Born in Montreal, I am a Vancouver-based visual artist, professionally painting and printmaking for over twenty years. I have exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Vancouver as well as several juried exhibitions in Europe. I am a member of the artist-run Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery and I am trained in all four of the printmaking techniques, woking mainly with linocut, etching/aquatint, collagraph, and monotype, often combining two or more of these. My prints have been published in Wild BC’s An Educator’s Guide to Outdoor Classrooms and I have created watercolour illustrations for the children’s book, Things with Wings.
I hold a diploma in General Fine Arts from John Abbott College, a BA with distinction in Journalism and Communications from Concordia University, a BFA from Emily Carr University (2011), and an MFA from Emily Carr University (2017). I received academic scholarships from both John Abbott College and Emily Carr University as well as a travel grant that afforded me the opportunity to continue my thesis research abroad.
Taking up the tradition of figurative expression, my visual art practice draws on personal memory to create painted and printed works on paper. Concerns include the trace, the original, and the effects of absence on longing. Through the creation of imagined contexts of origin, my work explores the role of the personal archive, the process of translation, and themes of intimacy and distance.
Through the process of editing and embellishment, I move across time, the question of what is being re-membered revising itself along the way.