Born in Kingston, Jamaica

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015          Soap Shop: Creemore Festival of the Arts, Creemore, ON
2015          Group Exhibition; House of Art, Curiosity Bookhouse and Gallery, Creemore, ON
2014          Group Exhibition, PUSH, Fusion Clay and Glass Association, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Canada                                             ,
2014          Student Exhibition The Pasta Bowl, Something Spacious! Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014          Group Exhibition, PUSH, Fusion Clay and Glass Association, Living Arts Centre,         Mississauga, Canada
2013          Student Exhibition, Students of Color Coalition Annual Exhibition, Oakland, USA
2013          Juried Members’ Exhibition, The Last Glass Show, Glass Art Association of Canada, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Canada
2012          Juried Members’ Exhibition, The Last Glass Show, Glass Art Association of Canada, Ontario Crafts Council Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2012          Biennial Juried Exhibition, War and Peace, Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford, ON
2012          Three-Person Exhibition, The Bartlett Gallery, Alton, Canada
2012          Group Exhibition, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cinematic, Toronto, ON
2012          Group Exhibition, Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, ON
2012          TOAE Award Winners Exhibition, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto,

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2017 Museum of Settlement, storytelling through objects with Syrian newcomers
2016   UNCANDO In this art mentorship project at the Durham Art Gallery, I worked with two severely disabled young adults to` produce individual and collaborative works.
2014-15    Out of a War Zone and Into the Hills: socially engaged project with Anahita Osman (a Syrian artist who is a refugee in Turkey), and local women artists and designers: Rita Martin, Mary Anne Tupling,and and MK Lynde. Curated an exhibition of the work of makers in the community involved in the project, June 14-July5. Executed three performances with food.
2014   To Lemon Hill/ Limontepe with artists Ekin Balcioglu, Hubert Wang and Calder Yates. Education project with Syrian refugee children in Izmir, Turkey
2013  On the Fence with Don Miller, site-specific outdoor installation on road allowance, Mulmur, ON

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

July 2016 to present  Artistic Director, Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film, Durham ON
2015 to 2016               Arts Administrator, Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON
2013 to 2014              Graduate Office Receptionist, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, US
2004-2005                  Volunteer Coordinator, Guelph Enabling Garden, Guelph ON  

EDUCATION

2013-2015 MFA/MA Social Practice/ Visual Critical Studies, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, USA (completed 1 ½ years of 3 year program)
2010, 2013  Workshops and Mentorships at Sheridan College with master glass artists
1996   MA International Relations, Political Science, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
1993   BA Joint Honours Philosophy and Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies Option, Dean’s List, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

2017          Reed T. Cooper Bursary, Dufferin Arts Council, Canada
2014          Ginny Kleker Award for Commitment to the Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, USA
2014          IMPACT Award for Social Entrepreneurship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, USA
2014          Diversity Award, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, USA
2013          Chair Award, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, USA
2013          Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Fellowship, Montreal, Canada
2013          Ontario Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant, Emerging Artist, Toronto, Canada
2012          Riverdale Art Walk, Best Other Media Award, Toronto, Canada
2012          Riverdale Art Walk, Best Other Media Award, Toronto, Canada
2011          Emerging Artist of the Year, Town of Orangeville, Canada
2011          Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition Best of Glass Award, Toronto, Canada (Juror:  Christian Bernard-Singer, Curator Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery)
2011          Ontario Arts Council, Visual Arts Grant, Emerging Artist, Toronto, Canada