I’m interested in the subtle tension that exists within the relationship between context and subject. In White Noise, the subject is presented in a gesture that is not falling nor floating on a white plane. The disembodied head hovers in a state that is uncertain, its gaze is intimate yet diffused. The white ground, seen as an extension of the gallery’s wall, into infinite space, invites the viewer to imagine a new space, within which being in relationship with the giant head is possible. The subject is rendered to a point where it concurrently suggests reality and fabrication. As such, it is positioned at the intersection of perception and imagination.
York University, MFA in Visual Arts.
Concordia University, BFA in Studio Art. Conferred with distinction.
Dawson College, DEC in Fine Arts.
White Noise, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario.
Look at Me Whe¬¬n I’m Talking to You, Artguise, Ottawa, Ontario.
Blood Harmony, Zeke’s Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.
The Body as Image, The Philoctetes Center, New York, NY. Curated by Hallie Cohen
Peinture Fraiche, Art Mur, Montreal, Quebec.
he Art of the Human Canvas, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto.
Commited to Ink, curated by Susan Bush, Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, California.
Painting Instructor, Dawson College, Montréal, Québec.
Painting Instructor, York University, Toronto, Ontario.
Artistic research and creation grant B, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres de Québec
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant
The Elizabeth Greenshields Award
“Attention: Peinture Fraiche”, Jocelyn Lepage, La Presse, le 2 aout 2008.
“Carte Blanche Volume 2: Painting”, Magenta Publishing Foundation, Toronto Ontario.
“What to See in Toronto”, Time Out New York.
“Bodies of Work”, by Josef Woodward, The Santa Barbara News Press.
“Portraits in the Flesh”, by Christina Bagatavicius, NY Arts, Nov/December vol.13, no.11/12.
“Major Artists and Their Muses”, by Henry Lehman, The Gazette, CanWest, Mar 5th ‘05 p. D4.
“Bodies Without Organs”, by Andres Manniste, essay for Faces and Transitions catalogue, independent publication.
“Portraits of a Lady Once Disdained”, by Paul Gessel, The Ottawa Citizen, CanWest, Oct 14th ‘04 p. E1.
“Paintings Stare Back” by Bernard Perusse, The Gazette, CanWest, Feb 6th ‘04 p.D9.
“Identity License” by Mathew Woodley, Montréal Mirror, Gratte Ciel Communications Ltee. 2004 vol 19 number 30 p.35. Cover Story.