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Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

2006-2008 York University, MFA in Visual Arts

1998-2002 Concordia University, BFA in Studio Art. Conferred with distinction.

1995-1997 Dawson College, DEC Fine Arts.

 

 Solo Exhibitions

 

2017 Vanishing Point / Pointe de Fuite, SKOL, Montréal, Québec. september 8-october 14 2017

 

2015 Portrait Painting, (ongoing project) various locations, Montréal, Québec and Kingston, Jamaica.
(https://www.facebook.com/portraitlibre)

2010 Blue Skies, Articule, Montreal, Quebec.

2008 White Noise, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario.

2004 Look at Me When I’m Talking to You, Artguise, Ottawa, Ontario.

Catalogue: Look at Me When I’m Talking to You, essay by Francois Escalmel.

2004 Paintings by Kristi Ropeleski, FLY, Montreal, Quebec.

2003 Blood Harmony, Zeke’s Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.

Catalogue: Blood Harmony, essay by Christina Bagatavicius, Head of Interpretation, Tate Britain.

 

 Group Exhibitions

2016 Faculty Bienale, Warren G. Flowers Gallery, Westmount, Quebec.

2014 Pour L'Art, Galerie B-312,Montreal, Quebec

2012 Earth Tone, Ian Shatilla Studios, Montréal, Québec.

2012 Les Refusées, Marché St. Jacques, Montréal, Québec.

2011 Faculty Biennalle, Dawson College, Westmount, Québec.

2011 Les Faussieres, Articule, Montréal, Québec.

2009 Faculty Biennalle, Dawson College, Westmount, Québec.

2009 The Kingston Prize Exhibition, The Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON. (touring, Toronto, Nova Scotia, Alberta)

2009 Re: InSitu, Szentendre Muveset, Szentendre, Hungary. (touring, Keszthely Malom, Canada, etc.)

2009 The Love Show, Spread Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2008 The Body as Image, The Philoctetes Center, New York, NY.

2008 Peinture Fraiche, Art Mur, Montreal Quebec.

2008 The Art of the Human Canvas, Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario.

2008 Committed to Ink, Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, California.

2007 milk. milk. lemonade. Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

2007 Here is Where We Meet, co-curated by Sara Knellman and Ben Portis, Gales Gallery, York University, Toronto, Ontario.

2007 Art at Suite 500, Miles S. Nadal Management Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

2007 Tangents, Gales Gallery, York University, Toronto Ontario.

2006 Beyond Representation, curated by Shawn Barber, Scion Dashboard, San Francisco, California.

2005 100 Ans Boulevard St. Laurent, in conjunction with POP Montreal, curated by Melissa Auf Der Maur. Le Salon Vert, Montreal, Quebec.

2005 Beast Farm, Core Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.

2005 Summer Flesh, Core Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.

2005 Electric Art Derby 5, Casa Del Popolo, Montreal, Quebec.

2005 Visages et le Temps Perdu, Warren G. Flowers Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.

Catalogue: Faces and Transitions, essay "Bodies Without Organs" by Andres Manniste.

