Colleen McCarten, BDes

Bachelors of Design (Material Art and Design), OCAD University, 2009-2013 
General Arts, Trent University, 2008 - 2009
Landscape Design, Niagara College, 2007-2008
Fashion Techniques and Design, George Brown College, 2005-2007

Solo Exhibitions:
2017, Less is Moire, Angell Gallery Project Space, Toronto, Ontario
Upcoming: Fall 2017, The Robert McLaughlan Gallery, Gallery A, Oshawa, Ontario

Select Group Exhibitions
2015, Over and Under, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario, curated by Melanie Egan
2015, Art&Plants, Kit and Ace, Toronto, Ontario curated by Tara Bartolini
2015, Pattern Makers, Xpace, Toronto, Ontario, curated by Brette Gabel
2015, Best of TOAE, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2014, Surface/Surfacing, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Karie Liao
2014, Hard Twist, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

2013, Depth Perception, Craft Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
2013, In the Loop, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
2013, Fabricate, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Ontario, curated by Tara Bursey
2013, Materialize, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Ontario
2013, Grad Ex, OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario

2012, Technosapien, 116 McCaul, Toronto, Ontario
2012, 100 Things: Ritual and Repetition, The Learning Zone, OCAD U, Toronto, Ontario
2012, GRAFT, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ontario

2011, 50th Anniversary Stem Cell Celebration, Ontario Science Center, Toronto, Ontario

Art Fairs & Auctions
2017, Vibe Arts Auction, The Spoke Club, Toronto, Ontario, curated by Angell Gallery
2015, Girls Art League Fundraiser, OCADU Student Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2015, Canadian Art Foundation Gala, The Carlu, Toronto, Ontario
2015, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario
2015, The Artist Project (Untapped/Emerging artist), Better Living Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2014, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario
2014, One of A Kind Show (Booth sponsored by OCAD University), Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2013, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario

Best in Fibre, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, 2014
Ellen Adams Award for Textile Design, 2013
OCAD University Medal Winner (Material Art and Design) 2013
Nora E. Vaughan Award, 2013
Spoke Club Membership Prize, 2013

Artist Talks
2017, OCAD University

2017 Oni One, Toronto, Ontario
2016 La Maison Simons, Ottawa, Ontario
2015 La Maison Simons, Missisauga, Ontario
+ Private Collections

2017 Less is Moire Exhibition Essay by Bill Clarke
2015 Canadian Art Magazine 2015 Auction Catologue, (Item #52)
2015 Feature artist interview for Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2015 The Kit compact, pg 31-35
2015 Pattern Makers Exhibition Essay by Brette Gabel (PDF available at the link)
2015 Christine Dovey's blog, Bijou and Boheme, interview 
2015 The top 5 artists to check out at The Artist Project
2014 MAKE: Wearable Electronics, by Kate Hartman
2013, Fabricate Exhibition Essay by Tara Bursey (PDF available upon request)

Related Employment History/Side Hustles
2015 - 2017, Project Manager & Designer @ Stemz
2015 - 2016, Studio Manager and Program Co-ordination @ Akin Collective
2013 - 2015, Educator @ Design Exchange
2012 - 2013, Studio Technician @ OCAD University
2011, Illustration Instructor @ City of Oshawa