EDUCATION

1999-2002     BFA, Jewellery and Metals, Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada

1996-1997     Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Art and Design, University of Brighton, UK

1991-1994     BA (Hons), Fine Art, Sculpture, Nottingham Trent University, UK

1990-1991     Art Foundation Diploma, High Wycombe College of Art and Technology, UK

EXHIBITIONS

2018              The Earring Show, CraftHouse Gallery, Craft Council of BC, Vancouver, Canada    

                      Place, Vancouver Metal Arts Association, Adorned Spaces, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Portland, ON, USA

2017              Seeing Red, Curated by Barbara Cohen, Crafthouse Gallery, Craft Council Of British  Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

                      Crossing Borders, Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA USA

                      Earrings Galore, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Delaware and Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, New Orleans, USA

                      Po’Boy, Ornament and Object,  Adorned Spaces, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, New Orleans, USA

                      The Earring Show, Crafthouse Gallery, Craft Council Of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

                      Light, Vancouver Metal Arts Association, Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2016              The Art of the Earring, Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA, USA

                      Obsession, Greenville Museum of Art, East Carolina University Metals Symposium, USA

                      True Blue, Baltimore Jewelry Center, USA

                      Chasing The Silver Line, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada

                      The Earring Show, Crafthouse Gallery, Craft Council Of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada

                      Jewellery: Dialogue, two-person show with Jan Smith, Crafthouse Gallery, Craft Council of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada

                      Sparkle Plenty, Quirk Gallery, Richmond VA, USA

                      Kyoob, Juried by Joshua Kosker and Natalie Sweet,  Annex Gallery, Indiana University of  Pennsylvania, Jodee Harris Gallery, Seton Hill University,                              BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery of  Contemporary Craft Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA

                      Unexpected, Vancouver Metal Arts Association, Juried by Rebecca Hannon, Lyndsay Rice and Susan Remnant, Crafthouse Gallery, Craft Council Of                            British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

                      Ring It On, Lillstreet Art Centre, Chicago, USA

2015              Attachments, curated by Barbara Cohen, Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

                      It’s All In The Details: The Ring Show, Visual Space Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

                      Cooperation Garnish, Baltimore Jewelry Center, USA

                      Trunk Show, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Boston, MA USA,

                      This Is A Brooch, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Boston, MA, USA

                      The Earring Show, Crafthouse Gallery, Craft Council of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada 

                      You Are Here, Derek Gores Gallery, Melbourne, USA

                      Snap!: Couture Culture, Space Gallery, Orlando, USA

                      Earrings Galore, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Delaware and Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Boston MA, USA        

                      Manufacture: From the Hand, Vancouver Metal Arts Association, Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

                      Exposition Collective, Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h, Montreal, Canada

2014              The Earring Show, Crafthouse Gallery, Craft Council of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

                      Play the Funky Music, Crafthaus online exhibition curated by Brigitte Martin

                      Beyond The Precious, Vancouver Metal Arts Association, Port Moody Art Gallery, Canada

                      Trunk Show, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Minneapolis, USA

                      Red Carpet:Exhibition in Motion, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference,  Minneapolis, USA

                      Resolutely Ambiguous, curated by Masako Onodera, Walker Art Gallery, Minneapolis, USA

                      Earrings Galore, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Delaware and Society of North American Goldsmiths conference, Minneapolis, USA

                      Gioielli Alternativi, curated by Nunzia De Feo, Associazione Nurò, Abilmente fair, Vicenza, Italy

                      Material Matters: Making Connections, ECU Metals Symposium, Art Avenue, Greenville, USA

                      Ring Re::Form, curated by Barbara Cohen & Lawrence Woodford, Circle Craft, Vancouver, Canada

                      Earrings Galore, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Delaware, USA

                      Exposition Collective, Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h, Montreal, Canada

2013              Sup Brooch, curated by Sharon Massey and Cortland Dewitt Online and Print

                      Exposition Collective, Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h, Montreal, Canada

                      Vancouver Metal Arts Association Show, Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby BC, Canada

                      Repeat Rings Repeat, L’Échoppe, Montreal, Canada 

                      Burnaby Art Council Group Show, Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby BC, Canada  

