CV & Resume

Megan Beland
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
2019 VASA (Visual Arts Student Association) Student Auction, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
2015 Cake Decorator, Michael’s Super A Grocery Store, Grand Cache, AB, Canada
2014 Presenter, Artist Talk for book publication: With You, Grande Cache Middle school, Grand Cache, AB, Canada 2012 Internship, The Cache magazine, Grand Cache, AB, Canada


EXHIBITIONS
2020, Dyscorpia 2.1, Remote Exhibition, Animated Digital Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada Group Show and solo performance, Parallel Space, Edmonton, AB, Canada
2018 Macewan University Fine Art Graduate Show (jury-selected), John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada Living with the Damage Exhibition, MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Change for Climate: Art for Change exhibition, Latitude 53, Edmonton, AB, Canada


AWARDS AND GRANTS
2020 Canada Student Grant for Full Time Students, Edmonton, AB, Canada 2019 Canada Student Grant for Full Time Students, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Federal Permanent Disability Grant, Edmonton, AB, Canada 2018 Jason Lang Scholarship, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Canada Student Grant for Full Time Students, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Federal Permanent Disability Grant, Edmonton, AB, Canada
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
2020 VASA, Grad Chair practicum, University of Alberta, 2019 VASA, Grad Chair practicum, University of Alberta,
VASA Student Auction, Security, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
2018 Tearing Down and Exhibition Workshop, John and Maggie Mitchel Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada
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
Art Handling & Installation Basics Workshop, John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada


COLLECTIONS
2020 Issues 1, 5050 Mag Zine, non-profit magazine, created by Xenab and Bridgette

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,
VASA members, Grad show Chair, University of Alberta, FAB Gallery,
2018 Exhibit Attendant, The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Gallery Guide/Attendant, John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada Fine Art Student Advisory Committee (SAC), MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB, Canada
2017 Gallery Guide/Attendant, John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB, Canada
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- March 2020  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 2007 – 2015

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

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                                                                                                                              
  • 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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