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Halifax NS

"I am exploring my position and lifestyle versus the women of my past. This investigation is not to transcend their lives but to look to the past as a way of understanding and informing the present."

� Visual Arts Diploma, Sheridan College, Oakville Campus, ON 1994
� Bachelor of Arts, Art and Art History Specialist, University of Toronto, Erindale Campus, Toronto, ON 1994
� Master of Fine Arts, University of Windsor, ON 1996

Selected Exhibitions:
� "Good Housekeeping", solo, Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, NS September 2001
� "My Grandmother's House", solo, Media Project Room, Articule Gallery, Montreal, PQ 2000
� "Parlare", solo, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC 1999/00

"Tonia DiRisio and Leslie Thompson", (two person exhibition), Eastern Edge Gallery, St.John's NF 1999

Selected Awards, Memberships, Juries:
� Canada Council, Visual Arts Creation Grant 1999
� Governor General Silver Medal Award, Sheridan College 1994
� Executive Board Member, Contemporary Art Project Society, Halifax NS 1999-00
� Centre For Art Tapes, Halifax NS 2000
� Committee work, Nova Scotia Arts Council, Halifax NS 2000
� Khyber Centre for the Arts, Programming Selection Committee, Halifax NS 2000


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