.
Served on the Fundraising Committee.