About

As a sculptor and maker, the exciting opportunities that occur while exploring connections between methodology and material drives my practice forward. Medium that retains touch and memory through various modes are employed when creating art that is instinctual and self-reflective. With a practice firmly rooted in the studio, I have also found approaching inquiries from a variety of sources such as poetry, performance, and sound effective in creating a rich narrative that appeals to the senses and generates deeper involvement. Currently, my explorations delve into notions of mothering and stewardship, the relationships we nurture with the land and those that inhabit it. A self-taught painter, I made the decision in 2011 to seek out instruction in sculpture. I have recently completed a BFA at OCADU in the Sculpture and Installation Program.

Currently based in Toronto and rural Port Hope. 

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Self-taught Painter
2011-2017 BFA OCADU, Sculpture and Installation, Toronto

EXHIBITIONS

2019 Affordance, Station Gallery, Whitby
2018 Get Noticed, Red Head Gallery, Juried new artist show, Toronto
2018 22nd Juried Grad Exhibition, Sculptors Society of Canada, Toronto
2017 moving islands are restless, The Theatre Center, Toronto (solo BFA thesis exhibition)
2015 The Elastic Effect, curated group show, Toronto
2015 Repair Centre, Wychwood Barns, Toronto (A Repair Story, artist talk)
2015 Festival of the Body, OCADU Toronto
2014 The Artist Project, selected artist for Installation Zone, Toronto
2013 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, exhibiting artist, Toronto
2013 playing House making Home, Aurora Cultural Center, Aurora
2011, 2012 The Art of the Figure – juried OCADU annual figure show, Toronto
2011 Queen West Art Fair – Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

OTHER RELATED WORK

Summer 2018 – Assistant to Michael Belmore, duties included rock carving and logistics for public art project commissioned by Concordia in North York
Summer 2017, 2018 – Assistant sculptor for Landmarks 2017, projects for Grasslands National Park, Riding Mountain and Churchill Manitoba
Summer 2017 – Teacher Assistant to April Hickox for OCADU Living Lab Gibralter Point Residency, also ran pit firing workshop, Toronto Island
May 2015 – Commission for installation of ceramic sculptures for Byblos Restaurant, Miami, South Beach
September 2013 – June 2014 Assistant to Adrienne Alison, War of 1812 Monument for Parliament Hill and General Curry Monument

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Summer 2019 D’Andrea Bowie: Affordance by Olexander Wlasenko
July 31, 2013 Playing house at the Aurora Cultural Centre by Chris Simon

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2018 Artcast Award at Sculptor Society of Canada Juried Grad show
2017 Project 31 Sculpture/Installation Award
2017 Samuel Lazar Kagan Award
2017 Nominated for the BMO 1st Art! Competition
2016, 2017 Shortlisted First Capital Realty Public Art Competition
2015/2016 Sully Corth Memorial Fund Sculpture Scholarship