education

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


design + fabrication

2016-17 Fabrication Lab Technologist, McEwen School of Architecture, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON

2008-17 Portal Studio. Victoria, BC / Toronto, ON • art, design & woodwork

2008 Earthen homes/Gryphon construction. Victoria, BC • rammed earth wall crew member for the First Peoples House, University of Victoria

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

2006 Pin Taylor Architects. Yellowknife, NWT • Architectural Assistant


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. 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]

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

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

 

awards

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


teaching

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. University of Victoria, BC

2011 Teaching Assistant: Art 104 - Sculpture. 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

 

residencies

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

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


selected professional activities

2012-2017 Board Member. La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury, ON.

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

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


commissions + consulting for artists

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

2013 who is this land am i – Elyse Portal. • Toronto, ON: walnut altar design + fabrication

2013 Reveler's Revolt Reframed - Jessica Patricia Kichoncho Karuhanga. • OCAD, Toronto, ON: screen design + fabrication


publications

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.


reviews

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

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