Curriculum vitae

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    2014 Artist Working in the Community, City of Calgary
    2011 Public art 101, City of Calgary
    2011 Marketing Viral, Iconoclast, on the computer
    2010 Understanding and Finding Your Market: Les Arts et Ses Aléas, Annie Gauthier, Calgary, Alberta
    2010 Glass fusion: Muk-Luk Magpies Studio, Airdrie, Alberta2009 Glass Casting: Connie Geerts, Calgary, Alberta
    2009 Metal sculpture: Red Deer College, Christopher R. Ellerts, Red Deer, Alberta
    2009 Batik: Mount Pleasant Arts Center, Nike Okundaye, Calgary, Alberta
    1996 to 2000 Foundation year in visual arts, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta
    1988 to 1991 Bachelors degree in Business Administration, University of Québec, Montréal, Québec
    1986 to 1988 Industrial Design, University of Montréal, Montréal, Québec

SOLO EXHIBITS

    2015 Entanglement, Cava, Edmonton, Alberta
    2014 Collecting Moments, Inglewood Fine Arts, Calgary
    2013 September Silhouettes, Cité des Rocheuses, Calgary, Interactive installation for the Alberta Arts and Culture Days
    2013 Collecting moments, Gallerie PAVA (professionnels en art visual de l’Alberta), Edmonton, paintings, glass and cement sculptures
    2012 Entrelacé, Gallerie PAVA (professionnels en art visual de l’Alberta), Edmonton, Exhibition of oil paintings, glass and cement sculptures
    2010 Dare to Dream sculpture project at the Vancouver Olympics, Cultural Olympiads, Place de la Francophonie, Grand Ville Island, Vancouver

     GROUP EXHIBITS

    2015 Dare to dream and paintings, Cité des Rocheuses, Calgary, Alberta
    2015 Blanc, gallerie de La Cite, Edmonton, Alberta
    2015 The Other Gallery, Banff Center, Banff, Alberta
    2014 Livrer l’Art, SAVA, rural francophone regions of Alberta2013 to 2015 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Traveling Exhibit, Prairie Art Gallery
    2013 The Other Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
    2012 Inglewood Fine Arts, Calgary Alberta, Entrelacé
    2010 The Other Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
    2000 to 2011 Annual show with the EVA group, Elbow Valley, Calgary, Alberta

    GALLERIES

    2012 to present Inglewood Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta
    2005 to present   Artym Gallery, Invermere, British Columbia
    2005 to 2006 The Shayne Gallery, Montréal, Québec
    2007 to 2009 Gerry Thomas Gallery, Waterton, British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta

PUBLIC ART/COMMUNITY ART

2013 Mentor artist for “This is my City”, work with Calgary’s homeless population
2012 Community outreach project for the KOAC, Installation of sculptures created with 100 students from 3 schools, Springbank, Alberta

 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2015 Residency, Banff Center, Entr’Arts, for professional francophone artists
2013 Residency, Banff Center, Entr’Arts, for professional francophone artists
2011 Residency, Banff Center, Entr’Arts, for professional francophone artists

 GRANTS

    2010 Cultural Relations Project Grant Program, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Traveling Grant to exhibit at the Vancouver Cultural Olympics, Dare to Dream sculpture project

JURY POSITION

2015 Jury member for City of Calgary, Public art, Utility boxes program
2013 to present Arts Advisory committee for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
2012 Jury member for Calgary 2012, Arts and culture organizations, City of Calgary, Alberta

PUBLIC RELATIONS, CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIUMS

2013 Panellist, « Entre Nous », francophone session at the Calgary Arts Development Arts Congress
2011 Symposium on artistique practices, Being and artist in the French Canadian community, Fédération Culturelle Canadienne-Française, Ottawa.
2010 Radio Canada, “On Y Va”, Patricia Lortie-Sparks.Television interview.
2010 Presentation of the Dare to Dream sculpture project at the Junior High school Calgary Arts Academy and at the elementary school McKenzie Lake School, Calgary, Alberta
2009 AGM of AGAVF (Agence des groupes en art visuels francophones), Halifax, New Brunswick.

MEMBERSHIP AND INVOLVEMENT

    2013 to present Arts Advisory committee for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 2012
    2013 to present Artist mentor for “This is my City”, work with Calgary’s homeless population
    2008 to 2015 Board member of RAFA (Regroupement Artistique Francophone de l’Alberta).  Visual arts representative for Alberta, advisor and participant in all directional decisions made by the organization.  RAFA is an organization that provides services to French speaking Alberta artists from all disciplines in Alberta to assist them professionally as they advance in their field as well as to promote and encourage the visibility and success of their art in and outside the province.
    2010 and 2011 Coordinator for the KOOMBI group tour in Alberta. This group based in Burkina Faso is formed of artists trained in traditional African rhythms and dance.  They gives workshops in the school system and shows.

COLLECTIONS

  • Three Sisters, Canmore, Alberta; “Purple Mountains 2”, Acrylic on Ceramic
  • Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta; “Treble Clef”, Forged iron sculpture
  • Legacy Management, Calgary, Alberta; “The Goat”, Sculpture

PROFESSIONAL AND RELATED ACTVITIES

2012 to present Glass sculptures for various school boards, corporate gifts
2012 Hired artists and coordinator, community outreach for the KOAC, creation of sculpture installation with students from tree schools, Sringbank, Alberta
2011 to present  Volunteer for the KO Arts Center, Springbank, Alberta
2010 to present Teach art in various schools in the Calgary area
2010 Sculpture instructor for Calgary Arts Academy, Calgary, Alberta
2008 Stand up in a Television clip for MAG Magazine, Zeste, Radio Canada, Description and comments on the Brotherhood of Mankind public sculpture, downtown Calgary 
2006 to present Creator and administrator of an annual children’s art show
2005 to present    Art instructor for adults
2004 to 2006 Instructor for art therapy classes
2002 to present Instructor for children’s art classes
2000 Co-founder of the Elbow Valley Artist Group; the group exhibits annually in Calgary
2000 Participated in the Calgary Udderly Art found raiser as an artist.
1997 to present Commission work: sculpture,acrylic and oil paintings, ceramic wall hangings.