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Experience

 

2019: Jury participant for the selection of an artwork inventory for Heritage Canada

2015-present: Founder, manager and curator for the glass focused multi-disciplinary artists’ collective and gallery, Loretta Studios and Gallery in Hintonburg, Ottawa

2007-present: Artist, flameworked glass

2009-present: Instructor, flameworked glass

2018: Instructor, flameworked glass, LAMPS, Halifax, Nova Scotia

2015-2017: Instructor, flameworked glass at Flo Glassblowing, Ottawa

2005-2011: Instructor, flameworked glass at Northern Art Glass

2010-2012: Studio manager, Northern Art Glass, Ottawa

1994-2012: Studio artisan, Northern Art Glass, Ottawa

1990-2008:  Instructor, beginner and intermediate stained glass

1993-1994: Studio artisan, Creative Art Glass, Toronto

1990-1993: Studio artisan, Glass Concepts, Ottawa

 

Commissions, Grants and Awards

 

2020: Commission for custom lighting installation in private home

2020: Legacy Artwork creation and installation at Roger Neilson House, Ottawa

2019: Ottawa Urban Design Awards for the Gather-Ring, a collaborative project with Manuel Baez (Award of Excellence: Community Initiatives, People’s Choice Award, Award of Merit: Urban Elements)

2018: Arts Abroad Travel Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts

2017: Canadian Heritage Capital Experience Public Art Commission with Manuel Baez, Observation Deck Portage Bridge, Ottawa

2012: Shortlisted, Bronson Avenue Public Art Proposal, Ottawa

2011-2012: Somerset Street West Public Art Commission completed with Ryan Lotecki, Ottawa

 

Exhibits and Galleries

 

2019: City of Ottawa Art Collection, Direct Purchase Program

2019: LUCK! Ottawa Arts Council, contributing artist

2018: Glass Fashion Show, Glass Art Society Conference, Murano, Italy

2017: Articulations group exhibit, Studio Sixty-Six, Ottawa

2017: Glassotics group exhibit, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan

2016: Gallery 200, group exhibit, Ottawa

2016: Loretta Studios and Gallery, group exhibit, Ottawa

2016: Glass Fashion Show, GAS Conference, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York

2016: ArtSpace 613, group exhibit, Ottawa

2015-2017: Eclection, Ottawa

2015-2017: Stonewall Gallery, Ottawa

2008-2017: Ottawa Glass Bead Artists’ Show, Ottawa

2005-2015: Art in the Park/TNAF, Central Park in the Glebe, Ottawa

2006-2015: Art in Strathcona Park, Ottawa

2013-2015: Craftalicious, Knox Presbyterian Church, Ottawa

2013-2015: Arts Park, Hintonburg, Ottawa

2013-2015: One and Only, Sandy Hill, Ottawa

2009: Snapdragon Gallery, Ottawa

2007-2008: Urban Art @ Minto Park, Ottawa

2006: One of a Kind Show, Toronto

2005: Carlen Gallery, Ottawa

2005: Nepean Craft Show, Nepean Sportsplex, Ottawa

 

Media and Publications

 

October 2019: Cover of the fall edition of Canadian publication Studio magazine

October 2019: Studio magazine article (featuring my piece “Choice Edible”)

June 2018: CTV News Ottawa

May 2018: CBC All in a Day (group show)

January 2017: Ottawa Life Magazine (group show)

November/December 2016: Glass Art Magazine

June 2016: Apt613, online publication

May 2016: CBC News & Ici, Radio-Canada

May 2016: CBC Ottawa Morning

August 2013: University of Ottawa Art & Science Journal, Issue 2

2005: Regional Contact, CTV television

 

Education

 

2017: Flameworking (borosilicate glass) with Karina Guévin and Cédric Ginart

2007: Flameworking (borosilicate and soda lime glass) with Emilio Santini and Alex Hamilton

1993-1994:  Glass Blowing, Sheridan College School of Craft and Design, Oakville (studied under Dan Crichton and Kevin Lockau)

1987-1989: Biochemistry, University of Ottawa

 

Influences

 

Laura Donefer, Susan Edgerley, Kit Paulson, Carmen Lozar, Kimberly Thomas (aka zii)