Education:

2016 - 18 M.A. Social Justice Studies, “Critical Shifts in 21st Century Canadian Art History”

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

2017 - 18 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Lakehead University.

2011 - 14 H.B.F.A. Visual Arts, Mixed Media, Lakehead University.

2009 - 10 Entrepreneurship, Paro Centre for Women’s Enterprise, Thunder Bay, ON.

2006 - 08 Diploma Craft and Design, Fibre and Textile Design, Kootenay School of Arts, Selkirk College, Nelson, BC, Canada.

2003 - 05 Big Brush Painting, Watercolour painting with Peter Humeniuk, Thunder Bay, ON.

 

Professional Development:

2019  | Artist in Residence, Jumblies Theatre | The Groundfloor, Toronto, ON.

2019  | Artist in Residence, White Nights Residency, Kristinestad | Kristiinankaupunki, Finland

2019  | Arts Educator in Residence, Jumblies Theatre (Toronto) /Thinking Rock Community Arts, Blind River, ON.

2018 - present | Instructor, Mindful Makers Collective / Workman Arts NWO, Thunder Bay, ON.

2018 | Presented “Perspectives on Research Creation from Northwestern Ontario,” UAAC (University Arts Association Canada) at the Research Creation Roundtable, Waterloo, ON.

2018 | Artist In Residence, Textílsetur Íslands / Icelandic Textile Centre, Blönduós, Iceland.

2018 | Research Assistant, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON.
2017-18 | Teaching Assistant, 2nd Year Art History, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON.

2017 | UAAC annual conference, Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB.
2016-17 | Research Assistant, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON.

2016 | UAAC annual conference, UQAM, Montreal, QB.

2014 | Editor, Lakehead University Major Studio Catalogue, Thunder Bay, ON.

2014- present | Artisan, The Craft Revival, Thunder Bay, ON.

2013-15 | Studio Technician, printmaking department, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay.

2013 | Presented “Feminism and the City,” Feminisms at the Lakehead Conference, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON.

2011- present | Artisan, Artisan’s Northwest, Thunder Bay, ON.

2011-13 | Studio Technician, drawing department, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay.
2011 | Artisan, Handmade Village, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Birds Hill Park, MB.

2010-15 | Owner, The Craft Collective, Thunder Bay, ON.

2010- 16 | Artisan, Live From the Rock Folk Festival, Red Rock, ON.

2008 - present| Artisan, Die Active Yart Sale, Thunder Bay, ON.

2008 -10 | Artisan, Harbour Arts Festival, Thunder Bay, ON.

2008 - present| Owner, Tuija Hansen Fibre Design, Thunder Bay, ON.

2008 | Artisan, One of A Kind Show, Toronto, ON.

2008 | Niche, Student Finalist display, American Made Show, Pittsburgh, PA.  

2007 | Maiwa Textile Symposium, Vancouver, BC.

 

Exhibitions:

Fibre Arts Annual Exhibition, Baggage Building Art Centre, Thunder Bay, ON, 2020

The North Now, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, 2019- 20 

The Ocean of Tuonela: Human and Temporal Impacts, with members Tuonelan tienviitta, at Bailiff Starcke's House at Kyrkogatan | Kirkkokatu, Kristinestad | Kristiinankaupunki, Finland, 2019

White Nights | Taidenäyttely | Utställning, Spectra Art Association & Pohjoistulli | Norrtullen, Kristinestad | Kristiinankaupunki, Finland, 2019

Untamed, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON,  2018

Gluggaveður Sýning í Bílskúrs Gallery, Blönduós, Iceland, 2018

Artisan’s Northwest Fine Craft and Art Show 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

The Craft Revival, Thunder Bay, ON, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

The Commute, Calico, Thunder Bay, ON,  2016

Baggage Building Art Centre Printmaking Exhibition, Thunder Bay, ON, 2016

Derelicte Fashion Show, Thunder Bay, ON, 2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Definitely Superior Art Gallery Members Show, Thunder Bay, ON, 2018, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

RetroGrad, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, 2014

Urban Infill, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Lakehead University Student Exhibition, Thunder Bay, ON, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2004

December Dreams Fine Craft and Art Show, Thunder Bay, ON, 2013

Handmade Village, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Birds Hill Park, MB, 2011

Art Zoom Thunder Bay, ON, 2009, 2008

Niche Student Awards, Toronto, ON, 2009

One of a Kind Show, Toronto, ON, 2008

KSA Graduate Show, Touchstones Museum, Nelson, BC, 2008

Kootenay School of the Arts Show and Sale, Nelson, BC, 2007, 2006

Thunder Bay Art Gallery Student Exhibition, Thunder Bay, ON, 2003

 

Awards/Grants/scholarships:

2020 Crafts Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2019 Arts Abroad Residencies Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2018 National and International Residency Projects Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2018, 2017 Graduate Award in Humanities

2014 Gallery 33 Award

2014 Lakehead University Student Union Purchase Prize

2013, 2012 Lakehead University Student Bursaries

2013, 2012 The Doreen Jetten Memorial Bursary in Visual Arts

2013, 2012 Department of Visual Arts Scholarship

2012 Kay McCullough Student Artist Bursary

2012, 2011 Lakehead University Transfer Award

2012, 2011 Canada Student Grant

2010 Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2009 Niche Student Award

2012, 2008 - 07 Ontario Student Opportunity Grant

2007 Millennium Bursary

2004 Lakehead University Entrance Scholarship, and Bursary

2004 Aim For the Top Scholarship

Affiliations

2019 - present Thunder Bay Weavers and Spinners Guild | Ontario Handweavers

2018 - present Workman Arts Northwest Ontario | Mindful Makers Collective

2017 - present Canada Crafts Council

2017 - present, 2008 Ontario Crafts Council

2016 - 2019 University Arts Association Canada

2011 - present Artisan’s Northwest

2011 - 2014 Lakehead Visual Arts Network

2010 - 2015 The Craft Collective

2008 - present Die Active Art Collective

2008 - present Definitely Superior Art Gallery

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