exhibition history 

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

employment

Technical Demonstrator, Sculpture Department, August 2016 – present
University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)

 • Head technician, manages two staff members

• Assists students in creating sculpture in a variety of mediums including wood, plaster, clay, and steel

• Solving technical problems involving mold making, ring clay sculptures, welding, woodworking

• Oversees studio operations, purchases and fixes equipment, manages financials

Gallery Educator, October 2015 – August 2016
Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)

• Lead group tours of school students and adults through current gallery exhibitions, demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of current exhibits and their cultural context, art historical precedents and contemporary relevance

• Facilitated studio art-making sessions 

• Plannned and executed a curriculum for a variety of studio classes of 6 - 8 weeks each

Ceramics Instructor (October 2014  August 2015)

Medalta Potteries (Medicine Hat, AB)

• Teaches beginner pottery classes to adults and children

Ceramics Professor, (May 2013  April 2014)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey, BC)

• Taught all levels of ceramics to university students; included handbuilding methods, wheel throwing, extruding, functional and sculptural ceramics

• Taught firing methods including oxidation, reduction, and raku firing techniques

 Lead Gallery Attendant, (November 2012 – March 2013)

University of Alberta Museums and Collections (Edmonton, AB)

• Reported to the Exhibition and Outreach Manager, as a team lead for the gallery attendants at the galleries at Enterprise Square

• Supervised, organized and managed the gallery’s operations

• Provided information and assistance to visitors as needed, implemented visitor evaluations, and assisted with exhibition openings and delivery of public programs

• Assisted with the care and safety of the galleries and visitors and ensure the protection of exhibitions and the art and artifacts on display 

 Organizational Assistant for Interactive Futures '11 Conference at Emily Carr University

(April 2011 – December 2011 – 9 months)

• Worked with the Executive Director and Artistic Director on communicating with the invited speakers and participants, arranging their practical participation in the conference and exhibition component of IF11, such as travel and accommodation

• Organized support systems for the conference such as equipment rental, beverage and snack services, transportation between venues 

• Organized and led undergraduate student volunteers

Gallery Educator, September 2006 – August 2010
Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton, AB)

• Led group tours of school students and adults through current gallery exhibitions, demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of current exhibits and their cultural context, art historical precedents and contemporary relevance

• Facilitated studio art-making sessions 

• Planned and executed a curriculum for a variety of over 20 studio classes (including children’s sculpture and painting and various adult classes) of 6 - 8 weeks each

Lead Artist, April 2007 – May 2010

Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts (Edmonton, AB) 

• Assisted people with disabilities with inspiration and completion of projects in the ceramics area

• Fired electric kilns on a regular basis

Sales Consultant, August 2005 – March 2008
Plainsman Pottery Supply (Edmonton, AB)

• Utilized knowledge of clay and related materials to advise and educate customers on the proper use of clay, materials and techniques

• Worked in sales, assisting customers on various clay-related projects 

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 Devolpment 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