CURRICULUM VITAE

b. 1984, American citizen, Canadian permanent resident

SKILLS

Hands-on
Life drawing; technical illustration; comic illustration; graphic design, typography, painting, including acrylic, watercolour and gouache; printmaking, including block and intaglio; photography, film and digital; bookmaking; art handling and installation.

Software
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and After Effects CC, Adobe Acrobat XI, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, & Excel, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, Adobe Media Encoder, Switch, Quicktime Pro, Google SketchUp 2017, Processing, Arduino, Komodo 10, Cyberduck & Fetch

Web
HTML 5.0, CSS 3.0, Javascript & jQuery, some PHP and AJAX
Proficient in most CMS interfaces, including Tumblr & Wordpress.

Languages
Native proficiency in English
Limited working proficiency in French
Elementary proficiency in Japanese

EDUCATION

2010—2012
OCAD University (OCAD U)
MFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice

2002—2006
Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD)
BFA in Illustration & Graphic Design w/ honours

WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

03/2011
What difference does it make who is speaking? Examining the Curatorial Author Function
Curatorial Master’s Seminar with Felix Vogel
University of Toronto, Ontario

10/2010
Media Art Politics: Issues in Curating New Media
Curatorial Master’s Seminar with Christianne Paul
OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario

10/2010
The Artist or the art work?: From Craftsman to Shaman
Curatorial Master’s Seminar with Edward Lucie Smith
St. Lawrence Hall, Toronto, Ontario

EXPERIENCE

CURRENT

02.2018—present
Mechademia
2501 Stevens Avenue • Minneapolis, MN • USA • http://mechademia.net
Board Member, Editorial & Design
Responsible for providing artistic and editorial guidance to the publication in collaboration with other board members and guest editors as well as vetting and soliciting submissions.

10.2017—present
Six Trends, Inc.
24 Cecil Street • Toronto, ON • Canada • http://sixtrends.ca
Associate, Digital Technologies Training & Education
Responsible for delivering corporate training and professional development courses to a variety of clients and organizations across the private sector.

05.2012—present
OCAD University
100 McCaul St. • Toronto, ON • Canada • 1.416.977.6000
Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Art, Integrated Media & First Year Art
Courses delivered:
INTM 2010 Contemporary Issues
GART 1036 Creative Process: Art & Code
INTM 2B21 Online Art & Website Creation
GART 1B03 Introduction to Digital Practices: Globalization
GART 1B06 Introduction to Digital Practices: Body & Technology
Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Design, Graphic Design Courses delivered:
GRPH 2B07 Communication Design: Surface, Object, Space
GDES 1B20 Drawing in Translation


02.2013—present
KAPSULA Magazine
44 Hedges Boulevard • Toronto, ON • Canada • http://kapsula.ca
Managing Editor & Art Director
Responsible for overseeing the workflow of the publication and providing critical direction for the organization. As art director: responsible for designing interactive PDFs and online content, generating promotional materials and establishing guidelines of the brand and visual identity.

PREVIOUS

11.2014—07.2017
Subtle Technologies
720 Bathurst Street • Toronto, ON • Canada • http://subtletechnologies.com
Artistic Director
Responsible for programming an annual festival exploring practices that integrate arts, sciences and technology, as well as steering the creative vision of the organization, including fostering partnerships, outreach and grant writing.

10/2012—03/2013
OCAD University
100 McCaul St. • Toronto, ON • Canada • 1.416.977.6000
Event Coordinator, Office of the President
Responsible for organizing Euphoria & Dystopia—a two-tier symposium and book launch centred around the legacy of the Banff New Media Institute. This included managing large-scale budgets, overseeing marketing and communications, and dealing with various vendors and stakeholders.

09.2010—06.2012
OCAD University
100 McCaul St. • Toronto, ON • Canada • 1.416.977.6000 x316
Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Responsible for planning and facilitating weekly tutorials for students in first-year art history and visual culture classes, marking assignments & invigilating exams.

09/2010—05/2012
OCAD University
100 McCaul St. • Toronto, ON • Canada • 1.416.977.6000
Outreach Assistant, Marketing & Communications (work study)
Responsible for assisting to coordinate non-profit promotional events, supervision of student monitors, liaising with donors & event partners, inventory and general correspondence.

07/2011-12/2011
Inclusive Design Research Centre
205 Richmond St. • Toronto, ON • Canada • 1.416.977.6000
Curatorial Research Assistant
Responsible for research and exhibition design for a participatory gallery space that gathers user-end feedback on accessibility through interactive, digital interfaces. Specific duties include drafting 2-D & 3-D floorplans, sourcing fixtures and display technologies, concepting user interfaces, preparing budgets and writing copy for didactics and interpretive content.

05.2011—07.2011
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre St. • Toronto, ON • Canada • 1.416.599.5321
Intern, Curatorial & Education departments
Duties included exhibition-related research, youth tours, liaising with artists, art handling and installation, graphic design and development of a strategic plan for social media intiatives.

09.2010—04.2011
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St. W. • Toronto, ON • Canada • 1.416.979.6648
Intern, Contemporary Art
Duties included co-curation of an exhibition in the Irena Moore Gallery and related symposium in Jackman Hall, including generation of label copy, press releases and blog content.

