Selected Awards, Curatorial Projects and Achievements


Academic Awards & Committee Work

2018-2019 Alfred Bader Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities, Queens University
2018-19 Faculty of Arts and Science Dean’s Award for Environmental Justice, Queens University
2017 Research & Writing Award, OCAD University
2017 Michael Smith Foreign Study Bursary recipient
2016 Interim Dean of Graduate Studies Hiring Committee Member,  OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario
2016, Grad Gallery Steering Committee Member, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario
2016 / 2017 SSHRC recipient
2015 /2016 Ontario Graduate Scholarship recipient
2007 Dorothy Emery Memorial Award in Visual Arts Education

Curatorial Projects

Quest Art  (August 2013 - Fall 2018)


October 2018, From Food to Monument: Northern Retellings: Aylan Couchie, Lisa Myers, L. Decter (OAC Project Grant)

June 2018, Charles Pachter: A Canadian Portrait

March 2018, Voices of Paint: Jennifer Wigmore, Frances Thomas, Sonia Haberstich

January 2018, Shipped: Ed Burtynsky, Victoria Ward, Gary Blundell, Todd Tremeer, Murray Van Halem

October 2017, Peripheral: Rod Prouse

January 2017 UN/Natural: Liz Eakins, Liz Menard, Becky Comber, Kate Civiero

October 2016, HWY 69: Joseph Hartman and Jason Brown (OAC Project Grant)

June 2016: Public Domain: Allyson Glenn and Nathalie Quagliotto

March 2016, What Lies Beneath: Tina Poplawski and Jenny Iserman

January 2016, Assembling New Realities: Chai Duncan, Ross Bonfanti, Heather Marchand, Valerie Marchand, G. Szabo

September 2015, Venus and the Doll: Marlene Hilton Moore

June 2015, Colliding Natures: Brian Burnett and John Notten

Sept. 2014, IN TANDEM: Roger & Heather Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Anton Pickard, Tracey & Derek Martin

June 2014 The New Canadian Naturalist: Michael Farnan

Nov. 2013, Nurtured: Land as Child, Ila Kellerman

Sept. 2013 Nindede (father): Arthur, Travis & Bewabon Shilling


Gallery 111 Artist Collective, Barrie, Ontario (December 2012 -  September 2014)

May 2014, Mindful Spaces: Peter Adams & Roy Hickling

Feb. 2014, New Love: Siobhan Byrne, Tyler Durbano, HaeJung Lee

Nov. 2013, Emergence: Jennie Clark & Luci Dilkus

July 2013: Outer Findings: Tracey Martin, Jennie Clark, Ann Gilbart, Heather Kerslake


Mad and Noisy Artist Collective, Creemore, Ontario (August 2011 – January 2013)

Aug. 2012, Industrimental: Investigations of Industry’s Impact and Innovation

July 2012, Sur-Rural: Nostalgic Notations of our Evolving Landscapes

April 2012, Conveyed: Visual Interactions Between Art & Text


Other Curatorial Projects

2019 UNMADE: Unmaking as a Creative Act, Propeller Art Centre, Toronto, Ontario

2011, 2012, 2013 Arts ce Soir: An all-night contemporary art event, Barrie, Ontario, (City of Barrie Artist Project Grants)

2010 PhotoSensitive: Cancer Connections- an exploration of how Cancer connects us all, Matthews Hall, London, Ontario

2005 Organizing member of the “You Are Here” Exhibition, Museum London, London, Ontario

2000 “Faces of London: Portraits of Local Artists by Local Artists, McIntosh Collection", Galleries @ the Galleria, Lon, Ont

2000 “Layers of London: Archaeology in Victoria Park”, Galleries @ the Galleria, London, Ontario

2000 “Under Exposed: Celebrating the Fine Art of Photography through Contemporary Artworks Selected from the Collections of Museum London and the McIntosh Gallery", Galleries @ the Galleria, London, Ontario

1998 “Forest City Gallery’s 25th Anniversary Archival Exhibition” London, Ontario

1996 Boundaries: Glimpses of Censorship, ArtLab, Western University, London, Ontario


Selected Art Writing

Trop Urbain, “Tribute to Passaic: Re-enactment of Robert Smithson’s journey in New Jersey”, 2018

OCAD InStudio “Still Building for the Future: A Look Back with Alumna Audrey Mercer”, Winter 2017
OCAD InStudio “Regard for the Discarded: 3 OCAD students look at the forgotten as raw material”, Spring ‘17
OCAD InStudio “Street Level Art: Hadley + Maxwell sculpting for the public sphere”, Spring 2016

OCAD InStudio “Straordinario! Florence, an extraordinary place for transdisciplinary practice”, Fall 2016

London Arts Council Newsletter Vol. 24: " Governance in the Arts", p 5, Spring Issue, 2002

Paradigm Magazine “Galleries @ the Galleria: A Partnering of the Public Arts”, Issue 9, Sum. 2000

London Free Press, “Next Gallery Director needs to be Mega-talented”July 12th, 1998

Scene Magazine “Sisters and White Bread” Curated by Jewel Goodwyn, Mar 6 - Mar 13, 1997

Scene Magazine “The Matters of Sheila Butler”, Mar 27 - Apr 3, 1997

Scene Magazine “The Colourless Palette of Ron Martin”, Apr 3 - Apr 10, 1997

Scene Magazine ”Interesting Trinity of Displays at the LRAHM”, VOL.7-NO.25

Scene Magazine “Ann Kipling - Light, Time and Energy”, VOL.7-NO.20

Scene Magazine ”Herb Ariss - A Soldier of Art presents Vignettes”, VOL.7-NO.11                           

Scene Magazine ”Fern Helfand - Time Structured Visual Editorials”, VOL.7-NO.8

Scene Magazine ”Ron Benner - All That Has Value”, VOL.6-NO.36


Other Achievements

2018 / 2019 Barrie ARTCOE Steering Committee Member

2017 Founding Member of PRNT Collective, Barrie, Ontario

2015 Advisory Panel Member of McIntosh Gallery Strategic Plan Review, London, Ontario

2012 Canadian Artist Delegate at World Art Games Conference, Izmir, Turkey

2010 Advisory Committee Member for Barrie’s Dept. of Culture

2002, 2004, 2006 Open Air Advisory Committee Member, London, Ontario
1997 – 1998, 2000 Forest City Gallery - Director / Visual Arts Coordinator
1995 -1997 Scene Magazine - Art Critic and Reporter



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