b.1988, Toronto, Ont.
SCREENINGS & FESTIVALS
2020 Animation Workshop – “Skatrix”, DesignTO, Toronto
2019 Regent Park Film Festival Director’s Spotlight – Official Selection, Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, Ont.
2019 Rendezvous with Madness Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
2019 Moving Pictures at An Exhibition, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga
2019 Artists’ Health Alliance, OCAD University, Toronto
2018 Rules: From Safety Precautions, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto – Film Editor
2018 TAIS’ Fan Fiction Anijam, The Royal Cinema, Toronto
2017 Long Winter Arts Festival, Tranzac, Toronto
2017 Bunker 2 – Fundraiser, Tough Guy Mountain’s Brandscape, Toronto
2017 Augmented Cinema V, The Royal Cinema, Toronto
2020 Precarious Joy, Northern Contemporary, Toronto, Ont. – Postponed due to COVID-19
2017 NO-STO, Daniel Spectrum, Toronto, Ont.
2017 VPN to IRL(Images Festival Off-site exhibition), Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto
2017 102nd Graduate Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto, Ont.
2016 Emerging Digital Artist Award, Artscape Sandbox, Toronto, Ont.
2015 Polypackets, OCAD U Great Hall Exhibition, Toronto, Ont.
2015 Baroque-N-Link, OCAD University, Toronto, Ont.
2018 – 2019 Artists’ Health Alliance, Toronto Animated Image Society, Toronto
2017 Summer Student Residency, Trinity Square Video, Toronto
CURATORIAL PRACTICE & JURY PARTICIPATION
2018 Curator, Preservation and Permanence, InterAccess, Toronto
2017 Juror, OCADU Great Hall Student Exhibition, Toronto
AWARDS & COMPETITIONS
2017 Career Launcher Fund, OCAD University, Toronto
2016 Emerging Digital Artist Award, Toronto – Finalist
2016 TUFF (Toronto Urban Film Festival), Toronto – Shortlisted
2016 Magnotta Winery Art Competition, Magnotta Winery, Vaughan – Finalist
2016 AkimboTV, Monthly Short Video Festival Winner
2014 – 2015 Integrated Media Project 31 Scholarship, OCAD University, Toronto
2020 Bright Lights Camp–Stop Motion Animation, University of Toronto Schools, TAIS & FireFly Foundation, Toronto – Cancelled due to COVID-19
2019 Animation Workshop Series– “Skatrix”, DesignTO, Toronto
2019 Bright Lights Camp–Stop Motion Animation, University of Toronto Schools, TAIS & FireFly Foundation, Toronto
2019 Youth Video Production Workshop Bootcamp, Trinity Square Video, Toronto
2019 Adobe After Effects Composting/Editing Workshop, Toronto Public Library, Digital Innovation Hubs, Toronto
2019 Introduction to Adobe After Effects, Toronto Animated Image Society, Toronto
2019 Adobe After Effects Workshop, Trinity Square Video, Toronto
2018 Adobe After Effects Composting/Editing Workshop, Toronto Public Library, Digital Innovation Hubs, Toronto
2018 Adobe After Effects Workshop, Trinity Square Video, Toronto
COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS
2019 360 Animation – A Story Anchored in Ancestry, Northern VR, Toronto
2017 Virtual Reality artwork, Gallery’s VR App Gallery (V/Art Projects), Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Ont.
ARTIST TALKS & PANELS
2020 “Long Winter Info Session”, Info Session | Submission Workshop, speaker, Centre for Emerging Artist and Designers – OCAD U, Toronto
2019 “Storytelling in New Media”, Intersections: New Media Blitz Talks, speaker, Reel Asian Film Festival, Toronto, Nov 8.
2019 Anxiety in the Art World, panelist, InterAccess, Toronto, Jun 21.
2019 Artist Health Alliance, panelist Q&A, OCAD University, Toronto, Mar 21.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
2019 – Present Treasurer, Board of Directors, Trinity Square Video, Toronto. Ont.
2019 – Present Workshop and Studio Support Technician, TAIS, Toronto
2019 – Present Technical Director, Animation Project Management, Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra & OCAD University
2018 – 2019 Technical Director, Animation Project Management, Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra & OCAD University
2013 – 2018 Free-lance Illustrator, Horse Canada Publication, Aurora, Ont.
2018 Art Installation Assistant, Jessie Sheng – Cloud 9 Aisle 5, Nuit Blanche 2018
2017 Gallery Programming Assistant, Trinity Square Video – Internship
2016 Art Installation Assistant, Luzinterruptus Collective – Traffic vs. Literature, Nuit Blanche 2016
2015 Visual Resources and Special Collections Monitor, OCAD University
2013 – 2017 OCAD University, BFA (High Distinction), Toronto, Ont., Canada
2007 – 2009 Centennial College, Diploma in General Business,Toronto, Ont., Canada
2018 Hamilton, Katherine. ““Preservation and Permanence;” Digital Contemporary Anxiety.” Squarespace November 14, 2018. Web. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d0c1af2f8a8a5000103bb10/t/5d0dc0196d532e00018a383b/1561182234055/Preservation+and+Permanence+Shortform+Review.pdf
2017 Dick, Terence. “VPN to IRL & Mehrnaz Rohbakhsh at Xpace.” Akimblog April 12, 2017. Web.
2017 Whyte, Murray. “V/Art Projects brings the virtual reality to wherever you are.” Toronto Star December 6, 2017. Web & Print. https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2017/12/06/vart-projects-brings-the-virtual-reality-to-wherever-you-are.html
2017 Pham, Tak. Data Library, Xpace Main Space Exhibition Essay. 1-8. April 2017. http://www.xpace.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Main-space_VPN_IRL.pdf
2017 Smith, Margaux. “The Artist Project 1: VPN to IRL.” Digital Tattoo University of British Columbia, June 8, 2017. https://digitaltattoo.ubc.ca/2017/06/08/the-artist-project-1-vpn-to-irl/