Co-Founder and Instructor | Connect-the-Dots Arts and Sciences Instruction | Victoria, BC | Jul 2012 - present
Provide workshop instruction on a variety of subjects, especially arts and humanities, for both children's and adult programs on a contract basis (e.g. Vic West Community Centre, Art Gallery Greater Victoria, Greater Victoria Public Library, homeschool community)
Montessori Preschool Teacher and Art Instructor | Bloom Montessori | View Royal, BC | Sept 2017 - June 2018
Prepared classroom environment and provided care and direction for preschool children age 2-6.
Art Studio Instructor | Art Gallery of Greater Victoria | Victoria, BC | | Mar 2014 - Sept 2016
Designed curriculum for studio programs and provided regular class instruction in a variety of mediums for all ages.
Co-Founder and Co-Director | The Wayward School | Victoria, BC | Sept 2010 - 2014
Co-founded with Stefan Morales a community learning initiative through which we curated and facilitated a rotating series of lectures, workshops and film screenings in an effort to create a platform for informal skill and knowledge sharing within the local community and to foster participatory dialogue about political and cultural issues.
Program Director | Ross Creek Centre for the Arts | Canning, NS | Oct 2008 - Dec 2009
Managed Ross Creek's multi-disciplinary arts and education programs overall, including the Centre's school programs, gallery program, artist residency program, community outreach, and special events.
Program Assistant | Vancouver Film School | Vancouver, BC | Sept 2006 - Sept 2008
Assisted Dept Head with scheduling, event coordination, assessment management, and development of best practices.
Seminar Leader, Critical + Cultural Studies | Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design | Vancouver, BC | May 2003 - June 2006
Prepared lecture materials for the course; mediated class discussions and provided tutorial support; and marked and provided feedback on essays, presentations, and exams.
Fundraising Assistant | Contemporary Art Gallery | Vancouver, BC | Feb 2005 - June 2005
Researched fund development opportunities, wrote and prepared grant proposals, and organized fund development activity.
Research Editor for book publication | Adbusters Media Foundation | Vancouver, BC | Dec 2002 - Nov 2003
Curricular Conversations: A Forum for Educational Collaboration | Nov 26, 2016 | Victoria BC
Co-organized and facilitated at conference that brought together teachers and caregivers from a variety of pedagogical backgrounds to share experiences and discuss best practices.
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s “New Extreme” mentorship program | Mar - Apr 2016 | Victoria, BC
Provided art mentorship and instruction over a 1-month period to grade 11/12 social justice students creating graphic novel responses to a holocaust education unit with Georgina Hope at Vic High, culminating in a student exhibition at AGGV.
Presenter and Panel Participant at ‘Reclaim the Streets’ Symposium on Art and Public Space | Apr 12, 25 & 26 2014
Co-organized and facilitated the “Pub(lic) Crawl” art & discussion walkabout-town; participated as invited panelist for “What We Talk About When We Talk About Public Space” panel discussion. Co-led by Open Space artist-run centre and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
Teacher-in-Residence at Open Space Artist-run Centre | May 15 – Jun 30 2013 | Victoria, BC
Worked alongside Open Space staff, exhibiting artists, guest speakers, musicians, and performers to engage visitors of all ages in the contemporary arts.
Open Space Artist-Run Centre Programming Committee | Aug 2012 – Jul 2014 | Victoria, BC
Reviewed applications, curated exhibitions, and developed programming.
‘OFF-LABEL Festival’ at Open Space Artist-Run Centre | Oct 26 – Nov 2 2011 | Victoria, BC
Co-facilitated with Stefan Morales a series of workshops, discussions, community art opportunities, and gatherings at this weeklong festival exploring health, spirituality and the effects of technology in a digitally mediated world.
‘Cracks In The Concrete’ Anti-Poverty Conference | May 13-15 2011 | Victoria, BC
Organized and participated in a panel on "Radical Pedagogy".
‘Thinking Politically’ CSPT Academic Conference, UVic | Apr 15-17 2011 | Victoria, BC
Participated in panel discussion on “Thinking [the Urban] Politiically”.
Host City at ‘Afternoon School’, VIVO Media Arts | Feb 17 2010 | Vancouver, BC
Co-presented with Stefan Morales for The Wayward School, to ask: “In what ways does the host city
behave as a guest in its wider environs?” Curated by cheyanne turions and Lois Klassen for ‘Safe Assembly’, a 2-week series of responses to the “states of exception created by the 2010 Winter Olympic games”.
"(inter)disciplinarities: the new ‘relationality’?" U of Victoria Grad Studies Conference | Apr 24-25, 2010 | Victoria, BC
Lectured at this two-day graduate studies conference hosted by UVic’s Cultural, Social, and Politial Thought program.
"From Away" on Halifax Media Co-op | Fall 2009 Halifax, NS
By invitation, as program director for The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts contributed photographic essay and editorial piece regarding the representation of migrant labour.
2009 Food Summit presented by Friends of Agriculture Nova Scotia (FANS) | Oct 18 -20, 2009 Greenwich, NS
Performed as rapporteur and co-authored a comprehensive report including transcripts, biographies, and summaries. In conjunction with this project I co-authored a grant proposal for a future FANS education and dissemination project.
"From Away" in Coastlands: Maritime Policy Review | Fall 2009 Kentville, NS
By invitation, contributed editorial text and photography regarding the representation of migrant labour for this quarterly scholarly journal.