                      Trunk Show, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Toronto, Canada

2009              10,000 Hours, Metal Arts Guild of Canada, Toronto, Canada

2003              Art for the Ear, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge MA, USA

                      Matrimonials, Object Design Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

                      SOFA (Sculpture Objects and Wearable Art), New York, Mobilia Gallery, USA

                      SOFA (Sculpture Objects and Wearable Art), Chicago, Mobilia Gallery, USA    

                      Big Little: Jewellers and Sculptors Making it in Metal, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Oakland Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery,                                  California, USA

2002              SOFA (Sculpture Objects and Wearable Art), Chicago, Mobilia Gallery, USA

                      Wall of Innovation, Illingworth Kerr Gallery Calgary AB, Canada

                      Future Prospects, Centre for the Visual Arts, Denver CO, USA

                      Bolos and Buckles, West South West Gallery, Denver CO, USA

                      Thinking of Form - Using Experience, Artspace Gallery, Calgary AB, Canada

                      Culture in the Making, Alberta Crafts Council, Devonian Gardens Gallery, Calgary AB, Canada

                      Bijou Europeens Parliment Lyceen, traveling exhibition in France, Germany and Portugal

                      Artawearness, ACAD, Calgary AB, Canada

                      Metalmorphosis, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary AB, Canada

2001              Louise Perrone’s Museum, solo show, Marion Nicoll Gallery, Calgary AB, Canada

                      Up and Away, Marion Nicoll Gallery, Calgary AB Canada

                      Metalmorphosis, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary AB, Canada

                      Art City, Jewels By Design, Calgary AB, Canada

2000              Metalmorphosis, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary AB, Canada

AWARDS

2017              Alberta College of Art and Design Alumni Legacy Award

2014-2015     Vancouver Foundation Neighbourhood Grant

2003              Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant

2003              Alberta Foundation for the Arts Special Project Grant

2002              Governor General of Canada Academic Medal

2001              Calgary Hadassah-Wizo Award

2001              Illingworth Kerr Award

2000              ACAD International Student Award

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017              Olga Raben, The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange #2

2010              Lindsey Mann, Design and Make Coloured Aluminium Jewellery, A&C Black Publishers Limited

2007              Nisse Gustafson and Amy Gogarty, Craft Perception and Practice Volume III - A Canadian Discourse, Ronsdale Press

2005              Marthe Le Van, 500 Brooches - Inspiring Adornments for the Body, Lark Books

2004              Marthe Le Van, 1000 Rings - Inspiring Adornments for the Hand, Lark Books

2002              Amy Gogarty, Review: Louise Perrone’s Museum, Artichoke Magazine

TEACHING

2014-2018     Instructor, Jewellery Design Diploma, LaSalle College, Vancouver,  

2018              Instructor, The Entrepreneurial Artist Workshop: From Passion to Profit - How to Market Your Brand, Crafts Council of BC/My CEO     

2017-2018     Instructor, Design, Jewellery Art and Design Diploma, Vancouver Community College, Canada

2017              Visiting Artist, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary AB Canada

                      Instructor, Professional Practices Workshop, Vancouver Metal Arts Association

2016              Speaker, Craft Council of British Columbia Artists Talks

                      Speaker, 925 A Sterling Anniversary Symposium, Alberta College of Art and Design 

                      Speaker, Vancouver Metal Arts Association lecture series

2015              Instructor, English Paper Piecing workshop, Craft Lab at Collage Collage, Vancouver, Canada

                      Instructor, Art and Craft Together workshop, Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, Vancouver,  Canada

2014              Instructor, Art Community Theatre workshop series, Mount, Pleasant Neighbourhood House, Vancouver, Canada

2012-13         Facilitator, Community Quilt Project, Mount Pleasant Family Centre, Vancouver, Canada

2011               Instructor, English Paper Piecing Workshop, Mount Pleasant Family Centre, Vancouver, Canada

1997-1999     Teacher of Art and Design, Watford Grammar School for Girls, UK

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

2016-2018     Co- Chair, Exhibition In Motion, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference    

2015-2018     President, Vancouver Metal Arts Association, Canada

2014-2015     Secretary, Vancouver Metal Arts Association, Canada

2001-2002     Coordinator, Marion Nicoll Gallery, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary AB, Canada

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Member, Craft Council of British Columbia

Member, Seattle Metals Guild

Member, Society of North American Goldsmiths

Member, Vancouver Metal Arts Association