CURRENT WORK

PAST WORK

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EDUCATION:

Department of Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Master of Fine Arts, 2015

Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Bachelor of Education, 2009

School of Fine Art & Music, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
Bachelor of Arts Honours, major in studio art with a minor in French studies, 2008

École de la Langue Française à Trois-Pistoles, University of Western Ontario, Trois-Pistoles, Québec
Explore Program, 2006

Faculty of Art, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Ontario, 2005

St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology, Windsor, Ontario
Ontario College Diploma, Tradigital Animation Program, 2003

EXHIBITIONS:

Upcoming Exhibition. Campus Gallery, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario. (2018)

Hand-Eye. McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London, Ontario. (August 2015)

Euro-Spa Pop-Up Gallery, Toronto, Ontario. (June 2015)

50/50. Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario. (May 2015)

Periphery/Core. Satellite Space, London, Ontario. (March 2015)

[un]Bored. Concourse Gallery, Western University, London, Ontario. (March 2015)

Wish List: Members Show. Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario. (December 2015)

Sum of two and three, One more than four. Artlab Gallery, Western University, London, Ontario. (October 2014)

Mike Pszczonak - Retrospective of an Emerging Artist. Petrified Forest Gallery, London, Ontario. Curated by Matthew Purvis. (August 2014)

Painting (Jared Peters, Mike Pszczonak, and Matt Tarini). Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario.(June 2014)

VSVSVS vs Bright Brown (off-site gallery). Toronto, Ontario.(December 2012)

Not Much. Family Thrift Store and Wally’s Gallery (artist run event), Guelph, Ontario. (September 2009)

Insights 2009: A Juried Art Exhibition. Wellington County Museum and Archives, Fergus, Ontario. (June - September 2009)

No Common Ground. Paul Petro Special Projects Space, Toronto, Ontario. (August 2008)

stART Exhibition. Studio 21, Halifax, Ontario. (March - April 2008)

This Must be the Place. Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, Ontario. (April 2008)

Enhanced Recycling. Artery Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario. (April 2008)

40th Annual Juried Art Show. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario. (March 2008)

Manhattan's Silent Auction. Manhattan's Jazz Lounge, Guelph, Ontario. (February 2008)

untitled (God is Dead, Painting is Not). Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, Ontario. (January 2008)

Asbestos You Can. Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, Ontario. (November 2007)

Juried Art Show. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario. (March 2007)

GRANTS AND AWARDS:

Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council. 2016

SSHRC - CGS Masters Research Scholarship, University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario. 2014 - 2015

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario. 2014 - 2015 (*Declined)

Western Graduate Research Scholarship, University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario. 2013 - 2014

Chairs Entrance Scholarship, University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario. 2013

Insights 2009: Painting Award, Wellington County Museum and Archives. Fergus, Ontario. 2009

Faculty Painting Award, Juried Art Show. University of Guelph. Guelph, Ontario. 2008

Dean's Honours List, University of Guelph. Guelph, Ontario. 2005 - 2008

PUBLICATIONS:

Whitney South, “Student Artist Hopes to Inspire with Pop-Up Gallery.” London Community News, London, Ontario. February 21, 2014

Kelly McKenzie, Kim Neudorf, Matthew Purvis, and Ruth Skinner, Sum of Two and Three, One More Than Four Catalogue Essay. London, ON: Pistol Press, 2014.

Matthew Purvis, “Deflated Man and Inflated Meat.” Retrospective of an Emerging Artist Catalogue Essay. London, ON: Petrified Forest Press, 2014.

Elissa Barnard, “Difference Strokes at Studio 21.” The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia. March 25, 2008

“Rope Ladder: A Catalogue of Selected Undergraduate Art.” Jeunesse Press, Guelph, Ontario. 2007

CURATORIAL PROJECTS:

Pszczonak Contemporary Projects Window Gallery. University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. (April 2013)

VISITING ARTIST TALKS AND CONFERENCE PANELS:

Open it Out, Set it Going. Boredom: Western University Visual Arts Graduate Conference.
Panel discussion (Mike Pszczonak, Cinthya Guzman, and Dave Kemp, moderated by Kelly Jazvac). University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. (March 2015)

Visiting Artist. Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario. (April 2013)

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:

Board Member - Community Engagement Chair, Forest City Gallery. London, Ontario (September 2015 - August 2016)
Western Open Studios, Co-Organizer. University of Western Ontario. (March 2015)
Visual Arts Graduate Student Association, Chair. University of Western Ontario. (September 2014 - April 2015)
Western Open Studios, Co-Organizer. University of Western Ontario. (March 2014)
Fine Arts Network, Social Coordinator. University of Guelph. (September 2007 - April 2008)
College of Arts Student Union, University of Guelph. (September 2006 - April 2007)


PROFESSSIONAL EMPLOYMENT:

Website Design and Maintenance for John Kissick
2007 - present


Studio Assistant for Will Gorlitz and John Kissick. Guelph, Ontario
2008 - 2010

Studio Assistant for Howard Podeswa. Toronto, Ontario
2008

Undergraduate Research Assistant. University of Guelph
2007

Talltree Animation Studios.Windsor Ontario
2003

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Part-Time Faculty - Analytical Drawing.
Georgian College, School of Design and Visual Arts, Barrie, Ontario (Winter 2017)

Part-Time Faculty - Ideas and Imagery.
Georgian College, School of Design and Visual Arts, Barrie, Ontario (Winter 2017)

Part-Time Faculty - Sculpture II.
Fanshawe College, Department of Fine Art, London, Ontario (Winter 2017)

Part-Time Faculty - Sculpture I.
Fanshawe College, Department of Fine Art, London, Ontario (Fall 2016)

Part-Time Faculty - Colour and Design.
Georgian College, School of Design and Visual Arts, Barrie, Ontario (Fall 2016)

Part-Time Faculty - Ideas and Imagery.
Georgian College, School of Design and Visual Arts, (Muskoka Campus) Bracebridge, Ontario (Fall 2016)

Graduate Teaching Assistant - Advanced Studio Foundations.
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario (September 2014 - April 2015 )

Graduate Teaching Assistant - Foundations of Visual Arts.
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario (September 2013 - April 2014 )

Oil Painting Instructor.
ArtBarn School, Toronto, Ontario (September 2011 - August 2013)


Cartooning Instructor.
ArtBarn School, Toronto, Ontario (January 2011 - August 2013)


Introductory Drawing and Sculpture Instructor.
ArtBarn School, Toronto, Ontario (April 2011 - August 2013 )


Art Department Supply Teacher.
Branksome Hall, International Baccalaureate School, Toronto, Ontario.(January - June 2011)

Arts & Crafts Instructor
Glenbrook Day Camp, Stouffville, Ontario.(July - August 2007)