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Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, 2013

Exhibitions

2018
Queer Coping Mechanisms, Stimulus Conference (Duo Exhibition), Edmonton, AB

2016
Women’s Washroom, WePress, Vancouver, BC

2015
BIMPE VIII, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC
& Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers, Edmonton, AB

2014
BIMPE VIII, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC
& Dundarave Print Shop, Vancouver, BC
.GIF 2, Red Gate Arts Society, Vancouver, BC
Please Leave Nothing, Duo Exhibition, Malaspina Printmakers Society, Vancouver BC
Encumbered, Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers, Edmonton, AB
This Doesn’t Leave the Window, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, BC

2013
Too Close for Comfort, Duo Exhibition, Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Capacity for Fellowship, Stanley A. Milner Library, The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, AB
Everything on Sale!, Commerce Place, The Works Art &Design Festival, Edmonton, AB
Gravity and Flight, Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers, Edmonton, AB
Halcyon Days, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Edmonton, AB (Catalogue)
Parka Patio, Latitude 53 Artist Run Centre, Edmonton, AB
Reset, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, Edmonton, AB

2012
Solo
Nextfest Emerging Artist Festival, Propaganda Hair Salon, Edmonton, AB
Solo Exhibition of Prints, Transcend Coffee Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB

Group
Silver and Gold, Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers (SNAP) Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Tesoro, Visual Arts Student Association (VASA), Telus Centre, Edmonton, AB
Dialects , VASA, Concordia Library, Edmonton, AB
Crip Tease: A night of Irreverent Art, Juried Exhibition, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Alberta Culture Days At Rutherford House, Rutherford House, Edmonton, AB
30 Love, Juried Exhibition, Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers, Edmonton, AB
Let’s Do This!, Collaborative mural project by Wil Yee,The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, AB
Altar/Alter, ArtsHab One, Edmonton, AB
Rainbow Art Gallery at Pride Festival, Juried Exhibition, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, AB
Corpus III, Rutherford South, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Pastiche 007, Enterprise Square, Edmonton, AB
Works in Progress, The Works Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Love Letters to Feminism, The Works Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2011
Print Affair, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Gezellig, VASA, Telus Centre, Edmonton, AB
Alberta Arts Days Arty Party, Northern Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
Art from the Unknown, Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, Edmonton, AB
Student Refugee Program Gala, Canadian Druze Centre, Edmonton, AB

2010
Let it Snow Art Auction, VASA, Telus Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
For Gilbert, The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, AB
Smaller than a Breadbox, The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, AB
Art Walk, Whyte Avenue, Edmonton, AB

2009
Art Walk, Whyte Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Art from the Unknown, Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre, Edmonton, AB

Residencies
Electro Etching Residency Workshop, Gran Canaria, Spain
Paul Artspace, Fall 2014
Malaspina Printmakers Society Scholar, 2013/2014

Collections
National Bank of Canada
Vancouver Letterpress League Calendar Project
Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta
Works held in various private collections

Awards
Shortlisted for Room Magazine Cover Art Contest, 2019
Creative Spark Vancouver Grant, 2017
Professional Development Project Assistance, Brtish Columbia Arts Council, 2017
Honourable Mention in Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, 2014
Top 100 Most Influential Undergraduates, Wanderer Magazine, 2013
Works to Work Scholarship, 2010-13
Justine Angelina Carswell Memorial Award in Fine Arts, 2011
Jason Lang Award, 2010-11
University of Alberta Undergraduate Academic Scholarship, 2010
Alexander Rutherford Scholarship, 2009
Visual Arts Alberta Award, 2009
Advanced Placement Art Portfolio, 2009
Rose Margaret King Merit Award, 2009
L.G. Hannah Award, 2009

Publications/Media
“Becomes easier the more you do it.” Login: The Vancouver Community Network Intern Magazine. Issue 2. Mar 2014: 6-9. Print.

