I am an artist, art educator and curator. My work is generated by curiosity, a desire to share and learn, the extraordinary in the ordinary, textures of impermanence, the resonance of collective memory, and an aspiration to reflect compassion.
In 2015, I co-created a sound-walk performance with artist Emilie Monnet and a Montreal high school class titled Gibideweshinimin (Anishinaabemowin for “we are heard walking here”). Concluding an eight month in-school residency, the work explored the theme of coexistence by raising questions about the current lack of indigenous languages and voices within the Quebec education system. In 2014, I presented While Walking, an audio-walk through the streets of downtown Montreal that featured excerpts from interviews that I conducted with seven artists who walk as an aspect of their creative process and artistic expression. As an extension to my art practice, I also design and guide art education programs for cultural organizations and schools (DHC/ART, PHI Centre, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Wapikoni Mobile, The Banff Centre, Vezina high school, Jean Grou primary school, among others) and teach art history at Dawson College. In 2009, I created www.InspireArt.org, an on-line magazine with the mandate to increase awareness about community-based art in the Montreal region. In 2011, I presented a curatorial project titled [in-tur-pri-tey-shuhnz] that raised some ethical considerations related to the intersections between contemporary art and oral history. I received a Masters degree in Art History from Concordia University and am currently pursuing doctoral research in Art Education with a focus on the pedagogical potential of walking.