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Curriculum Vitae


Shayna Pollock, (b., Manitoba, Canada) |


Shayna Pollock is a Métis multidisciplinary conceptual emerging artist and Emily Carr University of Art & Design graduate who lives with multiple chemical allergies. Her first group exhibit in Manitoba was with Theatre Projects Manitoba. She completed her first residency and tour with them as part of the Chautauqua: The Interlake Trail in 2021 and while there was mentored by Fete Jockey’s, Jennie O'Keefe. Back in 2017 her ceramic work was chosen to be featured in the Foundation Show at Emily Carr University of Art & Design where she also participated in various other shows including the HERE Aboriginal Student Art Exhibition 2020. Prior to this she was a self taught as a; seamstress, designer of clothing, costumes, upholstery, and explored both surrealism and realism through both drawing and painting. Currently, she practices chemically mindful art that integrates intimate experiences and feelings based on; notions of self including Métis identity, life within the worldly scope, societal constructs, and chemical use. The materials that she uses in her works are endless and always changing depending on circumstances; photography, light, water, clay, glass, metal, wood, stone, vinyl, paper, fabric, found items, electronics and various other mediums are used to create a mostly visual and sometimes tactile dialogue. She feels to create art is a way to speak, express, explore, engage, and understand an experience as a whole. Captivated with how extensive expression through photography can be, she is currently looking to advance her career as an artist with a dominant photography influence while using her work to speak about chemical exposures. She currently resides in and is from Southern Manitoba.






Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Bachelor of Design


Studied under:


Birthe Piontek


Patryk Stasieczek


Sophie Gaur


Peter Bussigel


Julie York






RBC Emerging Artist, Theatre Projects Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB


Group Exhibitions




Chautauqua: The Interlake Trail Tour for Theatre Projects Manitoba, Various Locations, MB


Martha Street Studio 2021 Members’ Show + Sale, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, MB




HERE Aborginal Student Art Exhibition, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC




Installation Art, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC




Foundation Show, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC






Lecturer, Virtual Workshop, Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School, Selkirk, MB

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