EXHIBITION ||| SEEING RED
I recently had the honor to be approached by curator Barbara Cohen to include two of my brooches from the "Coming and Going" series in her upcoming exhibition Seeing Red, at the Craft Council of BC Gallery. For the duration of the exhibition, some of my production work will also be available at the shop!
June 29 - August 10, 2017
Craft Council of British Columbia
1386 Cartwright Street
EXHIBITION ||| THE AFTER JOYA EFFECT
One of my brooches from the series "Les jardins: On fait tous des fleurs pour s'empêcher de mourir" is currently part of the exhibition The After Joya Effect at Popeye Loves Olive Gallery, in Athens, Greece. The exhibition is part of the programming for Athens Jewelry Week!
"The After Joya Effect"
May 18 - June 6, 2017
Opening reception: May 20, 7pm
Popeye Loves Olive
5 Limpona Street
EXHIBITION ||| ESPACE HABITÉ / INHABITED SPACE
I am happy to annouce that my work will be featured in the exhibition "Espace habité / Inhabited Space", which will include works from 13 contemporary jewellery artists from Quebec. Curated by Noel Guyomarc'h and Stéphane Blackburn, the exhibition will be presented at Amaranto Joies, in Barcelona, Spain.
"Espace habité / Inhabited Space"
April 6-22, 2017
Opening reception: April 6, 7pm
Sant Domènec 23
EXHIBITION ||| THE ESSENTIALS
As part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, Harbourfront Centre is presenting The Essentials, an exhibition curated by Melanie Egan, Director of Craft and Design at Harbourfront Centre. I am happy to announce that I was invited to be part of this exhibition featuring works by 7 contemporary jewellery artists.
Contemporary jewellery is a term widely used since the 1960s. It typifies a particular genre of jewellery that is made mostly by hand; not necessarily of precious metals, although it can be; often uses alternative materials; is not necessarily functional; and is conceptually driven. Much like contemporary art, contemporary jewellery expands our view of ourselves, society and the world-at-large. The uniqueness and attraction of contemporary jewellery is its direct connection to the body and ability to convey messages at an intimate level.
The Essentials is an exhibition devoted to the contemporary jewellery we wear daily. We deem essentials as basic and important in our lives. To choose contemporary jewellery rather than commercial or mass-produced jewellery defines the wearer and their interests.
At the heart of the exhibition is an opportunity to change perceptions about contemporary jewellery and its role in our daily lives. The work in this exhibition expresses the view that contemporary jewellery is not an extraordinary option but a necessary day-to-day choice.
January 21 to June 18 2017
Opening reception: January 27, 6-10 pm
Harbourfront Centre - East Vitrines
235 Queens Quay West
VIDEO ||| 30 SECONDS FILMARTISTS
I was lucky enough to have Paris Zheng, the Toronto based filmmaker who runs the project Filmartists, come to my studio last week to do some filming. She creates 30 second films on local artists and they are all absolutely beautiful! Click here to watch mine!
ARTICLE ||| A/DORNMENT: CURATING CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY
While I was at Joya Barcelona earlier this fall, I had the pleasure to meet Ilaria Ruggiero and Claudia Capodiferro, two of the founding members of A/dornment, a curatorial project and website dedicated to contemporary jewellery. An article about my work and my inspirations was just recently published on their website. Click here to read!
SILENT AUCTION ||| CHILDREN'S AID FOUNDATION
I am happy to support Childen's Aid Foundation, an organization helping disadvantaged children to reinvent their future and to have access to the same privileges as other kids. I personnally am extremely grateful for growing up in a sane environment, with supportive parents. Since this is not true for everyone, lets do all we can to give all children the support they need!
My brooch "Secret" is up for auction until November 26, 3 PM.
Click here to place a bid.
TRAVEL GRANT ||| CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS
Good news in the mail today: I have received a travel grant to support my participation to Joya Barcelona this past month. This is my first grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, I am extremely grateful for the support!
ART FAIR ||| SOFA EXPO
I am happy to be part of the selection of artists represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h at this year's edition of SOFA Chicago! Some pieces from my latest body of work, "Les jardins: On fait tous des fleurs pour s'empêcher de mourir", will be presented alongside the work of 37 other artists from Canada and abroad.
Nov. 3-6, 2016
Festival Hall, Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue
Click here to see the catalogue.
EXHIBITION ASSISTANCE GRANTS ||| ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL
I am grateful for the support of the Ontario Arts Council, who contributed to the funding of my participation to the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition and Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair this year!