I have been active in the museum field for 18 years as a curator and arts administrator. I am of French Canadian & Welsh ancestry and live and work on the traditional territory of the Abenaki people and the Wabenaki confederacy in Ktinékétolékouac, a place now known as Sherbrooke, Quebec. My practice concerns itself broadly with contemporary art and its potential as a form of civic engagement. I believe in the transformative power that museums and galleries have to influence lives, as well as in the social responsibility of these institutions. It is within this framework that I have directed institutions and built my career in various parts of Canada including Vancouver Island, Newfoundland & Labrador and the Eastern Townships in Quebec.
I have volunteered my time on committees, boards, and art councils as an adjudicator in order to foster dialogue and debate, to advance the field, and to ensure the improvement of conditions for working artists.
In 2014, I curated the Manif d’art 7 – the Quebec City Biennial on the theme of “Resistance: And Then, We Built New Forms”. My writing has appeared in exhibition catalogues and also in: ETC, la revue de l’art actuel; Curator: The Museum Journal; RACAR: Canadian Art Review. I am a regular member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) since 2006.
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