2011 Master of Fine Arts. University of Victoria, BC

2008 Natural Building Internship. O.U.R. Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake, BC

2008 Permaculture Design Certificate. Shawnigan Lake, BC

2007 Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours. Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON

solo exhibitions

2017 the discarded collected. MSoA Nuit Blanche. Sudbury, ON

2015 Snowlog. YARCC/Snowcastle. Yellowknife, NWT

2012 Qiqayt, 1982. Grunt Gallery. Vancouver, BC

2012 islands. curated by peter morin. Open Space. Victoria, BC

2011 Quchamama. Ministry of Casual Living. Victoria, BC

2011 slag. La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario. Sudbury, ON

2010 to honour the spirit of this forest. Xchanges Art Gallery. Victoria, BC

2007 path. La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario. Sudbury, ON

duo exhibitions [ee portal]

2019 hyperobjects / claybank. MSoA Nuit Blanche. Sudbury, ON

2018 stars pour through (volume 2). MSoA Nuit Blanche. Sudbury, ON

2017 stars pour through. 7a*md8 live-stream event. 7a*11d Toronto Performance Art Collective. Toronto, ON

2017 three ways of working with plants. Dualities Festival, WKP Kennedy Gallery. curated by Clayton Windatt. North Bay, ON

2016 Handmade fire. Garden Skool, SAVAC, Toronto, ON

2015 (re)member of water. La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario. Sudbury, ON

2015 micro-habitat/self-deception. Supernova. Burlington, ON

2013 who is this land am i. University of Toronto, ON

2013 friction. University of Toronto, ON

2011 arms. Moses and Mary’s Sculpture Garden, Victoria, BC

2011 advanced life support unit. Upstairs Gallery, Victoria, BC

group exhibitions + public art

2015 Craftmart, Hamilton Arts Inc. Hamilton, ON

2014 Craftmart, Hamilton Arts Inc. Hamilton, ON

2015 self-deception. Supernova. Burlington, ON

2014 contemplation on coffee & slag. FAAS 4. Sudbury, ON

2011 burnt stack & shells. Moses and Mary’s Sculpture Garden,  Victoria, BC

2011 eviction. University of Victoria, BC

2010 snapshot. Audain Gallery. Victoria, BC

2009 raw. Deluge Art Gallery. Victoria, BC

2002 The Water mural w/ Myths & Mirrors. Sudbury, ON

2001 The Sudbury Respect youth mural w/ Myths & Mirrors. Sudbury, ON


2019 Burren College of Art (ee portal). Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Ireland

2005 White Mountain Academy (printmaking). Elliot Lake, ON

2003 Parallax: 540 (design & sculpture). St. Boniface, MB


2019 Antoine Tremble-Beaulieu & Chloe LaDuchesse: drums, percussion, programming & composing. Projet Manifeste pour La Place des Arts. Sudbury, ON

2017-19 MOOZNA: drums, percussion, programming & composing.  Atikameksheng Anishinaabek

2017-19 Julien Cote: drums, percussion & composing. Live & recording.  Atikameksheng Anishinaabek

2017-18 “Falls Around Her” film by Darlene Naponse: drums & percussion personnel on film soundtrack. Co-composed with Julian Cote. Recording Engineer, Julian Cote. Recorded at Pine Needle  Productions, Atikameksheng Anishinaabek

2013-14 Blue Paradox: drummer & percussionist. USA/Mexico

2009 Wontanara: West-African drum & dance troupe. Victoria, BC

2006 Diga: drummer. Yellowknife, NWT

2006 Crazy Legs Dance Company: percussionist. Yellowknife, NWT 

2005 Earthdancers: percussionist & composer. Sudbury, ON 

design / craft / fabrication

2016-19  Fabrication Lab Technologist. McEwen School of Architecture,  Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON 

2008-19  Principal. Portal Studio: design & fabrication of objects,  furniture, installations & architecture. Victoria, BC /  Toronto, ON 

