2009 MFA Documentary Media - Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
2006 MA Media Studies – Concordia University, Montréal, QC.
2002 BFA Visual Arts Studio & English (minor) – University of Western Ontario, London, ON.
2011 Living Documents. Eyelevel Gallery. Halifax, NS.
2009 Living Documents. Ryerson Gallery. Toronto, ON.
2008 I’ve Been Shot. XBASE, Xpace Cultural Centre. Toronto, ON.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS
Gimli Film Festival. Gimli, MA.
The King and I Present: HOCKEYVILLE BAR. Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Charlottetown, PEI.
The Message. Gallery 1313. Toronto, ON.
Saskatoon Environmental Film Festival. Saskatoon, SK.
San Francisco Green Film Festival. San Francisco, CA
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival. Sydney, Australia
Using it. Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery. Halifax, NS.
This is uncomfortable. Gallery TPW. Toronto, ON.
Status Update. Doris McCarthy Gallery, (co-presentation with Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and Interaccess
Electronic Media Arts Centre) University of Toronto-Scarborough. Scarborough, ON.
Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival. Toronto, ON.
Firehall Films Monthly Screening. Yukon Film Society. Whitehorse, YT.
The Archive of Memory. The Sixth Annual Brakhage Symposium. University of Colorado, New Visual Arts Complex. Boulder, CO.
National Screen Institute Online Short Film Festival. Winnipeg, MB.
Dawson City International Short Film Festival. Dawson City, YT.
Video Exchange Series. Xpace Xternal Site @ Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, ON.
Video Exchange Series. Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, ON.
Video Exchange Series. Video Expressions Film Festival. White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON.
Video Exchange Series. AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK.
Cock Block: The Eternal Struggle. Spark Contemporary Art Space. Syracuse, NY.
Video Exchange Series. Artspace, Peterborough, ON.
Documentary Now: (Dis)placements. Lennox Contemporary Gallery. Toronto, ON.
Monobandes. Les territories. Montréal, QC.
Gender Agenda. Gallery Project. Ann Arbor, MI.
Lobetrotters. Drifter Video Screening. Eyelevel Gallery. Halifax, NS.
Cake on the Icing. Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Centre. Toronto, ON.
Contemporary Video Art Screening Series. Gallery Lambton. Sarnia, ON.
Bungalow: a video exhibit. CTRL LAB. Montréal, QC.
Featherweight. Spark Video Canada Screening. Forest City Gallery. London, ON.
Rip Current. Drifter Video Screening. Eyelevel Gallery. Halifax, NS.
Jerkin’ Paradise. Spark Video Canada Screening. Forest City Gallery. London, ON.
From Looking to Telling. Images Festival. International Screening Section II. Toronto, ON.
Used/Goods. Collaboration with Kim Sawchuk. Salvation Army. Montréal, QC.
Fina. Site-specific. London, ON.
Multi-Mart. Site-specific. London, ON.
Multiples. Forest City Gallery. London, ON.
DigiPop. University of Western Ontario ArtLab. London, ON.
SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE
2007- Graphic Designer, CBC Television, Toronto, ON.
Design daily visuals for news programs including The National, News Network, Newsworld, Sunday Night, Saturday Report. Design over-the-shoulder graphics, monitor walls, full screen images, concept graphics, still and animated maps, charts, full-screen boards, phoner-boards, factoids in a high speed and high stress environment. I also cover the Graphics Coordinator when she is absent. In this capacity I meet with clients, arrange schedules, trouble shoot production issues, and work directly with the manager.
2012- Graphic Designer, Rogers Sportsnet, Toronto, ON.
Design daily visuals for news programs Connected, Hockey Central, etc. Design over-the-shoulder graphics, monitors, and concept graphics in a high speed and high stress environment. Update and provide editors with animated promo boards.
2011-12 Administrative Coordinator and Membership Communications, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON
Responsible for developing and executing membership outreach initiatives including membership drives, events, communications, e-mail lists and database organization. Coordinate and maintain gallery’s computers, software and technical media, databases, office supplies, staff schedule and general office management and organization. Researched and purchased equipment and supplies. Supervised and trained two summer Gallery Assistants, including oversight of their major projects including submissions intake, membership outreach and portfolio review organization and advertising. Trained new Communication Coordinator, oversaw her projects and acted as consultant. Facilitated and organized weekly professional development workshops with industry professionals for the summer employees and interns. Designed aesthetics and user experience of new website. Migrated old Joomla site to new WordPress site, and carried out regular maintenance. Managed sales at fundraising events, processed monthly payments, kept invoicing records, and managed petty cash.
2010-11 Communication Coordinator, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON.
Responsible for design and execution of print, web and social media communication including press releases, advertising and fundraising. Design posters, postcards, programs, essays and other print material. Developed and implemented branding for Photorama 2010 (major annual fundraiser). Maintain website, blog, monthly e-newsletter, social media and online archive. Write copy for communications. Manage interns and part-time employees. Conceptualize and execute fundraising events and membership drives. Liaison with printers, magazines, and media outlets. Speak with student groups and gallery visitors, assist artists and installers, and carry out general daily duties at the gallery.
