Artist CV 2019

Shayla Hickerson (b. 1997, Canada)
shickers@lakeaheadu.ca

Education

2019 Graduate Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) with a Mn in WOME, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay.

2018     SENO Voucher Program in accordance with PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise.

2016 CEDC’s Starter Program for Young Entrepreneurs.

2010-2015 French Immersion diploma, St. Patrick’s High School, Thunder Bay. 

2015 DELF exam, level B2.

2014 3-month student exchange to Strasbourg, AL, FR.

Employment and Volunteer Experiences

2019 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair Volunteer, Artist Relief.

2018-2019 CAHEP Winter Fundays Programming Assistant and Activities Coordinator. 

2017-present Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director, Deprived Magazine. 

2017-2018 Drawing/Painting Studio Technician.

Group Exhibitions

2019 Honours Exhibition, Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

Snow Day 2019 Snow Sculptures, Marina Park, Thunder Bay, Paid. 

2016-2019 Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition, Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

2018 Image Laundry, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay.

DEFSUP Members Exhibition 30th Anniversary, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay.

Cooke St. Mural, dIE ActIvE Art Collective, Thunder Bay.

Lost & Found Street Art Festival, Cooke St. & Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

Urban Infill 12, Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

2017 Urban Infill 11, Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

Row Gallery, Lakehead University.

2016 Urban Infill 10, Definitely Superior Art Gallery

I Will Not Write on Walls (Die Active Art Collective Exhibition), Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

dIE ActIve Graffiti – Cooke Street, Thunder Bay.

Performance/Video Art

2019 Untitled, Poetry + Art Night, Visual Arts Network and English Students Association, MV2006, Lakehead University.

2018 Bananas for Breakfast, Nonsense Night, Visual Arts Network and English Students Association, The Study Coffeehouse, Lakehead University. 

Spoken Word

2019 Poetry + Art Night, Visual Arts Network and English Students Association, MV2006, Lakehead University. 

2018 Random Acts of Poetry, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Bay Village Coffee, Calico Coffeehouse, Thunder Bay. Paid.

Commissions

2017 Business Logo Design, Wound to Wellbeing, Thunder Bay.

2016 The Key Advertisements, The Thunder Bay Lacrosse League.

Lakehead University’s Juried Show Invitations, Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

2015 St Patrick’s Eco-Group T-shirt Design, St Patrick’s High School.

Publications

2019 “Weekly Self Portraits”, The Artery 2018/2019 Edition, Lakehead University, print.

2018 Cover Photo and Chapter Images,The Complicated Life, Marla Hickerson, print.

Cover Photo and Chapter Images,Quest to Recover Thy Self, Marla Hickerson, print.

2017 “Femininity”, The Artery 2016/17 Edition, cover page, print.

2016 “Graphic by Shayla Hickerson”, The Post, Lakehead University, pg. 1, online.

Texts

2019 “Pivotal moment in their careers”, The Chronicle Journal, Thunder Bay, pg. A1, A5, print.

“Sculptures carved”, The Chronicle Journal, Thunder Bay, pg. A1, A3, print.

2018 “Flightless Biped”, The Artery 2017/18 Edition, Lakehead ESA (English Student Association), print.

2017 “Art up for show and sale”, The Chronicle Journal, Thunder Bay. 

http://www.chroniclejournal.com/gallery/news/art-up-for-show-and-sale/

“Hy-Bid Rat Found to be Inbread”, The Walleye, pg. 81, online.  

“Add Diction”, The Artery 2016/17 Edition, Lakehead ESA (English Student Association), print.

“Vegan Detox”, The Artery 2016/17 Edition, Lakehead ESA (English Student Association), print.

“Porcelain Skin”, The Artery 2016/17 Edition, Lakehead ESA (English Student Association), print.

“Touch Starved”, The Artery 2016/17 Edition, Lakehead ESA (English Student Association), print.

2016 “Liquid Gold”, inVISIBLE Ink, Definitely Superior Art Gallery

2015 “French Meal”, St Patrick’s High School Newsletter, online.

2013 “Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne”, Youth Advisory Council, Chronicle Journal, print.

2011 “Absent”, Cat’s Cradle, Young Writers of Canada, print.

Visual Arts Awards

2018 The Doreen Jetten Memorial Bursary in Visual Arts, Lakehead University.

Department of Visual Arts Bursary, Lakehead University.

Dorothy Smith Memorial Bursary, Lakehead University.

Annie Werbicka Childs Visual Arts Scholarship (WCVSI), Lakehead University.

The Keg Award, The Keg, Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition, Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

The Art History Award, Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition, Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

2017 The Keg Award, Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition, Thunder Bay Art Gallery..

2014 Gr. 11 Visual Arts (Recognition of Excellence).

Literary Awards

2015 Thunder Bay Literacy Network 5th Annual Writing Contest: Historical Fiction

Thunder Bay Literacy Network 5th Annual Writing Contest: Short Story

Thunder Bay Literacy Network 5th Annual Writing Contest: Cultural Writing Piece Moderns Unit Award

Other

2018-2019 President of the Visual Arts Network (VAN)

2017-2018 Member of dIE ActIvE.

Member of Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

Member of VAN executive committee, Lakehead University.

2015-2018 Member of the Visual Arts Network (VAN), Lakehead University.  

2018 WHMIS training.

Co-Curator of the By Request: Collective Curation of the Permanent Collection, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, April 5th – June 3rd. Honorarium.

Urban Infill 11 Catering Volunteer, Definitely Superior Art Gallery.

2015-2017 Director of Advertising and Marketing, The Thunder Bay Lacrosse League.

2016 Designed the invitation to the Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition, Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

2014-2015 Member of St. Patrick’s Eco-group.  

Model United Nations Assembly Delegate. 

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