MEG YAMAMOTO

CURRICULUM VITAE

Miss Megumi Yamamoto B.F.A., M.F.A.

Correspondence Language: English

Sex: Female

Date of Birth: August 12, 1992

Canadian Residency Status: Canadian Citizen

Contact Information

Telephone: 1-778-214-3840

Email: yamamoto.meg@hotmail.com

Website: www.megyamamoto.com

Education and Training

 

2019 -____ Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies - Digital Arts and Humanities

The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. 

 

2016 - 2018 Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Visual Arts

The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. 

2010 - 2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Visual Studies (with Distinction)

The University of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

2014 Berlin Summer School, Study Abroad Program, The University of Calgary. Berlin, Germany.

2007 - 2009 Intermediate, Professional Division Cecchetti Method ballet training.

The School of Alberta Ballet. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Awards/Grants/Recognition

2019 - Research Assistantship, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. 7,500.

2017 - Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship Master's (CGS M), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). 17,500.

- University Graduate Fellowship, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. 3,000.

 

2016 - Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. 7,500.

- Peachland Fall Fair Trophy - Highest Aggregate Points.

- Peachland Fall Fair Handicrafts - Oil Painting, Best in Show.

 

2015 - The University of Calgary Faculty of Arts Silver Medallion in Art (Medal).

 

2014 - International Studentship Award, The University of Calgary Study Abroad. 500.

 

2013 - Louise McKinney Scholarship, Alberta Scholarship Programs, The University of Calgary. 2,500.

 

2012 - Dean’s List, The University of Calgary.

- Terentiuk Bursaries, The University of Calgary. 3,600.

- Jason Lang Scholarship, The University of Calgary. 1,000.

 

2011 - Dean’s List, The University of Calgary.

- Jason Lang Scholarship, The University of Calgary. 1,000.

 

2010 - Rutherford Scholarship. 2,500.

- The University of Calgary Entrance Scholarships, The University of Calgary. 1,250.

Skills

Photography/documentation, Microsoft Office suite, drawing, painting (acrylic, oil, ink), etching, lino and woodblock printing, Adobe Photoshop, website building, calligraphy.

 

Teaching Assistantships, Workshops, and Related Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. VISA 106 (Lab 01) Introduction to Digital Media. September - December 2019. Number of Students: 26.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. VISA 106 (Lab 01) Introduction to Digital Media. September - December 2018. Number of Students: 90 (lecture), 30 (lab).

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. CCS 150 (Lecture) Creative and Critical Art Theory I. January - April 2018. Number of Students: 60.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. CCS 250 (Lecture) Creative and Critical Art Theory II. 

September - December 2017. Number of Students: 14.

 

Foundations Certificate, Teaching Scholars Credentialing Program, The University of British Columbia. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. October 26. 2016.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. VISA 106 (Lab 01 and 02) Introduction to Digital Media. 

September - December 2016. Number of Students: 58.

 

Guest Instructor for Celtic Designs and Illuminations workshop/module St. Mary's University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 2016. 

Lectures, Artist Talks and Related Experience

 

Lecture on building an art portfolio with Photoshop, VISA 106: Introduction to Digital Art, October 22, 2019. Room 128, SCI Building, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. 

Lecture on Postmodernism and Fredric Jameson, CCS 150: Creative and Critical Theory I, March 19, 2018. Room 1101, EME Building, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. 

Lecture on Hans Ulrich Orbrist's "Ways of Curating", CCS250: Creative and Critical Art Theory II, October 23, 2017. Room 250, FIP building, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.

 

Artist Talk "Describing Place", FINA Gallery, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. April 3. 2017.

Artist Talk, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. October 26. 2016.

 

Artist Talk and Lecture, St. Mary's University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. February 20. 2016.

Employment and Work Experience

Academic Assistant for the UBCO Summer Indigenous Art Intensive, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. June to July 2019. 

Research Assistant, Water Ways project at The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. May 1, 2018 to Current

Academic Assistant for the UBCO Summer Indigenous Art Intensive, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. June to July 2018. 

Accessibility Assistant, Disability Resource Centre, The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. September 2017 - April 2018.  

Wedding Stationary Calligraphy Artist Vintage Origami Weddings, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. July - September 2016.

Front Desk Receptionist/Boutique, The School of Alberta Ballet, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. August 2015 - June 2016.

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist, Ambition Performing Arts Inc, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. December 2012 - August 2013. 

