August 2019 - Update

  • Glitch Series 04

  • Vancouver Art Book Fair

  • WIP

  • Vermont Studio Center Residency

Glitch Series 04

This past month I re-visited and completed Glitch Series 04. See below for behind the scenes photos, as well as the finished works, which will be framed at 11x14 inches.

Vancouver Art Book Fair

In October, I’ll be participating in the Vancouver Art Book Fair! Since I’m going to be in Vermont for all of September, I wanted to make sure I finished my zine for the fair ahead of time. Below is a sneak peak of my zine titled, Glitches, 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches.

WIP (Work in Progress)

Lately I’ve been spending time adding onto the project below, Timeline (tentative title). This project uses up odds and cut-off ends of embroidery floss that I’ve accumulated while working on other cross-stitch works. I’m finally making some slow and steady progress on this piece, which is going to be my largest cross-stitch to date once it’s complete!

Vermont Studio Center Residency

Only one month till I leave for my 1-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s been a very busy summer and I’m looking forward to having time to relax and really concentrate my efforts on my art practice. Not only will this mean more time to work on projects, but I’m also hoping to work on research and catch up on reading. During this residency, I also want to work on improving my writing/talking about my art. So far my plans for studio work during the residency are to expand on my Paint by Numbers Series by incorporating cross-stitch and potentially re-painting on a larger scale. I’m also interested in investigating alternative modes of installation/presentation. The possibilities are endless, which is why I’m thrilled to have the time and space to explore new ideas!

July 2019 - Update

  • Glitch Series 03

  • Solo Exhibition: I Come From a Long Line of Machines

Glitch Series 03

This past month I’ve been spending approximately 20-24 hours per week cross-stitching whenever possible. Why, you might ask? I was determined to finish Glitch Series 03. I’m happy to say that I did it! This series will be framed in 18x24” frames, each cross-stitch and glitch image is approx. 5.5 inches. I’m so happy to have another series under my belt, but I’m also looking forward to completing Glitch Series 04 which is currently in progress.

Solo Exhibition - I Come From a Long Line of Machines

Only a month away till my solo exhibition: I Come From A Long Line of Machine at the Ranger Station Art Gallery, in Harrison, BC. If you haven’t made any August long weekend plans, why not make a day trip out to Harrison for the opening reception on August 4th, starting at 2pm? The show will include Glitch Series 01, a new series of Instruction Tables, The Machine: Knitting Ouroboros, Think Like a Human Act Like a Machine, When I Cross-Stitch I Feel Like a Machine, and a few other Glitch Series pieces!

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June 2019 - Update

  • Spring 2019 Wine + Art Walk

  • Glitch Series 03 - Progress

Spring 2019 Wine + Art Walk

On May 30th, We Are Pie Artist Collective participated in the Spring 2019 Wine + Art Walk, in Downtown Abbotsford. Although I wasn’t able to attend in person, below is a photo of some of the art our collective had on display at The Kindred Clothing Co.


Glitch Series 03 - Progress

I’ve been working on hard on Glitch Series 03 and my goal is to finish the series by the end of the month. I only have three more to complete the series for a total of 9. Then I’m planning to finish Glitch Series 04 which is already in progress.

May 2019 - Update

  • Spring 2019 Wine + Art Walk

  • Etsy Shop

  • Solo Exhibition: Ranger Station Art Gallery

  • Artist Residency: Vermont Studio Center

Spring 2019 Wine + Art Walk

On May 30th, We Are Pie Artist Collective will be participating in the Spring 2019 Wine + Art Walk, in Downtown Abbotsford. Tickets have already sold out! The night consists of drinking wine and walking to the nearby stores which are showcasing the work of local artists. We Are Pie will be displaying our art at The Kindred Clothing Co.

Etsy Shop

I’ve recently spent some time updating my Etsy Shop with a range of original art, prints, and pinback buttons. I’m also looking for local artisan shops to sell my work at, so if you know of any shops I should check out, please let me know!


Solo Exhibition: Ranger Station Art Gallery

This summer I have a solo exhibition, I Come From A Long Line of Machines, at the Kent Harrison Arts Council - Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison, BC. The exhibition will run from August 3-25, with an opening reception taking place on Sunday, August 4th from 2-4pm. The exhibition consists of my MFA thesis work as well as new works I’ve created since graduate school.

Artist Residency: Vermont Studio Center

After my solo exhibition in Harrsion, I’ll be taking off to the Vermont Studio Center for a 4-week residency, from September 1-27th. “The VSC is the largest international residency program in the US, hosting more than 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world”. The artist residency will provide the time and opportunity to deepen my practice and network with other artists. Established visiting artists will give public talks and attend open studio sessions. I will also have the chance to give an artist talk and share my practice further through a slide presentation.

March 2019 - Update

  • Pacific Arts Market

  • Women in Art

  • ATP Market

  • Glitch Series 04

Pacific Arts Market

Only a couple days left till I move out of the Pacific Arts Market! It’s been a great experience and I hope to return in the future. Tuesday, March 5th is your last day to check it out in person!

Women in Art

Although I won’t be able to attend the opening for this amazing exhibition filled with Women artists, I hope you get a chance to check it out! The exhibition will be up from March 9th - April 2nd at the Kariton Art Gallery, Abbotsford, BC.


ATP Market

This March and April I’ll be a vendor at the All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP) Market on March 16th & April 13th. The markets takes place 11am-5pm at U.O.C. Hall 154 E 10th ave, Vancouver, BC. I’ll be selling buttons, photo prints, limited edition Glitch prints, and lots of original drawings and paintings at affordable prices!

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Glitch Series 04

Still working away on cross-stitching for Glitch Series 04, check out the progress photos below.

February 2019 - Update

  • Pacific Arts Market

  • Art to Dine For

  • Women in Arts

  • Glitch Series

  • Solo Exhibition

Pacific Arts Market

Later this week, I’ll be setting up shop at the Pacific Arts Market at 1448 West Broadway, for the next month. This new retail space is an art market featuring local artists, craftspeople, and designers to display their work for sale. On Saturday, February 9th, from 11-7pm, I’ll be there for most of the day for the event “For the Love of Art”. Come by to mingle and browse over 40 different local artists, while sipping on “love potion” from the cocktail bar.


Art to Dine For

Just a reminder that I’ve got another art market fundraiser event coming up on February 8th, at High Street in Abbotsford. The market at Art to Dine For will feature art by art collective members from We Are Pie. It’s going to be an amazing event with art, food, and live music!


Women in Art

I’ve been accepted into a group exhibition at the Kariton Art Gallery in Abbotsford, for Women’s International month! I’ll be showing my three women artist portraits: Yayoi Kusama, Diane Arbus, and Judy Chicago.

The 2019 Women in Arts exhibition will be held from March 9th - April 2nd.

An opening reception will take place on Saturday, March 9th, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  

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Glitch Series

In preparation for the upcoming markets, I’ve been cross-stitching like crazy and framing some more works from my Glitch Series 02 & 04. Here are some photos of the process!