06.2007—07.2010
Susan Hensel Gallery
3441 Cedar Avenue S. • Minneapolis, MN • U.S.A. • 1.612.722.2324
Assistant Coordinator
Duties included exhibition-related research, art handling & installation, graphic design, data-base management, press releases, catalogue texts and blog and website maintenance.

05.2008—05.2010
Apotheca, Inc.
2929 Lyndale Avenue S. • Minneapolis, MN • U.S.A. • 1.612.821.9000
Production Artist, Marketing & Development
Duties included product label design, web design, product research and development, creation and management of online advertising and social media initiatives.

09.2005—07.2010
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 3rd Avenue • Minneapolis, MN • U.S.A. • 1.612.870.3207
Lead Instructor, Youth Programs
Responsible for creating & teaching curriculum based on the Institute’s collection, scheduling gallery visits & field trips, generating budgets and directing teaching assistants.

05/2005-06/2006
Minnesota Center For Book Arts
1011 Washington Avenue S. • Minneapolis, MN • U.S.A. • 1.612.215.2520
Assistant to the Creative Director
Duties included designing promotional material for the annual Holiday Book Arts Festival, researching potential artists & photographing the permanent collection and gallery space.

PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

02.2017
Adapting Arts Management to New Technologies
Centennial College, Toronto
Keynote address at Engaging Millenials: Adapting the Field of Arts Management.

06.2015
Location, Location, Location
InterAccess, Toronto
Panel discussion with Adrienne Crossman about site-specificity in media art curation.

04–12.2015
Integrated Circuit: Bodies and Technologies
Artscape Youngplace, Toronto
7-part lecture series examining cybernetics and posthumanism through popular culture.

11.2014
The Nitty Gritty
Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL
Professional development workshop for artists focusing on formatting proposals, CVs and budgets.

10–12.2014
Some Disassembly Required
Artscape Youngplace, Toronto
3-part lecture series deconstructing complex issues in contemporary art and art theory.

05.2014
Sustaining Best Practices in the Changing Publications Field
OCAD U, Toronto
Panel discussion as part of THIS MUCH Professional: Art & Publications Conference.

09.2012
Strategies for Online Exhibitions
OCAD U, Toronto
Guest-lecture to Dr. Andrea Fatona’s Criticism & Curatorial Practice masters class.

07.2012
Curating New Media
University of Toronto
Guest-lecture to Dr. Leah Modigliani’s undergraduate Introduction to Curatorial Practice class.

PUBLICATIONS

2018

"Revolution! (If You Can Find It): Gauging Diversity in Contemporary Art After the Internet." POINT 5 Magazine, Issue 4: PLATFORMS. Jan 2018 pp. 18-21.

2017

"learning over." Vallum Magazine, 14:2: LIES & DUPLICITY. Oct 2017. pp. 44.

"the lowering of ears." Vallum Magazine, 14:2: LIES & DUPLICITY. Oct 2017. pp. 44.

“Plurality of Being: Tracing A New Era of Ecology in Cultivars (Possible Worlds).” Cultivars (Possible Worlds) InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre. 2017.

2016

“Parallax is Practical: Perceiving the Digital Textile.” Picks Per Minute: The Language of Digital Textiles. InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre. 2016.

2015

“That Teenage Feeling”, in ///WADE IN: an internationational artist share and video art festival. Eastern Edge Gallery. 2015.

2014

“Screen Test”, in The Curatorial Incubator v.11. Vtape. February 2014. pp. 30-40.

“The Cyborg Epiphany of Pascal Dufaux”, in The Cosmos in Which We Are by Pascal Dufaux. Eastern Edge Gallery. Jan 2014. pp. 1-2.

“HOLY $#!†: Catholic Bodies & Queer Performance”. January 2014. Buddiesinbadtimes.com.
http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/blog-holy-†-catholic-bodies-queer-performance/

2013

“The Gay Heritage Project: Dear Reena from the Future”. Nov 2013. Buddiesinbadtimes.com.
http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/gay-heritage-blog-salon-zach-pearl-2/

2012

“Bridging Realities: The Exhibition of Net Art as Activism”. June 2012. ArtandEducation.net.
http://www.artandeducation.net/paper/bridging-realities-the-exhibition-of-net-art-as-activism/

ACADEMIC SERVICE

2017   Guest Critic, Graduate Student Colloquia, Ryerson University
2014   Faculty Advisor, 4th-Year Self-Directed Study, OCAD U
2013   4th-Year Media Arts Showcase, juror, Ryerson University
2012   President's Speaker Series Selection Committee, OCAD U
2012   Price Award for Excellence in Teaching, juror, OCAD U
2011   Centre for Innovaton in Art + Design Education, advisor

HONOURS & ACHIEVEMENTS

2015   Teacher-in-Residence, Artscape Youngplace
2014   Teacher-in-Residence, Artscape Youngplace
2013   Vtape's Curatorial Incubator v.11, resident
2010   OCAD U Graduate Entrance Scholarship
2009   Golden Paintbrush Award, Business Category
2006   MCAD Student Scholar Program, supvr. Dr. Frenchy Lunning
2005   MCAD Student Curator
2003   Alis Foundation Liberal Arts Merit Scholarship
2002   Friends of MCAD Portfolio Scholarship