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Jonny Sopotiuk

[email protected] | www.jonnysopotiuk.ca | +1-604-368-4447

B. 1986, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Treaty 1 Territory

Lives and works in East Vancouver, BC, Canada
Unceded Indigenous territories belonging to the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and Tsleil-Watututh peoples

Education:

Ongoing     Studying towards a Bachelor of Arts (Labour and Indigenous Studies), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

2018     Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC

2007     Leadership Winnipeg, Emerging Community Leaders Program

Group Exhibitions:

2018     The Show, Emily Carr University Degree Exhibition, ECUAD, Vancouver, BC

2015     Trigger: Drawing the Line in 2015, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver, BC

2015     Teen Angst Night, Annex Theatre, Vancouver, BC

2014     Thru the Trapdoor, On Main Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2013     Book Art, Emily Carr University Library, Vancouver, BC

2013     Rad Queer Arts Show, Atomic Centre, Winnipeg, MB

2013     TransgressionNow, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver, BC

2012     BINGE: An Interactive Media Art Show, Rubble Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Teaching and Workshops:

2018     Firelight Campaign School, Creative Campaign Workshop, Gambier Island, BC (co-faciliated with Jen Castro)

2018     Firelight Campaign School, Communications Strategy Workshop, Gambier Island, BC

2018     Firelight Campaign School, Arts and Activism Workshop, Gambier Island, BC (co-faciliated with Jen Castro)

2018     Health Sciences Association of Alberta, Local Chairs Workshop, Engagement Organizing, Edmonton, AB (co-faciliated with Kevin Millsip)

2017     Organizing Institute, BC Federation of Labour, Engagement Organizing & the Workload Campaign Workshop, Victoria, BC

2015     BCGEU Campaigns School, Creative Campaigns Workshop, Vancouver, BC

Lectures and Panels:

2018     Health Sciences Association of Alberta, 2018 Convention, Engagement Organizing & the Workload Campaign Workshop, Edmonton, AB

2018     Community Organizing, Etsy Team Captains Summit, Toronto, ON (co-facilitated with Erin Klassen)

2017     Canroots West, Engagement Organizing & the Workload Campaign Workshop, Vancouver, BC

2015     Community Engagement Practices, Etsy Team Captain’s Summit, Toronto, ON

2014     Creative Economy Conference, Keynote Speaker, Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, Sydney, NS

2014     Manitoba Young New Democrats Convention, Keynote Speaker, Winnipeg, MB

2013     Food Matters Presentation, Emily Carr University of Art + Design Faculty Training, Vancouver, BC

2011     UMSU Access Awareness Days, Featured Speaker, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Awards, Grants and Honours:

2018     Early Career Development Award, BC Arts Council

2012     Humanitarian Award, Empress of Canada Foundation

2012     Christopher Foundation Scholarship, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

2011     National Photography Award, Canadian Union of Public Employees

2011     National Scholarship, AGR-PSAC

2011     Charles Biesick Memorial Scholarshio, Labour Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba

2011     Al Cerelli Memorial Scholarship, Manitoba Federation of Labour

2011     Social Justice Activism Award, University of Manitoba Students’ Union

2008     Citizen of the Year Award, Snowy Owl Monarchist Society

2007     Community Development Award, Snowy Owl Monarchist Society

2006     Scholarship, Leadership Winnipeg

Press:

Fynes, Brenna. “Queer Arts Festival a unique showcase of shock and delight.” The Ubessey. 29, July 2013.

Jackson, Garth W. “TransgressionNow Vancouver July 25 to August 9, 2013.” Vancitybuzz. 4, August 2013.

Griffin, Kevin. “Thru The Trapdoor: Paul Wong’s journey through art.” Vancouver Sun. 24, April 2014.

Perrelle, Robin. “Kiss & Tell, trigger warnings and trans pledge: my Pride highlights.” Daily Xtra. 6, August 2015.

Rowland, Sarah. “Mind, Body come together for Queer Arts Festival”. Vancouver 24 hrs. 28, July 2013.