I have a BFA in photography from the Alberta University of the Arts, Canada. I received the Board of Governors Award, Bob Ranson Memorial Scholarship, John H. & Kathleen Snow Scholarship, and the Photographic Arts Merit Award. Since graduating, I have assisted photographers with advertising, editorial work, and analogue darkroom production, whilst pursuing my own photo-based art practice. In 2007 I relocated to the UK, and was commissioned to create lens-based public engagement projects at the University of Bristol.
I am currently a part-time MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking student, a programme which is part of the Centre for Fine Print Research at the University of the West of England (UWE). One of the appeals of this programme is the book arts research group. There is a vast collection of artists’ books and book arts resources for all aspects of artist publishing, this is led by Sarah Bodman.
I am also exploring hybrid printmaking which most often combines a digital technology with a traditional print method. This seems to be a natural way to expand on and enhance my approach and thinking around my art practice.
Below is a small body of work that shows a brief trajectory of my art practice until now. My most recent work near the top, ending with my undergraduate final piece.
Above is an example of a photopolymer intaglio print with the original photograph I used for the halftone.
The above image is a series of photographs that I exhibited for an art event in Calgary, called SPREAD, which was part of Artcity. Artcity was produced by the Visual Arts Week Society (VAWS), a non-profit and charitable society dedicated to enhancing the general public’s experience and enjoyment of contemporary visual arts, architecture and design through effective and relevant programs.
Photographic works leading up to the Artcity event.
The top two images in this section are photographs which form part of the grid you see exhibited above. This was my piece in our grad show, all disciplines were exhibited together at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art & Design, Canada.