Short CV

EDUCATION:

2016 MRes in Creative Practices with Distinction, The Glasgow School of Art, UK
2015 BFA Visual Arts, Memorial University, NL, CANADA

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

The Tourist, Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Council Gallery, St. John’s, CAN
March 14, 2020 – April 17, 2020 (Upcoming)

Main Lands and Long Winters, The Rooms, St. John’s, CAN
September 23, 2017 – January 7, 2018

islandness, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, CAN
with Vivian Ross-Smith
September 9 – October 11 2017

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2019    Bonavista Biennale: Floe, installation with Barb Hunt, Bonavista Peninsula, NL

2018    Standstill, curated by Rudy Kanhye, Crownpoint Studios, Glasgow, UK

2018   (INTER)TWINE, curated by Sebastian Mary Tay + Jarrod Sim, Supernormal, Singapore

2018   Fare & Square Invitational Fundraiser, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL, CAN

2017    Newfoundland and Labrador Arts & Letters Exhibition, The Rooms, St. John’s, NL

2017    RESIDUAL, New Glasgow Society, Glasgow, UK

2017    Members’ Show, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL, CAN

2017    Fare & Square Invitational Fundraiser, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL, CAN

2016    Members’ Show, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL, CAN

2016    Parenthood, Rotary Arts Centre, Corner Brook, NL, CAN

2016    No Expected Outcome, iota artspace, Glasgow, UK

2016    Diamonds and Pearls, Project Space 2 at The Art School, Glasgow, UK

2015    Members’ Show, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL, CAN

2011    Drawn Words & Written Images, First Space Gallery, St. John’s, NL, CAN

PUBLICATIONS & ARTIST BOOKS

2018 islandness 

Edited by Vivian Ross-Smith and Jane Walker. Commissioned essay by Matthew Hollett. Art Direction by Hazel Eckert (Nothing New Projects). Printed by Colour Code, Toronto ON. Made possible with support from the ArtsNL Professional Project Grant Program (PPGP)

First edition, press run of 100. 54 pages. Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication. ISBN: 978-1-7753937-0-2

2015 Fogo Island. 35mm photographs of Fogo Island. 34 pages. Self published.

2015 Roses and Grapevines. 35mm photographs and personal story about finding a series of postcards from WW2 and returning them to the owner in France. 52 pages. Self published.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP:

Chair, Board of Directors, Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador (VANL-CARFAC)

Steering Committee, Union House Arts (Port Union, NL, CAN)

Board of Directors, Bonavista Film Festival

SELECTED GRANTS, AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

2018 – Inches Carr Graduate Craft Award (Scotland-wide) £2500

2017 – ArtsNL Professional Artist Travel Grant, $1000

            ArtsNL Professional Project Grant Program Recipient, $4000

            Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award – Senior Visual Art, $1000

2016 – ArtsNL ArtsSmarts funding with Holy Family Elementary, Chapel Arm, NL, CAN

2015 – University Medal for Academic Excellence (Visual Arts)

            Tina Dolter Award in Visual Art

 

RECENT PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS:

Hollett, Matthew. “on islandness.” ART NORTH Magazine. 2019 Issue #1: Pg 21-22. Print.
Morgan, Hannah. “islandness: a living experiment”, Eastern Edge Gallery, online.
“islandness”, Shetland Life Magazine, November 2017, Pg 24-25, Print.
“Interview: Jane Walker”, The Gathered Gallery, 14 October 2017, online.
Hill, Lizzy. “islandness” Visual Arts News. Fall 2017: Pg 45. Print.
Wallace, Kate. “The Essential Art.” The Maritime Edit. Volume 2 – Fall 2017: Pg 13. Print.
Collins, Dillon. “Experience islandness.” The Newfoundland Herald. 2017 Issue #37: Pg 31-31. Print.
“Islandness” The Island Review, 8 October 2017, online.
Davis, Peter. “Newfoundland show explores similar traditions in contrasting communities.” The Shetland Times. 29 Sept 2017. Page 27. Print.
Adey, Jane. “Is Aquaculture the way forward?” The Broadcast. CBC Radio, Newfoundland and Labrador. 26 Sept 2017.
Duncan, Adrian. “Difference and value at the point of labour”, commissioned text on the Workhouse Guild Research Residencies, Callan Workhouse Union, Ireland. April 2017.
Featured artist in Profile: The GSA Graduate Degree Show by Nan Spowart in The National (Scotland). 01/09/16 (online and in print)
Quotidian: A Literary Magazine, Issue 2, 2016. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

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