EDUCATION

MA Art History & Visual Studies

University of Victoria 

  • Research Paper: Exhibiting a Sense of Place in Double Exposure: Edward S. Curtis and the Indigenous landscape of the Northwest Coast (Supervisor Dr. Carolyn Butler Palmer)
  • Henriette Ann Schmidt Graduate Scholarship (2018)
  • University of Victoria Graduate Fellowship (2017)

BA Art History (Honours)

University of Regina

  • Honours Paper: Marketing Art in Eighteenth-Century England: The Emergence of the Professional Art Auctioneer (Supervisor: Dr. Francesco Freddolini)
  • Minors in History and Cultures of Display
  • Betty L. Barootes Scholarship in Visual Arts (2014)

CURATORIAL & RESEARCH

Research Assistant

University of Victoria 

Supervisor: Dr. Carolyn Butler Palmer

  • Conducted research for a publication, catalogued works from an exhibition, and updated art websites.

Curatorial Research Assistant

MacKenzie Art Gallery

Supervisor: Timothy Long

  • Co-Curated Casting the Imagination with Timothy Long
  • Conducted research for RSO programs, acquisitions and donations, and organized the library and exhibition database.

Student Curator

University of Regina President’s Art Collection

  • Catalogued, updated and organized works in collection database.
  • Facilitated installation, answered inquiries and prepared condition reports for appraisals.

Research Assistant

RCMP Heritage Center

  • Digitization of the historical documents in the archive.
  • Curated a small display case featuring Dr. Frances McGill – First Woman Mountie

EXHIBITION CO-CURATOR

Rose-Colored Glasses. MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan. May 2 to September 13, 2015.

Casting the Imagination. MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan. September 6, 2014 to February 8, 2015

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Receptionist/Intake Coordinator/Librarian/Art Consultant

Kanuka Thuringer LLP 

  • Handled a variety of administrative and operational duties following strict policies and procedures.
  • Curated the firm’s corporate art collection and brought in new works on loan from the Saskatchewan Arts Board for their public spaces.
  • Worked extensively with physical and digital files and assigned incoming jobs to legal assistants to streamline the process.
  • Implemented a new library cataloguing software for the firm’s private library.

Inventory Assistant (Contract)

Saskatchewan Arts Board

Supervisor: Belinda Harrow

  • Helped with year-end inventory of the permanent collection

Teacher’s Assistant

University of Victoria

Supervisors: Dr. Mitch Parry & Dr. Dennine Dudley

  • AHVS 295A – Introduction to Film Analysis (Fall Term) 
  • AHVS 121 – Understanding Visual Communication (Spring Term)

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Collections Assistant

MacKenzie Art Gallery 

  • Assisting with the physical re-organization of the Permanent Collection and updating the collection database accordingly.

Board Member – Art History & Visual Studies Graduate Association

University of Victoria

  • Events Coordinator: Organized monthly events for MA & PhD students in the department.
  • Visual Impetus Co-Chair: I was in charge of securing funding, drafting and sending letters, collecting proposals and final submissions, grouping panels, and presenting the opening and closing remarks.

Visitor Experience Analyst

MacKenzie Art Gallery

Professional Placement

  • Analyzed visitor surveys to provide a report on areas of improvement, including advertisement, exhibitions and programming.

CONFERENCE/SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS

  • Panel Mediator: Translations: The Art and Life of Elizabeth Yeend Duer—Gyokushō 玉蕉. Legacy Art Gallery, Victoria B.C., January 19, 2019.

  • “Storied Landscapes & Talking Tintypes: Augmenting Indigenous Voices.” Visual Impetus Graduate Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria B.C., January 25-26, 2019.

  • “Deconstructing Curtis.” Ideafest, University of Victoria, Victoria B.C., March 6, 2018.

  • “Nineteenth-Century Carte-de-Visite: The Democratization of the Photographic Portrait.” Visual Impetus Graduate Conference, University of Victoria, Victoria B.C., January 26-27, 018.

COURSES & TRAINING

Exhibition Planning & Design (Cultural Resource Management)

University of Victoria

Instructor: Tim Willis

TA Certificate

University of Victoria

Art Handling

Museum Association of Saskatchewan

Instructor: Ward Schell

Digitizing Collections

Sask History Online

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