EDUCATION

2019 MFA Candidate

Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI, United States

2010 BFA (Honors), Sculpture Thesis

The School of Art, University of Manitoba | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

PERMANENT WORKS + COMMISSIONS

2015 Cetus | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Sculpture commissioned by Plug In ICA and featured at its annual gala and art auction

2013 Return Bin | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Permanent public sculpture commissioned by the University of Manitoba for the Fort Garry Campus through a juried competition

EXHIBITIONS

2019 | 06 DEPTH [UPCOMING]

Science Gallery Detroit | Detroit, MI, US

Curated by Michael Sullivan

2019 | 03 Furies, Fairies, Visionaries [UPCOMING]

Pen + Brush | New York, NY, US

Curated by Alice Stites

2017 | 08 Residency Showcase

Listhus Artist Residency | Ólafsfjörður, Iceland

2017 | 03 First Year MFA Showcase

Stamps School of Art and Design | Ann Arbor, MI, US

2015 | 04 – 06 Cetus

núna (now) Iceland Canada Art Convergence at Artspace | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2014 | 01 – 02 53.47%

window | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2013 | 07 – 08 Beneath the Surface

PLATFORM Centre for Photographic + Digital Art | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2012 | 11 – 12 The Undesirables

Graffiti Gallery | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Curated by Sarah Anne Johnson and Meeka Walsh

2010 | 10 BMO 1st Art!

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Project Room | Toronto, ON, Canada

RESIDENCIES + SITE-SPECIFIC PROJECTS

2018 | 06 – 07 Gelata | Cozumel, Mexico

Underwater research/creation on the seafloor at depths reaching 70 feet involving interaction with a sculptural enclosure

2017 | 08 Listhus Artist Residency | Ólafsfjörður, Iceland

2015 | 07 Churchill Artist Residency | Manitoba Arts Council and Churchill Northern Studies Centre Churchill, MB, Canada

2013 | 09 – 10 Another World in the Studio | Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity | Banff, AB, Canada

2011 – 2013 Becoming Beluga | Churchill, MB, Canada

Collaborative project at the mouth of Hudson Bay exploring creative interaction with beluga whales through movement and sound

2011 | 12 Project Room | aceartinc. | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

GRANTS + AWARDS

2018 Elsie Choy Lee Scholarship | Center for the Education of Women, University of Michigan

2018 Arts Integrative Interdisciplinary Research Grant | ArtsEngine, University of Michigan

2018 Smucker-Wagstaff Project Scholarship | University of Michigan

2018 a2ru Scholars Program Award | Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, University of Michigan

2018 a2ru Student Travel Grant | Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities, University of Michigan

2018 Rackham Conference Travel Grant | University of Michigan

2018 Student Bursary | Manitoba Arts Council

2018 Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Endowed Scholarship | School of Art, University of Manitoba

2018 International Institute Individual Fellowship | University of Michigan

2018 Student Bursary | Canada Iceland Foundation

2017 Library Mini Grant | University of Michigan Library

2017 Student Bursary | Manitoba Arts Council

2017 Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Endowed Scholarship | School of Art, University of Manitoba

2017 1st Year MFA Award | University of Michigan

2017 Rackham Summer Award | University of Michigan

2017 International Institute Individual Fellowship | University of Michigan

2017 Latin American and Caribbean Studies Field Research Grant | University of Michigan

2016 Smucker-Wagstaff Project Scholarship | University of Michigan

2016 Student Bursary | Manitoba Arts Council

2016 Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Endowed Scholarship | School of Art, University of Manitoba

2015 Production Grant in the Visual Arts | Canada Council for the Arts

2014 Foundation Mentorship Program Bursary | Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art

2013 Travel/Professional Development Grant | Winnipeg Arts Council

2013 Travel/Professional Development Grant | Manitoba Arts Council

2013 Project Grant | The Awesome Foundation, Winnipeg Chapter

2013 Production Grant in the Visual Arts | Winnipeg Arts Council

2012 Production Grant in the Visual Arts | Manitoba Arts Council

2012 New Media Fund | Video Pool Media Arts Centre

2012 Production Grant in the Visual Arts | Winnipeg Arts Council

2012 Travel/Professional Development Grant | Manitoba Arts Council

2011 Production Grant in the Visual Arts | Manitoba Arts Council

2010 Manitoba Prize | BMO 1st Art! National Juried Art Competition

2010 Student of Distinction | Teaching Services, University of Manitoba

2009 First Prize | University of Manitoba Juried Sculpture Competition

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018| 09 – 2019| 04 Graduate Student Instructor | Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan

ARTDES 498 Integrative Project (Professor D. Chung)

2018| 09 – 12 Engaged Pedagogy Initiative | University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, Michigan

Semester-long community-based learning (CBL) graduate training program culminating in the development of a discipline-specific CBL course

2017 – Present Installation Assistant | Stamps Gallery, University of Michigan

2018 | 11 Presenter | 2018 National Conference of Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities | University of Georgia

2018 | 08 Artist Talk | Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2017 | 01 – 04 Graduate Student Instructor | Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan

ARTDES 400 Experiments in Architecture, Installation, and Painting (Professors R. Graf and R. Platt)

2016 | 09 – 12 Graduate Student Instructor | Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan

ARTDES 216 Fabrication: Mold-Making and Multiples (Professor L. Marinaro)

2017 | 07 PADI Dry Suit Certification | Reykjavik, Iceland

2017 | 03 Bio Art Workshop with Marta de Menezes | Stamps School of Art and Design, University of Michigan

2015 – 2016 Poetry Mentorship with Di Brandt | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2016 | 01 PADI Advanced Diving Certification | Cozumel, Mexico

2015 | 11 Guest Artist, Mirror World Workshop | Art City | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2014 – 2015 Foundation Mentorship Program with Divya Mehra | Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2015 | 02 – 04 Project Consultant | núna (now) Iceland Canada Art Convergence | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

I assisted with the erection of a 30-foot sculpture by Icelandic artist Theresa Himmer on the grounds of Winnipeg Art Gallery

2014 | 06 Curator | Jazz Winnipeg Photo Retrospective | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2014 | 05 Juror | Interlake Juried Art Show | Selkirk, MB, Canada

2014 | 04 Stories We Tell Testimonial Writing Workshop | The Voices and Faces Project | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Held in conjunction with Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art at Winnipeg Art Gallery

2013 | 06 Guest Artist, Whale Parade Workshop | Art City | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2010 – 2012 Vice President, Board of Directors | aceartinc. | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2012 | 04 Guest Artist, Underwater Time Warp Workshop | Art City | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2011 | 08 Juror, Regular Exhibition Program | aceartinc. | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2009 Director, Board of Directors | aceartinc. | Winnipeg, MB, Canada

PUBLICATIONS + PRESS

The Canadian Press, “But how do they applaud? Artists put on concert series for belugas in Manitoba” by Chinta Puxley, July 11, 2013

Winnipeg Free Press, “Could belugas go for Bach? – Music part of experiment to connect with whales” by Oliver Sachgau, July 11, 2013

Border Crossings Magazine, “The Undesirables – an Assemblage of Work by Emerging Winnipeg Artists,” volume 21, number 1, issue 125

Icelandic Connection Magazine, “The Multidisciplinary Art of Winnipeg’s Laura Magnusson” by Kristine Perlmutter, volume 65, number 3

Winnipeg Free Press, “No Holds Barred – Five emerging sculptors test their own boundaries in ambitious new works” by Steven Leyden Cochrane, Nov. 15, 2012