I am a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Montreal. Born in 1977 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, of Cree and European decent, I hold a BFA in painting and drawing with a minor in art history from the University of Regina. I have participated in solo and group exhibitions internationally and nationally at artist run, commercial, and university galleries including: LOOP international video art Festival, (Barcelona, Spain, 2007), Neutral Ground, (Regina, SK, 2005), Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, (Montreal, QC, 2006) and the University of Bishops, (Lennoxville, QC, 2006).

I am perhaps best-known for The Celebrity series, an on-going collaborative new-media drawing project that brings together more than seven hundred emerging and established artists from around the world. At art exhibition openings, artist talks, performances, lectures and other art events, I invite artists to make a small drawing using my hand-held computer. These electronic renderings are then saved and made accessible to the public on my website. This project not only confronts my shyness but it also explores the idea of celebrity among artists and situates myself among them. I have also explored other well-known artists that deal with some form of anxiety. For example, in 2006, I created a body of work titled Mondrian's Garden - which alludes to Dutch De Stijl artist Piet Mondrian. In my installation I used green masking tape to mimic paint. This not only refers to Mondrian's distaste for the color green and his overall rejection of nature – but also to his use of tape in the construction of his work to achieve perfection in his painted line. More recently, I have created a body of work that explores the psychological motivations behind the abstract expressionist and minimalism movement with indirect references to Jackson Pollock and Robert Ryman - another artist that incorporates adhesive tape in his work. In these works, titled (Out of) Control, I use blank canvases to cover up the 'mess' of larger-than-life paint splatters that could be seen to represent raw emotion and/or disorder. Again, this notion of confrontation and anxiety was present in my work as well as a subdued sense of humour and irony.

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