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Education
MFA Candidate (2018 Expected) — OCAD University, Toronto, ON
Bachelor of Fine Arts (2016) — NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
Fine Arts Advanced Diploma (2015) — Georgian College, Barrie, ON
Art & Design Fundamentals Certificate (2012) — Georgian College, Barrie, ON

Exhibitions
2017                 “Tonight’s Special: Bannock, Mille-Feuille and Berries”, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON
2017                 “Course Credit”, OCAD University Graduate Gallery, Toronto, ON
2016                 “Humanalia”, OCAD University Graduate Gallery, Toronto, ON
2016                 “Wake the Town and Tell The People”, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
2016                 “The Mush Hole Project”, Woodlands Cultural Centre, Brantford, ON
2016                 “Wake the Town and Tell The People”, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
2015                 “Off The Hook 2015”, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
2015                 “21st Annual ISC Outstanding Student Achievement Awards in Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition”, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
2015                 “The Art of Living”, WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON
2015                 “2015 SDVA Scholarship Show”, Georgian College, Barrie, ON
2015                 “Know|Sense”, Double Door Studios & Gallery, Anten Mills, ON
2015                 “Print Exchange”, Ulster University, Belfast, Ireland
2015                 “MacLaren Benefactor Exhibition”, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
2014                 “The Season: Baby It’s Cold Outside”, SDVA Gallery, Barrie, ON
2014                 “Getting To Zero”, the front room Gallery, Barrie, ON
2014                 “Off The Hook 2014”, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
2014                 “Hot Off The Press”, Georgian College, Barrie, ON
2014                 “From The Rafters”, Double Door Studios & Gallery, Anten Mills, ON
2014                 “Works by Aylan Couchie”, Le Studio Gallery, Lafontaine, ON
2014                 “Suddenly Strung”, the front room Gallery, Barrie, ON
2014                 “2014 SDVA Scholarship Show”, Georgian College, Barrie, ON
2014                 “Ritual Practice”, the front room Gallery, Barrie, ON
2014                 “By The Dozen”, SDVA Gallery, Barrie, ON
2013                 “Hot off the Press Print Show and Sale”, Georgian College, Barrie, ON
2013                 “91st Annual Butter Sculpture Competition”, Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, ON
2013                 “2013 SDVA Scholarship Show”, Georgian College, Barrie, ON
2013                 “Works On Paper”, University of Belgrade, Serbia
2012                 “Hot off The Press Print Show and Sale”, Georgian College, Barrie, ON
2012                 “90th Annual Butter Sculpture Competition”, Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, ON
2012                 “2012 SDVA Scholarship Show”, Georgian College, Barrie, ON
2012                 “One Night Stand”, Georgian College, Barrie, ON

Public Art/Performance/Special Projects 
2018                 “#callresponse” Social Media Writer-In-Residence, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, ON, Dec 15, 2017 – January 27
2017                 “Global Experience Project” w/ Isaac Julien, OCAD University, January-June ‘17
2016                “Witnesses: Called to Action” Public Endurance Performance, Art Bar & Cabaret Voltaire – Atlantique, Halifax, NS

2016                “This Is What I Wish You Knew” {Re}conciliation Mural (Canada Council for the Arts), Halifax, NS
2015                 The Current Current, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, NS
2015                 H.I.O. Big Chiefs, Pratt Homes, Barrie, ON
2015                 Don’t Sweat It, Pratt Homes, Barrie, ON

Awards
2017                 Arthur Lismer Award for Academic Excellence, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2016                 2016 Premier’s Award Recipient, Recent Graduate, Ontario Colleges
2015                 Barbara Laronde Award, Native Women In The Arts, Toronto, ON
2015                 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ
2015                 Excellence in Studio Award, SDVA Scholarship Show, Barrie, ON
2014                 Excellence in Studio Award, SDVA Scholarship Show, Barrie, ON
2014                 Barrie Art Club Scholarship, SDVA Scholarship Show, Barrie, ON
2013                 Grand Champion “Harvey Townsend Award” Butter Sculpture Competition, Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, ON
2013                 2nd Place Juried Butter Sculpture Competition, Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, ON
2013                 Randy Anderson Memorial Scholarship, SDVA Scholarship Show, Barrie, ON
2013                 Excellence in Studio Award, SDVA Scholarship Show, Barrie, ON
2012                 Award of Excellence in Fine Art Studio: 3D, SDVA Scholarship Show, Barrie, ON
2012                 John Hart Memorial Scholarship, SDVA Scholarship Show, Barrie, ON

