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Brazen is a modern abstract artist that uses fluid acrylics to create dynamic images as a tool for studying the subconscious.
 
Formal Accredited Education
2003   Visual Fundamentals - University of Alberta
2000   Bachelor of Arts (Criminology Program) - University of Alberta
1994 – 1996  Victoria School of the Arts – Edmonton, AB
 
Professional Appointments
Board of Directors CARFAC BC - Vancouver, BC
Owner/Operator & Art Director of Ellis Art Studios – Kelowna, BC
Owner/Operator of Brazen Design Studio – Kelowna, BC
Active Juried Member of Federation of Canadian Artists, Central Okanagan Chapter
Contributing Partner for Festivals Kelowna “Arts on the Avenue” 
Organizer of Etsy Made in Canada Show – Kelowna, BC
 
Solo & Duo Exhibitions
2018   “Emotion vs Logic”  Duo Exhibition – Peachland Public Art Gallery
2017   “Suspension” Solo Exhibition Third Space – Kelowna, BC

Selected Exhibitions & Career Highlights
2018   Exhibiting Artist for Gallery 97 – Peachland, BC
2018   “Stranger Than Fiction” bG Contemporary Art Gallery – Santa Monica, CA
2018   “The Collection” Group Exhibition – West Kelowna, BC
2018   "Vegan"  Group Show – RCA Galleria – Kelowna, BC
2018   “Bliss” SWAC Group Exhibition – West Kelowna, BC
2018   Kelowna Airport Skyway Exhibiting Artist – Kelowna, BC
2017   “Encounters” Group Exhibition – Kelowna Public Art Gallery
2017   “For the Love of Art” Exhibition – Vernon Public Art Gallery
2017   “Under 500” Exhibition – Penticton Public Art Gallery
2017   Exhibiting Artist for Gallery 97 – Peachland, BC
2017   “Under 100” Exhibition – Lake Country Public Art Gallery
2017   “Red Dot” Exhibition Alternator Contemporary Gallery – Kelowna, BC
2017   “4th Annual Mini Show” Front Street Gallery– Penticton, BC
2017   “Bringing the Darkness Into The Light” Exhibition RCA Galleria – Kelowna, BC
2017   Lake Country Artwalk Exhibition – Lake Country, BC
2017   WestElm "Made Local" Showcase– Vancouver, BC
2017   Maker’s Movement – International Handmade Pop Up Show
2016   Exhibiting Artist for Gallery 97 – Peachland, BC
2015   Kelowna Airport Skyway Exhibiting Artist – Kelowna, BC
2015   International “Dirty Show 13” – Detroit, Michigan USA
2015   International Twitter Art Exhibition – Moss, Norway
2015   International Seattle Erotic Art Show –Seattle, WA
2015   International “Au Naturel” : The Nude in the 21st Century –  Astoria, OR
2015   International “12 Inches of Sin”  Sin City Gallery – Las Vegas, Nevada
2015   “Oasis” Art Show & Symposium – RCA Galleria – Kelowna
2015   “Autumn” Federation of Canadian Artists Exhibition – Kelowna, BC
2015   “Foliage & Flowers” Exhibition – FCA Gallery – Vancouver, BC
2015   "Small, Smaller, Smallest” Exhibition – FCA Gallery – Vancouver, BC
2015   Canvas Unbound” Exhibition – FCA Gallery – Vancouver, BC
2015   “Landscapes” Exhibition – FCA Gallery – Vancouver, BC
2014   “4x6” Group Exhibition – Kelowna Public Art Gallery
2014   “Water” Group Exhibition – Kelowna Community Theatre
2012   “Under $300” Exhibition – Penticton Public Art Gallery
2012   “Abstraction” Members Show – Kelowna Public Art Gallery
2012   International Okanagan Erotic Art Show – Ex Nihilo Winery & Gallery
2012   “A Retrospective” Group Exhibition – Summerland Public Art Gallery
2011   "Edge of Night” International Art Show – Ex Nihilo Winery & Gallery
2011   Lake Country Artwalk Exhibition – Lake Country, BC
2010   "Dragonheart” Solo Exhibition – Daffodil Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2010   "Stick Figures” Livessence Show – RCA Galleria – Kelowna, BC
2010    Lake Country Artwalk Exhibition – Lake Country, BC
2010   "Under $300” Group Exhibition – Penticton Public Art Gallery
2010   "Seduce Me” International Art Show – Ex Nihilo Winery & Gallery
2010   "Wrapped & Ready"  Studio 113 Group Show – RCA Galleria – Kelowna, BC
2010   “Marking Identity”  Group Show – Kelowna Public Art Gallery

Press
2018   Article in KelownaNow -  Duo Exhibition “Emotion vs Logic”
2018   Article in Peachland View -  Duo Exhibition “Emotion vs Logic”
2017   Article & TV Interview in KelownaNow – Artisan Art & Design Show for Cultural Days
2017   Studio Tour & Creative Spaces Article on CYL
2016   Article in Kelowna Daily Courier as the Owner & Art Director of Ellis Art Studios
2016   In Focus Feature – KelownaNow Organization
2015   Featured Artist in BC Living Magazine
2015   Featured Artist in June’s Edition of Country Living Magazine
2015   Featured Artist on Houzz, International Interior Design Publication
2015   Featured Artist on Dallas Morning News
2014   Article on Trading Spaces - Fashion Magazine
2014   Featured Artist on Rogers Telecom Network
2014   Studio Feature on Huffington Post
2013 – 2017  Contributing Partner – National Etsy Summit – Toronto ON
2012   Best of Etsy Article – She Knows Magazine
2012   Artist Spotlight on Singing Three Little Birds Publication
2012   Featured Artist on Bright Spark Media
2010   Featured Artist on Artsy Shark