CV

Curriculum Vitae

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Until Now, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Featured Exhibition, General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

 

Group Exhibitions

2018 Art in the Junction; Opticianado Eyewear, Toronto, Canada.

2018 Only Some of Us Want to Be Artists, Project Gallery; Toronto, Canada.

2018 End of Year Show and Sale, Etobicoke School of the Arts; Toronto, Canada.

2018 Dismantle, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Open Exhibition, Artscape Youngplace; Toronto, Canada.

2018 Spaces In Between, Neilson Park Creative Centre; Toronto, Canada.

2017 Portfolio Day 8, Etobicoke School of the Arts; Toronto, Canada.

2017 Art Prize for Schools Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery; London, United Kingdom.

2017 Flash Forward Incubator, Gardiner Museum; Toronto, Canada.

2017 End of Year Show and Sale, Etobicoke School of the Arts; Toronto; Canada.

2017 Another Word for This, Neilson Park Creative Centre; Toronto, Canada.

2016 In Review, Side Door Gallery; Georgetown, Ontario, Canada.

2016 End of Year Show and Sale Etobicoke School of the Arts; Toronto, Canada.

2016 Ingrown, Artspace, in conjunction with Alex Bierk’s Forerunners; Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

2016 TDSB Creates, Artscape Youngplace; Toronto, Canada.

2016 Viewpoint, Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Buffalo, New York, USA.

2015 End of Year Show and Sale, Etobicoke School of the Arts; Toronto, Canada.

2015 Common Object, Edward Day Gallery; Toronto, Canada.

 

Publications

2018 CBC Arts Mini-Documentary, ‘Meet the 12th grader who we're pretty sure is going to be in art textbooks one day’, Article and video by Lise Hosein; Toronto, Canada. https://www.cbc.ca/arts/exhibitionists/meet-the-12th-grader-who-we-re-pretty-sure-is-going-to-be-in-art-textbooks-one-day-1.4721294

2018 Flash Forward Flash Back, ‘In Conversation with Rachel Burns’, Interview by Laurence Butet-Roch; Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada. http://flashforwardflashback.com/in-conversation-with-rachel-burns/

2018 Akimbo TV: ‘Views’, Hosted by Terence Dick, ‘Materialism 3: Wealth’, Season 2 Episode 3; Toronto, Canada. http://www.akimbo.ca/tv/review_watch2.php?ep_id=472

2018 Neomemoire Project Gallery Group Exhibition

2018 Neomemoire CONTACT Photography Festival Review

2018 Global News, ‘Toronto student receives $2 million in scholarship offers’; Toronto, Canada. https://globalnews.ca/video/4190701/toronto-student-receives-2-million-in-scholarship-offers

2018 CTV National News, ‘High Schooler High Demand’; Toronto, Canada. https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1387512

2018 CTV New Channel Interview with Matthew Varey, ‘High demand for Toronto student’; Toronto, Canada. https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ont-art-student-receives-more-than-2m-in-scholarship-offers-1.3902888

2018 The Globe and Mail, ‘Toronto art student receives more than $2-million in scholarship offers’, Article by Caroline Alphonso; Toronto, Canada. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-toronto-arts-student-shatters-records-with-more-than-2-million-in/

2018 Yahoo Canada, ‘The artwork that earned an Ontario teen $2M in scholarship offers’; Toronto, Canada. https://ca.news.yahoo.com/artwork-earned-ontario-teen-2m-162242941.html

2018 Canadian Art Magazine, ‘Must-Sees This Week: April 19-25, 2018’; Toronto Canada. https://canadianart.ca/must-sees/april-19-to-25-2018/

2018 Humber News, ‘Canadian art’s student receives $2.2 million in scholarships’, Article by Rachel Dosant, Humber College; Toronto, Canada. http://humbernews.ca/canadian-arts-student-receives-2-2-million-in-scholarships/

2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Catalogue, featured Solo-Exhibition: ‘Until Now’ at General Hardware; Toronto, Canada.

2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Catalogue, Open Group-Exhibition: ‘Dismantle’ at Artscape Youngplace; Toronto, Canada. https://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/2018/open-exhibition/artscape-youngplace-1st-2nd-amp-3rd-fl-hallway-galleries-dismantle

2018 Trinity Review 130.2, University of Toronto - Trinity College; Toronto, Canada.

2017 Flash Forward Incubator Catalogue; Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada. http://www.magentafoundation.org/program/flash-forward-incubator-2017/

2017 Trinity Review 129.2, University of Toronto - Trinity College; Toronto, Canada

2017 Trinity Review 129.1 - cover artwork, University of Toronto - Trinity College; Toronto, Canada.

 

Awards

2018 Recipient of the Legacy Board Award for Contemporary Art, Toronto District School Board; Toronto, Canada.

2018 Recipient of the Excellence in Contemporary Art-Based Photography, Toronto District School Board; Toronto, Canada.

2018 Proficiency Award for Photography, SESAT and Etobicoke School of the Arts School Council, Toronto District School Board; Toronto, Canada.

2018 Proficiency Award for Contemporary Arts - Non-Traditional, SESAT and Etobicoke School of the Arts School Council, Toronto District School Board; Toronto, Canada.

2018 Ontario Scholar, Toronto District School Board, Etobicoke School of the Arts; Toronto, Canada.

2018 Nominated for the Sobey Art Award; Ottawa, Canada.

2017 Awards certificate on being shortlisted from over 24,000 entries to be on display at the Saatchi Gallery from July 4-13, 2017; London, United Kingdom.

2015 Gold Key (Photography), Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards; New York, NY.

2016 Silver Key (Digital Art), Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards; New York, NY.

2016 Honourable Mention (Digital Art), Scholastic Art and Writing Awards; New York, NY.

2016 Gold Key (Poetry), Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards; New York, NY.

2016 Gold Key (Poetry), Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards, New York, NY.

2015 Honourable Mention (Mixed Media), Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards; New York, NY.

2015 Honourable Mention (Mixed Media) Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards; New York, NY.

 

Collections

2018 The Bank of Montreal

2018 Sprott Private Wealth

 

Scholarships/Grants

2018 Delaney Entrance Undergraduate Scholarship, OCAD University; Toronto, Canada.

2018 W.L. Gordon James Award, Toronto District School Board; Toronto, Canada.

2018 Excellence in Contemporary Art-Based Photography, Toronto District School Board; Toronto, Canada.

 

Lectures

2018 Featured speaker at Art Talk 9, OCAD University; Toronto, Canada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGgKuhtsKrY&feature=youtu.be

2016 Featured speaker at Art Talk 5, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada.

 

Education

2018-2022 Undergraduate Degree: Criticism and Curatorial Practice, Ontario College of Art and Design University; Toronto, Canada.

2014-2018 Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Etobicoke School of the Arts; Toronto, Canada.

2014-2018 Contemporary Art Major, Etobicoke School of the Arts, Toronto, Canada.

2015-2018 Contemporary Photography, Etobicoke School of the Arts, Toronto, Canada.

2016-2017 Flash Forward Incubator Program, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada.