Personal Info    

Born and raised in Southern Alberta; currently working as a figurative painter and tattoo artist in Calgary, Alberta.

 

Education    

2015        Alberta College of Art and Design; Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Calgary AB
2014        Athabasca University, Calgary AB
2010        University of Calgary, Calgary AB
2007        Alberta High School of Fine Arts; High School Diploma, Calgary AB

 

Awards    

2013        Atco Gas Bursary; Atco Gas
2012        Atco Gas Bursary; Atco Gas
2011        4th Place Tattoo of the Day; Windy City Tattoo Convention
2009      Atco Gas Bursary; Atco Gas
2008      Atco Gas Bursary; Atco Gas
2007        Award of Excellence in Art 30; Alberta High School of Fine Arts
                 Award of Excellence in Art 21; Alberta High School of Fine Arts
                 Award of Excellence in Professional Studio Arts; Alberta High School of Fine Arts
2006        Award of Excellence in Art 20; Alberta High School of Fine Arts
                 Award of Excellence in Art 10; Alberta High School of Fine Arts


Exhibitions    

2015        2015 ACAD Grad Show, Group Exhibition, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary AB
                Visionary: RAW Artists Calgary, Group Exhibition, Standard, Calgary AB
2014        LOWBROW 2014, Group Exhibition, The Artist Proof Gallery, Calgary AB
2013        The Impossible Art Sale, Group Exhibition, The Rabbit Hole Gallery, Okotoks AB
                 But What Does It Mean?, Group Exhibition, Barron Tattoo Fine Art Gallery, Calgary AB
                 Third Year Painting Show, Group Exhibition, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary AB
                 Velit Vitae, Group Exhibition, Barron Tattoo Fine Art Gallery, Calgary AB
                 The Horror Show, Group Exhibition, The White Lodge Gallery, Calgary AB
                 You’re Welcome, Group Exhibition, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary AB
2012        ACADSA Show and Sale, Group Exhibition, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary AB
2011          Lowbrow Art Show, Group Exhibition, Resolution Gallery, Calgary AB
                 Windy City Tattoo Weekend, Group Exhibition, Exhibition Grounds, Lethbridge AB
2010        Christmas Craft Show, Group Exhibition, Town Hall, Dewinton AB
2009        Rage Against Beige, Group Exhibition, Okotoks Art Gallery, Okotoks AB

 

Interviews    

Roxanne Blackwell and Erica Pollock, “Tattoo Coverups Rising in Popularity,” The Calgary Journal, April 2014.
Nicole Gillett, “Tattoo Artists Thinking Outside the Shop,” The Calgary Journal, October 2010.

 

Workshops    

2013        Painting the Portrait Seminar by Oil Painter Shawn Barber; Calgary AB
2010        Back 2 Reality Color Realism Seminar by Tattoo Artist Kirt Silver; Calgary AB

 

Professional Experience    

Tattoo Artist and Manager, Barron Tattoo Studio; Calgary AB – 2011-Present
Designing and tattooing images, mentoring other artists within the shop, booking appointments and managing release forms, managing and ordering inventory, handling payroll, setup and takedown or work station

Tattoo Artist, Lucky 13 Tattoos for Charity, Human Kanvas; Calgary AB  – July 2012
Tattooed clients on July 13, 2012 to raise money for charity; all proceeds went to The Alex in Calgary AB

Tattoo Artist, Neostream Party, Neostream Technologies; Calgary AB  – July 2012
Tattooed a client at the Stampede Party hosted by Neostream Technologies

Tattoo Artist, Human Kanvas; Calgary AB – 2009-2010
Designing and tattooing images, booking appointments and managing release forms, setup and takedown or work station

Tattoo Artist, Loki Tattoos and Piercings; Okotoks AB – 2007-2009
Designing and tattooing images, booking appointments and managing release forms, setup and takedown or work station, general cleaning of shop