Upcoming:
Fashion Art Toronto,
April 22-26, 2014
Education
2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCADU) Halifax, NS
Awards
2013 Presentation Grant, Arts Nova Scotia
2012 Creation Grant, Arts Nova Scotia
2011 Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Costume Design, Theater Nova Scotia
2010 Creation Grant, Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture
2009 Governor General's Silver Academic Medal for highest academic standing, NSCADU, Halifax, NS
2009 NSCADU/Halifax Regional Municipality/Halifax Port Authority Pilot Emerging Artist Temporary Studio Space Program, Immigration Annex Building, Halifax, NS
2006-08 Eleven scholarships and two bursaries, NSCADU, Halifax, NS
Reviews & Publications
2014 "The Perils of Miss Fortune", Andrea Nemitz, The Chronicle Herald, 17 November
2014 "Art at Night", Elissa Bernard, The Chronicle Herald, 25 September
2013 "Art scene of 2013", Lindsay Raining Bird, The Coast, 19 December
2013 "Xena: Warrior Costumes", Julie Sobowale, The Coast, 28 November
2013 "A Story behind every Frock", Elissa Bernard, The Chronicle Herald, 16 November
2013 "The Shoe fits for wearable sculpture artist", Celine Ip, U News (online), 14 November
2013 "Travesty and Redemption", Laura Schneider, essay and exhibition catalogue for Saved, published by Cape Breton University Press, Sydney, NS
2013 "Interview: In the studio with salvage-artist Arianne Pollet-Brannen", Hilary Beaumont, Visual Arts News, Vol.35, No.1
2013 "Art and Sole", The Cape Breton Post, Sydney, NS, 01 March
2011 "Get in the Van", The Coast, Halifax, NS, 13 October (cover and article)
2009 "Wearable Art Works", The Coast, Halifax, NS, 16 April
2008 "Wear Art, Thou", The Halifax Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS, 27 March
Collaborative Projects
2015 Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala, creation of artistic vision for the gala, Halifax Central Library, Halifax, NS
2015 The Weather Maidens, performance/installation with Carly Butler for Nocturne: Art at Night, Halifax, NS
2015 Ghost Tango, costumes for contemporary opera co-produced by Bradyworks (Quebec) and Vocalypse (Nova Scotia), James Dunn Theatre, Halifax, NS and Kitchener, Ontario
2014 Miss Fortune's Portmanteau, costumes for a play produced by Vocalypse Productions, Women' Council House, Halifax, NS
2014 The Weather Maidens, performance/installation with Carly Butler for Lumière art-at-night-festival, Sydney, NS
2010 Howl, costume for a mini opera, presented by Vocalypse Productions and Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
2010 Gibson Woods, costumes for a movie by Shortworks Productions produced at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning, NS
2010 Trudeau: Long March/Shining Patch, costumes for a jazz opera by George Elliott Clarke and produced by Vocalypse Productions
2010 Vonda de Ville in Temporal Follies, costumes for an opera written by Lukas Pearse and produced by Vocalypse Productions
2009 Bajin (The Bad One), costumes for a performance with Janice Jackson and Barbara Lounder for Nocturne: Art at Night, Halifax, NS
Exhibitions
2015 Nova Scotia Art Bank, 2015 acquisitions, group exhibition, ARTsPLACE Gallery, Annapolis Royal, NS
2015 I am NSCAD, group exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCADU, Halifax, NS
2014 New Pastures, Dressing Room project installation, Fashion Art Toronto, ON
2013 Flesh, solo exhibition, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
2013 Lèche-Vitrine, exhibition/performance for Lumière, Sydney, NS
2013 Poupée Flash, pop up exhibition, No-Name Galleries, Barrington Street, Halifax, NS
2013 Saved, solo exhibition, Cape Breton University Art Gallery, Sydney, NS
2012 Nova Scotia Art Bank, 2012 acquisitions, group exhibition, Chase Gallery, Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, NS
2012 Major Change, group exhibition, Seeds Gallery, NSCADU, Halifax, NS
2011 Six White Cubes, exhibition/performance for Nocturne: Art at Night, Halifax, NS
2011 The Reign of Silk Comes to an End, exhibition of artwork during launch of online fashion magazine The Genteel, Toronto, ON
2011 Futurism Today or NOT!, group exhibition for Nuit Blanche, The Distillery, Toronto, ON
2011 NSCADU Wearable Art Show, The Forum, Halifax, NS
2010 Wearable Art, group exhibition, The Moorings Gallery, Mahone Bay, NS
2010 Chives Canadian Bistro Showcase Window, Halifax, NS
2010 Genuine Leather, performance for Nocturne: Art at Night, Halifax, NS
2009 The Edible Show, group exhibition during Nocturne: Art at Night, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCADU, Halifax, NS
2009 NSCAD University Graduation Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCADU, Halifax, NS
2009 NSCADU Wearable Art Show, Granville Mall, Halifax, NS
2009 Printed Matter Show, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS
2009 The Crystal Cave, members exhibition, Khyber ICA, Halifax, NS
2009 Redress, solo exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCADU, Halifax, NS
2008 People’s Choice, exhibition of artwork chosen by students and faculty, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2008 Mixed Messages, group exhibition for Photopolis Festival of Photography and Nocturne: Art at Night, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
2008 The Boys of Summer, two person exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2008 Ordinary People, members exhibition, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS
2008 The Elephant Show, group exhibition of student work, NSCADU, Halifax, NS
2008 NSCADU Wearable Art Show, The Marquee, Halifax, NS
2008 Khyber Members Exhibition, Khyber ICA, Halifax, NS
2008 Vending Machine Project, group exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
2007 Selected NSCADU Student Work, summer group exhibition, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS
Residencies
2013 Artist in Residence, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, 05 November- 05 December, Halifax, NS
Collections
2015 Nova Scotia Art Bank
2013 Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery permanent collection
2012 Nova Scotia Art Bank
2011 Shoes or No Shoes Museum, Kruishoutem, Belgium
2008-current Local, national and international private collections