Since 2006 I have been developing a critical and investigative art practice that explores the representation of place through the medium of photography. I am particularly interested in landscape imagery and the role of day-to-day photographic practice, tourist photography, and conceptual art photography with regard to our local and global perception of places. Recently I am drawn to regions in the North Atlantic, and in the Circumpolar North.
Because cultural, historical or environmental knowledge is easily overwhelmed by stunning beauty in landscape art, careful consideration is required in order to provoke critical thought about landscape imagery. For public exhibitions of my work I employ various techniques including tinting, collage, the use of diptychs and the creation of hand-built dioramas in order to invite viewers to see places in deeper, thoughtful ways that go beyond the idea of landscape as merely a scenic view.
I am a sessional instructor in studio and liberal arts in Calgary, as well as an independent artist / researcher and curator. I recently completed my PhD in Art (Research Creation, 2016) at the University of Calgary, in Alberta Canada.
Over the past ten years I have been fortunate to be invited to participate in local, regional and international conferences, residencies and exhibitions including those at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta (Canada), The Leighton Centre in Calgary, Alberta (Canada), Brock University in St. Catharine's Ontario (Canada), Utrecht School for the Arts (Netherlands), The MPLS Center in Minneapolis (USA) and Arctic Sustainability in Arts and Design Network (ASAD) in Lerwick, Shetland (UK).
I am a member of the College Art Association, and the author and creator of 'Junction North', a blog space and curatorial project for geographically northern arts and cultures.
Contact me at email@example.com