Artist Resume

EMMA SACCO

EDUCATION

2012

Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD), Calgary, Canada

FINA Practicum Program with Director Lisa Benschop and ACAD Instructor Diana Sherlock, Stride Art Gallery Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2011

Summer Intensive Studies Advanced Studio Program, Parsons The New School For Design, New York, New York

SELECTED EXHIBITION RECORD

2013

Illusions of Her, Collaboration with Keri MacLeod, Marion Nicoll Gallery, LRT Space, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

2012

*Trace of Lace, EPCOR Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts Window Galleries, History and Heritage Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

*Hourglass, Coven Gallery, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

If I had a pin, I’d wear my feminism on my sleeve, Gallerie Gaulin, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

If I had a pin, I’d wear my feminism on my sleeve, Gallerie Gaulin, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

Not-So-Mini Exhibition & Exchange, Alberta Printmakers’ Society, Calgary, Alberta

Papergirl Calgary, EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary, Alberta

Graduate Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

Sass & Sympathy by jane austen, The Lossless Gallery, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

Fuck Yeah I’m A Feminist, Opening Exhibition of The Roots Cellar Gallery Project, SLED Island & ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

2011

*Madonna;Whore, Marion Nicoll Gallery, Main Space, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

ACAD Administration 2011-12 Exhibition, ACAD Administration Offices, Calgary, Alberta

Exploring Feminism Through Art, EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society, Calgary, Alberta

I am what I am Sam, Opening Exhibition of The Roots Cellar Gallery Project, SLED Island & ACAD, Calgary, Alberta

Summer Intensive Studies Advanced Studio Program Final Exhibition, Drawing & Illustration Department, Parsons The New School For Design, New York, New York

Red Letter Façade collaboration with Meagan Boisvert, Marion Nicoll Gallery +15 Window Space, EPCOR Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts, Calgary, Alberta

Atelier Wearable Art Performance / ARTWEAR Performance, Art Central / Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

We’re Not Drawing; We’re Drawing: Department Exhibition, Eau Claire Market, Calgary, Alberta (Co-Curator)

2010

The Feminal Artery, Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Phenomaly, Gallery 371, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012

Melinda Topilko, “Fuck Yeah I’m a Feminist,” FYIAF Exhibition Catalogue, Roots Cellar Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

[ ], FINA Catalogue, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2011

Kirstin Giles, “An Interview With Emma Sacco” Re:BLEND, Online Issue No. 1, Spring 2011, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada http://stacks.acadnet.ca/reblend1/

2010

Spring 2010 Catalyst, Issue No. 3, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

MEDIA

2012

Personal Interview with Shaw TV - January, Trace of Lace solo exhibition, EPCOR Centre Window Galleries

2011

Personal Interview with Shaw TV - November, ArtWEAR Wearable Collection, Art Gallery of Calgary

SELECTED ACHEIVEMENTS, HONOURS & AWARDS

2012

Illingworth Kerr Scholarship for Academic Merit, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2011

ACAD Third Year Drawing Major Merit Scholarship, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

ACAD Drawing Major Merit Innovative Project Scholarship, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

ACAD Drawing Community Service Scholarship, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

ACADSA Third Year Legacy Scholarship, Alberta College of Art & Design Students’ Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Homesteader’s Legacy Scholarship, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Mobility, Exchange and Travel Scholarship, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2010-2009

Queen’s Golden Jubilee Scholarship for the Visual Arts, Alberta Culture and Community Spirit (Alberta Foundation for the Arts), Calgary, Alberta, Canada

ACAD Second Year Drawing Major Merit Scholarship, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-2012

Art Centre and Gallery Director, Alberta Printmakers’ Society, Calgary, Canada

2012

Community Engagement Assistant, Stride Art Gallery Association, Calgary, Canada

2012-11

Vice President Student Life: Student Legislative Executive Council, Alberta College of Art & Design Student Association (ACADSA), Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Co-Chair: ACAD Institutional Health and Safety Committee, Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD), Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Designer: ACAD 2011-2012 Student Handbook, Alberta College of Art & Design Students’ Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Chief Returning Officer: ACAD Student Executive Legislative Council (EC) 2012-13 Elections, Alberta College of Art & Design Students’ Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Chief Returning Officer: ACAD Student Legislative Council (SLC) 2011-12 Elections, Alberta College of Art & Design Students’ Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Chair: ACAD Student Groups Sub-Committee, Alberta College of Art & Design Students’ Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Member: ACAD Institutional Academic Council, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2011-10

Drawing Department Representative: Student Legislative Council, Alberta College of Art & Design Student Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2012

Count Room Sorter, AGLC Elbow River Casino Fundraiser, Stride Art Gallery Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2012-11

Exhibition Installation and Strike Volunteer: Stride Art Gallery Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Jasmine Valentina Scholarship Fundraiser Volunteer: Valentine Drag Ball, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Committee Member: Feminist Book Club, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Committee Member & Participant: sharing heARTS Alberta Childrens Hospital Art Visit, affiliated with the Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta

2011

Student Group Advisory Committee Member, Alberta College of Art & Design Student Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2010

Volunteer Cashier: Stride Art Gallery Association Silver Anniversary Silent & Live Auction, Stride Art Gallery Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Volunteer Library Catalogue Archivist, Stride Art Gallery Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Regular Volunteer, Stride Art Gallery Association, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2012

3R’s of Volunteer Engagement Workshop, Calgary Arts Development Association, Calgary, Alberta

Seeking Approval Grant Writing Workshop with Mike Paquet, People First Resource Development, Calgary, Alberta

2012-11

CARFAC Taxation Workshop with Roger Thomson (CA) hosted by Visual Arts Alberta Association, ACAD, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Invited Guest to WMST 1172: Introduction to Women’s Studies with Susan Harris, December 2011, Mount Royal University (MRU), Calgary, Alberta, Canada

SAFE 141 Health and Safety Committee Course, December 2011, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2011

Personal Studio Visit with Artist Julia Jacquette, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2011-10

MFA & MA Weekly Informational Seminars hosted by Marianne Elder – Senior Curator of the Art Gallery of Calgary, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2010

Coptic Bookbinding Extended Studies Course, MRU, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

2013

Annual Memberships: UAS, TNG, Stride, TRUCK, EAR, Calgary, Alberta

Annual Membership Women's Art Museum Society (WAM), Edmonton, Alberta

2012

The Alberta Association of Artist-Run Centres (AAARC), Alberta

Annual Membership, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2011-10

Scholar Membership, The Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

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