2010 Programming Intern – Images Festival, Toronto, ON. (Unpaid Internship – 4 months)
Assisted Artistic Director Pablo de Ocampo and Programmer Jacob Korczynski. Duties include writing and editing texts for the catalogue and grants, maintaining website, assisting with print traffic, preparing visuals for annual press conference, and co-ordinating and installing exhibitions, performances and events.
2004-7 Videographer & Digital Media Producer, Concordia University – Communications Services, Montreal, QC.
Directed and produced promotional and journalistic videos and photo campaigns for Concordia University including recruiting and Department showcase videos. Also created multi-platform campaigns to advertise technology services available to student body. Duties included directing small teams, video shooting, editing, interviewing, audio recording lectures, CD/DVD design, graphic design (posters, web banners), archiving and animation.
2012-13 Instructor, Design Department, OCAD University, Toronto, ON.
GRPH2B04: Communications – Time, Motion, Media
One semester production course focusing on video creation. Includes lessons on storyboarding, interviewing, creating documentary video, motion graphics and video installation. Prepared and delivered lectures, facilitated critiques, mentored group collaborations and productions, reviewed and marked student’s material.
2013 Instructor, Continuing Education, OCAD University, Toronto, ON.
CSDM 1N43 Making the Documentary S320
6-week general interest course focusing on the basics of making independent documentary projects with limited resources. Class includes discussions and lectures on ideas surrounding documentary truth, workshops on cameras, lighting, interviewing and editing.
2012-13 Instructor, School of Communications, Centennial College, Toronto, ON.
CO 116 and CO 117: Building the Communications Media Portfolio
These two one semester courses follow each other back to back and focus on the production and professional development of a professional portfolio. Prepared and delivered lectures and guided workshops, managed in-class assignments and exercises, introduced students to numerous production software, facilitated critiques, mentored group collaborations and productions, reviewed and marked student’s material.
2005-6 Teaching Assistant, Communications Department, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.
Teaching Assistant for Prof. Rae Staseson, Communications 487: Video Production III.
Full year production course focusing on video and documentary creation. Prepared and delivered lectures, conducted writing seminars, organized class materials, facilitated class discussions and critiques, reviewed and marked student’s written material.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
Ontario Arts Council Grant: Emerging Media Artist
Toronto Arts Council Grant for Media Artists: Level One (Emerging)
A&E Short Filmmakers Award
Henry’s Centennial Scholarship Award
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
Ontario Arts Council Grant: Emerging Media Artist
Ryerson University Graduate Scholarship
Centre interuniversitaire des arts médiatiques Master’s Thesis Grant
Fung, Richard. “Sex Traitors: Autoethnography by Straight Men”. in Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography. (ed. Sarah Brophy and Janice Hladki). Toronto: U of T Press. (upcoming)
Simaitis, Jennifer. “Using It”. Exhibition Essay. Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery. August 14 – October 17, 2010.
Kovacs, Arpi and Gabrielle Moser. “This is uncomfortable”. Exhibition Essay. Gallery TPW. June 24 – July 31, 2010.
Thompson, Shauna. Status Update Exhibition Essay. Doris McCarthy Gallery. April 28 – May 19, 2010.
Moser, Gabrielle. “Night of the Living Documents”. Exhibition Essay. Ryerson Gallery. March 18 – April 4, 2009
McCormick, Katy. “Scene as Space Across Time: Presence, Passage and Transition”. Blackflash. Vol. 25. No.3, 2008. p. 8-21.
Dacey, Shaun. “Cake on the Icing”. Exhibition Essay. Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Centre. July 11- August 9, 2008.
Dahms, David. “Potato Salad Radio Show”, CKDU radio, 88.1 FM, Episode 22, Halifax, Nova Scotia. November 19, 2011.
Forsythe, Jaime. “Faking Life”, The Coast, November 3-9, 2011. Volume 19 Number 23. p.39
Purvis, Matthew. “Art Agenda: Jack Burman at Clint Roenisch and group shows at Gallery TPW, MOCCA and the Gladstone”, blogTO.com, July 5, 2010.
Gibson, Allison. “Robert Lendrum: I’ve Been Shot”. DailyServing.com, June 28, 2010
Medley, Mark. “Bee Man wins A&E Short Filmmakers Award”. The National Post, June 28, 2010.
Lai, Jodi. “Frankenstein alive at Rye gallery”. The Ryersonian Vol. 63, No. 21, p. 11
Wu, Yan. “Review: Cake on the Icing”. City Pictorial Vol. 215. No. 17, 2008. p.27. (Chinese)
“Looking Back: Containment, Absence and Memory in Erika Kierulf’s Chants de lassitude”. Exhibition Essay. Les territories. May 22 – June 9, 2009
“Still Video”. Les Fleurs Du Mal Vol. 1, Issue 2, 2006.
“Sorting it Out at the Salvation Army: class, context, and new media production”. (co-authored with Dr. Kim Sawchuk, Don Goodes, Andrea-Jane Cornell and Vanessa Chu). Public No. 31. Winter 2005.
