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Education

2005-2008

Master of Fine Arts, Photography, Concordia University, Montréal, QC

2001-2004

Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada Gold Medal recipient Major: Photography

1992-1997

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Manitoba Major: Anthropology


Scholarships, Awards and Grants

2015

Ontario Arts Council, Exhibition Assistance Grant

2013

Canada Council for the Arts, Research/Creation Grant

2013

Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Grant

2012

Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2011

Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2011

Canada Council for the Arts, Research/Creation Grant

2011

Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Grant

2010

Toronto Arts Council Visual Arts Grant

Second Prize- Video Contest, Forward Thinking Museum, NYC

2009

Canada Council for the Arts, Research/Creation Grant

2008

Scotiabank Scholarship for the Magnum Photos Workshop Toronto in conjunction with the 2008 CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival

Honourable mention, SCENE 25 SEEN: BlackFlash Magazine’s “Moving” and “Still” Image Contest

2007

CIAM (Centre Interuniversitaire des Arts Médiatiques) Production Grant

Winnipeg Arts Council Grant Travel Grant

2006

Manitoba Arts Council Grant Student Bursary Grant

Winnipeg Arts Council Grant Travel Grant

2005

CIAM (Centre Interuniversitaire des Arts Médiatiques) Travel Grant

J.W. McConnell Memorial Graduate Fellowship

Graduate Studio Arts Advisory Committee Award

Manitoba Arts Council Grant Student Bursary Grant

2004

Winnipeg Arts Council Grant Individual Artist “B”

Manitoba Arts Council Grant Creation/Production in the Visual Arts “C”

University of Manitoba Gold Medal for highest academic standing in School of Art

University of Manitoba School of Art Program Medal for highest standing in Fine Arts Studio Honours program

2003

Lynn Sissons Memorial Scholarship

University of Manitoba School of Art Award

Mitch Gowler Memorial Award for outstanding academic achievement

University of Manitoba Student Union Scholarship- Student Council Award for Student with Highest Academic Achievement


Professional Development

2015

Artist In Residence at The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto,ON

2015

Artist In Residence at 1ShantiRd in Banglore, India

2013

Workshop Facilitator, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

2012

Artist In Residence at JACA Jardim Canada Art Center, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2009

The Centre for Innovation in Culture and the Arts in Canada (CiCaC) Residency Programme, Kamloops, British Columbia

2009

Ontario College of Art and Design- McCain Artist-in-Residence (Photography), Toronto, Ontario

2008

Artist residency at the Banff Centre, Making Artist’s Inquiry Visible, Banff, Alberta

2008

Magnum Workshop Toronto. Workshop with Magnum photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti, Toronto, Ontario

2007

Artist residency with German photographer, Thomas Struth, at Atlantic Center for The Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, USA

2005

Foundation Advisory Program, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA). Selected to work under mentorship of artist Grace Nickel, Winnipeg, Manitoba


1-2 Person Exhibitions

2017

Jardim, solo exhibition and CONTACT Festival Feature exhibition, Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto, ON

2015

Beyond The Diaspora, with Surendra Lawoti, curated by Ambereen Siddidqui, Robert McLaughling Gallery, Oshawa,ON

2010

Nightingale, feature exhibition of CONTACT festival, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

2009

Harbinger, Thompson Rivers Visual Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia

2008

Nightingale, Les Territoires Contemporary Art Gallery, Montréal, Québec

2006

You’re All That I Ever Think About, Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

Counterpoints: Photography Through the Lens of Toronto Collections curated by Jessica Bradley,Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

2016

New Toronto Works, curated by Daniel McIntyre and Katrina Orlowski, Toronto,ON

2016

Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON

2013

Here and There: Photography and video Works on Immigration, curated by Gaëlle Morel, Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, ON

2013

Spectacular Sangeet, curated by Jordan Strom and Naveen Girn, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

2012

Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON

2012

Toronto Art Fair, Metro Convention Centre, SAVAC booth, Toronto, ON

2012

Les Territoires- Curated Fundraiser for Mappe Mentorship Programme, Montréal, QC

2011

K-Town, Ed Video, Guelph, ON

2011

Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON

2011

K-Town, Angell Gallery Toronto, ON

2011

They're All Hybrids, curated by Michelle Jacques, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON

2011

Territoires/Territorios, GIV (Groupe Intervention Vidéo), curated by Joanna Empain, Montréal, QC

2011

Photopia, Gallery 44, Toronto, ON

2011

New Directions: Moments of Being, curated by David Bram, Angle Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011

New Directions: Moments of Being, curated by David Bram, wall space gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2010

