Curriculum Vitae

Summary of Qualifications

  • Exhibition history in Canada, the United States, France and the Netherlands

  • Over 8 years’ experience teaching adults and University students

  • Over 15 with curriculum development for classes/workshops for children and youth

  • Graphic Design work 2 years, Freelance since 2014

  • Bilingual English/French language skills, oral and written

  • Mac & Windows literate

  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

  • Proficient with BlackBoard and Canvas online teaching tools


Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto ON

Sep 2013 – Currently employed

  • Instructor: 1st year drawing (year-long course that teaches traditional & contemporary skills including group work, installation and performance.

  • 1st – 3rd  year figure drawing

  • Summer fast-paced course (Figure drawing)

  • First Year Exhibition Event coordinator: Securing exhibition space, contacting instructors or students, creating call-for-submissions, organizing and acting on a jury pannel, collected work, installed work, returned to students/faculty.

Florida State University, Department of Visual Arts, Theater and Dance, Tallahassee FL 2010 – 2011

  • Designed course curriculum and taught Drawing 1300. A black and white media course including: materials, composition, and perspective

  • Nominated for the Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE) teaching award 2010

  • Received the Green award 2010/2011

Teaching Assistant/Personal Assistant 2010 – 2011

Florida State University for Professor Mary Stewart, Head of Studio Art Foundations

  • Assisted the head of the Visual Arts Foundations Program with computer/online as well as in-class duties and liaised between teachers and administrative staff


Freelance artist Echo Railton Studio, Toronto ON

2003 – Current

  • Short-listed for a major public art commission for the city of Hamilton 2012

  • Freelance graphic design, drawing and painting

Marketing Manager/Graphic Designer

Cruising Solutions, Shelburne NS  2003- Ongoing Part-time Contract

  • Designing print and internet advertising, large-scale banners, brochures, instruction manuals, internet promotion and social media

  • Product photography

Gallery Manager

The Gallery At Paper Things, A Project of the Volunteer Committee for The National Ballet of Canada Toronto ON June 2014 – September 2014

Responsible for sales, design and print information on artists, wall didactics, customer and artist relations, marketing, events, insuring artwork, curating, installation, lighting, gallery maintenance: including painting, patching, and carpeting

Graphic Designer

Paper Things, A Project of the Volunteer Committee for The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto ON 2013 – June 2014

  • Designed custom stationary for clients

  • Produced in-house stationary/ invitations for important life events (Wedding, funeral programs, personal stationery, thank you cards)

  • Notable clients include: Roots, Stewart McClean (Vinyl Cafe), Holt Renfrew


Global Reflections Art Gallery, Florida State University/ Centre for Multicultural Affairs and Global Engagement


  • Worked to fulfill the goals of two departments, both the Center for Global Engagement and the Center for Multicultural Affairs

  • Planned monthly exhibitions focused on generating a respect for the geo-political climate of different ethnic groups.

  • Contacted artists, liaised with a delegates from diverse cultural groups

  • Arranged shipping of artwork, hung the shows, and adjusted lighting

  • Organized openings and artists talks

  • Created posters and online announcements for upcoming exhibitions and engaged in online marketing

Artist in the Schools

2003-2005, 2007

LTTA (Learning Through the Arts), Royal Conservatory of Music and the Niagara District School Board. Elementary school grades 1-5

Created hands-on art based lesson plans for core curriculum subjects and lead classes alongside the teacher. The program is designed to offer hands-on art-based solutions for teachers to use in their classes to demonstrate difficult concepts to the students.

