I have been exploring human/animal relationships photographically in my art practice for the past four years. Photographing and enacting in situ encounters with foxes, wolves, caribou and bears, to name a few, observing their behaviours while being mindful of how they see me. My goal has never been to take beautiful photographs of wildlife in their natural environments; it is to construct visual commentaries through compositing realistic, probable, and problematic interactions between wildlife and humans. Using the unspoken communication I feel with wildlife to anthropomorphically advocate for their territories, I am shedding light on the philosophy of the moral status of animals and environmental politics, transitioning this dialogue in to the gallery space.

 

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Upcoming:

2019: The Whyte Museum, Banff, Alberta – February 2 – April 7

Education:

2017-Current: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Master of Fine Art
2010-2015: Alberta College of Art and Design, Bachelor of Design with Distinction in Photography

Awards and Scholarships:

2017: Graduate Scholarship Entry Award, NSCAD
2016: Lens Culture Emerging Talent Awards 2016
2016: CPC Elevate & The Worldwide WOW Photo Contest 1st place Winner- Professional Category
2016: Applied Arts 2016 Photography & Illustration Award Winner – May Issue
2016: Emerging Photographer Showcase Winner – Exposure Festival
2015: Market Collective, Debut Artist Award, Nov 28-30
2015: ACAD Board of Governors Award
2015: Liberal Studies Ethics Award
2015: Stanford Perrott Innovative Projects Scholarship
2015: Dr. Blythe K. V. Brown Exploration Scholarship
2015: Barbra & John Poole Family Scholarship Fund
2015: The M. James & Elsie Mathieson Scholarship
2015: Jason Lang Scholarship
2014: Joyce & Owen Hughes Memorial Award
2014: Bob Ranson Memorial Scholarship
2014: Nicole Jennifer Creig Memorial Scholarship
2014: Jason Lang Scholarship
2013: People’s Choice Award in Visual Arts Alberta Photography Exhibition
2013: Barbra & John Poole Family Scholarship Fund
2013: Janet Mitchell Award in Art
2013: The M. James & Elsie Mathieson Scholarship

Selected Exhibitions:

2018: This is why we can’t have nice things, Anna Leonowens, Halifax – November 5 -17
2018: Fresh Paint / New Construction, Art Mûr, Montreal, Quebec – July 14 – August 25
2018: Barred Owl Benton, Public Art Installation, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, April – October
2018: What Meets the Eye, Edge Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2017: Ladder Training, Anna Leonowens, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017: Animals on Display, Resolve Photo, Solo Show, Calgary, Alberta
2017: Inhospitably Ours, Solo Show, Southern Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Alberta
2017: Untitled, Solo Show, Holly Grill, Calgary, Alberta
2017: Untitled, Solo Show, Vendome, Calgary, Alberta
2017: Exposure 2017: Invited Guests and Members, Elevation Place Gallery, Canmore, Alberta
2017: Blackout, Exposure Festival, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta
2016: New Perspectives of Canadian Landscapes, Arts Commons Window Galleries, Calgary, Alberta
2016: Untitled, Solo Show, Gravity, Calgary, Alberta
2016: Wild Things, Garside Wilson Gallery, Longview, Alberta
2016: Exposure 2016: People, Places & Things, Elevation Place Gallery, Canmore, Alberta
2015: Visual Arts Alberta Photography Exhibition, Northern and Southern Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta
2015: Waterloo Juried Exhibition, Waterloo Arts Festival, Cleveland, Ohio
2015: Alberta College of Art and Design Graduate Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr, Calgary, Alberta
2015: Blind Spot, Exposure Festival, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta
2015: Post-Miniature Exhibition and Auction, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
2015: 4th Annual Fundraiser Exposure 2015, Promotional Photo, Catalogue Cover, Live Auction Exhibition Participant, Festival Hall, Calgary, Alberta
2014: PUSH 2014, C2 Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2013: Visual Arts Alberta Photography Exhibition, Northern and Southern Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta

Selected Publications and Professional Experience:

2018: The Arctic Circle, Residency, Svalbard, June 2018
2017: Ladder Training, Anna Leonowens, Panel Discussion, Public Talk, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017: Hamilton Arts and Letters, Issue 10.2, Featured Portfolio
2017: Feature Shoot, Artist Article, May 29
2017: Tabi Labo, Artist Article, April 20
2016: The Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency, Yukon River, July 2016
2016: We Call it Stitch, Artist Article, July 1 2016
2016: Applied Arts Magazine, Featured Artist, Photography and Illustration Award Winner – May Issue
2016: “Two Artists Offer Different Perspectives of Albertan Landscapes in Joint Exhibition”, Artist Article, Calgary Herald, July 2016
2015: Market Collective, ACAD Sponsored Artist, Dec 11-13
2015: Wild Lands Advocate, Featured Artist
2015: MANIFEST, Fourth International Photography Annual, Featured Portfolio
2015: Flesh and Bone Magazine, Artist Article
2015: Photographers Forum Magazine, Best of College & High School Photography 2015, Featured Portfolio
2015: “What Are You Looking At?: Eye-Opening Exhibits At The Exposure Photography Festival”, Artist Article, Swerve Magazine, Calgary Herald, February 2015
2015: Cover Photo for Exposure 2015: Photography Festival, Catalogue and Festival Guide, Alberta, February 2015
2014: Wildlife Photographs Published on Birdscalgary.com, December 2014
2014: PUSH 2014, PUSH 2014 Catalogue, April 2014
2012: Photo of the Week, National Geographic Web, November 2012