Nicole Burisch (1980) is a curator, critic, and cultural worker. She is a settler of German/Scottish/Irish/English descent, born and raised in Treaty 6 territory (Edmonton, AB) and currently living and working on unceded Algonquin Anishinabe territory (Ottawa, ON). Her projects focus on discourses of craft, feminism, performance, publishing, labour, and materiality within contemporary art. Burisch worked as Administrative Coordinator at Centre Skol from 2011-2014, as the Director of Calgary’s Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival from 2007-2009, and as Managing Editor for MAWA’s Desire Change publication on feminist art in Canada. Her research (with Anthea Black) into curatorial strategies for politically engaged craft practices is included in milestone publications The Craft Reader (Berg) and Extra/ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (Duke University Press) and together they co-edited The New Politics of the Handmade: Craft, Art, and Design. She has occasionally done collaborative performances as one-third of the Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society and one-fourth of The Brick Factory. She was a Core Fellow Critic-in-Residence with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston from 2014-16, and now works as Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada.
Nicole Burisch (1980) est commissaire, critique et travailleuse culturelle. Elle est une colonisatrice d’origine allemande / écossaise / irlandaise / anglaise, née et élevée sur le territoire du Traité 6 (Edmonton, AB) et qui vit et travaille actuellement sur le territoire algonquin anishinabe non cédé (Ottawa, ON). Ses projets portent sur les discours sur l’artisanat, le féminisme, la performance, l’édition, le travail et la matérialité en art contemporain. Burisch a travaillé comme coordinatrice à l’administration au Centre Skol de 2011 à 2014, comme directrice du Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival de Calgary de 2007 à 2009 et comme rédactrice en chef d’un ouvrage sur l’art féministe au Canada, Desire Change publié par MAWA. Sa recherche sur les stratégies de présentation des pratiques artisanales engagées (en collaboration avec Anthea Black) a été inclue dans des publications majeures telles que The Craft Reader (Berg) et Extra/ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (Duke University Press) et ensemble elles sont co-éditrices de The New Politics of the Handmade: Craft, Art, and Design. Elle fait parfois des performances collaboratives avec la Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society et The Brick Factory. Elle a été « Core Fellow » critique en résidence au Museum of Fine Arts Houston de 2014 à 2016, et travail actuellement comme conservatrice adjointe, art contemporain au Musée des Beaux-Arts du Canada.
2011 MA (Art History), Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2004 Summer Language Bursary Program, University of Western Ontario, Trois Pistoles, QC
2004 BFA (Ceramics), Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD), Calgary, AB (cum laude)
1998-99 University of Ottawa (English), Ottawa, ON
2018-Present Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
2016-2018 Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
2013-2017 Managing Editor, Desire / Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada, edited by Heather Davis, MAWA/MQUP, Winnipeg, MB/Montreal/QC.
2014-2016 Core Program Critic-in-Residence, Museum of Fine Arts Houston/The Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX
2015 Outreach Coordinator (contractual), Artexte, Montreal, QC
2015 Adjunct Lecturer (ARTS 388 Critical Studies for Studio Practice), Rice University, Houston, TX
2011-2014 Administrative Coordinator, Centre des arts actuels Skol, Montreal, QC
2011 Workstudy, Cut on the Bias: Textiles, Collaboration and Pedagodgy workshop, Concordia University, Montreal. QC
2011 Teaching Assistant, ARTH 352 (History of Fibre Art), Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2010-11 Researcher, Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2010-11 Research Assistant, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2007-2009 Festival Director, Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival, Calgary, AB
2006-2011 Founder/Editor, Shotgun-Review.ca, Calgary/Banff/Edmonton, AB
2006 Gallery Program Assistant, The Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
2006-2010 Visual Arts Writer (freelance), Fast Forward Weekly, Calgary, AB
2005 Festival Assistant, Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival, Calgary, AB
1999 Information Officer, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
2019 Autumn Knight: Documents, Knot Project Space/SAW Gallery, Ottawa, ON (co-curated with Neven Lochhead)
2019 IGNITION 15, Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal, QC
2017 I’ve Only Known My Own, Optica, Montreal, QC
2016 Juror, CraftTexas 2016, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
2016 I’ve Only Known My Own, She Works Flexible: Flex Space, Houston, TX
2013 Hay in a Haystack: Crafty Excerpts from Artexte’s Collection, Artexte, Montreal, QC
2012 Unidentified…Enigmatic, Perhaps Even Romantic, John Snow House, Calgary, AB (with the Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society)
2010 Craft Off, M:ST 5 Performative Art Festival, Calgary, AB
2009 Ride On!, M:ST 4.5 Summer season, Calgary, AB
2008 BackTalk: Michael Flaherty, Carole Epp, Shannon Isfeld, and Lia Tajcnar. The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA (co-curated with Robin Lambert)
2005 Groundswell: Emerging Alberta Ceramic Artists, The Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, AB (guest curator)
2021 “Walking in her shoes: on Larissa Fassler’s North American work,” Larissa Fassler monograph (working title), ed. Diana Sherlock (forthcoming).
