Ontario College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Art, OCAD Medal Winner, Painting and Drawing 2007
New Brunswick College of Craft and Design 1990 –1995
Fabric Surface Design; Diploma in Fine Craft, 1993.
Textiles; Diploma in Fine Craft, Director’s List, 1995.
Bill Bolton Arena, Toronto.
Björninn Hockey Team, Egilshollin. Reykjavik, Iceland.
Skautafélag Akureyrar, Akureyri, Iceland.
Canadian Embassy to Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Chine Drive Public School, Toronto.
Paliare Roland, Toronto.
IcePlex Arena, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Skautafélag Reykjavikur, Reykjavík, Iceland. The Town of Oakville, Sixteen Mile Arena Complex.
The Donovan Collection, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto. selected exhibitions and resdiencies
July 2015 - Batoche National Historic Site, Batoche Saskatchewan. One Person exhibition "Louis Riel and the Church at Batoche, 1885", at the Parks Canada Visitors Centre Gallery, July 1, 2015- Sept 25th 2015. November 2014 - World of Threads, Canadian Textile Biennale, Oakville and Mississauga, Nov 1-29. Work was purchased by the Town of Oakville for permanent installation in Sixteen Mile Arena in the Fall of 2015.
Sept-Oct 2014 - miniTEX, juried exhibition of the DanskTexstillaug (Danish Textile Guild) touring exhibition Kolding DK, Nikolai Gallerie and Copenhagen, DK at the Rundetaarn. Publication forthcoming.
May 2014 - Textilsetur Islands - Month long residency in Blonduos exploring history, patterns and materials of Icelandic art and developing new connections and work.
Awards: Ontario Arts Council International Residency award (1500), Toronto Arts Council Project Grant (5000)
Jan 16-Feb28, 2014 Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, “Breaking the Ice”, solo exhibition of large-scale recycled hockey gear pieces including “Louis Riel” and the
sound-sculptural piece “The Church at Batoche.”
Oct 2013 - Completed Icelandic “Hat Trick”, third and final Arena in Iceland,
Skautafelag Reykjavik acquires “Long Pond, Windsor NS, the birthplace of hockey.
My work is in every ice hockey arena in Iceland. Go Canada!
July 5-7 2013 - ART NOW at The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition”, large-scale out
door installation with performances of Queen Liz the First, of Hockey.
April 27, 2013 - Architecture For Humanity’s “Pulp art Party", at Metropolis Factory, 50 Edwin Ave, Toronto.
April 18, 2013 - May 12, 2013 - Lonsdale Gallery “Responsive Space II”, group
exhibition with Gareth Bate, Howard Podeswa and Jim Reid. recycled hockey gear
landscape mounted under vitrines.
Nov 2012 - STRUTT Wearable Art Show, “Queen Liz the First, Of Hockey” Niagara Art Centre (N.A.C), St. Catherine’s Ontario.
Oct 2012 - Acquisition of “Grand Lake Park” by Icelandic National IIHF Hockey
team, Björninn for Egilsh›llin National Arena Public Art Collection.
March 2012 - A.K.A. GALLERY “Game On!” exhibition with P. Roch Smith in Sasktoon, SASK, curated by Dagmara Genda. For an opening, a community shinny hockey game.
February 2012 - WinterLude, National Capitol Commission’s juried comptition for
outdoor sculpture installation in Confederation Park of “Ice Hockey Trees.” Made
Video short “Liz Pead’s Ice Hockey Trees”, 1:01mins, as documentation.
January 2012 - “ArtCity” residency at ArtCity in Winnipeg, teaching kids from the
West Broadway neighbourhood the finer points of Hockey Art Construction. The piece is installed at the IcePlex Arena in Winnipeg.
Nov.15-2010-April 20, 2011. First Annual International Juried Exhibition for Art
in Sport. National Art Museum of Sport at Indiana University-Purdue University
Indianapolis. Indianapolis, IN. The sole representative from Canada, Honorable
April 29 2010 – June10 2010 HockeyTown, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba,Brandon, MB. In conjunction with the 2009 Mastercard Memorial Cup, Circulated by MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON.
Winnipeg Free Press, Wanda Prychitko,”Inner-city artwork comes to MTS IcePlex”
St. Catherines Standard, Angela Scappatura “Hockey as art”, Wednesday May 9, 2012.
Saskatoon Express, Shannon Boklaschuk, “Game On, Hockey inspires art”, p11 http://issuu.com/saskatoon_express/docs/march192012/11
Toronto Star Michael Woods, Sports Section,“The Art of Hockey”, pg S4-S5,
March 17, 2012. http://www.thestar.com/sports/article/1147646--toronto-artists-team-upfor-hockey-related-art-exhibit?bn=1
24 Hours,Metro Toronto Edition, Errol McGihon, QMI Agency, Pg,10 ,
Feb 3rd, 2012.
Ottawa Citizen, Peter Simpson, Editor, Art Section,“Blizzart adds some northern
passion”,pgs C1 + C4. Feb 3, 2012. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Beat+Blizzart+puts+some+northern+passion+Winterlude/6093268/story.html
Ottawa Sun, Marlo, Cameron, News. “Winterlude ready for ice time”, pg 6, Feb 3, 2012.
CBC Manitoba Scene, coverage of ArtCity project for the Winnipeg Jets, January 13, 2012.http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/scene/other/2012/01/13/art-city-hockey-mural/
Shea, Kevin, editor,Legends 2011, YEARBOOK, Hockey Hall of Fame. Annual publication of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Article:“The Art of Hockey”.In this article I wrote about my work and the history of artists painting goalie helmets.
both minutes of my spare time
-Goalie Coach and Certified Hockey Trainer NYHL Minor Novices and GTHL PeeWee “A”, and Co-coach of House League team.
-delivered workshops to over 250 students on traditional indigo shibori dyeing.
-Goalie, Bill Bolton Women’s Hockey League, Sept 2009-present.
Defense, Bill Bolton Women’s Hockey League, Sept 2001- 2008.
-Founding Sponsor of The Women of Winter outdoor Shinny Tournament, 2006-present.