I’ve been working on a new body of work these past four months to be exhibited at the Vernon Public Art Gallery from January 2016 until March of the same year. While some works were completed earlier in 2015, the majority were created in the latter half of the year for this exhibition. All works are part of my The Body, Stranger series. Please join me at the opening reception on January 14th, 2016 from 6-8pm.
I was honoured to have been included in Di Carta/Papermade by curator Valeria Bertesina. The exhibition features works on paper from artists around the world and includes many artists whose work I admire greatly. The show opens on December 12th at Palazzo Fogazzaro in Schio, Italy. The theme of the biennial is Esthetics Aesthetics and the work that was invited of mine is two of my silkscreens to be exhibited as a diptych that deal with intersections between chronic illness and daily life. Title of the diptych is Conversations With Myself.
I was honoured to have been invited to participate in Printing Marks and Codes/Printing Design International Invitation Exhibition at the Printmaking Department at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. The exhibition opened on November 14th and will run until the end of the month. I have many fond memories of Chongqing and my time there in 2011. The city is large, bright, and busy and sits at the intersection of two major rivers: the Yangzee and the Jialing.
I’ve recently completed two new prints. Both are silkscreen on paper and are part of The Body, Stranger series.
I just found out that the Alberta Foundation for the Arts will be purchasing one of my large silkscreen prints. Thrilled to have this work as part of their collection! One of the edition is currently en-route to Serbia for my solo exhibition at the end of July and it was previously exhibited in Cheltenham, Calgary, and Trois Rivieres.
I finished two new silkscreens recently in anticipation of an upcoming exhibition this summer in Belgrade, Serbia. They will be joining a series of my silkscreens from the past few years in a solo exhibition and will then be part of a two-person exhibition as part of the Drypoint Biennial in Uzice.
I currently have a print in the exhibition A Show of Hands, up at A1 LabArts and showing during this year’s SGCI conference in Knoxville Tennessee. I was invited into the exhibition by Adam Finkelston, the editor of The Hand Magazine – a publication dedicated to printmaking and photography. Two other Calgary artists are also part of the show: Jacqueline Huskisson and Greaeme Dearden, both ACAD grads.
This week, my work is part of an exhibition that coincides with ACAD’s symposium FIELDWORK: Artistic Research, Ethics and Academic Freedom taking place this week from March 12th – 19th. My work explores intersections between illness and identity and these prints specifically explore the sometimes banal (e.g. taking medication) but strangely heightened daily medical activities that are part of illness management. Both are part of my The Body, Stranger series. The exhibition and symposium events are free and open to the public.
Here are the first two prints of 2015. They are part of The Body, Stranger series exploring issues relating to chronic illness and identity. Both are silkscreen on paper and 22″ x 30″.
For over a year, I’ve had several works as part of the Burnaby Art Gallery’s Art Rental and Sales program. 2014 was the last active year of the program so though my work is no longer available through their sales, I was pleased to have the City of Burnaby purchase one of my prints for their permanent collection just prior to having my work returned to me.