2020 The New Politics of the Handmade: Craft, Art and Design, co-edited with Anthea Black, London: Bloomsbury.
2019 Taryn Simon’s “Paperwork and the Will of Capital”: perspectives on transience of power, Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada Magazine.
2018 Invited contribution for RACAR: revue d’art canadienne/Canadian Art Review special issue on “Critical Curating,” edited by Alice Ming Wai Jim and Marie Fraser.
2018 “Craft Hard Die Free: Radical Curatorial Strategies for Craftivism,” republished in Crafts: Today’s Anthology for Tomorrow’s Crafts, eds. Fabien Petiot and Chloé Braunstein-Kriegel, Paris: Éditions Norma, (co-authored with Anthea Black). Aussi en français.
2018 “Material fluency/Material agency/Material appropriation: Notes on Making Otherwise and the use of craft in contemporary art,” catalog essay for Making Otherwise, curated by Heather Anderson, Ottawa: Carleton University Art Gallery.
2018 “Still Performing Austerity: Artists, Work, and Economic Speculation,” (with Anthea Black, Michael Maranda, Kirsty Robertson, and Shannon Stratton), RACAR: revue d’art canadienne/Canadian Art Review, Vol. 43, No. 1, 85-87.
2018 “Voice and Resistance in Nick Cave’s Soundsuits,” Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada Magazine.
2017 Catalog for 2017 Canadian Biennial, curated by Jonathan Shaughnessy. Entries for Shannon Bool, Nick Cave, Chris Curreri, Cynthia Girard-Renard, Wangechi Mutu, Nadia Myre, Mika Rottenberg, Taryn Simon, and Monika Sosnowska. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada.
2017 “Questions of Research and Making,” catalog essay and wall texts for In the making, curated by Diana Sherlock, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary/Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon.
2016 “Stalking the Wild,” Wild Bush Residency, organized by Amber Berson.
2016 “From objects to actions and back again: The politics of dematerialized craft and performance documentation,” invited contribution for Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture (Taylor and Francis) special issue on “Crafting Community” edited by Kirsty Robertson and Lisa Vinebaum.
2016 “Material fluency/Material agency/Material appropriation: Notes on Making Otherwise and the use of craft in contemporary art,” Core Program Catalog, Houston: Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
2015 “Was it Macramé or was it Destiny? Wednesday Lupypciw’s LOOM MUSIC and Feminist Craft Legacies OR We Are Going To Talk About Judy Chicago Whether You Like It Or Not,” Impact Féministe sur l’art actuel: La Centrale à 40 ans/Feminist Impact on Contemporary Art: La Centrale at 4o, Montreal: La Centrale.
2015 “In the making: Materialization at the Intersection of Craft and Emerging Media/La matérialité au croisement des métiers d’art et des médias émergents” (with Diana Sherlock), Cahiers métiers d’art :: Craft Journal Vol. 7 No. 2 Winter 2015 – The Question of Material and Labour/Sur le travail et la matérialité, eds. Grace Nickel and Mireille Perron, 57-67.
