Education

2001    Yale University, New Haven, CT, Master of Fine Art, Painting and Printmaking

1998    Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax NS, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Studio Art with Art History Minor

Solo Exhibitions

2017    TouchstoneVisual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

2016    Mid-SentenceConfederation Center of the Arts, Prince Edward Island, Canada

2016    Mid-SentenceSaint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada

2014    Solo Presentation, Expo, Blackston, Chicago, IL

2013    Long Standing, Blackston, New York, NY

2012    Solo Presentation, Volta, Blackston, New York, NY

2011    Gather-er, Blackston, New York, NY

2011    Distance Trance, Smack Mellon, New York, NY

2009    Tower & Portal, LTS Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2008    Rabbit Hole, Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago, IL

2008    History Repeating, Blackston, New York, NY

2007    Six of One, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, NL

2007    Chicken & Egg, HQ, Brooklyn, NY

Awards

2018 Canada Council for the Arts Production Grant

2015  National Academy Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy in Rome

2015  Yaddo Artist Residency

2015  LMCC Process Space

2014  Marie Walsh Sharpe Residency

2013  Pollock Krasner Grant

2013  Vermont Studio Center Residency Fellowship

2012  Yaddo Artist Residency

2012  Joan Mitchell Emergency Grant

2012  Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant

2010  Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park

2009  Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency

2009  Canada Council for the Arts Production Grant

2007  Louis Comfort Tiffany Emerging Artist Grant Nominee

2002  Canada Council for the Arts Production Grant

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017     A Short History of Abstraction, curated by Julie Sass, Rønnebæksholm Museum, Næstved, Denmark

            Unfamiliar again, curated by Monica Ramirez Montagut, Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, LA

            Vagary of Abstraction, LMAK Gallery, New York, NY

2016     Contexture, curated by Cey Adams, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York NY

             Open Space, curated by Björn Meyer-Ebrecht, BME Studio Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn NY

Counterpointe – Immovable, a sculpture/dance collaboration with Julia Gleich, The Actors Fund Arts Center, NYC

Drawing for Sculpture, curated by Courtney Puckett, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn NY

This Strange Game, curated by Brigitte Mulholland and Michael Woody, Landmark Arts Building, NYC

2015   The Abstract Body, curated by Craig Stockwell, Sharon Arts Center New Hampshire Institute of Art, NH

            Object’hood, curated by Gelah Penn and Inna Babaeva, Lesley Heller, New York, NY

            Metamodern, Elizabeth Denny Gallery, New York, NY

            Rock Hound Swap Meet, curated by Randy Wray, Junior Projects, New York, NY

            Elements, curated by Matthew Deleget, Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY

            Shape Play, curated by Mark Brosseau, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

2014    Brooklyn Performance Combine, curated by Jason Andrew, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY

            Color Refined, curated by Sam Yates, The University of Tennessee Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN

            Form and Facture: New Painting and Sculpture from New York, curated by Karen Levitov, Stony Brook University Gallery, NY

            Marquee Moon, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY

            10th Annual BAM Art Auction, Whitebox, New York, NY

            The Last Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY

            Higher Learning, curated by Dannielle Tegeder, Lehman College, Bronx NY

            Between Levels, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY

            Color Formed, curated by Jim Osman, Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY

2013    Remainder, curated by Lauren Ross, Phillbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK

            Come Together, curated by Phong Bui, Industry City, Brooklyn NY

            Meta Vista, curated by Matthew Gehring, Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn NY

2012    To be a Lady, curated by Jason Andrew, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, NY

            In Plain View, Nuartlink Contemporary, Westport, CT

            Post Op, Mixed Greens, New York, NY

            Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, curated by Cameron Shay, Stockbridge, MA

2011     Ghost in the Machine, curated by Stephen Westfall, Lennon Weinberg, New York, NY

            twofold, Nuartlink Contemporary, Westport, CT

            Soft Math, Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TX

2010    Keyholder Exhibition, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY

            EAF10: Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

            Off the Clock, The Magnificent Basement, London, England

            Lost Horizon, curated by Billy Miller and Christian Siekmeier, Exile Gallery, Berlin, Germany

            Out of the chaos and darkness, curated by Courtenay Finn, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY

2009   Unnaming of Parts, curated by Glynnis McDaris & Rhiannon Kubicka, Blackston, New York, NY

             X, Mixed Greens, New York, NY

Exporting Pop: A Western Fantasy, curated by Mark Dean, Kuwait Art Project Ltd, Dubai, UAE

Rachel Beach & Nicole Stager, 92Y Tribeca, New York, NY

            Pass it Forward, curated by Julie Kirkpatrick, Parlor Antics, Brooklyn NY           

            Out of Square, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, NJ

2008   Have You Seen the Horizon Lately, Leo Kesting Gallery, New York, NY

The Panorama Project, curated by Rodger Stevens, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY

Lines: Translations Between Drawing and Sculpture, Like The Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Collapsed Present, curated by Lyndsy Welgos, North Hall Gallery, New York, NY

Flip, Like the Spice, Brooklyn, NY

Exporting Pop, Dean Project, Long Island City, NY

2005   The Space Between, curated by Rob Carter and Heather Darcy, Mixed Greens, New York, NY

APT.: Work Not Intended to Be Exhibited or Sold in a Gallery, curated by Casey Ruble, Brooklyn, NY

2004   Summer Session: Works From the Permanent Collection, Saint Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS

            Free Form, Center Gallery, curated by Casey Ruble and Sarah Hirzel, Fordham University, New York, NY              

2001   The Wight Biennial, The New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Wallpapers, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS

1999     Lunch Money, curated by Kim Fullerton and Cheryl Sourkes, Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax, NS

            Warrant, curated by Gordon Laurin, Saint Mary's Art Gallery, Halifax, NS

            Style Council, curated by Robin Metcalf, Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax, NS

1998   Monitor Goo, curated by Cliff Eyland and Peter Dykhuis, PlugIn ICA, Winnipeg, Manitoba  

            Hottest in Abstraction, The Khyber Arts Center, Halifax, NS

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