2008-15  Carpenter. Portal & Sheerin Carpentry, Victoria, BC /  Asheville, NC 

2013  Exhibition assistant, consultant, designer & fabrication of installation: private perimeter - Rebecca Belmore. La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury, ON  

2013  Design & fabrication of exhibition millwork in black walnut:  who is this land am i – Elyse Portal. Toronto, ON 

2013  Design & fabrication: Reveler's Revolt Reframed - Jessica  Patricia Kichoncho Karuhanga. OCAD, Toronto, ON 

2011  Carpenter. Metro Can Construction, Victoria, BC 

2010  Carpenter. J Contracting, Victoria, BC 

2010  Carpenter. Carpentry SB, Victoria, BC 

2008  Rammed Earth Wall Crew Member for the First Peoples House,  University of Victoria. Earthen homes/Gryphon construction, Victoria, BC 

2008-09  Architectural Designer. Landeca, Victoria, BC 

2008  Natural Builder: O.U.R. Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake, BC 

2007-08  Intern Architect. Nadji Architects. Yellowknife, NWT 

2006  Design-Build crew member for Cheticamp, NS summer camp dorms.  Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS 

2006  Architectural Assistant. Pin Taylor Architects. Yellowknife,  NWT 

2003  Draughtsman. CDCD Engineering, Sudbury, ON


2017 Ontario Arts Council: Exhibition Assistance - three ways of working with plants

2015 Ontario Arts Council: Exhibition Assistance - self-deception

2015 Ontario Arts Council: Exhibition Assistance - (re)member of water 

2011 University of Victoria Graduate Fellowship 

2010 University of Victoria Graduate Fellowship 

2007 Graduating Portfolio Award. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS 

2006 Medjuck Architectural Design Scholarship. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS


2016 Mot Liquide: Workshops for Salon du Livre. Sudbury, ON

2011 Instructor: Digital Animation. Vancouver Island School of Art, BC

2011 Teaching Assistant: Art 351 - Performance with Rebecca Belmore. University of Victoria, BC

2011 Teaching Assistant: Art 104 - Sculpture with Megan Dickie. University of Victoria, BC

2010 Instructor: Art 261 - Digital Media Art. University of Victoria, BC

2009 Teaching Assistant: Art 141 - Photography. University of Victoria, BC

2005 Music Teacher: Doumbec. Baladi National Baladi, Sudbury, ON

2004-05 Music Teacher: Drum Set. Jett-Landry Music, Sudbury, ON

2004 Art Teacher. The Art Gallery of Sudbury, ON

selected professional activities

2012-2019 Board Member. La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury, ON

2018 Jury Member, Visual Arts Projects. Ontario Arts Council

2016 Shortlisted for Associate Professorship, Visual and Aboriginal Arts. Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba

2015 Jury Member, Project Grants to Visual Arts. Canada Council for the Arts


2010 “To Save The Sacred Waters: The Tsilhqot'in Fight For Their Lives And The Heart Of Their Land.” Sacred Fire Magazine: Issue 10: 28-32.

2008 “Mapping Black Elk: Site Spirit.” Sacred Fire Magazine: Issue 8: 25-29.


7a-11d, “Blackflash features 7a*md8 curators Golboo Amani and Francisco-Fernando Granados in conversation: On-Line On-Screen Live Stream: Curating Performance in Cyberspace” (May-September, 2018).

Golboo Amani, review of Handmade fire, in “The wisps of smoke fill my nostrils. I inhale deeply and gently ,” the lie of the land  (July 13, 2016).

“Portals,” in Emergency Index: an annual document of performance practice , vol. 3, ed. Yelena Gluzman (Brooklyn: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014) 164-165.

Peter Morin and April Piluso. islands: Emilio Portal. Open Space Arts Society. ISBN 978-1-895532-38-8. 2012.

Marc Audette [et al.]96-97. A Few Degrees Apart. ISBN 978-2-923274-00-3. 2007.