Solo Exhibitions

Wunderkammer - Decomposition Experimentation, Herbarium, Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm, Kelown, British Columbia, Canada. From August 31, 2019.

 

Wunderkammer - Nature's Assemblages, Gallery Vertigo, 102 - 3105 28 Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. May 7 - June 1, 2019.

 

The Paisley Notebook Artist Series 1, The Laurel Packing House, 1304 Ellis Street, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. February 3, 2019. With the Paisley Notebook in partnership with Kelowna Museums Society.

Chalk wall art design and execution at the Innovation Centre, 460 Doyle Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. December 1 - 31, 2018. 

 

Objects in Suspension, Alchemy (boutique window display) 345 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. September 27 2018 - January 5, 2019.

 

Thesis Exhibition, FINA Gallery, The University of British Columbia (Okanagan). Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. June 16 - June 29, 2018.

 

Objects in Suspension, Alternator Member's Gallery, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. April 13 - May 5, 2017. 

 

Objects in Suspension, FINA Gallery, The University of British Columbia (Okanagan). Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. February 11 - 16, 2018.

 

Exhibit: Meg Yamamoto, Great West Life Mezzanine, Rotary Centre for the Arts. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. November 2 - 29, 2017. 

 

Encounter, Sandhill Wines tasting room 1125 Richter St. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. July 11 - August 15, 2017. 

 

Month Long Exhibition at Waves Coffee Shop, Palliser Waves Coffee, 110-140 14th Ave SE. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. April 3 - May 3, 2016. 

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

Red Dot 2019 (Annual Members' Show and Sale), Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, 103 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. November 22 - December 21, 2019.

 

Member's Exhibition: Stories(Annual Members' Exhibition), Kelowna Art Gallery 1315 Water Street, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. November 9 - February 23, 2020.

 

Bring Out Your Best (Annual Members' Exhibition), Kelowna Art Gallery 1315 Water Street, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. November 3 - January 13, 2019.

 

Blue on Blue, a Members' Exhibit, Gallery Vertigo 102 3105 28th Avenue, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. October 29 - November 30, 2019.

 

Red Dot Member's Show, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. November 2017.

 

Social Engine, FINA Gallery, The University of British Columbia (Okanagan). Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. November 20 - 24, 2017.

 

MFA Connect, FINA Gallery, The University of British Columbia (Okanagan). October 10 - 20, 2017 and Audain Gallery, The University of Victoria November 6 - 10 , 2017.

 

Rethink150: Indigenous Truths, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. June 26-July 3. 2017.

 

16th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print 2017, Lessedra Art Gallery. Sofia, Bulgaria. June 22-September 30. 2017.

 

MFA Open House exhibition, FINA Gallery, The University of British Columbia (Okanagan). Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. April 3-7. 2017.

 

Emplace (4 person exhibition), FINA Gallery, The University of British Columbia (Okanagan). Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. November 20-26. 2017.

 

2016 ECAP Art Exhibition, Emerging Canadian Artists Program, Cenera Office. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. April 20. 2016 - May 11. 2017.

 

Spring Art Exhibition, Beacon Original Art. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. April 23. 2016.

 

BeatleMani Art, Caprices Fine Arts. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. April 23. 2016.

 

Christmas in the Country, Leighton Art Centre. Millarville, Alberta, Canada. November 7-15. 2015.

 

Annual Fall Exhibition, Beacon Original Art. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. October 17. 2015.

 

Featured Artist at Glimpse, Raw: Natural Born Artists Showcase. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. July 10. 2015.

 

Featured Artist at Sensory, Raw: Natural Born Artists Showcase. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. May 7. 2015.

 

Art in Motion, Caprices Fine Arts at Ingelwood Community hall. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. April 18. 2015.

 

ArtHouse Union Year End Gala (Exhibition), SS Arts Lounge, The University of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. April 1. 2015.

 

Exploring Sacred Through Art, Sacred Arts, Camrose, Alberta, Canada. March - May 31.  2015.

 

Faculty of Arts Gala, Wunder Gallery, The University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. February 2-6. 2015.

 

Post-Miniature Exhibition, the Little Gallery, The University of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. February 6. 2015.

 

Something Queer, Calgary Outlink at Community Wise Resource Centre. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. January 9-31. 2015.

 

BFA VIST Graduation Showcase, the Little Gallery, The University of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. April 22-May 1. 2014.

 

Art & Martinis, Davis LLP, Livingston Place. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. March 11. 2014.

 

Post-Miniature Exhibition, Little Gallery, The University of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. February 3-7.  2014.