2015 “Never Enough/Jamais Assez: on documentation, proximity, and Nadège Grebmeier Forget’s SUITE from the series One on one’s for so-called fans,” Core Program Catalog, Houston: Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
2014 “Crafting a Feminist Internet,” dpi Issue 30 Cyber Surveillance, December 2014, Montreal: Studio XX (with Diana Sherlock and Wednesday Lupypciw).
2014 “Was it Macramé or was it Destiny? Wednesday Lupypciw’s LOOM MUSIC and Feminist Craft Legacies OR We Are Going To Talk About Judy Chicago Whether You Like It Or Not,” No More Potlucks Issue 35: Sources.
2013 “Letter adapted from the Precarious Workers Brigade ‘Template for a letter to art institutions that advertise unpaid internships’.” FUSE 37-1 December 2013.
** Note: In the December 2013 print edition of FUSE 37-1, an editorial error resulted in the omission of the citation of Precarious Workers Brigade from the title of this piece.
2013 “Light, Water, Dirt: Writing From The Outer Edges of A Day.” Catalogue text for They Made a Day Be a Day Here, curated by Amy Fung, (co-authored with Anthea Black).
2013 “Measure Twice, Cut Once.” Une rencontre entre Nicole Burisch et Andréanne Godin. mille-feuille 2, edited by Anne-Marie Proulx.
2013 “What’s the Matter: Craft Knowledge, Material Histories, and Deferred Skill.” Exhibition text for Materially Speaking (Jen Aitken, Lou Lynn, Brendan Lee Satish Tang, and Julie York). Richmond Art Gallery: Richmond BC, April 14 – June 9, 2013. PDF
2012 “Hiding in Plain Sight: Suzen Green’s The Mummers Party,” Exhibition text, Stride Gallery: Calgary, AB, Sept 7 – Oct 5 2012
2012 “Craft Off: Performance, Competition, and Anti-Social Crafting.” Cahiers métiers d’art/ Craft Journal, Volume 5 Number 2 Spring 2012.
2011 “Ceramics as Evocative Object: Robin Lambert’s Service: Dinner for Strangers.” Ceramics: Art & Perception Issue #86 Dec 2011.
2011 “Crafty Advantage: Craft, Performance, and Competition,” Exhibition text for Craft Off series. Calgary: Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival.
2011 “Craft Hard Die Free: Radical Curatorial Strategies for Craftivism in Unruly Contexts,” Extra/Ordinary: An Anthology of Craft and Contemporary Art, Ed. Maria Elena Buszek, Durham: Duke University Press, (co-authored with Anthea Black).
2010 “Crafty Bibliography/Bibliographie astucieuse” and “Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands.” Montreal: Artexte.
2010 “The Atwater Market: Heritage, Tourism, and the Politics of the Public Sphere.” Montreal as Palimpsest III: The Dialectics of Montreal’s Public Space. Ed. Cynthia I. Hammond. Montréal: Gail and Stephen Jarislowsky Institute.
2010 “Mattering More.” Catalogue essay for Earth Matters, National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts Invitational Exhibition. Philadelphia: NCECA.
2009 “Craft Hard Die Free: Radical Curatorial Strategies for Craftivism in Unruly Contexts,” The Craft Reader Ed. Glenn Adamson. Oxford: Berg Publishers. (co-authored with Anthea Black)
2009 “Representing Reality: Ron Mueck and Guy Ben-Ner give us hyper-real and childlike imagination.” FFWD weekly, Vol. 14, #45.
2009 “Truckin’ Along. Gallery celebrates 25 years of artist-led creativity in Calgary.” FFWD Weekly, July 30.
2007 “Craftivism: reevaluating the links between craft and social activism,” Utopic Impulses: Essays in Contemporary Ceramics. Eds. Ruth Chambers, Amy Gogarty, and Mireille Perron. Vancouver: Ronsdale Press.
2007 “The Long and Winding Road: Tom Jonsson responds to Calgary’s boom with On the Road Again.” FFWD weekly, Vol. 12, # 39.
2007 “Get Crafty, Calgary! ACAD hosts events, exhibitions and conferences for Craft Year 2007.” FFWD weekly, Vol. 12, #27, p. 43.
