“Artists have no choice but to express their lives” ~ Anne Truitt

Photo: Ganaele Langlois

I am motivated by the intricacies of human connection. Drawn to understanding all that I can about the rich tapestry of interaction and the messy and glorious ways we bump up against each other every day. Because of this, it’s not entirely surprising that my work would be about relationships.

 

My approach is minimalist. The simplicity of precise line, form, and gesture reduces a visual static to only those elements that are absolutely necessary to express a moment. They become the fragments of a synthesis where every choice matters, and foregrounds how these decisions relate to each other, and are most magnificent when they become an intentional gathering. This singularity of approach creates a sense of pace and clarity that both requests and holds space for a quiet, embodied experience. My current preoccupation is with a familiar lexicon of shapes and geometric forms that carry their own cultural, spiritual, and symbolic references. They act as the building blocks of more complex structures and forms however, I want to strip them down. Examine them. Find their poetic resonance. Reconstitute them as the most crucial things, so they can shine and be enough.

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PAINTING (SOLO)

 

Put down your arms, gentle soul

May 4 - 25, 2019

Yumart Gallery

401 Richmond Street West

Monuments + Mysteries

September 9 - 30, 2017

Yumart Gallery

401 Richmond Street West


Two Februarys
April 9 – 30, 2016
Yumart Gallery
401 Richmond Street West

 

Imperfection
November 1 – 22, 2014
Yumart Gallery
101 Spadina Avenue

 

New Paintings
September 7 - 28, 2013
Yumart Gallery
101 Spadina Avenue

 

 

INSTALLATION

 

Mural

401 Richmond Street West

February, 2018

Quiet Places to Cry

Kadbanu

TO Design (Toronto Design Offsite Festival)

January 19 - 24, 2017

771 Dundas Street West

 

BLOCK X BLOCK

Spacing Store Window

Toronto Design Offsite Festival

January 5 - 30, 2017

401 Richmond Street West

 

Conjuring 2.0
Frolic

In collaboration with Dwanye East
December 3, 2015
401 Richmond Street West (public space)

 

Conjuring
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
In collaboration with Dwanye East
October 3, 2015
401 Richmond Street West, Studio 260


AWARDS

 

401 Richmond / Urbanspace Property Group
Career Launcher Prize
September 2014 – September 2016
Free studio space and residency

 

The Artist Project
UNTAPPED Emerging Artist Competition
February 19 – 22, 2015
Direct Energy Centre