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SASHA OPEIKO
(Windsor, ON; b. 1986, Belarus)

EDUCATION

2012           MFA, University of Victoria, Visual Arts
2009           BFA (Honours), University of Windsor, Visual Arts

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016    Selected Interior, in collaboration with Martin Stevens, Common Ground Art Gallery, Windsor, ON
2016    Elephant’s Foot, A.I.R. Studio Paducah, Paducah, KY
2014
   Favoured Objects, in collaboration with Martin Stevens, ArtSpeak Gallery (ACWR), Windsor, ON
2014    Caput Mortuum, Artcite Inc., Windsor, ON
2013    Some Things Like Bee Box Devices, Common Ground Art Gallery, Windsor, ON
2013    A Practical Lesson in Uselessness and Despair, part of ARTIST FOR HIRE: ALL SKILLS REQUIRED performance series, curated by Artist for Hire, ACWR, Windsor, ON
2012    Vice Versa, Common Ground Art Gallery, Windsor, ON
2012    Caput Mortuum, (MFA Thesis Exhibition), School of Visual Arts, Victoria, BC
2012    Caput Mortuum, Michael Audain Gallery, Victoria, BC
2011    Solve et Coagula, School of Visual Arts, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
2009   As I Lay Dying…, Common Ground Art Gallery, Windsor, ON

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017   Salon 17, SB Contemporary, Windsor, ON
2016
   Collect (Part 1), SB Contemporary, Windsor, ON
2015   Juried Exhibition, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON
2015
  Duplicate, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC
2014  SAF, (“Third Line,” in collaboration with Martin Stevens), Artcite Inc. (Off-site), Windsor, ON
2014  International Zizek Studies Conference: Parallax Future(s) in Art and Design, Ideology and Philosophy, (“Third Line” in collaboration with Martin Stevens), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2013  Juried Exhibition, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON
2013  Juried Art Show, Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON
2013   Precariat, (“Meta-Etcetera Hovercraft 1.0”, in collaboration with Megan Press), Artcite Inc., Windsor, ON
2012   Psycho-Pomp III, A Ship in the Woods, Del Mar, CA
2012   Music for Natural History, a Paul Walde/Tina Pearson project, part of Site and Sound, Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC
2011   Juried Exhibition 2011, Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON
2011   Surface to Air, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC
2011   Shelf Life, Artcite Inc., Windsor, ON
2011   Opposites Attract, Open Space, Victoria, BC
2010   Snapshot, Michael Audain Gallery, Victoria, BC
2010   Building Bridges, Common Ground Art Gallery, Windsor, ON
2009   Insomnia, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON
2009   Mesmerized: Visions of Sandwich, Mackenzie Hall, Windsor, ON
2009   Windsor Visual Fringe Festival, Artcite Inc., Windsor, ON
2009   Horizon, Arnold Klein Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
2009   Cleansing the Palette, (BFA Graduation Exhibition), LeBel Art Gallery,
Windsor, ON
2007  Hygrostomia, LeBel Art Gallery, Windsor, ON

RESIDENCIES

2016   Free Space II, Artspeak Gallery (ACWR), Windsor, ON
2016
   BAiR Late Winter Intensive, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB
2016  A.I.R. Studio Paducah, Paducah, KY
2012  Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, ON

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 –      Program Coordinator, Momentum Film & Video Collective, Windsor, ON
2016 –      Part-Time Gallery Assistant, SB Contemporary, Windsor, ON
2015
        Research Associate & Design, IN/TERMINUS, Stories of the City exhibition, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
2015        Art Director, Artwindsor Magazine, Windsor, ON
2014        Windsor-Essex Triennial Coordinator, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor ON
2013        Volunteer (Docent), Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor ON
2013        Project Assistant, Andrea Slavik, “The Things We Cannot Live Without”, WAHC Museum, Hamilton, ON
2013        Part-time Art Educator, Sundays in the Studio, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
2012       Board of Directors, Artcite Inc., Windsor, ON
2012 –     Studio Assistant to Linda Renaud Fisher, Windsor, ON
2012        Volunteer, Research Collections (Mammalogy), Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC
2012        Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Contemporary Visual Culture,  University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
2011        Sessional Instructor, Drawing, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
2011        Volunteer Mentor, TD Indigenous Student Career Transition Project,  University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
2010        MayWorks Windsor 2010 Organizing Committee Member, Windsor, ON
2009        Volunteer Monitor, Introduction to Lithography, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
2006        Student Internship, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2015   Digital Creation 3D Print Intensive (with Steve Laurie), University of Windsor, Windsor, ON
2014  Film Production Workshop (with Kevin Everson), Mobile Frames, Windsor, ON
2014  Intro to 16mm Filmmaking (with Daichi Saito), Mobile Frames, Windsor, ON
2014 Artist-Educator Foundations Course (Certificate), The Royal Conservatory,
Windsor, ON

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

2015   SB Contemporary Art, Windsor, ON

LECTURES/TALKS

2016   “Together and Apart: Art and Image-Making in the Information Age”, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, ON
2016   “Artist Talk: Matthew Hawtin, Sasha Opeiko and Victor Romao”, SB Contemporary, Windsor, ON
2015   “A Melancholic Approach to Dark Abstract Space”, Collapsing Constellations: Remapping Art, Science and the Planetary, Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology, York University, Toronto, ON
2012  “Caput Mortuum”, Michael Audain Gallery, part of Conversations with Emerging Visual Artists lecture series, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

WRITTEN WORKS

2017   “Speculations on Dong-Kyoon Nam’s Recycled Sensations”, critical essay, Modern Fuel  (Kingston, ON)
2013
     “Border Cultures”, review, FUSE magazine (Toronto, ON).
2013     “Quietly at the Window”, accompanying text for the Laura Dutton exhibition Quietly at the Window, PAVED ARTS (Saskatoon, SK) http://www.pavedarts.ca/2012/untitled-window-series-january-18-february-23-2013/
2012    “Bracket(ed)”, accompanying text for the Dickson Bou/Thomas Chisholm exhibition Bracket(ed), Forest City Gallery (London, ON).  http://www.forestcitygallery.com/node/134
2012    “Artcite Inc. 2011-2007: A Prospective Retrospective.” 30th Year Anniversary Catalogue, Artcite Inc., Windsor, ON
2012    (November, 2012) “one ten park”, The Scoop, 117: 3.

AWARDS/GRANTS

2016           Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists: Emerging Grant
2015
           Juror’s Prize, Thames Art Gallery, 2015 Juried Exhibition (Juror: Sky Glabush)
2015           Canada Council for the Arts Project Grants to Visual Artists
2014           Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant (Media Arts)
2013          
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant (Visual Art)
2012
          Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant (Media Arts)
2010           Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC)
2009           Hellen Veldora Bowlby Scholarship in Fine Arts
2008           Hazel Cryderman-Wees Scholarship for the Arts
2008           Jill Dynan-Perry Memorial Bursary
2008           John Kenneth Pufahl Memorial Scholarship in Printmaking
2007           Mary DeMarco Scholarship in Visual Arts
2005           Renewable Entrance Scholarship
2005           Visual Arts Entrance Award in Studio Art and Art History

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