2007 “Ornament on Parole.” Exhibition Brochure for Brendan Tang’s Through the Gilded Looking Glass. Calgary: The New Gallery, May 19 – June 23.
2007 “Linda Sormin, Cheh-ae Siah: Two Views by Diana Sherlock and Nicole Burisch.” Ceramics Art and Perception Issue 67 March 2007, pp. 29 – 31.
2007 “Ohmygod, Truck show explores rituals and trappings of rock music.” FFWD weekly, Vol. 12, # 20, p. 35. (Review of Jo-Anne Balcaen’s C’mon, C’mon)
2006 “Craft-o-rama! Earn a patch and delineate the esthetics of craft with CAMPER and the Patch Project.” FFWD weekly, Vol. 11, #38, p. 51. (Review of Wednesday Lupypciw’s Handicrafts for Handicats) (reposted on Shotgun-Review.ca)
2006 “Impassé,” Exhibition Brochure for Impassé (Jeremy Drummond, Adrienne Spier, Ehryn Torrell). Calgary: Truck Contemporary Art in Calgary, April 28-May 27.
2006 “Working side by side: Paul Butler brings his Collage Party to ACAD.” FFWD weekly, Vol. 11, #39, p. 40.
2006 “Collected Visions: Linda Sormin’s chaotic ceramic landscape.” FFWD weekly, Vol.11, #17, p.23.
2005 “Breaking Ground: New Directions in Alberta Ceramics.” Exhibition text for Groundswell: Emerging Alberta Ceramic Artists, Calgary: The Triangle Gallery of Visual Art.
2005 “Craftivism: Using craft practices as tools for social activism,” Connections (Newsletter of the Global, Environmental, and Outdoor Education Council), Summer 2005 issue, p.19-20.
2004 “Simulated Memory: the Ceramic Work of Cathy Terepocki,” Current Projects Contemporary Fine Arts Review, Issue 5, p.9.
2003 “Cultural Anecdotes: Chelsea Danchuk’s pyrohy,” Current Projects Contemporary Fine Arts Review, Issue 4, 2003, p.7.
2020 In Conversation: Anna Torma and Nicole Burisch, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON
2020 NGC House Blend Live, conversations with Jennifer Cherniack, Caroline Monnet, Eunice Bélidor+ Burcu Emeç, Gen Saulnier, Jonathan Shaughnessy
2020 NGC Saturday Spotlight tour – focus on works by Yinka Shonibare, Kay Hassan, Ron Terada
2019 Craft and/as/in Contemporary Art, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
2019 Presentation on curatorial practice/career strategies, MA Art History Thesis Seminar, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2018 CRAFT: A Public Conversation (with Meagan Musseau), Grenfell Art Gallery, Memorial University, Cornerbrook, NL
2018 Moderator, Her Body: Conversation with Chun Hua Cathering Dong and Louise Orwin, Studio XX, Montreal, QC
2018 Kitchen Table Talk with Ursula Johnson, (livestream here) National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
2017 Why Bibliographies Now? A discussion on bibliographical research at Artexte with Barbara Clausen, Geneviève Marcil, Joana Joachim (Ethnocultural Art Histories Research Group, Concordia University), and Victoria Stanton.
