SELECTED GALLERY/FESTIVAL SCREENINGS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2012
Little Girl/Ugly Girl/Not bad/Just Evil Girl: The Films and Videos of Ariel Smith
Retrospective Screening, Ottawa, Ontario

2011
In an Expression of the Inexpressible, WARC Gallery, Images Festival, Toronto,Ontario

Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Dawson City, Yukon

2010
Images Festival, Toronto, Ontario

Acting Up, Acting Out,Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, New Brunswick

I Heart Video Art 3, CAFKA, Kitchener, Ontario

Boston GLBT Film Festival, Boston, Massachusetts

2009
Hochelaga Revisited, MAI Gallery, Montreal, Quebec

2008
Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Mix NYC, New York, New York

2007
(post) Colonial Stress Disorder: imaging a way out,WARC Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2006
Video Store,PAVED Arts, Saskatoon,Saskatchawan

Red Eye:First Nations Short Film and Video, Carlton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2005
Inside Out, Toronto, Ontario

2004
ImagineNative, Toronto, Ontario

2003
Media City, Windsor, Ontario

The Living Room and The Toilet: Deconstructing Reality by Decontextualizing Daily-lifeSpaces, Cold Creation Gallery,
Barcelona, Spain

2001
Queer City Cinema, Regina, Saskatchawan

Out On Screen, Vancouver B.C.

SELECTED CRITICAL REVIEWS

2009
Andre Seleanu, “L’art actuel des premieres nations: L’esthetisme d’un
discours critique”, Vie Des Arts, Autumn 2009

Jason Rehel, “A Slice of Pie, a hunk of cake,
and a week of experimental film”, National Post, April 3rd, 2009

2008
T.S. Warren, “Celluloid Celebration,
Ottawa Xpress, Feb 2008

2006
Deirdre Swain, “Lightningchild’s Disturbing Trio”,
NOW Magazine, June 2006

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

2012
K.M. Hunter Artist Award (Nominee), Ontario Art’s Foundation

2011
Ontario Arts Council Production Grant (Mid Career)

2009
Canada Council for the Arts Production Grant (Mid Career)

2008
Best Experimental (Nominee), Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival

2006
City of Ottawa Production Grant

Ontario Arts Council Production Grant  (Emerging)

Ontario Arts Council Access and Career Development Grant

2004
Cynthia Licker-Sage Award for Emerging Talent, ImagineNative Film Festival

2003
Jury Third Prize , Media City Festival of Experimental Film and Video

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2008-Present
SAW Video Media Arts Centre
Technical Coordinator (Production)
2010-2012
The Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA)
Ontario Regional Director
2010-Present
Media Art Network Ontario (MANO)
Board Member
2010-Present
National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC)
Current Co-Chair

FILMOGRAPHY

Target Girls
7 min/2012/HD/experimental
Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

Little girl/ugly girl/not bad/ just evil girl
Video Based Installation

Dear Diary
3min/2009/Super 8 mm/experimental
Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
5min/2009/35mm /Experimental
Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

Saviour Complex
6min/2008/16mm /Experimental
Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

1, 2, 3, Knockup
7min/2006/digital video/Experimental
Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

Lessons in Conquest
10 min/2004/digital video/Experimental
Director/Writer/Editor

Swallow
11 min./2002/digital video/Experimental
Director/Writer/Producer/Editor

Deconstructing Crack Ho (a memoir)
7 min./2001/digital video/Experimental
Director/Writer/Producer/Editor
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