Curriculum Vitae & Resume

Megan Beland


Curriculum Vitae 2020

Born in 1992 in Grande Cache, AB, Canada

Lives and works in Edmonton, AB, Canada


 EDUCATION

2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2018 Diploma of Fine Arts, MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2013 Edmonton Digital Arts College Drawing and Illustration Diploma Edmonton, AB, Canada 

2012 Edmonton Digital Arts College Graphic Design Diploma, Edmonton, AB, Canada 


RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015 Cake Decorator, Michele Super A Grocery Store, Grand Cache, AB, Canada

2014 Grande Cache Middle school, Artist Talk to the grade 5 and 6 students about my kid’s book 

With You, Grand Cache, AB, Canada 

2014 Grande Cache Pallet Pals Art show, shown and sold, Grand Cache, AB, Canada                                                                                                          

2012 The Cache magazine, internship, Grand Cache, AB, Canada                                                                                                       


EXHIBITIONS

2020, Group Show, Solo Performance, Curated by Stephanie Patsula, Parallel Space, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2019, VASA Student auction, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2018 MacEwan University Fine Art Graduate Show (jury-selected), John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2018 Living with the Damage Exhibition, MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB,

Canada

2018 Change for Climate: Art for Change Exhibition, Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB,

Canada


AWARDS AND GRANTS

2019 – 2020 Canada Student Grant for Full Time Students, Edmonton, AB,

Canada

2019 Federal Permanent Disability Grant, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2018 Jason Lang Scholarship, Edmonton, AB,

Canada

2018 – 2019 Canada Student Grant for Full Time Students, Edmonton, AB,

Canada

2018 Federal Permanent Disability Grant, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2018 Alexander Rutherford High School Achievement Scholarship, Edmonton, AB, Canada 

2017 Jason Lang Scholarship, Edmonton, AB,

Canada

2011 McNally High School Artist of the Year Award, Edmonton, AB,

Canada


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCES

2019 – 2020 VASA, Grad Chair practicum, University of Alberta, 

2019, VASA Student auctio, Security, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2018 Tearing Down an Exhibition Workshop, John and Maggie Mitchel Art Gallery,

Edmonton, AB, Canada

2018 Edmonton Arts Council, Grants, Public Art, Artist CVs, and Preparing Budgets

Workshop, Macewan University, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2017 Condition Reporting Basics Workshop, John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery,

Edmonton, AB, Canada

2017 Art Handling & Installation Basics Workshop, John and Maggie Mitchell Art

Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada


COLLECTION 

2017 Beeware Artist book, Macewan University library Artist Book Collection, Edmonton, AB, Canada 

2011 High school Art work Collection, McNally High School, Edmonton, AB, Canada                                                        


VOLUNTEER WORK

2019 VASA, University of Alberta, student union, 

2019 VASA members, Grad show Chair,  University of Alberta, FAB Gallery, 

2018 Exhibit Attendant, The Works Art & Design Festival, 9hrs, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2018 Gallery Guide/Attendant, John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery,60hrs, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2018 Fine Art Student Advisory Committee (SAC), MacEwan University, Edmonton,

AB, Canada

2017 Gallery Guide/Attendant, John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB,

Canada

2017 Exhibit set up Attendant, Petit Nuit Blanche, IMPULSE+LOOP: THE QUARTERS,

Edmonton, AB, Canada


Resume 2020

Profile

Hard working Fine Art student. Working on her BFA. I have a Fine Arts degree from the University of Alberta. I have leadership experience as a Yoga Instructor. Extensive customer service background and strong communication skills. 


Work Experience:

  June 2017-  Chianti Restaurant                                                                                                                           

 Server/waiter at the restaurant over the summer and I am containing to work part time daring school. 

ProServe  Liquor Staff Training                                                                                                 

Flow Yoga – Instructor – Grande Cache, AB September 2015 – August 2016

Responsible for instructing Hatha, pre-natal and restorative yoga classes for groups of up to 10 people. Ensuring proper technique was followed to safely guide participants through their practice.

Super A Foods – Grande Cache, AB 2008 – 2016

Experience working a variety of roles in a fast pace environment during semesters off from school. Accountable for data entry into a complex computer system called Store Management Suite (SMS); efficiently processing customer orders; stocking shelves; completing inventory and assisting with ordering products; decorating special order cakes; and ensuring quality products were available for customers. Responsible for setting up and maintaining the stores Facebook page for advertising and marketing purposes.

The Cache Magazine – Internship – Grande Cache, AB April­ to September 2012

Experience working as an assistant to the editor. Responsible for graphic design and photography through the Adobe Creative Suite with a primary focus on the Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign programs; conducting interviews; magazine delivery and advertising. 


Education:

2019 – 2020 University of Alberta, Fine Arts DegreeProgram

2018 – 2019 MacEwan University, Fine Arts Diploma Program

Expected Graduation in spring 2020

 

2015 Yoga Alliance2014 Yoga Teacher 200hr RYT Certificate
2013 Edmonton Digital Arts College, Drawing and Illustration Diploma                                                                                                                                              
2012 Edmonton Digital Arts College, Graphic Design Diploma                                            

Relevant Skills:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Strong Customer Service Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Work well alone as well as group setting
  • Time Management
  • Excellent organizational skills

Volunteer Organizations:

2019 – 2020 VASA, Grad Chair practicum, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada                 

2019 VASA, Student auction, Security, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada                  

2019 – 2020 VASA, University of Alberta student union, Edmonton, AB, Canada                  

2018  The Works Art & Design Festival, Exhibit Attendant, 9hrs.                                                            

2017 – 2018  John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery, MacEwan University, Gallery       

                    Guide, Gallery Tour Guide, Condition Reporting, Grad Show take down, 60hrs.

  2017  Petit Nuit Blanche, IMPULSE+LOOP: THE QUARTERS, helped set up an.                                    

                    illuminated interactive urban art playground designed by Lola Sheppard & Mason

                    White from Toronto, and Oliver Girouard and Jonathan Villeneuve from Montreal.                        

2016  Fine Art Student Advisory Committee, MacEwan University, assumed                                     

                     leadership reviewing program of study matters and recommending potential

                     improvements for consideration of the academic unit Chair.                                        

  • McNally High School, football team, equipment manager, water girl                                             2010 – 2011
  • Canadian Death Race                                                                                                                    2012
  • Tree Planting                                                                                                                                  2009
  • Town of Grande Cache Beautification                                                                                            2009
  • Missoula Theatre Company                                                                                                           2007 – 2008

Interests:

Yoga, drama/theatre, various fine art mediums, dance, swimming, soccer and travelling.


References:

Available upon request.

 

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