2017 Guest lecture, AHIS 400 – Advanced Seminar: Curatorial Strategies for Craft, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2017 Discussion avec Myriam Jacob-Allard et Lise Landry, lancement de livre Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada, SBC galerie d’art contemporain, Montreal, QC
2017 Round table discussion with Nadège Grebmeier Forget, Ursula Johnson, Autumn Knight, Michelle Lacombe, Mikhel Proulx, as part of exhibition I’ve Only Known My Own, at Optica, Montreal, QC
2017 Guest discussant, AHIS 648 – Aspects of Museum and Curatorial Studies: Curatorial Strategies for Craft, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2016 Artist talk (with Summer Zickefoose) and studio visits, Youngstown State University Department of Art, Youngstown, OH
2016 Gauging the Grey Area: Houston Edition Spectrogram workshop (co-facilitated with Taraneh Fazeli), Charge 2016, Art League Houston, Houston, TX
2015 Le Club de Lecture, Quatrième édition, Verticale, Laval, QC
2014 Guest lecture, FBRS 480 – Advanced Fibres, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2014 Artist talk, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB (with Wednesday Lupypciw)
2014 Guest lecture, AHIS 313 – Craft in the Twentieth Century: Themes + Contexts, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
2014 Exhibition visits, In the making exhibition (curated by Diana Sherlock), Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
2013 Guest lecture, Graduate seminar: Ethical Paradigms (MA Fashion), Goldsmiths University of London, London, UK (with Anthea Black)
2013 “From Craftivism to Craftwashing,” Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
2012 Artist talk + Panel Moderator, Struts Gallery, A Handmade Assembly, Sackville, NB
2012 The Value of Our (Collective) Work: a conversational skill-share, John Snow House, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB (with the Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society)
2012 “Craft and Collaboration: This Is How We Do It,” Artist Talk (with Anthea Black), Fibres Department, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2012 “The Next Craft Blockbuster Should Be Curated By A Basket-Weaver,” Guest Lecture (with Anthea Black), ARTH 648 Aspects of Museum and Curatorial Studies: Curatorial Strategies for Craft and ARTH 400/4-A – Advanced Seminar in Art Historical Method: Curating Craft, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2011 Artist talk/guest lecturer, IMCA 230 Performance Art, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2011 Artist Talk, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
2011 Guest Lecturer, ARTH 352 History of Fibre Art, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2010 Guest Lecturer, ARTH 400 Arts and Crafts Ideology and Contemporary Craft Practice, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2010 Panel Moderator, This Is How We Do It: Performing Craftiness, M:ST 5 Festival, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
2010 Artist Talk (with Anthea Black), Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2010 Guest Lecturer, ARTH 368 Contemporary Western Craft, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2009 Artist Talk, Visual Arts Department, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
2009 Guest Lecturer, ART 361-3 Ceramics II, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
2008 Panel Discussion and Shotgun-Review.ca launch, Truck Soapbox Series, Calgary, AB
2008 Lecture (with Anthea Black), ACAD CraftActs and Utopic Impulses Book Launch, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
2008 Panelist, Pre-College Program Panel Discussion, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
2007 Lecture (with Anthea Black), Craft Hard Die Free, Truck Soapbox Series, Calgary, AB
2007 Artist Talk (with Anthea Black), FINA 450 Critical Studio Studies, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
2007 Guest Lecturer, HUMN 321 Contemporary Discourses: Materials and Processes, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
2006 Panel Moderator, Craftivism Panel Discussion, SUPERSTRING exhibition (curated by Anthea Black), Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB
2005 Curator’s talk, Groundswell: Emerging Alberta Ceramic Artists, The Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, AB
2015 Crafting Sustainability Conference, OCAD/Craft Ontario, Toronto, ON, (with Anthea Black)
2014 The Universities Art Association of Canada Conference, OCADU, Toronto, ON
Session: Performing Austerity: Artists, Work, and Economic Speculation (co-chair with Anthea Black)
2013 The Subversive Stitch Revisited: The Politics of Cloth, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Paper: “From Craftivism to Craftwashing: Consuming and co-opting the politics of craft” (with Anthea Black)
2013 The Universities Art Association of Canada Conference, The Banff Centre
Paper: “Performing Austerity: Duration, Consumption, and the One-Year Performance” (with Anthea Black)