 

Senior Art Show, John G. Diefenbaker High School. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 2010.

 

Art Showcase, Sir Winston Churchill High School​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 2009.

Events

Breakthrough, Theatre Course Union, FSSC, The University of British Columbia (Okanagan). December 2, 2016.

 

Peachland Fall Fair, September 2016.

 

2nd Annual UCalgaryStrong Festival, The University of Calgary. April 13, 2016.

 

8th Annual Art Under $100 Show, ArtSpot, WED Studios, Calgary. December 10 - 13, 2015.

 

Calgary Highland Games, Springbank Park, Calgary. September 5, 2015.

 

Chili Fest, The Market Square, Downtown Okotoks. August 29, 2015.

 

MarketSpot 17th, ArtSpot and Market YYC, Tomkins Park, Calgary. August 8, 2015.

 

Taste of Okotoks, The Market Square, Downtown Okotoks. July 25, 2015.

 

Market Collective, Chinese Cultural Centre, Calgary. July 17, 2015.

 

MarketSpot 17th, ArtSpot and Market YYC, Tomkins Park, Calgary. July 11, 2015.

 

"North American" Tournament, Spruce Meadows, Gallery on the Green, Calgary. July 3 - 5, 2015.

 

Canada Day Market Block Party, MarketSpot, Eau Claire Market, Calgary. July 1, 2015.

 

BuskerFest, The Market Square, Downtown Okotoks. June 27, 2015.

 

"National" Tournament Presented by Rolex, Spruce Meadows, Gallery on the Green, Calgary. June 5 - 7, 2015.

 

Mother's Day Shopping Event, The Market Shop Local, Eau Claire Market, Calgary. May 1 - 3, 2015.

 

Arts and Crafts Fair, Highland Park Community Association, Calgary. April 25, 2015.

 

Spring Sale, Cedarbrae Community Centre, Calgary. April 18, 2015.

 

First Annual UCalgaryStrong Festival, Jack Simpson Gym, The University of Calgary. April 15, 2015.

 

Art exhibit at Women in Leadership Year End Fundraiser, Arts Lounge, The University of Calgary. March 31, 2015.

 

Christmas Market, The Market Shop Local at Christ Church Hall, Calgary. November 22, 2014.

 

Fundraisers and Charity Events:

 

My Canvas has Laces art gala + auction, Shoe Bank Canada, Kelowna. October 20, 2018

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15th Annual Art on the Line Fundraiser and Gala, UBCO Fipke Building, Kelowna. February 25, 2017.

 

Art Against Exploitation, Westside King's Church, Calgary. November 4, 2016.

 

A Twilight Gala, 4th Annual NWSC Fundraising Event, New West Symphony and Chorus, Calgary. March 8, 2016.

 

The Story of Us Celebration and Fundraiser, Fire Exit Theatre, Calgary. September 23, 2015.

 

Gallery Calorie Art Race, Calgary. June 20, 2015.

 

Post-Miniature Exhibition, Little Gallery, The University of Calgary. February 6, 2015.

 

Deviantart Holiday Card Project. December 2014.

 

Ralph McCall School Craft Sale/Fundraiser, Airdrie. November 2014.

 

Post-Miniature Exhibition, Little Gallery, The University of Calgary. February 3 - 7, 2014.

 

Other Skills and Credentials

  • Secretary on the Board of Directors at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. July 2018 - November 2018.

  • Special Event Server (SES) certification. Received May 2018.

  • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines (Distinction), Wine & Spirit Education Trust. 2017. 

  • WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (100%), Wine & Spirit Education Trust. November 2016.

  • Cecchetti Method Exam Intermediate A (Classical Ballet), with Honours. Imperial Society of teachers of Dancing. May 2009.

  • Grade 3 Examination in Violin with First Class Honours, Royal Conservatory of Music. October 2005.

  • Grade 2 Examination in Violin with First Class Honours, Royal Conservatory of Music. October 2004.

  • Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C, Canadian Red Cross. November 2015 - November 2018.

Memberships

October 2017 - Present Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, BC

August 17, 2017 - August 2018 The Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC

July 2015 - July 2016 Artist Member, Leighton Art Centre, Millarville, AB

July 2015 - July 2016 Artist Member, ArtSpot, Calgary, AB

September 2012 - June 2015 Artist/Club Member, Arthouse Union Club, Calgary, AB

Collections

  • University of British Columbia Okanagan, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies teaching collection, Kelowna, BC, Canada. 

2010 - present

2010 - present

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