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Prints are available for purchase at Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne.

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I am a Canadian-Australian emerging artist with Indo-Trinidadian and Slavic heritage. My work delves into the intricacies of hybrid identity, belonging and the search for intimacy. As a cross-cultural kid, I notice a strange beauty in being an adaptable misfit: belonging everywhere and nowhere; feeling fragmented and whole all at once. I’m interested in the nuanced experiences of outliers, focusing on how emotional intimacy with others can mitigate feelings of alienation and enrich our sense of self.

 

The subjects in my work often express a yearning to belong and connect with others, but also to belong to themselves. While the search for intimacy is the dominant thread in my work, other themes incidentally emerge: the need for tenderness and compassion; concern for our environment; and the importance of play in our daily lives.

 

Constructed primarily through collage, the subjects in my work represent more than the sum of their parts, embodying a spirit that resonates with our shared humanity. Their varied expressions—ranging from shyness and melancholy to curiosity and peace—mirror our own emotional landscapes during moments of deep connection. To be fully oneself with another is to be home - a place we all deserve to be.

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Education

 

 

2023    Bachelor of Fine Arts (1st Class Honours), RMIT, Australia

2019    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking, RMIT, Australia

2011    Master of Teaching Secondary, University of Newcastle, Australia

2006    Bachelor of English Literature, University of Waterloo, Canada

Exhibitions

2024     Artslink, City of Knox (connecting local artists with businesses),

                Chosen Bean Cafe, Ferntree Gully, VIC

              Artist Showcase Program, Australian Print Workshop,

                Melbourne, VIC

2023     On the Edge: Species at Risk, Lion Gate Lodge, The Royal Botanic

                Garden Sydney, NSW

              Reimagine Art Prize, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre,         

                Hornsby, NSW

              Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards, Geelong Gallery, VIC

              Annual RMIT Print Auction, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC

              Experimental Print Prize, Castlemaine Art Museum,

                 Castlemaine, VIC

              RMIT Fine Art Honours Exhibition, RMIT, Melbourne, VIC

2022     National Capital Art Prize Exhibition - Sustainability Category,

                Fitter's Workshop, Canberra, ACT

             Hornsby Art Prize, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, Hornsby,

                 NSW

2021   Northern Beaches Artists' Book Award Exhibition, Sydney, NSW

            Entrancing Others, Group exhibition curated by Rona Green

                Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC

            OnPaper Contest, online participant, Barcelona, Spain

            InkMasters Print Exhibition, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

            Megalo Intaglio Online Exhibition, Megalo Print Studio, Canberra,  

                 ACT

            Annual RMIT Print Auction, RMIT Virtual Event, Melbourne, VIC

            Peebles Print Prize, Queenscliff Gallery, Queenscliff, VIC

            ITB & RMIT Seni Grafis Hari Ini (Printmaking Today), Institut          

                Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

            Experimental Print Prize, Castlemaine Art Museum, Castlemaine,

                 VIC

2020   Editions 20, Tacit Galleries, Collingwood, VIC

            Libris Awards: The Australian Artists' Book Prize, Artspace

                 Mackay, Mackay, QLD

            Annual RMIT Print Auction, RMIT Virtual Event, Melbourne, VIC

2019   Artists' Book Showcase curated by Jazmina Cininas, RMIT Rey                         Area, Melbourne, VIC

            Fifty Squared Art Prize Exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery,     

                 Melbourne, VIC

            Manly Library Artists' Book Award Exhibition, Sydney, NSW

            Annual RMIT Print Auction, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC

            RMIT School of Art 2019 Graduating Third Year BAFA Exhibition,

                 Melbourne, VIC

2018    Australian Print Triennial Emerging Artists’ Exhibition, The Art                       Vault, Mildura, VIC

             Annual RMIT Print Auction, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC

Awards, Acquisitions, Grants and Residencies

2024     RMIT Honours Fine Art Travelling Scholarship, RMIT, Melbourne

2022     National Capital Art Prize - Sustainability Category,

                   Canberra, ACT - highly commended

              Hornsby Art Prize, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre,

                   Hornsby, NSW - highly commended

2021     Northern Beaches Artists' Book Award Exhibition, Sydney, NSW

                   - highly commended

              Experimental Print Prize, Emerging Artist Award, Castlemaine

                    Art Museum, Castlemaine, VIC - recipient

2020     Baldessin Studio Sponsored Residency, St. Andrews, VIC

              National Assistance Program for the Arts, Sidney Myer Fund

              Australian Print Workshop:  APW Collie Print Trust Scholarship 

                   for Emerging Victorian Printmakers, Melbourne, VIC

                   (postponed to 2021)

2019    Manly Library Artists' Book Award, Sydney, NSW - acquired

Professional Experience

 

2024      Sessional Lecturer, RMIT - Fine Art (Printmaking), Melbourne,

                     VIC

2022      Workshop Instructor, Re-Assemble Art Education Conference,

                     Art Education Victoria/RMIT, Melbourne, VIC

2022      Art Technician, Carey Baptist Grammar School, Melbourne, VIC

2020      Intern - Australian Galleries (Works on Paper), Melbourne, VIC     

2015/16 Tour Guide at Keith Murdoch Gallery and World of the Book,                             State Library Victoria, Melbourne, VIC

Collections

              Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, VIC

              Baldessin Studio and Press, St Andrews, VIC

              Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC

              Hornsby Shire Council, NSW

              RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC

              National Art School, Sydney, NSW

              Curtin University, WA

              University of Southern Queensland, QLD

              Charles Sturt University, NSW

              Vilnius Academy of the Arts, Lithuania

              Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

              Manly Library, Sydney NSW

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