EDUCATION

2011-2015   Bachelor of Photography, Sheridan College


AWARDS & GRANTS

2022   Indigenous Arts Projects, Ontario Arts Council

2022   Curatorial Projects: Indigenous and Culturally Diverse Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2020   Skills and Career Development: Indigenous Arts Professionals Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2019   Indigenous Artist Materials Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2018   Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2017   GAMMA Young Artist of the Year, Yonsei University

2015   Canon Award of Excellence for Storytelling

2015   Boreal Collective Scholarship


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2022   Hamilton City Magazine, Print, September 2022, Back to their Roots, written by Stephanie Vegh

2022   PhotoEd Magazine, Print, August 2022, Home is Calling, written by Laurence Butet-Roch

2021   Hamilton Spectator, Print, June 2021, Alex Jacobs-Blum chosen as Hamilton Artists Inc.’s inaugural Indigenous curator in residence, written by Jeff Mahoney

2021   PhotoLife Magazine, Print, The Farewell Issue, March 2021, Finding Home: Learning about the Past and Caring for Future Generations, written by Laurence Butet-Roch

2020   Catchlight, Online, Behind the Lens Interview with Alex Jacobs-Blum

2016   Emboss Magazine, Online, Artist Spotlight Interview


BOARDS, COMMITTEES & JURIES

Present   McMaster Museum of Art Advisory Committee, Hamilton, ON

Present   Supercrawl Visual & Public Art Advisory Committee, Hamilton, ON

Present   Board of Directors, De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre, Hamilton, ON 

2019-2020   Indigenous Advisory Circle Member, Indigenous Healing and Wellness Program, Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph, ON

2020   Jury Member, Curatorial Projects: Indigenous and Culturally Diverse, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, ON

2020   Adjudicator, City Enrichment Fund - Creation & Presentation – Emerging Artists, City of Hamilton’s Arts and Culture, Hamilton, ON

2018-2020   Board of Directors, Centre[3] for Artistic + Social Practice, Hamilton, ON

2019   Steering Committee Member  The Reception Conference, Centre[3] for Artistic + Social Practice, Hamilton, ON


COLLECTIONS

Willowbridge Community Services, Brantford, ON

Native Women's Association of Canada, Gatineau, QC


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2022    Skawennati: She Falls for Ages, co-curated with Kristine Germann, Supercrawl, Hamilton, ON

2022    All Our Relations, Supercrawl, Hamilton, ON

2022    A gesture of..., Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Toronto, ON

2022    Born Celestial,  Hamilton Artist Inc., Hamilton, ON


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022    Urban Moorings Two, curated by Nora Hutchinson and Alexis Moline, Royal Botanical Gardens, site specific installation at Princess Point, Hamilton, ON

2022    Sense of Belonging: A Place Called Home, curated by Pat Deadman, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, ON

2022    OUTCROPPING, curated by Jeremy Dennis, Southampton Art Center, Southampton, NY

2021    16th Annual Members Show, Factory Media CentreFarside, Hamilton, ON

2021    Photorama 2021, Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON

2021    Activations of Solidarity: Co-resistance and Care, curated by Camille Larivée and Emily Critch, Indigenous Curatorial Collective, Online Publication

2021    Indigenous Art 2021, curated by Lisa Myers, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, ON

2021    Night Lights Denver | Indigenous Photograph, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO 

2019   Art[4]Change: Indigenous Women Speak, in collaboration with Monique Aura and Tia Cavanagh, Centre[3] for Artistic + Social Practice, Supercrawl public video installation, Hamilton, ON 

2019   To see and see again, curated by Abedar Kamgari, Hamilton Artist Inc., Hamilton, ON

2019   Art as Activism: Truth, Survivance, and Resilience, curated by Dawn Owen, Guelph Museums, Guelph, ON

2019   An Archive, But Not An Atlas, curated by Liz Ikiriko, Critical Distance Centre for Curators, Toronto, ON

2019   INDIANIZED, curated by Naomi Smith, Guelph Museums, Guelph, ON

2019   Konnon:kwe, curated by the Council of Indigenous Women, Guelph Museums, Guelph, ON

2018   The Dis[re]placement Project, curated by Sonali Menez, Centre[3] for Artistic + Social Practice, Hamilton, ON

2018   Places Between, MUSE Projects, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON

2018   Indigenous Art 2018, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, ON

2017   2017 International Artists Exhibition, Muahk Rotary Exhibition Hall, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2017   ONTARIO INK 150, curated by Kiera Boult, Centre[3] for Artistic + Social Practice, Hamilton, ON

2017   TELL: Stories of a Girlhood, Gallery 44, Toronto, ON

2017   42nd Annual First Nations Art, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, ON

2017   ABODE, Gallery | Galerie 115, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

2017   Land, Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto, ON

2015   57 Degrees, curated by Clare Vander Meersch, Arta Gallery, Toronto, ON


MEMBERSHIPS & COLLECTIVES

Bawaadan Collective

Factory Media Centre

Hamilton Arts Council 

Indigenous Curatorial Collective

Indigenous Photograph 

Nokom's House Collective 

The 400 Years Project 

Women Photograph 


PANELS, PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

2022   Treatied Spaces Research Group, University of Hull, UK, Cultures of Indigenous Diplomacy Conference,  'Finding my way back through visual storytelling' workshop, Virtual 

2022   Upper Grand District School Board, Artist talk, Virtual

2021   Women's Canadian Club of Hamilton, Artist talk, Virtual

2021   West End Phoenix & Kobo Original, StorytellingThe Indigenous City Edit Podcast

2020   Hot Takes Series: #FreeBritneyDiscussion with Kiera Boult, Art Gallery of Ontario, Virtual

2019   To see and see againPanel discussion with Jinyoung Kim, moderated by Abedar Kamgari, Hamilton Artist Inc., Hamilton, ON

2018   My Land, My Shirt, Artist talkCentre[3] for Artistic + Social Practice, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, Hamilton, ON

2018   Mini UniversityStorytelling workshop with Indigenous youth, Western University, London, ON

2018   My Land, My Shirt, Photo-based workshop with Indigenous youth, Centre[3] for Artistic and Social Practice, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, SHAE (Strengthening Hamilton Aboriginal Education), Hamilton, ON


PHOTO EDITING

2020   West End Phoenix, Print, March 2020, The Music Issue, Ex Marks the Spot

2019   West End Phoenix, Print, December 2019, Indigenous Voices Issue


PUBLICATIONS (ONLINE & PRINT)

BESIDE Magazine

The Ehnic Aisle

F-Stop Magazine

The Globe and Mail

Maclean's

Snapped Away

Ryerson University Magazine

West End Phoenix


RESIDENCIES

Present   Indigenous Curatorial Residency, Hamilton Artist Inc., Hamilton, ON

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