exhibition history

Bleeding Heart Art Gallery (Edmonton, AB) 

"Against the Patriarchy: Tools for the Revolution" (April 17) Solo Exhibition

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN) 

"Nature and Neon" (Dec 17) Group Exhibition, juried by Garth Johnson

Gallery of BC Ceramics (Vancouver BC) 

"Spurious Synthetics" (Feb 17) Solo Exhibition

Multicultural Centre Gallery (Stony Plain AB)

"Artificial Bionomics" (Nov 15) Solo Exhibition

EPCOR tower (Edmonton AB)

"The Body in Question" (June 15) Group Exhibition

Yuill Family Gallery (Medicine Hat AB)

"Artificial Bionomics" (June 15) Solo Exhibition for Year Long Residency

Yuill Family Gallery (Medicine Hat AB)

"Medalta Artists in Residence Annual Holiday Exhibition" (Dec 14) Group Exhibition

Lake Country Art Gallery (Lake Country BC)

“Through the Strange - New Essences, Making the World Anew” (Oct 14) Two-person exhibition curated by Katie Brennan

Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Vancouver BC)

“68” (April 14) Exhibition curated by Krisitna Fiedrich and Annie Briard for the 2014 Vancouver Eco Fashion Week

Newton Cultural Centre (Surrey BC)

“Back to the Wall” (October 13) Fraser Valley Potters Guild Juried Group Exhibition

The Charles H. Scott Gallery (Vancouver BC)

“Degree Exhibition” (May 12) Thesis exhibition of MAA Candidates from Emily Carr University

The Concourse Gallery (Vancouver BC)

“Big Clever Gorgeous” (April 11) Group exhibition of 1st year MAA Candidates from Emily Carr University

1612 Gallery (Vancouver BC)
“In It For the Money” (September 10) Group exhibition of 1st year MAA Candidates from Emily Carr University

The Alberta Craft Council (Edmonton AB)
“The Recipients of the 2009 Alberta Craft Awards” (Jan 10) Group exhibition of Award Recipients

The Alberta Craft Council (Edmonton AB)
“THIRTY” (Jan 10) Juried group exhibition of Craft Council Members

The Other Gallery (Banff, AB)
“Fabricated Ecologies” (Oct 09) Final solo exhibition for two month residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts

The WORKS Art and Design Festival (Edmonton, AB)
“Too Hot to Handle” (May/June 09)

Leighton Art Centre (Calgary, AB)
“Planet Earth Exhibition” Alberta Society of Artists (Mar/April 09)

Harcourt House Gallery (Edmonton, AB)
“Urban Organic Absurdity” (Oct 08) Final solo exhibition for the 2007/2008 residency

McMullen Gallery, University of Alberta Hospital
“Form Unfolding” (Aug 08) Juried group exhibition with the Sculptors’ Association of Alberta

The WORKS Art & Design Festival(Edmonton, AB)

“Malleable Revelations” (Jun 08) Solo exhibition at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald 

Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts (Edmonton, AB)

“Worse Things Have Happened to Better People” (Jun 08)

Group staff exhibition at the Nina Haggerty

professional training

Year-Long Residency, Medalta International Artist in Residence (July 2014 - August 2015)

• Created a body of work for a solo exhibition
• Taught two adult classes and several childeren's classes for the duration of the residency

MAA degree, Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Sept 2010 - Oct 2012)

Master of Applied Arts Degree comprised of an extensive visual body of work and thesis

Banff Centre for the Arts Self-Directed
Creative Residency (Aug 31 09 – Oct 31 09)

Two Month Residency (Banff, AB)

• Created a new body of work during a two month self-directed residency. 

Harcourt House Residency (Nov 07 – Nov 08)
Year Long Residency (Edmonton, AB)

• Created a body of work for a solo exhibition
• Taught one class for the duration of the residency

Raku Pottery (Summer 2006)
One Week Series course through Red Deer College
(Red Deer, AB) 

 • Expanded existing knowledge of ceramics through the experimental process of raku firing

Internship Scholarship Program (Summer 2005)
The WORKS Art & Design Festival (Edmonton, AB)

• Completed the Works to Works professional enhancement education program, which covered preparation planning, install/dismantle, light/sound, basic construction, inventory, teamwork and safety 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts and Design (2001 – 2005)
University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)

• Majored in sculpture, minored in painting
• Combined GPA of 3.5 in last two years of the program
• 2003/2004 Dean’s Honour List
• 2004 Jason Lang Scholarship 

awards

2009 Top 40 Under 40 Award Winner, Avenue Magazine

2009 Award of Achievement from the Alberta Craft Council

2009 Alberta Creative Development Initiative Grant Recipient from the Canada Council for the Arts

2008 Community Investment Program Grant Recipient from the Edmonton Arts council 

2008 Enbridge Emerging Artist Award

selected collections

Cartiere and Strauss Collection, Vancouver, BC

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB

Paula Miller, Calgary, AB

Spruce Grove Composite High School, Spruce Grove, AB

press

“Do you sea?” Hamilton, Sarah.
VUE Magazine, issue #679, Oct 23rd – 29th, 2008, pg. 24 

“Weird... Is That A Couch-Fabric Creature?” Stanton Jill, and Espezel, Mandy.
SEE Magazine, issue #778, Oct 23rd – 29th, 2008, pg. 39 

“Worse Things Have Happened to Better People Guest Reviewed by Mandy Espezel” Espezel, Mandy.
PrairieArtsters.com, Jul 1, 2008 

Enbridge Featured Artist writeup.
2008 Emerging Artists promotional booklet

“Diving into an artist’s surreal reality” Bouchard, Gilbert.
The Edmonton Journal, Jun 29, 2008, Section B, pg. 8 

“Scandal in the Wind?” Matwychuk, Paul.
SEE Magazine, issue #60, Jun 19th – 25th, 2008, pg. 9 

“Interview with Stephanie Jonsson” Teeuwsen, Steven.

Notebook Magazine, issue #2, pgs. 24 - 26