PROFESSIONAL ART ACTIVITIES

2019 | NEW CRAFT SYMPOSIUM | Symposium in partnership with Material Matters (Emily Carr University of Art + Design) and Two Rivers Gallery - Co-Producer

2018 | MATERIAL MATTERS ARTIST RESIDENCY SERIES | Artist Residency Series in partnership with Two Rivers Gallery and Emily Carr University of Art + Design - Co-Producer

2018 | MAKER CAMP - UBC Physics & Engineering. Facilitator for youth workshop on Craftivism

2018 | INTERSTITIAL: SCIENCE INNOVATIONS BY CANADIAN WOMEN - Beaumont Gallery. Anatomical Felt Heart Workshop, Curiosity Collider - Artist,

2016 | MAGIC TROUT IMAGINARIUM ARTIST RESIDENCY - Trout Lake Community Centre. Vancouver Parks Board

2016 | YOUNG MAKERS SHOW AND TELL - River Market - Curator / Artist

2015 | BENT: A SHOWCASE OF CIRCUIT BENDING - VIVO Media Arts Centre - Producer Curator

2015 | EXPERIMENTAL FUTURES - VIVO Media Arts Centre. Producer - Curator

2015 | MUSIC IN THE PARK - Community-Engaged Textile Artist

2015 | THE GATHERING FESTIVAL - Spinning and Felting Demonstrations - Artist

2015 | VANCOUVER MINI MAKER FAIRE - Spinning Demonstrations - Artist

2014 | GROPPS GALLERY - Altar Egos - Artist

2014 | ECOLOGY CONVERGENCE - UBC. In collaboration with Rebecca Graham of Earthandgleaners - Artist

2012 | VANCOUVER MAKER FOUNDATION - Yarn Bombing - Artist

2012 | MEANS OF PRODUCTION GARDEN - Botanical Illustration Workshop

2012 | MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER - “Meet your Makers” - Curator

2012 | SCIENCE WORLD - Community-Engaged Felting Workshop - Artist

2011 | EASTSIDE CULTURE CRAWL - Artist

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

2019 | 15th Canadian Symposium of Home Economics - The Industrialization of the Home: Food, Clothing, Technology and possibilities for the future of Home Economics

2018 | Microsoft - Random Acts of Making: Discovering Tools, Methods & Resources for Making in the Classroom

2018 | 2 Rivers Gallery - Random Acts of Making

2016 | ITA YOUTH DAY - Why Making Matters: What Schools can Learn from Maker Culture

2015 | Curiosity Collider, Learning through Textiles

2015 | Cycle Hack, Learning by Doing

2014 | Vancouver Fibreshed Meet-up, Why Local Fibre Matters

2014 | Siggraph, Why Makers Matter: Building Connected and Vibrant Communities

2014 | Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, Maker Foundation: How we Got here and Where We’re Going

2012 | PechaKucha, On Building Community with Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

2012 | Denim and Steel, Makers, Maker Spaces, and the Maker Movement.

RELATED WORK / AFFILIATIONS

2018 | SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY - Studio Instructor, Business of Design

2018 | LASALLE COLLEGE - Textiles and Design instructor

2016-2018 | INDUSTRY TRAINING AUTHORITY - Co-Creater of Maker Club Playbook with Magic Trout Imaginarium

2016 – 2018 |  EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART + DESIGN  - Research Assistant

2016-2018 | VANCOUVER COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN - Instructor, Textiles and Sustainability

2013-2016 | VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE - Education Director

2014  | VANCOUVER FIBRESHED COMMUNITY - Facilitator

2013-2015 | SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY - Instructor, Design of Technical Publications

2011-2014 | VANCOUVER MINI MAKER FAIRE - Founder, Lead Organizer

EDUCATION

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART + DESIGN — Vancouver, BC - Masters of Design / SEPT 2016- APRIL 2018

VANCOUVER FILM SCHOOL  — Vancouver, BC - Digital Design / 2007 - 2008

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO — London, ON - BFA (Hons) - Visual Arts & Psychology 2003-2007

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2018 | Entrance Scholarship: Emily Carr University of Art + Design

2018 | Research Assistantship with Dr. Garnet Hertz and Helene Day Fraser: Emily Carr University of Art + Design Masters of Design Program

2016 | British Columbia Arts Council Youth Engagement Program: VIVO Media Arts Centre

2015 | TELUS Community Board – Youth Engagement : VIVO Media Arts Centre

2014 | BC Arts Council Youth Engagement Pilot Program: VIVO Media Arts Centre

2011-2013 | City of Vancouver Community and Neighbourhood Arts and Development: Vancouver Maker Foundation