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Artist CV

Education

Simon Fraser University, M.F.A, Interdisciplinary Contemporary Arts, 2022 - Present.

University of Victoria, B.F.A., Major – Visual Arts, Minor – Art History and Visual Studies, 2014 – 2018.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023 - VIU View Gallery, Title TBA, Nanaimo, BC, Curated by Chai Duncan

2022 - Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers (SNAP) Gallery, “decompose this body.” Edmonton, Alberta, Curated by April Dean.

2019 - Arc.Hive Artist-Run Centre, "Sentiments of a Swarm", Victoria, BC.

2018 - The Ministry of Casual Living Window Gallery, "The Things That Keep Me Up At Night", Victoria, BC.

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 - ohpinamake Prize Shortlist Exhibition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

- Art From Here, in conversation with Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, SNAP Gallery, and the Mitchell Art Gallery, Online, Edmonton, Alberta.

- Unsettle the Settler: Dismantling Systemic Oppression, KAMA? Creative Aboriginal Arts Collective, Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon, BC, Curated by Lubos Culen.

2021 - SNAP Window Gallery Pop Up Exhibition, Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers (SNAP) Window Gallery, Curated by April Dean

- Indigenous Curatorial Collective, “Activations of Solidarity: Co-resistance and Care” Online Group Exhibition, Curated by Camille Larivée & Emily Critch

- The Works International Visual Arts Society, “The Works: Activated”, Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB.

2020 - Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, “The Breathing Wall”, Curated by Michelle Jacques, E&N Roundhouse, Victoria, BC.

2018 - University of Victoria BFA Graduate Exhibition, "Good Grief", Victoria, BC.

2018 - Audain Gallery, "Gallery Map", Curated by Megan Dickie, Victoria, BC.

2017 - Martin Batchelor Gallery, “Cabaret Voltaire Diversions presents: Hexennacht,” Victoria, BC.

      - Audain Gallery, “Debbie,” Curated by Jennifer Stillwell, Victoria, BC.

      - Private Residence, “Vacate,” Curated by Gina Luke, Victoria, BC.

2016 - First People’s House (UVic), “Indigenous Pop-Up Show,” Victoria, BC.

2015 - First People’s House (UVic), “Indigenous Pop-Up Show,” Curated by Lindsay Delaronde, Victoria, BC.

 

Awards / Scholarships

2022 - Shortlisted for The ohpinamake Prize Presented by the University of Saskatchewan

2017 - Diane Mary Hallam Achievement Award Presented by the University of Victoria

         - Nominated by the University of Victoria Visual Arts Faculty for the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize, Presented by the Presentation House Gallery

2016 – University of Victoria, Elizabeth (Betty) Valentine Prangnell Scholarship

2015 – University of Victoria, Elizabeth (Betty) Valentine Prangnell Scholarship

 

Grants Awarded

2021 - Edmonton Arts Council Equity & Access Project Grant

2020 - Indigenous Curatorial Collective Community Cares Grant

2019 - First Peoples Cultural Council Individual Artist Grant

 

Art Festivals

2018 - "Breath Between Branches", Luna Arts Festival, Revelstoke, BC.

2018 - "All the ways that this could end.", Integrate Arts Festival, Victoria, BC.

2018 - "24K Salacity" Installation by the FOMO Artist Collective, Bass Coast Art and Music Festival, Merritt, BC.

 

Screenings

2017 – University of Victoria, “12th Annual UVic Sunscreen Student Film and Media Arts Festival”, Victoria, BC.

     – Intrepid Theatre, “Video Mic,” Victoria, BC.

2015 – Audain Gallery, “Hairbrushing”, Victoria, BC.

 

Publications

2021  - “Activations of Solidarity: Co-resistance and Care” Online Publication, Edited Camille Larivée, by Published by the Indigenous Curatorial Collective

2020, “The Breathing Wall” Exhibition Catalogue, Edited by Michelle Jacques, Published by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

2019 - Here & There Magazine, "In the Middle of Taryn Walker's World" by Aleyah Solomon, October 21st

2018 - Revelstoke Mountaineer, "Taryn Walker - Ancient Forest Location: Revelstoke United Church Location", by Melissa Jameson, September Issue.

2018 - Time Colonist, "Integrate Arts Festival showcases emerging talent" by Mike Devlin, August 23rd.

2018 - International Woman's Day Issue of the Martlet, "Our International Woman's Day Cover", pg. 2

 

Public Art

2021 - “Since We Can’t Dance Together,” Edmonton, AB.

2018 - "Breath Between Branches", Revelstoke, BC.

2018 - "All the ways that this could end.", 833 Fort St., Victoria, BC.

2018 - "24K Salacity" Installation by the FOMO Artist Collective, Bass Coast Art and Music Festival, Merritt, BC.

2018 - "Wings", Commissioned by FreshCoast Health Food Bar, View St./Quadra St., Victoria, BC.

2018 - "Omen's of Mine," Wildfire Bakery, Victoria, BC.

 

Artist Talks

2022 - “Art From Here” in conversation with Nicholas Hertz,  Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, SNAP Gallery, and the Mitchell Art Gallery, Online.

- Panel Facilitator for the “Response: Soft Action” panel on Community Care, The Polygon Gallery, Online.

2021 - “Activations of Solidarity: Co-resistance and Care”, Indigenous Curatorial Collective, Online.

- “Since We Can’t Dance Together”, The Works International Visual Arts Society, Edmonton Alberta

2020 - “The Breathing Wall, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC.

2018 - "Precipice of a Story", Integrate Arts Festival, Victoria, BC.

 

Artist Residencies

September 2021 - February 2022 - Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers (SNAP) Gallery Emerging Artist in Residence

 

Relevant Volunteer Experience

2022 - Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers (SNAP) 2022 Exhibition Adjudication Committee, SNAP Gallery & Printshop, Edmonton, AB.

2019 - Make Space Project Adjudication Committee, Open Space Artist Run Centre, Victoria, BC.

2018 - UVic BFA Graduating Exhibition Catalogue Committee, Victoria, BC.

 

Relevant Work Experience

2018 - 2022 - Freelance Social Media Manager with a specialization in Commercial Wedding Photographers, Cliental included a range of photographers from BC and Alberta, including most recently Two Mann Studios

2017 - 2018 - Lab Supervisor, University of Victoria Studios for Integrated Media

2017 - Volunteer Coordinator, TD International Jazz Festival, Victoria Jazz Society

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