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EMMA PIIRTONIEMI

EDUCATION
Currently Editing Certificate George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario
2017  Preliminary Gemmology Certificate  Canadian Gemmological Association
2016  BFA Major in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing, Minor in Art History  NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2009–2011  Studies in Fine Art, French, Music  Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

awards/bursaries
2017  One-Year Scholarship  Harbourfront Centre Metal Studio Residency
2016  Educational Mission to SOFA Chicago  Craft Alliance Atlantic Association
2016  Travel Bursary  NSCAD University
2016  Finalist  L.A. Pai Gallery 13th Annual National Student Jewellery Competition
2016  Arthur Lismer Award for Academic Excellence  NSCAD University
2016  Nova Scotia Student Bursary  Attendance bursary for Canadian Museums Association conference

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Jan. 2020 Feels Design to Festival, Toronto, ontario
2019 Feels Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2017  Draw Near  Chives Window Space, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016  Draw Near  Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Gifted Circlecraft, Vancouver, British Columbia
2019 [Play]ground: A space for exploration Juried, Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody, British Columbia
2018 Revealed
Curated by Barbara Cohen, Visual Space Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
2017 Canada 150 Art Jewellery Show Juried, Ming's Diamond, Vancouver, British Columbia
2017 Working it Out Curated by Melanie Egan, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2017 Art and Form  Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017 Entities  NSCAD Senior Art Jewellery and Metalsmithing Exhibition, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017 Gallery @ ACTS  Juried, Atlantic Craft Trade Show, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016  Studio 21 Fine Art  SOFA Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
2016 15 Monologues  Summer Residency Exhibition, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016 13th Annual Jewellery Student Competition  L.A. Pai Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2016 NSCAD Graduation Exhibition  Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/PRESS
2017  The Culture Trip "11 Emerging Contemporary Artists from Nova Scotia to Know" by Kate Horodyski
2017  The Coast Weekly  "One Stop Shop" by Rebecca Dingwell
2017  ARTiculations Vol. 34, No. 2  "Emma Piirtoniemi: Big Ideas on an Intimate Scale" by Adam Carscadden
2016  Jewellery Studio Projects  NSCAD University Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing Catalogue
2016  NSCAD Graduation Catalogue  
2015–2017 Free Coffee  NSCAD Annual Catalogue of Student Work

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
2019 Skew-Whiff  Curator 
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2016  Currents  Exhibition Coordinator
NSCAD Senior Jewellery group show, Frida Fine Jewellery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2015  Curating Parallels  Co-Curator 
NSCAD Faculty group show, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

RESIDENCIES
2017–Present  Harbourfront Centre  Toronto, Ontario
Full-time Residency, Metal Studio
2016  Nova Scotia Centre for Craft  Halifax, Nova Scotia
airCRAFT Nine Month Residency, Metal and Glass Studios
2016  Nova Scotia Centre for Craft  Halifax, Nova Scotia
Summer Residency, Metal and Glass Studios

SELECTED EXPERIENCE
2018–present Gallery Attendant Artport Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2017–present  Editor/Contributing writer/Web manager  MetalAid Contemporary Jewellery Network, Toronto, Ontario
2018–2019 Juror Montgomery’s Inn Museum art exhibitions, Etobicoke, Ontario
2018  Writer Tamika Knutson: Skin exhibition text, ODD Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon Territory
2017  Gallery Technician  Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017  Editor  From Switzerland to Argentina and Back by Grace Laemmler, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016  Gallery Assistant (Relief)  Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016  Open Studio Intern  Wonder'neath Studios, Halifax, Nova Scotia                 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Currently Instructor Harbourfront Centre Metal Studio, Toronto, Ontario
2019 Instructor Ceramics for Jewellery, co-instructed with Amy Duval, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2017  Instructor  Plastics for Jewellery, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017  Demonstrator  Glass Lamp-working, Artist for a Day, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2015  Instructor  Cuttlefish Casting workshop, NSCAD University Jewellery Department, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2010–2012  Instructor  Jewellery with Alternative Materials, Sault Youth Association, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2011  Instructor  Jewellery with Alternative Materials, White Pines High School Art Department, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2008–2010  Instructor  Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2019 COLLAB Canada Council for the Arts grant workshop, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
2018 Making and Thinking: Collaboration 2.0 symposium, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2017  Canadian Craft Biennial symposium  Can Craft? Craft Can!, Toronto, Ontario
2017  Artist Lecture by Otto Künzli  NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017  Gallery Presentation series  Gallery @ ACTS, Atlantic Craft Trade Show, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016  Grant Writing workshop  Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016  Canadian Museums Association conference  Inspiring Solutions, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2015  Society of North American Goldsmiths conference  Impact: Looking Back, Forging Forward, Boston, Massachusetts

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Art Gallery of Algoma
Co-Adorn Art Jewellery Society
Craft Ontario
Craft Nova Scotia, Juried Member
Society of North American Goldsmiths
Vancouver Metal Arts Association
Visual Arts Nova Scotia

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