“The Super Black Macho, One Baaad Mutha: Black Superhero Masculinity in 1970s Mainstream Comic Books”. Extrapolation: Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Vol. 46, No. 3, Fall 2005. p. 360-372.
“Queering Super-Manhood: Superhero Masculinity, Camp and Public Relations as a Textual Framework”. International Journal of Comic Art. Vol. 7, No. 1., Spring/Summer 2005. p. 287-303.
“Queering Super-Manhood: The Gay Superhero in Contemporary Mainstream Comic Books”. Graduate Researcher Journal for the Arts, Sciences and Technology. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2004. p.69-73
Surly Stories: Don’t Tell My Parents, Self-Published Comic Book in the 2004 Bookmobile (MobiLivre) Collection.
CONFERENCES AND PUBLIC TALKS
Artist Talk – INTM 2B29 Video for Artists I. Prof. Tori Foster. OCAD University, Toronto, ON. November 22, 2012.
Artist Talk – Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS. November 3, 2011. Accompanies solo exhibition: Living Documents.
Canadian Art Foundation – School Hop program – Facilitator, Toronto, ON. February 25, 2011.
Artist Talk – MDIA 3250 Studio Intermedia: Media Landscape. Prof. Jan Peacock. NSCAD University, Halifax, NS. October 18, 2010.
Canadian Art Foundation – School Hop program – Facilitator, Toronto, ON. May 13, 2010, October 21, 22, 2010.
Guest Speaker – Project Talk: Avatar. Toronto Wearables Meetup. OCAD, Toronto, ON. May 11, 2010.
Guest Artist Speaker – “Image Making and Performance”. Prof. Kate Schneider. University of Guelph Humber, Toronto, ON. February 11, 2010.
Canadian Art Foundation – School Hop program – Facilitator, Toronto, ON. October 29-30, 2009.
Artist Talk – “Performativity and the Self”. Centro de Estudios Superiores de Diseño de Monterrey (CEDIM), Monterrey, Mexico. Oct. 8, 2009.
Sunday Scene: Discussing the work of Candice Brietz – The Power Plant, Toronto, ON. Sept. 27, 2009.
Guest Artist Speaker– “Impostor”. Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. Oct. 28, 2008.
“Cake on the Artists” – Interaccess Electronic Media Arts Centre. Toronto, ON. July 11, 2008. (Moderator: Shaun Dacey).
“Just the Facts Ma’am: Experimental Documentaries” – Xpace Gallery. Toronto, ON. May 13, 2008. (Moderator: Richard Fung).
Guest Artist Speaker – Fine Arts 250: The Fine and Performing Arts in Canada. Leigh Davis (TA). Concordia University, Montréal, QC. March 2, 2007 and July 12, 2007.
Guest Artist Speaker – Communications 286: Introduction to Digital Communication Media. Dr. Matt Soar. Concordia University, Montréal, QC. Sept. 22, 2005, Feb. 19, 2006 and Sept. 21, 2006.
Toronto Comic Art Festival – “Smarten’ Up: Comic Books in Academia”. Toronto, ON. May 28, 2005.
Canadian Communications Association Annual Conference, University of Western Ontario, London, ON. June 2-4, 2005. Presented Paper: “Salvation Works and Me: Discussing Comics as an Observational Methodology”.
International Comic Art Festival, International Conference, Bethesda, Maryland, September 31 – October 2, 2004.Presented Paper: “Queering Character Property: The Gay Superhero in Contemporary Mainstream Comic Books”.
Canadian Communications Association Annual Conference, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MA. June 3-5, 2004 Presented Paper: “The Black Super Macho, One Baaad Mutha- Shutch ‘yo Mouth!: Black Super Hero Masculinity in 1970s Mainstream Comic Books”.
(Re)Evolutions III: POP, Graduate Student Conference, Concordia University, Montréal, QC. March 19-21, 2004 Presented paper: “Queering Super-Manhood: The Gay Superhero in Contemporary Mainstream Comic Books”.
2008-9 Festival Co-ordinator – Doc/Now 2009 Festival, Inaugural MFA Thesis Festival, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
Headed a small committee (6) in founding and organizing a multi-venue festival (including exhibitions, screenings and live performance) for the first graduating year of Ryerson’s MFA in Documentary Media program. Duties included grant writing, organization and oversight of fundraising and finances, promotion and design, delegating responsibilities, installing artworks, writing final financial reports, posting blog entries, and general administrative oversight.
2008-9 Chairperson – Graduate Students Association for Documentary Media, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
Elected representative of the MFA Documentary Media student body. Duties include delegating funds, organizing and heading meetings, organizing social activities, representing students at Faculty, Program and Graduate Council meetings.
2007-8 Communications Officer – Graduate Students Association for Documentary Media, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
Elected representative of the MFA Documentary Media student body. Duties include attending meetings, communicating with student body, helping with the organization of social activities.
2007 Administrator – Board of Directors, Articule – Artist Run Centre, Montréal, QC.
Organized and hosted an open video screening evening (co-organized with Nikki Forrest). Unfortunately, I had to resign my post shortly after being elected because I moved to Toronto.