Here I am posing with the full illustration near the concession stand at McLeod. Some of the Legion members who made this all possible stand off to the right. | Kay Slater, Illustrator 2016

Artist statement & résumé

Artist Statement

2016: In my fine art practice, I am engaged with themes related to value; perception, time, the act of playing, and the discarded. This lead me to create the project “drawing on trash”, an ongoing tumblr where I avoid commercially available surfaces to do art making. My primary medium is paper; I seek out discarded cardboard, recycled printer paper and paper towel rolls for my sculptures and collage. I am working to create pieces that examine “cost”. I encourage others to disassemble the parts of my finished work and consider whether the art making process or the narrative between the work and the viewer can ever be value enough.

My illustrations tend to be playful and simple; I love the act of drawing and to creatively problem solve a theme using illustration.

I subscribe to the school of New Sincerity. I strive to be more awesome.


Résumé

kdot - linkedInFor my business résumé, check out my Linked In profile.

EXHIBITIONS


Mad City: Mad Pride | Gallery Gachet
Group Artist, Illustration  | July 2016

Public Art Project | McLeod Athletic Park Stadium
Illustrator,  permanent metal panel  | June 2016

Love: Vancouver | Wallflower Diner
Illustration | February-March 2016

I Chew-Chew-Chew You | Hot Art Wet City
Contributing Artist, Illustration | February 2016

Boobies + Wieners III | Hot Art Wet City
Contributing Artist, Illustration | October 2015

Growing III Art Show | Wallflower Diner
Illustration & Paper Sculpture | October 2015

We’re All Pretty Bizarre | Hot Art Wet City
Contributing Artist, Mixed Media Illustration | June 2015

GottaCon Augmented Reality Game
Illustrations for Convention Booklet & Tshirt | GottaCon 2015
Illustrator, Writer, & Game Designer | 2015

Illustrations for Official Convention Gear | GottaCon 2014
Illustrator & Writer | 2014

Megafauna Anthology (buy now) | Cloudscape Comics
Contributor | 2014

Josephine’s Saltine | Salty Stories
Illustrator, Voice Actor (french), Marketing & Web Design | 2013

Sometimes I Think, I Can See You | Push Festival 2013
Participating Writer | 2013

Debridement Project | Vancouver Maritime Museum & CACV
Contributing Artist, Workshop facilitator, Instructor | February 2013

The End is Like Totally Near…And Stuff | Hot Art Wet City
Contributing Artist, Mixed Media Illustration | December 2013

Hot One Inch Action Button Show | Hot Art Wet City
Contributing Artist, Illustration | October 2012

Growing II Art Show | Wallflower Diner
Illustration & Linograph | September 2012

Scarcity Radio ProjectCAG Vancouver
Group audio project curated by Sarah Browne | August 2012

Print Submission | The Art Cart
Linograph | May 2012

Growing Art Show | Perch Restaurant
Illustration & Linograph | December 2011

Hot One Inch Action Button Show | Gallery Gachet
Contributing Artist, Illustration | November 2011


EDUCATION


Advanced Certificate Program | Emily Carr University of Design
Illustration | Aug.11-Aug.14

Fine Arts Certificate Program (completed) | Emily Carr University of Design
Contemporary Issues in Art, Visual Studies & Creative Process | Sept.10-Aug.11

8 hour Intensive Advertising Courses | IAB Canada
Mobile Marketing Advertising Course | Feb. 11
Social Media Marketing Advertising Course | Nov. 10 (now eligible for certificate)
Paid Search Marketing Course | Nov.09
Interactive Marketing & Online Advertising Course | Aug.05

Humanities Program | University of Victoria
3 years of Literature Studies in French & English | Sept.99-Aug.02


VOLUNTEERING


Contemporary Art Gallery | Vancouver, BC
Volunteer & Contributing Artist | October.2011-current

  • Welcome guests, basic front desk admin.
  • Writing, tours (french), and offsite facilitator.

Gallery Gachet | Vancouver, BC
Volunteer: Front entrance & member of Communications committee | March.2012-current

  • Welcome guests.
  • Help with show set-up and studio maintenance.
  • Website maintenance and updates.
  • Database entry & management (mailchimp)

The Cheaper Show | Vancouver, BC
Head Volunteer: Front entrance, Art Show | May.2011 – June.2011

  • Coordinated team of 8. Front door duties: flyer distribution, line maintenance, coordination with security, drink-ticket sales/carding.
  • Assisted with site teardown.

NABS West  | Vancouver, BC
Ambassador, National Advertising Benevolent Society | Sept.09-Jan.11

  • Donated creative services for ad & poster creation.
  • Often chosen for 50/50 sales, greeter/hostess duties or other social interactions.

Second Level Wizards | Vancouver, BC
Organizer/PR coordinator, Event Coordination Group | Apr.09-Mar.10

  • Attended AGM & regular monthly planning meetings/brainstorms
  • Managed ticket sales, on-site set-up, cleanup & customer relations
  • Drafted & distributed media releases for events

Girl Guides of Canada | Langley, BC & Victoria, BC
Leader (following 12 years in the program) | Sept.97-Sept.02

  • Ran campfire/district event sing-a-longs
  • Organized & managed camp trips, group of 20+ children // Weekly meetings: led learning sessions/leisure programs & dispute mediation.
  • Received scholarship for dedication to the organization and dedication to the community.

WORK EXPERIENCE


Kids Art Classes | Well Seasoned
Vegetable dyes and inks for painting and print making | 2016

Preparator | Vancouver, BC
Installation and art handling. | Jan.2015-Present

Freelance design & illustration | Vancouver, BC
Freelance designer and illustrator for contract projects | January.2011-present

Contract Communications & media consulting | Vancouver, BC
Freelance communications & media consultant for contract projects | Jan.2011-Jan.2013

Cask Design & Development Creative Studio | Langley, BC
Designer & Project Manager, Co-Owner | June.2005-Aug.2008

Speaking Engagements | Canada
Instructor/Key-Note Speaker | Sept.2002-Feb.2013

DSA Media Network  | Vancouver, BC (resource/satellite Calgary & Regina)
Manager DSA Online & Sr. Interactive/New Media Specialist | June.06-Jan.11
Media Buyer/Planner, IT manager & coordinator | Sept.02-June.06

Optimum Media | Montreal, PQ
Media/Office Assistant | June.98-July.98


PERSONAL QUALITIES


  • Gregarious, passionate, creative, honest, confident, enthusiastic, & friendly.
  • Enjoys leading groups. Often engages others to brainstorm ideas.
  • Fluent in both official languages. Enjoys literature in both languages.
  • Fluent in HTML & CSS. Proficient with computers (PC/Mac). Can quickly pick up new interfaces. Able to work in Open Office, iLife/iWork or Microsoft suite.
  • Creative interests have led to a diverse portfolio in illustration & design.
  • Personal goal to continue to reduce carbon footprint by making informed decisions and passing knowledge to friends & colleagues. Uses public transit. Current artist statement explores the idea of value & waste.

Leave a Reply