2004 Silent Auction, Warren G. Flowers Gallery, Montreal, Quebec.

2004 The 3rd Annual Jessica Festica, Barfly, Montreal, Quebec.

2004 Group Exhibition, curated by Sefi Amir, Le Salon Vert, Montreal, Quebec.

2004 Visions Collectives, McClure Gallery, Westmount, Quebec.

2004 Electric Art Derby 4, Casa Del Popolo, Montreal, Quebec.

2003 Festica Festica, Sneeky Dee’s, Toronto, Ontario.

2003 Jessica Festica, Barfly, Montreal, Quebec.

2003 Preview Show, Zeke’s Gallery, Montréal, Québec.

2002 Electric Art Derby 2, Casa Del Popolo, Montréal, Québec.

2002 The Sex Show, The Lotus Eaters Gallery, Montreal, Québec.

2001 Prom 2001, Just for Laughs Museum, Montréal, Québec.

2001 Carnival, Just for Laughs Museum, Montréal, Québec.

2001 Rue du Quotidien, VAV Gallery, Montréal, Québec.

2000 Dirty : A Smut Show, private venue, Montréal, Québec..

1999 Group Show, Centaur Theater Gallery, Montréal, Québec.

1997 Twenty-One/Ninety-Seven, Dawson College, Montréal, Québec.

1997 Exhibition Inter-Collegiale de Québec, St. Jérôme, Québec.

Work Experience and Community Activities

2009 Drawing Instructor, The Visual Arts Centre, Westmount Québec.

Select Community Work
2014-15 Member of the Board of Directors at Articule.
2014-15  : Montreal Monochrome II & III, M.A.I., Musée d’Art                 Contemporain Montreal, Quebec.
2012  Artist Talk: The Human Figure in Art, S.P.A.C.E. Conference, Dawson College,      Westmount Quebec
2010  Artist Talk, Articule, Montreal, Quebec.
2007   Guest Speaker, “Look at Me When I’m Talking to You”, York University, Toronto, Ontario.
2007    Exhibition Coordinator for milk. milk. lemonade. Red Head Gallery, Toronto,        Ontario.
2006   Graduate Curator, Gales Gallery, York University, Toronto, Ontario.
2005   Guest Speaker,Blood Harmony”, Dawson College, Montréal, Québec.
2003   Participated in Le Centre de Resources sur la Non Violence (CRNV) artistic            symposium commemorating the December 6th massacre at the École   Polytechnique.
 I hold an active membership at Articule and SKOL artist run centers in Montreal.

2009 Painting instructor, Dawson College, Montreal, Québec.

2007 Painting Instructor, York University

2007 Look at Me When I’m Talking to You, guest presenter “Critical Issues in the Studio”, York University

2007 exhibition coordinator for milk. milk. lemonade. Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2006 Graduate Curator, Gales Gallery, York University

2005 Invited Speaker, Dawson College

2003 Participated in Le Centre de Ressources sur la Non Violence (CRNV) artistic symposium commemorating the December 6th massacre at the Ecole Polytechnique. 

 

Awards

2012 Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2010 The Elizabeth Greenshields Award

2009 Grant for research and creation, Conseils des Arts et Lettre de Québec.

2007 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant

2006 The Elizabeth Greenshields Award

2006  MFA Scholarship, York University, Toronto, Ontario.

1997 Chairman’s Purchase Prize, Dawson College.

1995 Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Art, St. Thomas High School.

 

Bibliography

2010 featured in Nightlife Magazine.

2009 featured in Poetrs and Artists.

2008 Attention: Peinture Fraiche, La Presse, Montreal, Quebec.

2008 Bodies of Work, Josef Woodward, The Santa Barbara News Press.

2008 Carte Blanche Volume 2, Magenta Publishing Foundation, Toronto Ontario.

2006 “Portraits in the Flesh”, by Christina Bagatavicius, NY Arts, Nov/December vol.13, no.11/12.

2005 "Major Artists and Their Muses", by Henry Lehman, The Gazette, CanWest, March 5th 2005 p. D4.

2005 "Bodies Without Organs", by Andres Manniste, essay for Faces and Transitions catalogue, independent publication.

2004 "Portraits of a Lady Once Disdained", by Paul Gessel, The Ottawa Citizen, CanWest, October 14th 2004 p. E1.

2004 "Look at Me When I’m Talking to You" by Francois Escalmel, show catalogue, independent publication.

2004 "My So-Cool Life" by Amy Dotson, Elle Girl, Elle Magazine, September 2004 p. 68.

2004 "Paintings Stare Back" by Bernard Perusse, The Gazette, CanWest, February 6th 2004 p.D9.

2004 "Identity License" by Mathew Woodley, Montréal Mirror, Gratte Ciel Communications Ltee. 2004 vol 19 number 30 p.35. Cover Story.

2004 This Morning Live, Global TV, Canwest Review of Blood Harmony.

2004 "Blood Harmony" by Kovacs Edit, Magyar Kronika, February 6th 2004 p.6.

2003 "Blood Harmony" by Christina Bagatavicius, show catalogue, independent publication.

2002 "Art Talks" interview by Catherine Gomby, CBC Radio. Re: Sex Show.

2002 "Artists Teach Montreal How to Have Sex" by Amy Hasinoff, The McGill Daily, March 14th 2002 p. 6.

 

Collections:

Senvest Collection

Tullman Collection

Rapp Optical

Dawson College

Nat and Georgia Kramer Collection

various private collections.