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Online Profile and Work Sample

 Exhibitions

  • Gallery 1313, Toronto, “What Sustains Us,” Presented by The Six Collective. Featuring works by: Hollis Alexis Baptiste, Stephen Fakiyesi, James Hewitt, Shawn Skeir, and Amir Shingray, Curated by: Hollis Alexis Baptiste, and Geneviève Wallen, August 28- September 8, 2019
  • Jouez at Big on Bloor Festival of Arts and Culture, “The Trump Challenge,” performance, curated by Carla Garnet, July 22-23rd, 2017
  • Jouez at Big on Bloor Festival of Arts and Culture, “It’s In The Air,” participatory installation, curated by Carla Garnet, July 23-24th, 2016
  • ACME Project Space, London, UK, “How to Speak to Power,” two person solo, Stephen Fakiyesi, Harold Ofeh, Jan 29 -Feb 1, 2015
  • Open House 2014, curated by Sandra Brewster, group, Sept 13, Sept 19, 2014
  • Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, “Re:purpose,” curated by Elizabeth Sweeney and Syrus Marcus Ware, group, Aug 8 – Sept 7, 2014
  • Open House 2013, curated by Sandra Brewster, June 15, 2013
  • Nuit Blanche, “The last Black History Month show,” performance, solo, Toronto, Sept 29th, 2012
  • Studio 42, “Seen/Unseen,” curated by Dionne Simpson, Toronto, Aug 31-Sept 24, 2012
  • Georgia Scherman Art Project, “28 Days,” curated by Pam Edmonds and Sally Frater, group, Toronto, February 1 – 28, 2012.
  • SPACE Studios, “Serious Play,” curated by Pam Edmonds, London, UK, group, Feb 2011
  • The Print Studio, (Re)Visions, curated by Sally Frater, Hamilton, group, Sept 10 th -Oct 23rd 2010
  • Nuit Blanche, “Illuminated Drawing and Sound Performance,” curated by Carla Garnet Project, 1292 Bloor Street West, group, 2007
  • Art Callery of Mississauga, “AAHLUMNIEX,” curated by Robert Freeman and SeamusKealy, group, Feb 15 – March 25 2007
  • A Space, “I Represent,” curated by Natalie Wood, Toronto, group, Jan 13th Feb 11th 2006
  • Trane Studio, “X”, curated by Pamela Edmonds, Toronto, group, March 5th – April 16th 2005
  • reative Artist Agency exhibit, Los Angeles, solo, September 2003
  • ACME Gallery, “Hide & Seek or Hidden Agenda,” co-curated by Katie Brennan, Los Angeles, group, July 12th – August 2003
  • Edward Day Gallery, “Compelling Behaviours,” Toronto, group, June 4-29th 2003
  • UCLA, Masters of Fine Art Thesis Exhibit, Los Angeles, group, May 2003
  • Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, “What Do You See At Night?” curated by John Baldassari and Roger Herman, Santa Monica, group, April 29th May 3rd 2003
  • LACMA West, “Making”, nine month collaborative exhibit, with assistance from Paul McCarthy, Los Angeles, group, 2002-2003
  • Open Studio, “Struggle,” Toronto, text by Charles Roach and Robin Pacific, Solo, March 2002
  • Human Rights Commission, Toronto, traveling, group, February 2001
  • Open Studio, “No Protest Songs,” Toronto, main gallery, text by John Armstrong, solo, October 2000
  • Open Studio, Toronto, solo, September 1999
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, “The Oh! Canada Project,” Toronto, group, 1996
  • Mercer Union, “One Work,” curated by John Armstrong, Toronto, solo, 1995
  • Hart House, University of Toronto, solo, fall 1992

Recognition/Activities

  • Recipient, K.M Hunter Artist Awards, 2014
  • Recipient, Canada Council Arts International Residency, London, UK, Sept 1, 2013 – Feb 1, 2014
  • Recipient, Ontario Arts Council Grant 2012, mid career, January 2013
  • Key note, UofT Mississauga/Sheridan College, Annual AAH Student Awards” Nov 13, 2012
  • Recipient, Toronto Arts Council Grant 2011, mid career, February 2012
  • Artist Talk, Toronto Free Gallery, “…A Discussion on Race and Representation.” May 13, 2011
  • Nomination K.M Hunter Artist Awards, 2011
  • Artist Talk, McMaster University, “Identity and Politics…” October 21, 2010
  • Juror, Ontario Arts Council, 2008
  • Lecturer, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto, 2007
  • Juror, Canada Arts Council, Ottawa, 2006
  • Exhibition Assistant, Ontario Arts Council, 2006
  • Bette Midler Scholarship, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001 – 2003
  • Graduate Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001 – 2002
  • Emerging Artist Scholarship, juried award, Open Studio, Toronto, 2000 – 2001
  • Best Original Print Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2000
  • Artist in Resident, West Baffin Island Eskimo Coop, Arctic Circle, 2000(March)
  • Nick Novack Scholarship, Open Studio, Toronto, 1999 – 2000
  • Recipient, Ontario Arts Council Grant for Emerging Artist, 1996
  • 3rd year award for drawing, University of Toronto/Sheridan, 1993
  • Hammerson Scholarship, University of Toronto, 1992
  • Mixed Media Purchase Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, 1991
  • 2nd year award for outstanding contribution, U of T/Sheridan College, 1991
  • 2nd year award for drawing, University of Toronto/Sheridan, 1991
  • 2nd year award for printmaking, U of T/Sheridan, 1991

Media

  • NoMorePotlucks.org, online interview and article with Syrus Marcus Ware and Elizabeth Sweeney and commentaries by exhibition artists Lisa Bufano and Stephen Fakiyesi, summer, 2014
  • Fuse Magazine, Review, “Representing,” by Rinaldo Walcott, pgs 33-35, April 2006.
  • Woodcut Artist’s Handbook, book, pgs 139, 154, by George A. Walker, 2005
  • UCLArts Quarterly magazine article, pg. 8 – 9, written by Christopher Miles, 2002
  • CFTO News, TV news interview with Carleen Nation, 2001(August 19)
  • City TV, TV news interview with Suzy Kent, August 20 2001
  • Toronto Star, newspaper cover story by Betsy Powell, pages A1, A9, August 17 2001
  • University of Toronto (Mississauga) Art and Art History website, 2000 – 2003
  • C International Contemporary Art Magazine, page 17, written by John Armstrong,1999 – February 2000
  • Ckln 88.1, radio interview with Karen Augustine, fall 1999
  • Career Connections Great Careers for People Interested in Art and Design, book, pgs,34-38, 1996
  • Globe and Mail, “Urban Artists Respond To Old Images of Canada in the AGO’s OHCanada Project, newspaper, pg D1, February 1996
  • Art for Enlightenment, the Heritage Collection of the Toronto Board of Education,book, pg 256, 1993
  • Globe and Mail: Noises Off section, newspaper pg C5, October 22nd 1992

Education

University of California, Los Angeles, 2003

  • MFA, Painting and Drawing

University of Toronto at Mississauga and Sheridan College, 1994

  • BA, Art and Art History

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