2012 The Textile Society of America “Textiles and Politics” Symposium, Washington, DC
Paper: “Performing Austerity: Political Identities and the Co-option of the Crafted Aesthetic” (with Anthea Black)
2011 The Universities Art Association of Canada Conference, National Gallery of Canada/Carleton University
Paper: “The Dematerialization of the Craft Object”
2011 (Dis)embodied Feminisms: New Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality and Identity, McGill University, Montreal
Paper: “Working It Out: Craft and Performance in Contemporary Art“
2010 The Universities Art Association of Canada Conference, University of Guelph
Paper: “Craft Off: Performance, Competition, and Anti-Social Crafting”
2007 New Craft Future Voices international conference, University of Dundee, Scotland
Paper: “Craft Hard Die Free: Radical Curatorial Strategies for Craftivism in Unruly Contexts.” (with Anthea Black)
2007 Board Leadership Conference: Ideas Into Action, Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, Edmonton, AB
Session: “Advocacy Tools 201-Beyond Letter Writing”
2004 Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship International Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Paper: “Reevaluating the Links between Craft and Social Action”
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS, PERFORMANCES
2021 Origin Stories: Expanded Ceramics in the Bay Area (curated by Tanya Zimbardo), Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA (with The Brick Factory)
2019 Creative Cloth: Aesthetics and Apparel, Museum London, London, ON (with The Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society)
2018 Beginning with the Seventies: Glut, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (with The Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society)
2015 LINK & PIN’S Labour (curated by Adriana Disman), performance/reading on behalf of The Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society, RATS 9, Montreal, QC
2015 Atlas Sighed, The Calgary Biennial (curated by Steven Cottingham), Calgary, AB (with The Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society)
2014 In the making, Illingworth Kerr Gallery (curated by Diana Sherlock), Calgary, AB
2013 Spectrum, Brazosport College (curated by Molly Brauhn), Lake Jackson, TX (with The Brick Factory)
2012 Interactions (commentator), Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, (curated by Mélanie Rainville) Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2012 Performance Art Lab, NCECA Projects Space, Seattle, WA (with The Brick Factory)
2009 Animation Lockdown Screening, “Would You Believe It’s the End of the World, Kenneth.” Quickdraw Animation Society, The Marquee Room, Calgary, AB (collaboration with Court Brinsmead and Jay Mosher)
2008 Future’s So Bright, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Truck Contemporary Art in Calgary, Calgary, AB (with The Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society), (group/juried)
2006 Popular, The Art Gallery of Calgary (curated by Kirstin Evenden), Calgary, AB
2004 anagram, The Marion Nicoll Gallery +15 window, EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary, AB (solo/juried)
2021 Amy Gogarty, “New Politics of the Handmade : Anthology reflects on social and economic issues related to craft, art and design,” Galleries West 2 February.
2020 Lorna Brown, “GLUT: Beginning with Language,” in Beginning With the Seventies, Vancouver: Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery (with the Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society).
2019 Nicolas Mavrikakis, “Artistes à surveiller à Ignition 2019,” Le Devoir, 4 mai.
2019 Kelsey Rolfe, “Repurposed Rembrandt, stop-motion animation and queer punk feminism,” Concordia University, April 23.
2019 Peter Simpson, “GG visual arts laureates shimmer and shine in National Gallery show,” Artsfile, March 28.
2017 Social Objects: Socially Engaged Craft Theory, Practice and Action, Eds. Socially Engaged Craft Collective, Portland. (with The Brick Factory).
2016 Campbell, Andy, “The Year in Performance,” Artforum December 2016.
2016 Zimmerman, Eric, “Material History: Craft Texas 2016 at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft,” Arts and Culture Texas October 10.
2016 Cooley, Alison and Daniella Sanader, “Gang Up: 16 Great Canadian Art Collaborations.” Canadian Art, June 27.
2016 Dahn, Jo. “New Directions in Ceramics: From Spectacle to Trace.” London: Bloomsbury (with The Brick Factory).
2015 Andrea Williamson, “Keith Arnatt: Absence of the Artist,” This Is Tomorrow, September.
2015 Johanna Plant, “Constituting the Archives of Artist – Run Culture: A Self – Conscious Apparatus of History,” Thesis (Ph.D, Art History), Queen’s University.
2015 Sherlock, Diana. “Calgary Biennial Takes Conservatism to Task.” Canadian Art, April 6.
2015 Gazzola, Bart. “Art School Art: ACAD exhibition is evidence of a superb program.” (Review of In the making) Planet S, April 2.