Media/Publications
2017                2017 Graduation Catalogue, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS
2017                “A Day in the Life” with Anishinaabe Artist Aylan Couchie, Toronto Guardian, April 2017
2016                “Double win for Georgian alumnae at Premier’s Awards Gala”, Georgian News, November 2016
2016                “Anishinaabe artist receives nomination in Recent Graduate category of the Premier’s Awards”, Anishinabek News, October 2016
2016                “Wake the Town and Tell the People”, Suzanne Seesman, Mana Contemporary, 2016
2016                “New Art: Aylan Couchie” Annual Artist Feature, The Coast, February 2016, Halifax, NS
2015                “Birch bark plane one of eight art pieces by NSCAD students installed at Halifax airport”, Metro News, Halifax, December 2015
2015                “2015 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards”, Sculpture Magazine, October 2015
2015                 “Aylan Couchie’s piece chosen to adorn Pratt Homes building”, Barrie Examiner, September 2015, Barrie, ON
2015                 “Georgian Fine Arts alumna chosen to create Barrie art installation”, Georgian College News, September 2015, Barrie, ON
2015                 “Aboriginal-inspired artwork wins Pratt Homes contest in Barrie”, Barrie Advance, September 2015, Barrie, ON
2015                 “Artist close with her grandfather”, Anishinabek News, August 2015, Ontario
2015                 “Vote for one of two Georgian artists in Barrie art competition”, Georgian College News, July 2015
2015                 “Former Barrie artist wins sculptor’s award”, Barrie Advance, July 2015, Barrie, ON
2015                 “Sculptor Award” (television), CTV Barrie, June 2015, North Bay, ON
2015                 “North Bay Sculptor” (television), CTV Northern Ontario, June 2015, North Bay, ON
2015                 “Local artist wins worldwide award”, Baytoday, June 2015, North Bay, ON
2015                 “Aylan Couchie – Artist Feature” Sunday Crush, Barrie, ON
2014                 “Extraordinary Experience: Carving A Grand Prize Winner”, GeorgianView 2014 Issue, Barrie, ON
2013                 “Fine Arts Student Hops to Grand Champion Win with Her Royal Winter Fair Butter Sculpture”, Georgian College News, Barrie, ON

Publications as Author
2017                 “Anti-Seal hunt rhetoric ignores facts and suppresses Indigenous Culture” Co-authored w/ Ian Mosby, The Globe & Mail, October 12
2017                 “Let’s Start with What Cultural Appropriation is Not”, Global News, May 19
2017                 “Returning Our Voices to Us: The recent debate about cultural appropriation shows that true reconciliation is not about saying sorry, it’s about listening to Indigenous Voices”, IRPP Policy Options, May 16

Presentations, Artist Talks, Symposia
2017                 “Indigenous Tattoo Resurgence Panel,” Ka’nikonhrí:yo Gatherings, moderator, Native Women in the Arts, Onsite Gallery, Toronto, ON, November 16
2017                  “social media disruptor,” Art & Activism, panelist, Native American Art Studies Association Biennial Symposium, Tulsa, OK, October 25-28
2017                  “glu-it: forcing Inuit art into settler creations,” Questioning the Artist: Indigenous and non-indigenous strategies and practices, panelist, Native American Art Studies Association Biennial Symposium, Tulsa, OK, October 25-28
2017                  “Resilient Women Must Sing,” Pop Up Speaker, AGO: First Thursdays, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

Related Experience
2017                Board Member, White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON
2017                Secretary, Native Women in the Arts, Toronto, ON
2017                Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Georgian College, Barrie, ON
2015-17          Art & Design Fundamentals Advisory Committee, Georgian College, Barrie, ON
2015                Event Curator, “Keesic Douglas: Films Short Like Loin Cloths”, Barrie Film Festival Aboriginal Days Feature, June 2015, Barrie, ON
2015                Jury Panel – The First Floor Gallery (Department of Culture/City Hall) Barrie, ON
2014                Event Coordinator in cooperation with ACSC“Getting to Zero” (World AIDS Day 2014), Barrie, ON
2014                Key Organizer – “Who New?!” Community Art Crawl (September 16), Barrie, ON
2014                Key Organizer – “Who New?!” Community Art Crawl (April 5), Barrie, ON
2014                Director of Marketing – the front room gallery, Barrie, ON

Curriculum Vitae – Aylan Couchie

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