To make this image, I painted several self-portraits on paper. The images depicted different moods, but also different ages. The craft of painting then falls to a knife: I carve up the cohesive images of self, to construct an image that is both more fragmented and holistic. Madeleine L’Engle suggested that we carry, inside ourselves, all of the ages we have ever been. This portrait questions the singularity of the portrait genre, allowing complexities and contradictions to co-exist.
M.F.A. York University.
B.A. (honours) with distinction. University of Guelph, Fine Art – specialized honours; English – minor
Makeshift, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario.
Watershed. Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario.
Intimate, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.
Indiscretions: Narrative Painting Now, Grenfell Art Gallery, Memorial University of Newfoundland, NFL.
I’ll Meet You There. Manifestation International d’Art de Québec 4, Quebec City, Quebec.
Addressing Oakville, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario.
Symposium d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec.
Jeux de la Francophonie, Ottawa/Hull.
Pouch Cove Artist’s Residency, Newfoundland
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, J.A. Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Ontario Arts Council: Project Grant (Mid Career)
2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001
Ontario Arts Council: Exhibition Assistance Grant