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1981          Born in Vancouver, BC, Canada

                  Currently lives and works in Toronto and Montreal, Canada


2021          Business French and Translation, Ryerson University 

2014          Honorary Bachelor of Arts degree- History, University of Toronto

2010          Art and Art History Specialist, University of Toronto

                  Advanced Diploma in Art and Art History, Sheridan College

​2002          Advanced Diploma in Business Administration, Sheridan College

Selected Exhibitions 

2022          SHAME IS FOR BEGINNERS, Yorkville Public Library (solo) 

2021          Flourescent, Capital Culture House, Madrid, Spain (online)

2021          Juror, DRAWING 2021, John B. Aird Gallery (online)

2020          Doable Guys Art Fair (online)

2020          Doable Guys Charity Auction for the Center for Black Equity (online)
2020          Gay Gardens, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto (online)

2019          The motion of light in water, Art Square Gallery, Toronto, ON (solo)

2019          SHAME IS FOR BEGINNERS, Pegasus, Toronto, ON (solo)

2019          Drawing 2019, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON 

2019          Portraits, Art Square Gallery, Toronto, ON

2018          Mistletoe Magic, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

2018          Sparkbox Residency, Picton, ON

2018          Drawing 2018, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON 

2016          The Handsome Project, One Hundred Dollar Gallery, Hamilton, ON

2016          SHAME IS FOR BEGINNERS, Cedar Ridge Gallery, Scarborough, ON (solo)

2016          Guelph Pride Show, 10 Carden, Guelph, ON

2015          Portraits and Selfies, Visual Arts Mississauga, Toronto, ON

2015          Sparkbox Residency, Picton, ON

2014          Artists Among Us, Helson Gallery, Georgetown, ON

2014          The Sketchbook Project 2014 Tour: including Peabody Essex Museum,

                  Salem, MA; The Distillery District, Toronto, ON; Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC;                    LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), Los Angeles, CA; and Brooklyn Art                          Library, Brooklyn, NY

2010          People Creatures, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, ON

2010          Artwerk, Art Gallery of Ontario (Walker Court), Toronto, ON

2010          Kensington Health Centre, Toronto, ON (permanent installation)

2010          Thrown Forth, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, ON

2009          SKETCHPad at the Gladstone Hotel, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON


2018          Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2011          Ontario Arts Council Project Grant 

2010          MARTY’s Volunteer of the Year Award Nominee

2010          Canadian Art Foundation Award

2010          Skyseeds Gallery Poetry Award

2009          Art Gallery of Mississauga Award

Selected Publications 

2020          Gay Gardens catalogue

2014          you are (not) the father

2013          danse privee

2010          everyone we know- people and artists

2010          Thrown Forth catalogue 

Selected Talks/Lectures​

2020           15 minutes of fame

2020           Virtual Pride (moderator), Public Service Alliance of Canada

2018           Pride Discussion Panel (moderator), Ontario Trillium Foundation

2017           Plus One: discussion panel to reduce stigma against people living with

                   HIV/AIDS (moderator)

                   Shyam Selvadurai (moderator)

2010           Sunday Scene, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery