About

I am currently completing my Master of Design at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. My thesis is exploring the design of a service to support local food systems and improve the ability for consumers and producers to communicate. I previously received a BFA in Printmaking in 2009 and a BSc in Mathematics in 2010 from the University of Saskatchewan.

I maintain active art and design practices. I have exhibited prints across Western Canada and am continually working to build and support Saskatoon's art community. I am a founding member of Ink Slab, the Saskatchewan Printmakers' Association, and Finding City; sit on the board of directors for both SPA and Finding City; and helped to start Studio 4417, the only printmaking studio in northern Saskatchewan. I design the promotional materials for Emily Carr's Writing Centre and develop websites for community organizations and small businesses.

I am one of three owners of Saskatoon's void gallery, dedicated to supporting emerging artists and improving access to art. I was recently recognized for my role with void as one of seven emerging artists included in the Great Jobs for Art-School Graduates feature in the Winter 2015 issue of Canadian Art.

I have taught at both Emily Carr and the University of Saskatchewan. I have also been a Research Assistant for chART, a research project focussing on the sustainable impacts of public art, and Emily Carr's Health Design Lab. At the University of Saskatchewan I worked as the Printmaking Technician, Gallery Assistant at Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, and web designer for the Department of Art & Art History.

I am passionate about art, design, and building community. I am always happy to talk about new projects, so don't hesitate to be in touch,

Michael