Laura De Decker


Education

    MFA, Visual Arts Program, University of Victoria (UVic)
    HBA, Art and Art History Program, University of Toronto, Mississauga (UTM)
    Certificate, Post-Graduate Interactive Multimedia Program, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Sheridan)
    Diploma, Art and Art History Program, Sheridan

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

    Quantum Catwalk, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Ont. (2017)
    Interzone 003, Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts, Collingwood, Ont. (2013)
    Syncretic Behaviour, Visual Arts Building, UVic (2001)

Group Exhibitions

    PASSAGE + OBSTACLE, University of Waterloo Art Gallery (2017)
    Bridges Math-Art Conference, University of Waterloo (2017)
    LIGHT Illuminated, THEMUSEUM, Kitchener, Ont. (2015-2016)
    Location: ISEA2014, Empty Quarter Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2014)
    Superposition: Light and Sound, Factory Media Centre, Hamilton, Ont. (2014)
    ERi 5: The Resistance To Change, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, N.S.(2012)
    Cube Gallery, Kitchener City Hall, Ont.(2011)
    ERI:4, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, N.S. (2010)
    01000100 01101001 01100111 01101001 01110100 01110011 (digits) ,curated by Ian Amell, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Ont. (2008)
    29th Annual Insights Juried Exhibition, Wellington County Museum and Archive, Ont. (2008)
    SpOtlight: Colour Through Computation, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, Ont. (2008)
    ERI:3, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, N.S. (2008)
    2007 Juried Exhibition, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, Ont. (2007)
    27th Annual Juried Art Show: Made to Measure, Arts Etobicoke, Toronto, Ont. (2007)
    Faculty Exhibition, Sheridan Gallery, Oakville, Ont. (2006)
    Work Space, Red Head Gallery (2005)
    Midsummer Coquettes and Alluring Pleasures, Red Head Gallery (2004)
    Group Exhibition, Galleries@theGalleria, London, Ont. (2002)
    The Works, Rogue Gallery, Victoria, BC (2001)
    Art and Art History Graduate Exhibition, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ont. (1999)
    Art and Art History Graduate Exhibition, Blackwood Gallery, UTM, Mississauga, Ont. (1999)
    Juried Exhibition, J.M. Barnicke Art Gallery, Hart House, U of T, Toronto Ont. (1999)
    Visual Arts Mississauga: Juried Show, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ont. (1998)

Presentations

    Our Mutual Friend, Artist Tour, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON, June 8, 2016
    How And Why I Created This Fur Ball, Location: Technology, Science, and Art: East Meets West, ISEA2014, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE, November 3, 2014
    Daytime Rogers TV Kitchener, conversation with Jay Chagnon, June 28, 2010
    Video to accompany Anton von Webern’s Opus 5, Quantifying Goethe concert by Penderecki String Quartet, Quantum to Cosmos Festival, Perimeter Institute, October 16, 2009
    Colour Through Computation, spOtlight festival artist talk, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), June 8, 2008
    Interzone, Guest Lecture, Art and Art History Program, Sheridan, June 14, 2007
    Using Digital Stories to Enhance Intercultural Communication in Postsecondary Classrooms, presented by Professor Benick showcasing digital stories by CCIT students taught by me in the Intercultural Communications course, Carleton University Conference on Teaching, February 21, 2006
    Learning From Realism-Learning From Abstraction-The Tools of Art, September 14, 2002, Panellist, Quintessence, Banff New Media Institute, September 11-15, 2002

Grants

    Ontario Arts Council Mid-Career Visual Arts Grant (2016)
    Region of Waterloo Arts Grant (2016)
    Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Arts Fellowship (2015)
    Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant to Media Artist (2014)
    Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance to Visual Artist (2013)
    Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance to Visual Artist (2010)
    Ontario Arts Council Project Grant, spOtlight Festival (2008)
    Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance to Visual Artist (2007)
    Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant to Visual Artist (2006)

Awards

    Mercer Union Award for Excellence in Studio Work in Graduating Year (1999)
    Art Gallery of Mississauga Award in Recognition of Volunteer Activities (1999)
    Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award, Visual Arts Mississauga: Juried Show (1998)

Affiliations

    Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Artist in Residence (2015)
    Eyelevel Gallery (2007-2008)
    Red Head Gallery (2004-2007)

Collections

    University of Waterloo - Stratford Campus (video)
    Several Private Collections

Publications

    Interzone 002, exhibition catalogue, interview by Scott McGovern, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Guelph, Ont.(2010)
    Talent Next Door, catalogue of local artists, designed and compiled by Craig Musselman, Waterloo, Ont.(2010)
    Untitled, 2001, (painting on cover) GSS UVic Student Handbook (2001)
    The Works, Group Exhibition Catalogue (2001)
    The Swish Lady (short story), Hart House Review, Hart House Library Committee, U of T (1998)
    H.P. Lovecraft (portrait painting), Hart House Review, Hart House Library Committee, U of T (1996)

Reviews/Articles

    Fedy, Kathryn. “Quantum Translations: An artistic twist on the quantum realm,” Newbit, Fall 2015, p.15, Institute for Quantum Computing, 2015 (7.8Mb PDF)
    Glaysher, Scott. “CAFKA takes over Walper,” The Cord, June 26, 2013
    Reid, Robert. “Walper Hotel opens its doors to CAFKA,” The Record, May 4, 2013
    Reid, Robert. “Artists in residence explore digital technology”, The Record, Dec. 17, 2012
    Godfrey, Robyn. “Shelf Life – Nov. 15”, Stratford Gazette, Nov. 15, 2012

Teaching

Instructor, Communication, Culture and Information Technology (CCIT), joint program between UTM and Sheridan for:

    Design Thinking, 2006
    Design & Implementation of Multi-Media Documents, 2006
    E-Business Technologies, 2006
    Inter-Cultural Communication, developed curriculum for Instructing Digital Storytelling of Diasporic Narratives using Flash, 2005
    History and Practice of Design, 2005

Instructional Technologist with the CCIT Program, School of Animation, Art and Design, Sheridan:

    Theory and Practice of Animation, 2005
    Digital Media: Movement and Sound, 2005
    Web Culture and Design, 2004-2005
    Imagining Audience in a Wired World, 2004
    Digital Media: The Still Image, 2004

Teaching Assistant for History of Communication Technologies course, CCIT Department, UTM, 2003

Teaching Assistant for Art Theory course, Visual Arts Department, UVic, 2002

Lecturer for Studio Foundation course, Visual Arts Department, UVic, 2001

Painting Technician, U of T, 1998-99

Children's Museum Program Volunteer: London Regional Art and Historical Museum, 1998

©Laura De Decker