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Emma Piirtoniemi

EDUCATION
2017  Preliminary Gemmology Certificate  
Canadian Gemmological Association
2016  BFA Major in Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing, Minor in Art History  
NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2009–2011  Studies in Fine Art, French, Music  
Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

AWARDS/BURSARIES
2017  One-Year Scholarship  Harbourfront Centre Metal Studio Residency
2016  Educational Mission to SOFA Chicago  Craft Alliance Atlantic Association
2016  Travel Bursary  NSCAD University
2016  Finalist  L.A. Pai Gallery 13th Annual National Student Jewellery Competition
2016  Arthur Lismer Award for Academic Excellence  NSCAD University
2016  Nova Scotia Student Bursary  Attendance bursary for Canadian Museums Association conference

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017  Draw Near  Chives Window Space, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016  Draw Near  Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018  Revealed, Visual Space Gallery, Curated by Barbara Cohen, Vancouver, British Columbia
2017  Studio 21 Holiday Pop-Up, Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017  Canada 150 Art Jewellery Show, Ming's Diamond, Juried exhibition, Vancouver, British Columbia
2017  Working it Out, Harbourfront Centre, Curated by Melanie Egan, Toronto, Ontario
2017  Art and Form  Studio 21 Fine Art, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017  Dialect  NSCAD Fashion Show, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017  Entities  NSCAD Senior Art Jewellery and Metalsmithing Exhibition, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017  Gallery @ ACTS  Atlantic Craft Trade Show, Juried Exhibition, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016  Studio 21 Fine Art  SOFA Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
2016  15 Monologues  Summer Craft Residency Exhibition, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016  13th Annual Jewellery Student Competition  L.A. Pai Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
2016  Currents  NSCAD Senior Jewellery group show, Frida Fine Jewellery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016  NSCAD Graduation Exhibition  Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2014  Coal or Gold  NSCAD Jewellery Department, Bridge Centre for the Arts and Technology, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

PUBLICATIONS/PRESS
2017  The Culture Trip
"11 Emerging Contemporary Artists from Nova Scotia to Know" by Kate Horodyski
2017  The Coast Weekly  "One Stop Shop" by Rebecca Dingwell
2017  ARTiculations Vol. 34, No. 2  "Emma Piirtoniemi: Big Ideas on an Intimate Scale" by Adam Carscadden
2016  Jewellery Studio Projects  NSCAD University Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing Catalogue
2016  NSCAD Graduation Catalogue  
2015–2017 Free Coffee  NSCAD Annual Catalogue of Student Work

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE
2018 Skew-whiff  curator 
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2016  Currents  exhibition coordinator
NSCAD Senior Jewellery group show, Frida Fine Jewellery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2015  Curating Parallels  co-curator 
NSCAD Faculty group show, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

RESIDENCIES
2017  Harbourfront Centre  Toronto, Ontario
Full-time Residency, Metal Studio
2016  Nova Scotia Centre for Craft  Halifax, Nova Scotia
airCRAFT Nine Month Residency, Metal and Glass Studios
2016  Nova Scotia Centre for Craft  Halifax, Nova Scotia
Summer Residency, Metal and Glass Studios

EXPERIENCE
Currently  Core Team Member/Contributing Writer  MetalAid Contemporary Jewellery Network, Toronto, Ontario
2018  Writer Tamika Knutson: Skin exhibition text, ODD Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon Territory
2017  Gallery Technician  Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017  Copy Editor  From Switzerland to Argentina and Back by Grace Laemmler, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016  Gallery Assistant (Relief)  Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016  Open Studio Intern  Wonder'neath Studios, Halifax, Nova Scotia                   
2015  Conference Volunteer  University Arts Association of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2017  Instructor  Plastics for jewellery, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017  Demonstrator  Glass lamp-working, Artist for a Day, Nova Scotia Centre for Craft, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2015  Instructor  Cuttlefish casting workshop, NSCAD University Jewellery Department, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2010–2012  Instructor  Jewellery with alternative materials, Sault Youth Association, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2011  Instructor  Jewellery with alternative materials, White Pines High School Art Department, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2008–2010  Instructor  Art Gallery of Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2017  Canadian Craft Biennial symposium  Can Craft? Craft Can!, Toronto, Ontario
2017  Artist Lecture by Otto Künzli  NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2017  Gallery Presentation series  Gallery @ ACTS, Atlantic Craft Trade Show, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016  Grant Writing workshop  Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2016  Canadian Museums Association conference  Inspiring Solutions, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2015  Society of North American Goldsmiths conference  Impact: Looking Back, Forging Forward, Boston, Massachusetts

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Craft Ontario
Craft Nova Scotia, Juried Member
Society of North American Goldsmiths
Vancouver Metal Arts Association
Visual Arts Nova Scotia