CV

1986 Born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

EDUCATION
2011    Vancouver College of Art and Design, Studied Life Drawing, 3D Modelling

2007  Langara College, Diploma in Professional Photo Imaging

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2018 - 2020,      
    Fine Art Imaging Consultant + Digital Retoucher, ABC Photo

2017 - 2019,           VP Communications, Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators

2010 - present     Principal, Cake Imagery Creative Retouching

SOLO + DUO EXHIBITIONS

2022             Codex Pacificus + Flora's Song - Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons, BC

2022             Codex Pacificus + Flora's Song - Smithers Art Gallery, Smithers, BC

2019              Codex Pacificus, Richmond City Hall - Richmond, BC

2017              Codex Pacificus, Place des Arts - Coquitlam, BC

2015              Facades of the West Coast, Plaskett Gallery - New Westminster, BC

2014              Facades of the West Coast, Firehall Arts Centre - Vancouver, BC

2014              Influx + Exodus, Leigh Square Community Arts Village - Port Coquitlam, BC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022              Ellas Ilustran Botánica - La Casa de Las Ciencias, Logroño, Spain

2021              Plant Parallels - Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC

2021              Ecological Urban Arts Exhibition - The Nature of Cities Festival (online)

2021              Changing Horizons - Burnaby Art Council (online)

2019              Collisions Festival: Invasive Systems - VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC

2018              Savour: RAGA Auction - Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

2018              ADDRESS, An Assembly of Designers & Makers - Vancouver, BC

2018              Collective Noun, Ian Tan Art Gallery - Vancouver, BC

2017              Canada 150, Kimoto Gallery - Vancouver, BC

2017              ROVE, Gene Studios - Vancouver, BC

2017              Slideluck Vancouver, Beaumont Studio - Vancouver, BC

2015              Langara Photo Alumni, Langara College - Vancouver, BC

2015              It's a Sheep Show, Hot Art Wet City - Vancouver, BC

2014              Langara Photo Alumni, Langara College - Vancouver, BC

2013              Unassisted, Photo Haus - Vancouver, BC

WORKSHOPS

2022              Crepe Paper Flora Making Workshop - Gateway Theatre, Richmond BC

2020              Graphic Design Workshop - City of Richmond, BC (online)

2020              Basket Twining Workshop - Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK (online)

2020              Bryophyte Terrarium - Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC (online)

2020              Make A Nursery Log - Richmond Children's Festival, Richmond, BC

2019              Data Sonification - VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC

2018              How to Photograph Your Artwork, Ferry Building Gallery - West Vancouver, BC

2018              Plant Walk, Minoru Park - Richmond, BC

2018              Basket Making Workshop, Garden City Park - Richmond, BC

2018              Tea Making, Richmond City Centre Community Centre - Richmond, BC

2018              Abstract Art Making - Richmond City Centre Community Centre - Richmond, BC

2017              Family Day, Place des Arts - Coquitlam, BC

LECTURES

2022             Shaping Space: Culturally Relevant Public Spaces Roundtable

2021              Art Talk - Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC (online)

2021              Virtual Field Trip - The Nature of Cities Festival (online)

2020             Quick + Dirty Artist Talk - Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Sask. (online)

2020             RAGA Summer Youth Program, Art Talk - Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

2019              Collider Cafe - Vancouver, BC 
2019            
 Art At Work: Artist Talk - Fleetwood Library, Surrey, BC

2019              Women's Maker Meet-Up, MakerLabs - Vancouver, BC

2019              Guest Lecture, Emily Carr University - Vancouver, BC2017  Thrive Talk Minis 2 - Vancouver, BC 

2014              Artist Talk: Role of Digital Technology in Contemporary Art,

                      Leigh Square Community Arts Village - Port Coquitlam, BC

2012              Guest Lecture, VanArts - Vancouver, BC

2011               Guest Lecture, VanArts - Vancouver, BC

AWARDS + PRESS

2022               Photos capture mariner's eye and nature's tenacity at Gibsons galleryCoast Reporter

2021               Segments / Oct. 12, 2021: Record Rain in Rupert - CBC Daybreak North
2021               Rain Catcher Public Art To Be Installed In Rose ParkThe Squamish Reporter

2021               Squamish Arts Council - Grant recipient

2021               Drawn to Wildness - Burnaby Art Council

2020              Pushing petals: Exploring Canadian botanical art - Nature Conservancy of Canada

2020              Science Literacy Week - Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC

2020              BC Arts Council - Microgrant recipient

2019               Tunes from plant DNA - Global News

2019               Quand L’art et La Science Se Rencontrent - CBC News

2019               When Art and Science Collide - Science Borealis

2019               RBC Emerging Artist Program - Audain Museum, Whistler, BC

2019               Creative Bike Rack - Peace Arch News

2017               Prix de la Photographie, Silver Award - Nature/Flowers

2017               Applied Arts Photo Annual, Winner - Photo Manipulation

2017               The Life and Death of 10 Plants in Diptychs - Vancouver is Awesome

2017               Framing Artwork - CTV

2016               Sony World Photography Awards,  Commended

2015               Exposure Award Book

2014               Applied Arts Photo Annual, Winner - Unpublished/Personal Photography

PUBLIC PROJECTS

2022              50th Anniversary Commemorative Arch - Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby, BC

2022              What Seeds Have You Planted? - St. Andrews Wesley United Church, Vancouver, BC

2022              Cedar Cone Rain Catcher - Squamish, BC

2022              Advisory Panel for STEPS CreateSpace Public Art Forum (online)

2022-2024   Selected for Public Art Roster - New Westminster, BC

2022-2024   Selected for Mural Roster - Richmond, BC

2021              Branscombe House Artist In Residence, Artist Selection Committee - Richmond, BC

2021              Upright Glockenspiel - City Park, Langley City, BC

2021              Creative Exercise Sheets, Earth Day - City of Richmond, BC

2020             Vanguard Strata Public Art Project, Artist Selection Jury - Richmond, BC

2020             Forest Floor - Richmond Cultural Centre, Richmond BC 

2019              Canada Goldenrod + Canary Grass - Richmond, BC

2019              Terra Nova Artist In Residence, Artist Selection Committee - Richmond, BC

2019              The Frasers, Bike Rack - Surrey, BC

2018              Tufted Vetch, Utility Wrap - Vancouver, BC
2018              Take Root - City Centre Community Centre - Richmond, BC

2017-2019    Selected for Art Wrap Roster - Richmond, BC

2016              Shortlisted for Vancity, Cedar Hills art commission

2016              Shortlisted for Vancity, Kitsilano art commission

RESIDENCIES

2021              Shortlisted for St. Andrews Wesley United Church Artist Residency

2021              Cassiar Cannery Residency - Port Edwards, BC

2021              STEPS CreateSpace BIPOC Public Art Residency (online) - Toronto, ON

2019              Germinate, Ayatana Artists Research Program - Gatineau Hills, Québec

2019              Tools for Women - MakerLabs - Vancouver, BC 

2018              Shortlisted for Nature Park Artist Residency - Richmond, BC

2018              MEC Outdoor Nation Summit - Maple Ridge, BC