Born and raised in Saskatchewan
I am a sculptor/installation artist whose works incorporate techniques, materials and technologies from a wide range of disciplines. An understanding and manipulation of spatial systems is an important part of my research. More specifically I’m interested in how we produce and negotiate the spaces we live in, how we move through them, and how this affects individual and collective identities. Examining our changing perceptions of time and space as perceived in an ever changing contemporary context is a central feature of my research.
For the last eight years I have been exploring the process and efficacy of interdisciplinary collaborations through public art projects. I believe public art can function as an active cultural/social space which connects diverse groups of people and stimulates dialogue around current issues. From 2005 to 2008, I was the artist-in-residence for TRLabs Regina, where I collaborated with scientists and engineers to create interactive public art works such as, Data S p a c e d and Time Transit.
My work has been exhibited in Canada, New York, and Europe. One recent project is Tracing the City, Exploring the Private Experience of Public Art through Art and Anthropology, an interdisciplinary research project involving cinema, urban anthropology and visual art. We are investigating the private experience of art within the public space of the city. This project is funded by a SSHRC Research and Creation Grant. Another recent project is Range Light Borden-Carleton, PEI 2010 which is included in the Oh Canada Exhibition at Mass MoCA (May 2012-2013). I have created a cultural artifact out of a dead monument – a sort of counter-memorial to the positive and negative effects of the changes, now enfolding past, present, and future in the gallery space.
I am an Assistant Professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax, where I teach sculpture, installation, and public art and I’m also a researcher at Cineflux, NSCAD.