Community Murals

Bread & Roses Food Co-op, Tallahassee, FL

I designed and outlined a large scale outdoor murals project and led co-op members in the “colouring in” as an all day outdoor event, September 2010

Pyramid – Center for adults with mental disabilities, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

I organized and led a project for 3 Murals to be painted on site with the League of Graduate Artists (LGA), November 2009

Watoto Village, Port Colborne, ON

Painted a mural at the St Peter’s Lutheran Church to raise $15,000 to sponsor an African Watoto Village where orphaned children will live and study. 2004


MFA – Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA 2009- 2012

Program highlights and Courses:

  • Experimental Drawing

  • Materials and Techniques: Advanced Painting course that covered renaissance and painting techniques on canvas and board, grisaille, rabbit skin glue,

  • From Readymade to Garbage: Marcel Duchamp and the Legacy of the Found Object in Contemporary Art in collaboration with the Ringling Museum in Sarasota

  • History of Performance Art

  • Earth Art

  • Pedagogy


  • Secretary of League of Graduate Artists 2010

  • Head of the Outreach Committee, 2009-2011

BFA, – Interdisciplinary Fine Arts & Painting NSCAD U, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, NS, Canada 2002-2003

Diploma in Fine Art, Fanshawe College, London, Ontario 1999 – 2002

– Received the Mackie Cryderman award for summer research in drawing and painting in collaboration with Adam Worrall

– Voted First Year Class Representative

Workshops/ Certification/Courses completed

  • Teaching conference (UNconference) at Seneca College, a very interactive 3-day workshop with seasoned faculty from all over North America presenting from the People at Creative Minds. April 2014

  • PIE – Program for Instructional Excellence teaching strategy workshop, Florida State University, 2011

  • Sound Art workshop with visiting artist Angus Galloway, Florida State University, USA 2011

  • PIE – Program for Instructional Excellence Sexual Harassment workshop, Florida State University, 2010

  • Wood and Metal Shop Safety Workshop, Florida State University, USA 2009

  • Cours de Peinture Acrylic, Aquarelle, L’Huile et dessin en Pastel (Painting Class; Acrylic, watercolour, oil and pastel drawing), Centre Culturelle de Biot/ Sophia Antipolis, France 2005-2006

    • Summer 2008


  • Green Award, Florida State University, March 2012

  • Florida State University’s 8th Annual CVATD Awards: Received their Drawing and Painting Award, March 2011

  • Nominated for the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (OTAA) Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA, Spring 2011

  • PIE Program for Instructional Excellence nominated 2010

  • Bronze place “China through your eyes” International Art competition through the ISU and Ohio University, April 24th 2007

  • Mackie Cryderman Award, Fanshawe College, London ON $500 Grant for a collaborative Drawing/ Painting Project, Summer 2000


  • Making Now – Open for Exchange Feb 2014 Exhibition catalogue, Museum Of Fine Art, Tallahassee Front and back cover, 2 page spread on our work

  • The Southeast Review – Literary Journal 2011

Front and back covers and a four page center foldout featuring my drawings Taraxacum Officionale and Carbon Volume 29, Number 2

  • The Cortland Review, Issue 53 2011

  • College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance Leadership Council’s publication to showcase student work, April 2011

Juried Shows

Oct 2011

Turner/Rollin 2D/3D Juried Show

Oglesby Gallery, Tallahassee FL


Turner/Rollin 2D/3D Juried Show

Oglesby Gallery, Tallahassee FL

Summer 2001


The Arts Project, London ON

Solo Exhibitions/Performances

Beeing, Solo show, Wychwood Community Gallery, Toronto ON, December 2012

Shorewood Sauvages, Solo outdoor drawing performance, SMALLS, Oct 2011

Bees Series, Miccosukee Root Cellar, Tallahassee, FL. August 2011- 212

Record’s Series, Stuarts Opera House, Nelsonville OH, October – December 2007

Comic & Collage Series, Hocking Valley Art Supply and Gallery, Nelsonville OH, May 2007

Au Revoir Vernisage, Chemin des Issarts,  Biot, Alpes-Maritimes, France, June 2006

Echo Railton Recent work G&J Galleries and Custom Frame Works, Port Colborne, ON, January 2004

Abstract and new work On the Waterfront, Port Colborne ON, July 2004-2006

Collaborative Installations/Performances With AnalogAnalogue

Continuous Action, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn NY, 2013

Fly By Night, Gladstone Hotel Toronto NUIT BLANCHE 2013

Shelter Project with SWOON, at The Shelter (for the homeless) Tallahassee FL, 2012

  • Build sleeping space for over 50 guests, fixed irrigation and erosion issues, planted a vegetable garden, created murals and made a performance stage for their band.