Agri-cultures: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Rural Economies | Sept 18 - 20, 2009 Canning, NS
Organized and lectured for this 3-day symposium on the representation of migrant agricultural workers.
Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park Symposium | May 2 - 5, 2008 | Hornby Island, BC
Performed as rapporteur and videographer during this interdisciplinary symposium on the development of the park's mandate and programming.
ArtStarts in Schools | Feb 2008 - Aug 2008 | Vancouver, BC
Assisted with exhibition installation and administrative tasks for non-profit organization offering arts resources for educators.
Contemporary Art Gallery ArtReach Educational Outreach Program | Jun 2005 - Feb 2007 Vancouver, BC
Prepared online lesson plans for use in conjunction with exhibition tours and distance education.
Introduction to Cultural Theory, Emily Carr Institute | Dec 8, 2004; Jun 10, 2004; Jan 25, 2006 | Vancouver, BC
Guest lecturer on: ‘The Cyborg Manifesto’ by D. Haraway; ‘The Mirror Stage’ by Jacques Lacan.
New Forms Festival 2003: inter[sec/ac]tion | Jul 31 - Aug 2 2003 | Vancouver, BC
Lecturer on new media theory at this 3-day conference celebrating the intersections between art, technology and community.
Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival, Interactive Futures: New Stories, New Visions | Feb 7 - 9, 2003 | Victoria, BC
Lecturer at in film festival conference celebrating and critiquing the techniques, forms and aesthetics of new media.
New Forms Festival 2003, Curating Committee | Feb 23, 2003 | Vancouver, BC
Guest juror on curatorial selection committee for annual media festival.
''ITBEAT", Women in Technology video production | Aug 2002 | London, UK
Assisted with behind-the-scenes photography and video during interviews of 7 women working in the IT sector for the 'IT BEAT' competition for young girls at the London Science Museum.
Mediatheque, part of RADICALfest at SMARTlab (Central St. Martins) | Jul 2002 | London, UK
Provided video documentation and on-the-fly clip production for Mediatheque website, in conjunction with RADICALfest (Research Agendas Developed in Creative Arts Labs), a one week conference and think-tank exploring creativity in software development, technology, and artistic creation.
animal . vegetable . mineral | BLIM Arts Society | Aug 2006 | Vancouver, BC
curated by Yuriko Iga
solo photographic installation and storefront diorama
What’s a girl gotta do to have fun around here? (sustainable amusement) | Antisocial | June 2006 | Vancouver, BC
curated by Parliament of Owls artist collective
free hayride performance piece on theme of “transportation”
“I got it all figgered out” | Misguided Concept | July 2005 | Vancouver, BC
curated by Rob Keogh
photographed works on paper for inaugural online exhibition for conceptual project space
"Sci-fi City" at Mercury Theatre | Video-In at Swarm 3 | Sept 5, 2003 | Vancouver, BC
curated by Intermission Artists Society
site-specific projected video/audio live mix inspired by the notion of Vancouver as sci-fi landscape
"Hot Vessels & No Live Girls | Lance Fung Gallery | Sept 13, 2002 | NYCpeepshow (show me your belly)" at
closing reception of Brendan Klinger's HOT VESSELS & select screening NO LIVE GIRLS
" | Feb 2002 | Seattle, WA & San Francisco, CApeepshow (show me your belly)" at Peepshow 28, presented by No Live Girls | Lusty Lady"
video program of 64 artists videos exhibited in peepshow booths at adult entertainment venue
Video Signal & Noise, 'The Seeming and the Meaning', at "distance" April 28, 2001 Vancouver, BCIn
curated by Randy Lee Cutler, Kirsten Forkert, & Jen Weih
4-day festival of film, video, audio, and installation work by local, national, and international artists
"2 minutes" at Female Gaze | Blinding Light Cinema | Mar 9, 2000 | Vancouver, BC
curated by Linda Desormeaux & Rena Del Pieve Gobbi
film and video by up and coming local women filmmakers working outside the mainstream
"plastic passion (playing with themselves)" at hanker | The Helen Pitt Gallery | Jan 14-22, 2000 | Vancouver, BC
curated by myself and four other artists whose work embroils crude desire
"art & literature" at The Empty Home Show | 802 & 804 Hawks Avenue | Jun 25-26, 1999 | Vancouver, BC
curated by ki wight, 27 emerging artists take over two rowhouses prior to their ‘renovation’
"distance" at story | Grunt Gallery | Dec10-15, 1997 | Vancouver, BC
by Sandra Semchuk,groupcuratedshow of photographic installations centered upon the theme of ‘story’
West-Mont Montessori Teacher Training Program (The Montessori Partnership) | Metchosin, BC | Aug 2015-May 2017
Montessori Diploma in Early Years Education and Early Childhood Education Assistant Certificate
Goldsmiths College, University of London | London, England | Oct 2001 - Sept 2002
MA Media & Communications/Sociology Course: Culture, Science and Technology
Research topics included interactive media and new media theory (especially as used by children), the social use of technology, philosophy of science and feminist social studies of science and technology.
Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design Vancouver, BC | Sept 1997 - May 2000
Bachelor in Fine Art Major: Integrated Media (Photography, Film, and Video)
Pacific NW College of Art | Portland, OR | Sept 1995 - May 1997