Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions

2011‘Oils – Straight Up’, Canadian Fine Arts, Toronto
2008‘Summer Smoke and Paint’, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto
2006‘Black Dog’, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto
2004‘Cinderella’, Ina Puchala & Fred Franzen, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto
2002‘New Work’, Ina Puchala & Michael Anderson, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto
2001‘New Work’, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto
2000‘Renaissance Women 2000’, Ina Puchala & Carolyn White, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto
1998‘The Trumpet’, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto
1996‘Grey’, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto
1996‘Going into the Hole’, Rebecca Gallery, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018‘About Krakow. Post Scriptum’, Galeria Labirynt No. 2, Krakow, Poland
2018‘I Live Here’, Arts Etobicoke, Toronto
2013‘Divergent Perspectives’, Arts Etobicoke, Toronto
2013‘Out of Bounds’, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Toronto
2012‘Small Works Exhibition’, Arts Etobicoke, Toronto
2010‘Where They Are Now’, OCADU Alumni Exhibition, Art Square Gallery, Toronto
2010Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto
2010‘Art Bazaar’, B Art Gallery, Toronto
2009‘Seeing with Closed Eyes: Five Abstract Artists’, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga
200936th Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton
2006‘Voices’, Art Gallery of Woodstock, Woodstock
2005VAM Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Toronto
2004VAM Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Toronto
2001‘A Love Story’: Members Exhibition & Sale, Mercer Union, Toronto
2000Perspectives ’00, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga
2000Annual Juried Show, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton
1999‘Territory’, Gallery 1313, Toronto
1999Perspectives ’99, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga
1998Perspectives ’98, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga
1997Perspectives ’97, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga
1997Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto
1996Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto
1995Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto
1993‘Foraging’, Gallery 76, Toronto
1992’The Spaces Between’, Women’s Collective, OCA, Toronto

Collections

Pratt & Whitney Canada
Egon Zehnder
Government of Ontario Archives
IPSOS Reid Group
Response Innovations
The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario

Awards & Achievements

2018Ontario Arts Council, Mid-Career, Visual Artists Creation Projects Grant
2006Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2006Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
2004VAM Annual Juried show, Art Gallery of Mississauga, 1st prize
1999Canada Council ‘C’ Grant
1995W.O. Forsyth Scholarship for Painting, OCA
1995Devona Paquette Memorial Scholarship for Painting, OCA
1994David L. Stevenson Award for Drawing & Painting, OCA
1993George A. Reid Award For Drawing & Painting, OCA

Media

2009The Mississauga News, ‘Addition by Abstraction’ by Debbie Bruce
2005The Mississauga News, ‘Visual Arts and AGM Host Juried Exhibition’ by Sandy Miller
2004The Globe & Mail, ‘Dolls With a Message’, by Gary Michael Dault

Community Artist-Teacher

2016-17Assistant, Gshkoziwin Apprenticeship Project
The Milkweed Collective in partnership with Barrie Native Friendship Centre
2014-15Director, The Kreativ U-Turn Apprenticeship Project
A Cultural Hotspot West Project produced by the Milkweed Collective in Partnership with the City of Toronto
2012-14Artist-Teacher, Roots and Branches Artists-in-Residence Program, Art Gallery of Mississauga
2012-13Project Lead, Creativity Rocks, an ArtsStarts 21YCC, Youth Creativity Challenge, North Kipling JMS (gr. 7-8)
and the Milkweed Collective
2007-15Assistant Director, Artist-Teacher, Exploring Creativity in Depth©, the Milkweed Collective

Education

2008-09Level II Artist-Educator Certificate, Learning Through the Arts, Royal Conservatory, Toronto
1992-95A.O.C.A., 4 yr. Diploma, Honors, Drawing & Painting, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto