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Jason Desnoyers
Gatineau, QC, CA. j.desnoyers14@gmail.com     819-661-6054
 
Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Ceramics, received in 2013
NSCAD University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Photography, received in 2009
Concordia University
AEC Diploma in Commercial Photography, received in 2001
Dawson College
 
Residencies and Advanced Training
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, School of Extended studies, New Glasgow Residency, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Ceramic concentration 2014-2015
Medalta, Artist in Residence program. This program was a concentration on creating ceramic art. Medicine Hat, Alberta.  2013-2014
Andrew Martin (ceramic artist) Workshop, NSCAD School of Extended studies, summer 2012
Visual Arts Centre, Ceramic workshop, Montreal, Quebec 2009
Experience
 
Capital Pottery Supply employee, Capital Pottery Supply, Ottawa 2015 – present.
Employed as salesperson and assistant to supply information and services related to the ceramic community at large in the Ottawa region
Hanbuilding Class for Kids, Nepean Visual Arts Centre, Ottawa 2015
Clay handbuilding class for children aged 7-9
New Glasgow Community Art Room, New Glasgow, NS 2014-2015
Volunteer position to teach children, within the community, art forms and techniques related to arts and crafts, and my own profession
 
Market Supervisor. Medalta Market days, Medicine Hat, AB, 2013-2014
Maintenance, organization and clean up of Market events
Professional Artist Assistant. Medalta A.I.R, Medicine Hat, AB, 2013-2014
 I was employed as professional assistant to artist Aaron Nelson, for his “Connectivity” project.
Volunteer Work. Medalta A.I.R., Medicine Hat, AB, 2013-2014
I was a part of ceramic demonstrations for local events, which involved technical demonstrations for the public, facts about clay and its properties, and education for children.
 
Pottery Production. Medalta A.I.R., Medicine Hat, AB, 2013-2014
I created molds, made and finished wares for the Medalta brand, to be sold worldwide.
  
 Assistant technician. Medalta A.I.R, Medicine Hat, AB, 2013-2014,
The position involved maintenance of the studio area, and clean up when necessary. Firing of kilns was also applied to the position.
Class instructor/workshops. Medalta A.I.R, Medicine Hat, AB, 2013-2014.
The position involved teaching ceramic courses for the general public.  This involved introductory courses to the ceramic material and to demonstrate techniques to make ceramic art.
Technician Assistant. NSCAD University, Ceramics Dept, Halifax, NS, 2010-2013,
The work consisted of glaze creation and maintenance, clay production and maintenance, kiln firings and general cleanup of all areas in the studio environment. WHMIS training/education was mandatory for each year.
Professional Assistant. Neil Forrest, Halifax, NS. Summer of 2012 and summer of 2013.
I was employed by Neil Forrest, as a professional assistant. The work consisted of preparing clay bodies, glazing and firing work created by Mr. Forrest, as well as boxing and shipping the work with Mr. Forrest’s consent and instructions.
Independent Worker. Mosaika Art and Design, Montreal, QC September 2009.
I worked to create tiles /mosaique pieces, and glaze fire for an installation piece.
 
Technician’s assistant, Dept. of Ceramics- Concordia University, Montreal, QC Sept 2008 to May 2009
I worked as a studio assistant. Work involved included glaze mixing, kiln firings, clay making and maintenance and general clean-up of all areas. WHMIS training was mandatory.
 
 
Exhibitions/ Symposiums
 
BAZ’ART 2015, Shenkman Centre for the Arts, Ottawa, November 2015.
Vendor and volunteer at this event
 
Dartmouth Makers King’s Wharf, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, May 2015
Inaugural craft fair vendor
 
Music Shapes New Glasgow, art and music featuring Don Brownrigg New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, April 2015
Music and art in one venue, I presented a demo regarding my work and created said work in relation to musical artist Don Brownrigg and his music.
 
Halifax Crafters  Olympic Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 2015.
 
2014-2015 NSCAD Community Studio Residents Show Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 2015.
A mid-term show regarding work done by resident artists throughout Nova Scotia, in relation to NSCAD’s community residency program.
Halifax Crafters  Olympic Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 2014
Fresh catch vendor and first time at a professional arts/crafts market.
A Little Handmade Christmas’ Show & Sale in Eventide Art Hub Eventide Art Hub, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, November 2015
An arts and crafts show  featuring local Nova Scotian artists. Curator
Culture Days, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. New Glasgow Square, September 2014
Volunteer demonstration of ceramic craft processes, and teaching youth on how ceramic pieces are made.
Spoon Me!  Yuill Gallery, Medalta, Medicine Hat, Alberta, September 2014
International group show of selected artists showing original and contemporary methods in creating spoons, not necessarily made from clay material.
Replicate, Duplicate. Yuill Gallery,  Medalta, Medicine Hat, Alberta, July 2014
 Solo exhibit to demonstrate the work created during the full year residency at Medalta A.I.R. Medicine Hat, Alberta. July 2014The show was exhibited at the
Ceramics Now. Medalta A.I.R. April 2014
I was an invited speaker for a workshop and lecture series related to the current artists at Medalta. I displayed my work and technical methods, while demonstrating how to achieve said work.
Edible Provisions. Halifax, Nova Scotia, February 13th-24th 2014
Ceramic work exhibited as part of group show of selected artists, curated by Bridget Fairbank.
Process: the process of becoming/being a creative professional. Medicine Hat College, Medecine Hat, Alberta, January 2014
An invited speaker workshop, this two day symposium described personal experience on what it is like to be an artist out of university and the experiences therein.
Dine by Design East. Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 2013
Ceramic work exhibited based on food accompaniment.
Hungry Bowls.  NSCAD University, October 2013
Exhibition/Volunteer work to support local Men and Women shelters, I also donated ceramic work to support the cause.  
SE X SE South East Alberta and South East Asian Artists. Medalta A.I.R, Medicine Hat, AB, Sept 2013.
Seeds Gallery. Seeds Gallery, summer 2013
Exhibition and the sale of ceramic work, within the gallery space.
Cast-In. Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, February 19th-23rd 2013
Solo exhibition/ Graduation Exhibition .
 
Hungry Bowls.  NSCAD University, October 2012
Exhibition/Volunteer work to support local Men and Women shelters, I also donated ceramic work to support the cause.  
 
Nocturne. Port Campus, NSCAD University, October 2011
Ceramic, large vessel for an art at night event
 
Hungry Bowls.  NSCAD University, October 2011
Exhibition/Volunteer work to support local Men and Women shelters. My ceramic work was donated to this event.    
 
Imprints/Empreintes. Galerie Art Mur, Montreal, Quebec, 2008                                        Concordia University graduating student photography exhibition
Intersecting Memory, Marc Griebel, Art Matters Festival, VAV Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, 2008.
Photographs taken while I was in Wales, UK.
Grants and Awards
FUNSCAD Homer Lord Scholarship, NSCAD University 2011
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