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B. Toronto,1993.

EDUCATION
2019   Master of Visual Studies, University of Toronto
2017   Deep Listening Certificate, Center for Deep Listening, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2016   Post-Graduate Certificate in Visual Studies, OCAD University (Florence, Italy)
2015   BFA, Drawing & Painting, OCAD University (Toronto, Canada)
2005   Classical Piano Studies Certificate, The New Conservatory of Music (Toronto, Canada)

UPCOMING
2018   Musical Score for film House of Wisdom by Christine Gates, Centro per l'arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci. Prato, IT.
2019   CUTMR in collaboration with Kristina Guison, Gladstone hotel. Toronto, CA

SOLO & 2 PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2018   When Sound Becomes a Line: Ode to the Garden, collaborative exhibit with Takamitsu Ohta, Bonjour! Gendai-Bunmei 現代文明.
           Kyoto Japan. 
2017   Mapping Time: Harmonic Studies for Vera Rubin, Xpace Cultural Centre. Toronto, CA
2016   Syzygy: An Absurdist Opera, 26. Toronto, CA

COLLABORATIONS
2017   Visual work for LP record & book, Meeting of Waters by Josiah Steinbrick. Los Angeles, US

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018   Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop, group exhibition at Little Sister Gallery. Toronto, CA.
2017   Group Show: The Spirit of Difficulty: Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts. Toronto, CA
2017   Gowlings Art Auction, Toronto, CA
2017   AHGSA York University Art Fundraiser, The Gallery: Artscape Wychwood Barns. Toronto, CA
2016   Florence Program Exhibition, Great Hall OCAD University. Toronto, CA
2016   Place-Making, Giardino dell'Orticoltura. Florence, IT
2016   A Dialogue with the Street, ON Gallery. Florence, IT
2016   Disparate Connections, Mayday Club. Florence, IT
2016   Cross Section, OCAD University. Florence, IT
2015   Open Studio, OCAD University. Florence, IT
2015   Timeraiser, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. Toronto, CA
2015   OCAD University’s Graduate Exhibition (OCAD U). Toronto, CA
2015   A Home for...[Celestial Rhythms], Apartment Group Show. Toronto, CA
2014   Two-Week Marriage, Transit Space (OCAD U). Toronto, CA
2014   Figurative Exhibition, ARC (Artist Resource Centre). Toronto, CA
2014   Salon Show, Project Gallery. Toronto, CA
2014   Forum, Xpace Cultural Centre, Curated by Jennie Suddick. Toronto, CA
2014   Aperture, Project Gallery. Toronto, CA
2013   Imminent Art Group Show & Auction, Burroughs Building, curated by Catherine Wilson. Toronto, CA
2013   Retrospective Show, OCAD University, Grand Hall. Toronto, CA
2013   Swap, Xpace Cultural Centre, curated by Jennie Suddick. Toronto, CA
2013   The Art of Figure Show, OCAD University, curated by Bogdan Luca. Toronto, CA
2012   The Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre (Public Display). Richmond Hill, CA
2012   Transformation, Xpace Cultural Centre, curated by Cameron Lee. Toronto, CA
2012   Annual Art Show, University of Toronto. Toronto, CA
2011   Creative Heart Collective, Gladstone Hotel, curated by Vanessa Seneriches. Toronto, CA
2011   Faces of OCAD, OCAD U Student Gallery. Toronto, CA

PERFORMANCES
2018   The Expanded Universe (An Homage to Page), in collaboration with Amina Holloway and Kate Rogers. David Dunlap
           Observatory. Richmond Hill, CA.
2018   Wave Farm Radio | Saturday Night Special (Dan Tapper's exhibition Turbulent Forms in collaboration with Allison
           Cameron, Bekah Ann Simms and Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh)
2017   Nuit Blanche Music Performance [in collaboration with Kat Estacio and Kristina Guison] Aga Khan Museum
2017   Sound Travels Festival of Sound Art (NAISA): Nova Concert, Canadian Music Centre
           [alongside Allison Cameron and Bekah Ann Simms, as part of Dan Tapper's Turbulent Forms exhibition]
2016   Music from Scratch, in collaboration with Contact Contemporary Music. Canadian Music Centre. Toronto

AWARDS
2018   Ontario Graduate Scholarship - Queen Elizabeth II (OGS, QEII-GSST)
2017   Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council
2017   David Buller Memorial Scholarship, University of Toronto
2015   Anne Adler Kagan Award, OCAD University
           Based on research-oriented work for BFA thesis

PRESS
2017   Exhibition review of Mapping Time: Harmonic Studies for Vera Rubin by Terence Dick for Akimbo

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2018   Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto (Visual Concepts, Professor Lisa Steele)
2018   Teaching Assistant, OCAD University (Professional Practice, Professor Jennie Suddick)
2018   Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto (Visual Strategies, Professor Kristie MacDonald)
2017   Teaching Assistant, OCAD University (Professional Practice. Professor Kika Thorne)
2017   Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto (Visual Concepts. Professor Lisa Steele)
2017   Teaching Assistant, OCAD University (Professional Practice. Professor Jennie Suddick)
2017   Class Assistant, OCAD University (Thesis Drawing & Painting, Professor James Olley)
2016   Teaching Assistant, OCAD University (Professional Practice. Professor Michelle Forsyth)

WORK IN THE ARTS
2017   Gallery Attendant, Art Museum at the University of Toronto
2017   Artist Assistant, Colette Laliberte
2016   Studio Monitor, OCAD University (Florence Campus)
2015   Art Instructor, Artlicious Studios
2014   Walnut Studios, Toronto.
2012   Artist assistant, Cesan d’Ornellas Levine.
2011   Fashion Illustrator for Toronto Styles/The Grid Blog.

VOLUNTEER
2017   Dabke Projects: Art workshops with Syrian refugees
2017   Tapestry Opera
2016   Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Art Instructor
2016   Canadian Music Centre (CMC)
2014   SKETCHCreating art workshops for youth living in shelters in Toronto.
2014   FAC, Feminist Art Conference. OCAD University.
2013   Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

RESEARCH
2014   Self-directed study with Dr. Spencer J. Harrison, The Politics of Public Spaces in Toronto.

LECTURES | TALKS      
2018   When John Cage Visited Shiraz: A History of Sound Art in Iran. Conference paper at SEM (Niagara Chapter for Society for
           Ethnomusicology). Ryerson University.
2017   Knowledge Through Translation: Equations, Drawings and Sound. MEDUSA Conference. University of Toronto.
2017   Knowledge Through Translation. Decelerated Dialogues, Y+ Contemporary, Toronto.
2017   The Politics of Architectural Spaces in Opera in the Age of Technology. Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT), Sounding the Inner             Ear of Performance. University of Toronto.
2017   Guest Artist Lecture for Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies Thesis, OCAD University.
2016   Guest Artist Lecture for Drawing & Painting Thesis Students, OCAD University. 
2014   Music and Quantum Mechanics. Forum, Grand Hall OCAD University.
2014   A Study of Alternative Public Spaces in Toronto. Xpace Gallery, Toronto.
2013   Stranger/Biganeh. Xpace Gallery, Toronto.

PUBLICATIONS
2016   Good Measure, KAPSULA (online magazine), Toronto.
2014   Forum, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto.
2013   SWAP, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto.
2012   Transformation, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto.

AFFILIATIONS
2018   Board of Directors, Arraymusic
2017   Digital Dramaturgy Lab (DDL), University of Toronto.
2016   Canadian Music Centre residency for young composers.
2012   Annual Richmond Hill Studio Tour & Art Sale. Assisting in the sales of Cesan d’Ornellas Levine.