University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

MA Art History – Critical and Curatorial Studies   



Concordia University,  Montréal, Québec

BFA, Art History – (with Distinction)



Awards and Scholarships

Graduate Entrance Scholarship, University of British Columbia



Ann Duncan Award for Excellence in Writing, Ann Duncan Internship

The Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec



Selected Professional Experience

Assistant Curator                                                                                                   

Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC

August 2011- Present


Independent Curator                                                                                           

Institutions by Artists Symposium/Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, BC,  2012

Art for Consenting Adults:Al Razutis, David Rimmer, Chris Gallagher, Michael McGarry, Shelley McIntosh, Gordon Kidd, Richard Martin


Independent Curator

Yukon Arts Centre,  Whitehorse,Yukon, 2012

Sleep of Reason: Sonja Ahlers, Shuvinai Ashoona, Jim Holyoak, David Horvitz, Jeff Ladouceur, Nadia Moss, Rosemary Scanlon, Joseph Tisiga, Jen Weih


Co-Curator (with Marilyn Thomas)

Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society, Vancouver, BC, 2011                                                                                                             

The World Anew: Contemporary First Nations Film, Banchi Hanuse, Terrance Houle, Zoe Leigh Hopkins, Kelvin Redvers, Marilyn Thomas, Bear Witness                                           


Guest Speaker

Vancouver Art Gallery,  2010

Curatorial response –  In Dialogue with Carr:Douglas Coupland, Evan Lee, Liz Magor, Marianne Nicholson, curated by Daina Augitis


Collections Assistant                                                                                            

Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC, 2009 – 2010


Symposium Coordinator                                                                                  

Learning from Vancouver, Western Front Society,  Vancouver, B.C., 2009-2010


Independent Curator

Or Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., 2009                                                                                                                   

The Wild so Close: Tacita Dean, Leslie Grant and Al Bersch, Jason Hendrickson, David Horvitz, Donald Lawrence


Board Appointments, Memberships and Associations

President, Board of Directors – Or Gallery, Vancouver, 2014 – 2017

Vice President, Board of Directors – Or Gallery, Vancouver, 2010 – 2014

Treasurer, PAARC- Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres, 2010 – 2011

Secretary, PAARC- Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres, 2009 – 2011

Member, Canadian Museums Association, 2014 – present


Selected Publications

(Author) “Brain of the Brain”, Forestrial Brain: Matt Shane and Jim Holyoak, Open Space, Victoria BC, 2017

(Contributor) “Introduction”, Tania Willard:  dissimulation, Burnaby Art Gallery, 2017

(Editor, Co-Author) The Ornament of a House: Fifty Years of Collecting, Burnaby Art Gallery, 2017

(Contributor) “Introduction”, Tara Nicholson: Arctic Claims, Burnaby Art Gallery, 2017

 (Author) “Betrayal at Babylon: An Introduction”, in The Professionals: Keith Langergraber, (Catalogue Essay), Burnaby Art Gallery, 2016

(Co-Contributor) “Introduction”, (with Melanie O’Brian), Alex Morrison: Phantoms of a Utopian Will/Like Most Follies, More Than a Joke and More Than a Whim, Burnaby Art Gallery/SFU Galleries, 2016

(Co-Author) “Script and Post-Script”, in All is Unmentionable, Up in the Air: Eli Bornowsky, (Catalogue Essay), Burnaby Art Gallery,2015

(Author) “Saskia Jetten: Making a Face”, in Saskia Jetten (Catalogue Essay), Burnaby Art Gallery, 2012

(Contributor) “Introduction”, in Shinsuke Minegishi: fragility, Burnaby Art Gallery, 2013

 (Author) “Orienteering and Death by GPS”, in Lyndl Hall: On Fixing Position(Catalogue Essay), Burnaby Art Gallery, 2012

 (Author) “Host, File and Activate: The Past Decade of Media Arts in Vancouver”in Crossing Channels: Essays on Contemporary Media Arts in British Columbia, MediaNet, Victoria BC, 2012

(Author) Sleep of Reason, Exhibition Catalogue, Yukon Arts Centre, 2012

(Editor) Takao Tanabe: Chronicles of Form and Place, Renée Van Halm: Cross-Cutting/Inside Out, and Our Changing Landscape: Perspectives on and Interpretations of the British Columbia Landscape, Exhibition Catalogues, Burnaby Art Gallery, 2010

(Author) The Wild so Close: Sites of Adventure Capital, (Publication Essay), The Or Gallery, 2009