In a time of ecological loss and a cultural disconnection from nature, I make work that invites slowing down, grounding and reconnecting with the natural world. Using materials from my surroundings, I heighten phenomena, bringing attention to changing light and air. I am fascinated with finding ways to create work that invites a full experience of the present moment yet while seeing cause-and-effect and interconnectedness over time. These explorations come, as one example, in an installation of ice, charred lotus roots and water. One can imagine these materials taking different formations. In the charcoaled lotus roots we can imagine the flower, mud, the water that it grows in, the charcoal decomposing and changing form and so forth. We have the capacity to consider different time frames.
I received an MFA from the University of Victoria and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. I have exhibited my work both in Canada and internationally and have been curated into a number of exhibitions. Venues include Unit 17, Vancouver, Wil Aballe Projects, Vancouver, AHVA Gallery at the University of Vancouver, Yamakiwa Gallery, Niigata, Japan, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, ASPN Gallery, Leipzig, Germany, and Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY. I have been awarded artist residencies in Colorado, Germany, British Columbia and Japan. In 2017 I was long- listed among six artists for the Vancouver Contemporary Art Award. I am a recipient of Canada Council for the Arts Grants. I respectively acknowledge that I live and work in the unceded Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.
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