2015 Tabuchi, Hiroko. “Etsy’s Success Gives Rise to Problems of Credibility and Scale.” The New York Times, March 15.
2015 Core, Liz. “Can Etsy blow up and keep it’s soul?” Grist, March 4.
2014 Heather Anderson, “Retreating in/from Art Institutions,” PUBLIC Issue 50 The Retreat, Fall 2014.
2012 Fung, Amy. “We’re All In This Together, LIDS, John Snow House, Calgary.” POSTpacificPOST.com
2012 Lo, Kevin. “Illegibility, Ugliness and Counter-Hegemony,” LOKI Design, December 18 2012.
2012 Landry, Mike. “Sackville in Stitches,” The Telegraph Journal October 20, 2012.
2011 Knott, Stephen. “Where the artful meets the amateur,” CRAFTS Jul-Aug 2011: 60-62.
2011 Blair, Antonia. “Extra/ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art,” BUST Summer 2011: 81
2010 Averns, Dick. Akimblog, October 11, 2010 (review of M:ST 5)
2010 Black, Anthea. “Landlocked and Lonesome: LIDS, Queer Feminism and Artist Run –Culture in Boomin’ Calgary.” No More Potlucks rural issue no. 11, Sept 2010.
2008 Dubeau, Janelle. “Performative recommendations: Getting the low down on M:ST4.” FFWD Weekly, Oct. 2, 2008 (M:ST 4 Festival preview/interview).
2008 Tousley, Nancy. “Artist-run centre still truckin’” The Calgary Herald (Review of Future’s So Bright exhibition at Truck).
2006 Burns, Kay. “ALBERTA: Popular, Dec 13 — May 21, 2006,” Galleries West online.
2019 Lead Faculty, Craft as Contemporary Art, Banff Centre, Banff, AB
2018 Emerging Curator’s Retreat, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2017 The Object’s Not the Point, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
2016 Est-Nord-Est, St-Jean-Port-Joli, QC
2014 Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, ON
2014 Wild Bush Residency, Lac Paquin, QC
2014 Residency Unlimited, New York, NY
2012-2013 Researcher in residence, Artexte, Montreal, QC
2012 “Incredisensual Panty Raid Laff Along,” John Snow House (The New Gallery), Calgary, AB (with the Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society)
2011 “Actions + Material,” Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
2010 “Looking for craft in all the wrong places,” Artexte, Montreal, QC
2007 “Workshops, Processes, Practices” Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2014 Craft Research Fund Project Grant (with Anthea Black)
2014 Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts: Project Grants for Curators and Critics
2013 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant to Visual Arts Professionals (London)
2013 TD Meloche Monnex/Alberta College of Art and Design Alumni Professional Development Grant
2012 Canada Council for the Arts, Grants to Contemporary Fine Craft Artists and Curators
2011 Renata Hornstein Graduate Fellowship in Art History, Concordia, Montreal, QC
2010 Faculty of Fine Arts, Travel Fund, Concordia University, Montreal, QC (Guelph)
2010 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant to Visual Arts Professionals (Philadelphia)
2010 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Project Grant
2008 Alberta Creative Development Initiative Grant (Shotgun-Review.ca with A. Black)
2008 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Project Grant (BackTalk exhibition)
2007 Canada Council for the Arts, Travel Grant to Visual Arts Professionals (Dundee)
2007 Calgary Arts Development, Special Projects Grant (Shotgun-Review.ca with A. Black)
2004 Students’ Association Legacy Collection Scholarship, Alberta College of Art and Design Students’ Association, Calgary, AB
2003-01 Jason Lang Scholarship, Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund, Calgary, AB
2002 ACAD 75th Anniversary Award, Alberta Society of Artists South Branch, Calgary, AB
1998 Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund, Edmonton, AB
1998 University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship, Ottawa, ON
2019-Present Advisory Board, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2019 Nominator, Scotiabank Photography Award, Toronto, ON
2018 Juror, Montreal Public Art Bureau, Montreal, QC
2012-2014 Secretary, Board of Directors, VIVA! Art Action performance festival, Montreal, QC
2012 Guest juror, Fibres Undergraduate Exhibition, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2009-2011 Art History Graduate Students’ Association, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2008 Steering Committee, Performance Creation Canada Conference, Calgary, AB
2008 Guest Judge, The Horse Show, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
2006 Programming Committee, Reel Time Film Series, Banff, AB
2005 Programming Committee, The New Gallery, Calgary, AB