“Cara Seccafien Artist Statement.” Spaces Between: An Undergraduate Feminist Journal, Issue 1. 2013: ejournals.library.ualberta.ca. Web.

Baxter, Meaghan. “Reset.” Review of Reset exhibition by Visual Arts Student Association. Vue Weekly [Edmonton, AB] 30 Jan 2013: vueweekly.com. Web and Print.

Anon. “Cara Seccafien: building bridges in the arts community” The Wanderder [Edmonton, AB] 11 Mar 2013: www.thewandereronline.com. Web.

Griwkowsky, Fish. “Festival preview: Eight Works show to see this weekend.” Review of Everything on Sale! Project exhibition. The Edmonton Journal [Edmonton, AB] 28 Jun 2013: edmontonjournal.com. Web and Print.

Hymanyk, Megan. “Art and design student groups showcase social consciousness.” The Gateway [Edmonton, AB] 30 Jan 2013: thegatewayonline.ca. Web and Print.

Jans, Terah “Halcyon Days” Curious Arts [Edmonton, AB] 26 Apr 2013: curiousarts.ca. Web.

Other Professional Activities

2018 – 2019
Administrative and Development Manager, Powell Street Festival Society, Vancouver, BC
Program Liaison, Heart of the City Festival, Vancouver, BC
Collective Member and Founder, Workshop Facilitator, WePress Community Art Space, Vancouver, BC
Printmaking Instructor, Anvil Centre, City of New Westminster, BC
Speaker, Queer Coping Mechanisms, Stimulus Conference Edmonton, AB
Performer, Windows 95, The Toast Collective Vancouver, BC
Illustrator, The Other Press, New Wesminster, BC
2017
Illustrator, The Other Press, New Wesminster, BC
Queering Selfies Workshop Series Facilitator Vancouver, BC
Development and Administrative Coordinator, Powell Street Festival Society, Vancouver, BC
2016
Administrative Assistant, Powell Street Festival Society, Vancouver, BC
Layout Manager, The Other Press, New Westminster, BC
Director and Founder, WePress, Vancouver, BC
Contributor, New Trail Magazine Edmonton, AB
Performer, Mad Pride Cabaret, Gallery Gachet Vancouver BC
2015
Administrative Assistant, Powell Street Festival Society, Vancouver, BC
Workshop Facilitator and Graphic Design, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, BC
Production Assistant, The Other Press, New Westminster, BC
2014
Workshop Facilitator, Family Fuze, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Graphic Designer for Music Events, Princeton Pub, Vancouver, BC
Graphic Designer, “Emma” a film by Aerlan Barrett, Vancouver, BC
Speaker, Gallery Gachet Panel on Creative Engagement, ArtsBC Conference, Bowen Island, BC
Contributor and Designer for Login Magazine, Vancouver Community Network, Vancouver, BC
Communications Coordinator, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, BC
2013
Workshop Facilitator and Intern, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, BC
Contributing Writer, SNAPline, Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers, Edmonton, AB
Student Liaison, Board of Directors, The Works Art & Design Society, Edmonton, AB
President, Visual Arts Student Association, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Curatorial Supervisor (Intern), The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, AB
2012
Festival Writer, The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, AB
Exhibition Organizer, Works in Progress, The Works Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2011
Curatorial Coordinator (Intern), The Works Art & Design Festival,Edmonton, AB
Artist Facilitator of Public Participatory Project at A.M.P. Art Music Play, Northern Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
2010
Curatorial Assistant (Intern), The Works Art &Design Festival, Edmonton, AB

Related Community Service
2013
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
2012
Print Affair at Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers
Parka Patio Party at Latitude 53
Designer of OUTreach Logo
Designer of Assiniboia Housing Cooperative Logo
2011
Gezellig Fundraiser Art Auction
2010
Volunteer Writer for Exposure Queer Arts & Culture Festival
ArtStart Teacher at E4C
Exhibition Guide at Art Gallery of Alberta