2011 – Tallahassee, FL

Dry Clean Only Performance with Marnie Bettridge at SMALLS, Tallahassee. Live drawing on clothing about the toxicity of the dry cleaning process

Artists’ Living Room/Tent, Collaborative Viewer interactive installation, Working Method Contemporary, Railroad Square Art Park

Plato’s Cave, Working Method Contemporary, Railroad Square Art Park,

We traced the viewer’s silhouette over video shot of the surrounding area.

Bang On It, Working Method Contemporary, Railroad Square Art Park

Visitors to the gallery were encouraged to take up a stick and join in a continual rhythmic experience by banging on a variety of ramshackle, handmade and found percussive instruments. This was a translation of an experience the art team had after a long afternoon together. Even we were surprised by the beauty of the sound that came spontaneously from our gallery goers.

Urban Socio Archaeology – SMALLS, Nov 2010 and Oglesby Union Gallery

Mock museum installation of the findings and artifacts of our performance art of the same name in Walmart parking lots with Heidi Haire

Tangled, Working Method Contemporary, Railroad Square Art Park. Thousands of cup hooks in all four walls and plenty of yarn and string. Viewers were invited to zigzag a line across the room. It was a colourful web by the end of the night.

2010 – Tallahassee, FL


Modern re-enactment of Ubu Roi (I wrote the script) special celebration for  96th anniversary of the cafe Voltaire, February

Merbed, Installation and Video with Chalet Comellas, Johnson Hunt, and Christina Poindexter, December

Litterscape, BBC Gallery. Collaborative Viewer interactive installation with 3 other artists. We collected litter and arranged it by colour like a palette and invited the viewer to affix it to the landscape murals in a paint-by-numbers manner.

Group Exhibitions


Texturescapes & Golden Adornments – Peter MacKendrick Gallery

Making Now – Open for Exchange Museum Of Fine Art, Tallahassee


Nature – Up Close and Personal, Peter McKendrick Gallery, Toronto


Beeing, Wychwood Barns Community Gallery


Advice for Visionaries: When the World is Not Listening

Bellamy Road Gallery, Gainesville, FL

2010 – 2012

Home of FSU’s president, temporary group exhibit, Tallahassee, FL,

December 2010

Untitled Collaborative Outdoor Site Specific Installation, SMALLS,

Summer 2006

L’Onde Art

Foret Brague entre Biot & Sophia Antipolis, Alpes-Maritimes France

An outdoor installation exhibit in the forest along the river Brague with an environmentalist theme over 50 artists involved.

Art Fairs

 March 2014

Fountain Art Fair NYC – Curated the performance art stage and had a booth next door that we presented a new site-specific installation in every day

 December 2013

Fountain Art Fair Miami – During Art Basel.

 i think you can take it, Ka-live-o-scope, and Shareholders agreement

with AnalogAnalogue. Grace Exhibition Space, Miami, Fountain Art Fair

  • Daily new performances & installations for the duration of the art fair

  • Featured video art for the main event over the DJ during the outdoor late night opening.

December 2011

Working Method Contemporary – Fountain Art Fair, Miami FL,

  • New performances & installations 4 times per day for 3 days. Shared a booth with 15 artists. Took part in 8 “happenings”

User Generated Content

Medium: Water balloons filled with paint/ink, canvases, nice paper, tarps

Dimensions: variable // Fountain Art Fair, NYC Date: March 2014

Ka-live-o scope

Medium: Found televisions, cut mirror, one-way mirror, video cameras, and viewers.

Dimensions: variable // Date: Feb 2014

Continuous Action

Medium: 1” pieces of found fabric, bamboo, parachutes.

Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn NYC // Date: May 2013