CV (Abridged)

EDUCATION

2014  Diploma in Art Therapy (DTATI), Toronto Art Therapy Institute
2009  MA (History of Art), University of Toronto
2007  BA (Art History), McMaster University
2006  BA Hons (Studio Art), McMaster University

SELECTED WORKS & PERFORMANCES

2014-present  The CV Project – ongoing paraperformance
2015 Titania & Oberon, for the Danny’s Urban Fairies Project.
2015  Beep! – StreetART Outside the Box program, Selected Artist.
2015 Under the Underpass – mural for Live Art Festival, w. Mural Routes.
2015  Dance Like No One Is Watching, mural for Dance Kids Canada, Toronto.
2014  The Presence of Absence (Fallow Fields), proto-art, Toronto.
2014  Soxamaphone – mural for Huely Socks, at BizMedia Studios, Toronto.
2014 #whatinspiresU – mural w. Neighbourhood Arts Network, Nuit Blanche.
2014  Click Click, Match Match – w. Jamie James & S. Astrid Bin, London, England.
2014  Arbeitsmoral – paraperformance, Munich, Germany.
2014  Double Give – St. James Town Arts Pavilion, Open Streets TO.
2014  A Headache Halfway Through – w. CNH, Sunday in the Park.
2014  Facebuck, w. Jamie James, Figment Toronto.
2014  玄奘 (Swan Song) – for TCCSA, Chinatown Festival.
2014  Sound of the Crowd – w. the PATCH Project, Cultura Festival.
2014  Jive Obelisk – StreetART Outside the Box program, Selected Artist.
2014  St James Town Banner Project – Contributing Artist.
2014  From Cave to ArtCave – Outdoor projection, Contributing Artist.
2013  Wellesley St Bell Box – Bell Box Mural Project, Selected Artist.
2012  Walking in St James Town – First Prize Winner, Selected Artist.
2011  Pedestrian Portraits – Kensington Market Pedestrian Sundays.

COMMUNITY ART PROJECTS

2016

Yin & Yang – intergenerational art project w. Hong Fook Mental Health Association

2015

1000 Candles – OAC-funded project w. Hong Fook Mental Health Association
CAMH Community Mural – w. Centre for Addictions and Mental Health
Community Creative Jam – guest artist at CCJAM event
Youth Umbrella Project – w. Hong Fook’s Choices Program
Live Art Festival – community art intervention, w. Mural Routes
Re-Vital Art Explosion! – 100-in-1 Day Intervention w. Central Neighbourhood House
MirrorMe – Art Starts/Platform A-funded project w. Poonam Sharma
CNH Youth Mural – w. Central Neighbourhood House
SPRUNG“! – Community mural project w. ArtHeart @ Daniels Spectrum

2014

Starry Day – w. Hong Fook Mental Health Association.
The Yellow Pages Project – w. Vicki Clough, OCAD U/Student Union for Culture Days.
Welcome Home – BMO Seeds Fund Award winning mural project, St James Town.
Chinatown Festival – w. Toronto Cross Cultural Services Association Women’s Group.
Art in a Blender – 100-in-1 Day Intervention with Central Neighbourhood House.
St James Town Banner Project – Supervising Artist/TATI Major Research Project.
The Paper Doll Project – with Central Neighbourhood House for One Billion Rising.

SELECTED COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

2014 Huely Socks, Series 02 (Toronto Street Artists), design: Skwigliwinxx.
2011 D-Spyzer album cover, Fascism Takes a Holiday
2009 Champions of the Garden Games, Children’s Book (Online: Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2015 Toronto Arts Council: Community Arts w. Central Neighbourhood House
2015 Ontario Arts Council: Artists in the Community/Workplace, for ‘1000 Candles’ project w. Hong Fook Mental Health Association
2015 Art Starts/Platform A Microgrant, for ‘MirrorME’ (w. Poonam Sharma)
2014 BMO Seeds Fund Award, for youth mural project ‘Welcome Home’
2012 First Prize Entry, Walking in St James Town Banner Project

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

I have been a speaker and invited guest lecturer on topics in the Arts at Canadian and US institutions including the University of Toronto, Ontario College of Art & Design, the Southwestern Conference on Popular Culture (Albuquerque), Carleton, Brock, Portland State, and Harvard University.

CURRENT WORK EXPERIENCE

Creative Arts Professional – CAMH, January 2015 – present
Artistic Coordinator – Hong Fook Mental Health Association, July 2014 – present
Artistic Coordinator – Central Neighbourhood House, Women’s Club, Jan 2014 – present
Artist Coordinator – St James Town Arts (SJTA), July 2013 – present

Student Art Therapy Facilitator – Various locations – 2012-2014
(Community Matters Toronto, Toronto General Hospital, The Lighthouse Centre, Gilda’s Club, D.A.R.E. Addictions Program, Baycrest, House of Compassion, Youthdale Treatment Centre, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Art & Humanities Teacher – Al-Risala Academy, December 2015-present

Arts Facilitator – Toronto Cross-Cultural Services Association, Feb-July 2014

Sessional Instructor – University of Toronto, Sept – Dec 2009
Teaching Assistant – University of Toronto, Sept 2007-Apr 2011
Ontario College of Art & Design, Sept – Dec 2009
McMaster University, Sept 2005 – Apr 2007

Art Teacher – TAIE International School, Aug-Oct 2010
International Academic School, Apr-June 2009
(Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto)

Art Instructor – Lolart Enjoy Education, Feb 2008-Aug 2009
Artsarama, Jan – March 2009
Explore After 4, Jan 2008 – March 2009
Kohl Gallery, Oct-Nov 2008
Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre, June-July 2008
Sky Dragon Centre, Jan-Apr 2005

LIVE ART

I have offered caricature services as of 1996, and live painting performances since 2014.  Major corporate clients have included Honda, Kellogg’s, the Bank of Montreal (BMO), Northern Telecom, Molson Breweries, Castrol Canada, Panasonic, Mott’s, Energizer, ING Direct, Columbia House, Gowlings, Budd Canada, Turkstra Lumber, Loblaws, and many, many more.  Get in touch for rates for your event!

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