Photorama, Gallery TPW, Toronto,ON

2010

Antimatter International Film Festival, curated by Deborah deBoer, Victoria, BC

2010

Velocity: rate of change of position, South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC), Toronto, ON

2010

Beyond Imaginings, curated by Patrick Macaulay, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

2010

Photopia, Gallery 44, Toronto, ON

2009

Slideluck Potshow Montréal, curated by Myrabelle Charlebois, Arianne DiNardo and Tim Mills, Made of Stills Studio, Montréal, QC

2009

Féstival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA), curated by Nicole Gingras, Cinémathèque Québécois, Montréal, QC

2009

Dream House 2009, organized by Anthony Kiendl, PlugIn ICA, Winnipeg, MB

2009

27e Rendez-vous du cinématheque québécois, NFB/ONF Cinéma, Montréal,QC

2008

Ignition, curated by Michèle Thériault and Susannah Wesley, Leonard and Bina Ellen gallery, Montréal, QC

2008

Labyrinth, BETA Spaces Festival, curated by Kristin Trethewey, Brooklyn, NY

2008

Topovidéographies, curated by GIV (Groupe Intervention Vidéo), Maison de la Culture Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC

2008

Sustenance, curated by Mary Ann Steggles, Portage & District Art Centre, Portage la Prairie, MB

2008

Monobandes, juried experimental video exhibition, Les Territoires Contemporary Art Gallery, Montréal, QC

2008

Inspirations, outdoor exhibiition curated by Marisa Portolese and Hélène Samson through the McCord Museum, Montreal, QC

2008

MAIV, Other Gallery, curated by Dasha Novak, Banff, AB

2008

Magnum Workshop Exhibition, curated by representatives of Magnum Photos for the 2008 CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto,ON

2008

Toi/You: Manif d’Art: Québec Art Biennale, curated by Lisanne Nadeau, Québec City, QC (upcoming)

2007

VFP (vidéos de femmes dans le parc), curated by Groupe Intervention Video, Gatineau, QC

2007

VFP (vidéos de femmes dans le parc), curated by Groupe Intervention Video, Montréal, QC

2007

Narrating Desire, curated by Jennifer Long, Main Gallery, York Quay Centre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

2007

Compression, Art Mur, Montreal, QC

2006

Autumn Art Auction curated by Laurel Reuter, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

2006

Summerpeg, Michael Gibson Gallery, London, ON

2006

Bourget: White Cube On The Move, Ste.Catherine St, installation in moving van, Montréal,QC

2006

Montreal Photographers, Embassy of Canada, Jakarta, Indonesia

2006

Lucid, FOFA Gallery, Montréal, QC

2006

Supernovas, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2004

x3, aceart gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2004

Label 3.0: The Metric Years, Pavillion Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2004

Members Show, Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2004

Go figure!, The Label Gallery, Winnipeg, MB (painting)

2004

Recent Photographic Work, Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2004

Fancifully Conceived, Falsely Devised, juried student exhibition, aceartinc. Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

2004

Re-Visions, Manitoba Printmaker’s Association, Winnipeg, MB (printmaking)

2004

Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 1.1.1, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB


Curatorial Projects

2011-3

K-Town: A KaraokeThemed Video Art and Performance Event. Video works by over 30 visual artists. Curated by Luke Painter and Meera Margaret Singh. Exhibiting in Toronto, Guelph, New York, Montreal.

Selected Publications

2016

Echoes, Artist Book supported by The Art Gallery of Ontario

2012

Stay The Night: Meera Margaret Singh at the Gladsone Hotel by Kerry Manders, MediaTropes Journal Vol III, No 2 (2012): 109–132.

2011

National Post, "Photo Exhibit Catches The Faces Behind The Farm", Interview with Leah Sandals, August 25, 2011

2011

Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation Through the Lens of Cultural Diversity, edited by Ashok Mathur, Jonathan Dewar, Mike DeGagné, pp. 113-132

2010

Magenta Magazine, vol 1, number 5, Winter 2010, 'What Is Between Us' by Kerry Manders

2009

Nymphoto: A Collective of Women Photographers, New York

2008

Blackflash magazine, 25.3

2007

Compression, catalogue, Concordia University MFA Studio Arts group show

2006

You’re All That I Ever Think About, catalogue, Platform Gallery

2006

Supernovas, catalogue, Winnipeg Art Gallery

2005

Border Crossings, Desiring Dark, Vol. 24, No. 2, Issue 94, pp. 12-13

2004

cbcradio3.com, Vol.2, Iss. 32, Feature Photographer

2003

Warehouse, Vol. 12. Faculty of Architecture Student Journal (annual publication)


Collections

Wedge Curatorial Projects, permanent collection

Winnipeg Art Gallery, permanent collection

Numerous private collections