Education

2012 University of Lethbridge - MFA

2007 University of Alberta - BFA


Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2017 HEY NOW(s), WELLNESS CHECK(s), and other improbable obsessions - Harcourt House Gallery, Edmonton, AB

Pine Cones in Soft Mouths - Casa Public Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2015 Paper Leaves / Warm Small Hands & A Deep Burn - The Works Art and Design Festival, Edmonton, AB

Inappropriate Intensities - Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2014 A Deep Burn - One Night Stand Gallery, hosted by Lewyc Institue of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, MB (curated by Collin Zipp)

2012 (two person) Chewed Molasses and Subsequent Regrets - Pith Gallery, Calgary, AB (with Shanell Papp, curated by Christina Cuthbertson)

2011 Paper Leaves in Warm Small Hands - Penny Building Gallery, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB

2009 New Hands For Fun Times - Steppes Gallery, Edmonton, AB

(two person) Manatee Mammaries - Fringe Gallery, Edmonton, AB (collaboration with Travis McEwen)

2008 (two person) Material Functions - ArtsHab Studio Gallery, Edmonton, AB (with Josée Aubin Ouellette)


Group Exhibitions

2016 Best of the Cabinet of Queeriosities - The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, AB (curated by Leila Armstrong)

MAPS: Making Art for Peculiar Spaces - Soar Emerging Arts Festival, Lethbridge, AB

2015 Looking Forward, Looking Back - Feminist Art Conference, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2014 The Missing Body: performance in the absence of the artist - Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB (curated by Cindy Baker)

2013 Ecotone - Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

Ecotone - Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

The Dick Show - Potemkin Artist Run Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

Transitions and Transformations - Casa Public Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

2012 Olio - MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery, Fort McMurray, AB

2010 On Your Marks - Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

New Edmonton Artists - Enterprise Square Gallery, Nextfest, Edmonton, AB

Pursuit - The Works Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2007 TURF: An Exhibition of Emerging Artists - Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton, AB


Residencies

2017 Body as Site Thematic Residency - Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity - Banff, AB (Jan - Feb)
2015 Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Residency - Dawson City, Yukon (October 1 - 30)

2013 Casa Artists Residency - Lethbridge, AB (September 9 - October 21)

2012 Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Artist in Residence - Fort McMurray, AB (July 9 - August 31)

Ecotone Art & Science Symposium & Residency - Porcupine Hills, AB (July 1 - July 7)


Grants and Awards

2015 Southern Alberta Art Gallery Writing Award, Runner Up

2014 Telus Winter Music Video Fund - Public Records (collaboration with Leanne Elias)

2013 Visual Arts Project Grant / Art Production - Alberta Foundation for the Arts

2007 Best of Show in Fine Arts - The Livia Stoyke Foundation, University of Alberta


Interviews & Reviews

2017 Schnarr, J.W. "Local artist examines physical existence in the digital age" Lethbridge Herald (5 March 2017). http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/lethbridge-news/2017/03/05/local-artist-examines-physical-existence-in-the-digital-age/

2015 Feminist Art Conference "Meet the Artists"  http://factoronto.tumblr.com/search/mandy+espezel

2014 Montgomery, Sean. "20 Questions for: Mandy Espezel." Ithaca MOMA, (6 August 2014). 
http://ithacamoma.tumblr.com/post/93964559826/20-questions-for-mandy-espezel

2012 Richardson, Amanda. "Artist Returns to Hometown for Residency." Fort McMurray Today (16 July 2012).

2010 Wasiak, Katherine. "SAAG Exhibit Truly Collaborative." The Legend, Vol 10 Issue 3. (1 Nov. 2010).

Fung, Amy. "Raising the Bar: Nextfest's visual art show sets a new standard for emerging artists." Vue Weekly, Issue 764. (9 June 2010).

2009 Stanton, Jill. "Mandy Espezel." Notebook Magazine, Vol 3 Issue 8. February 2009. pg. 64 - 66.

Baegern, Pam. "Manatee Mammaries." Prairie Artsters.com (17 February 2009).

Bouchard, Gilbert A. "Manatee Mammaries." Edmonton Journal (9 January 2009) 7.

2008 Fung, Amy. "Getting Real with Material Functions." Vue Weekly / Prairie Artsters.com (April 2008).


Catalogues

2014 The Missing Body: performance in the absence of the artist. 
http://www.populust.ca/cinde/wp/wp-content/uploads/TheMissingBody-Baker.pdf 


Professional Experience

2016 Instructor - Painting Studio (Introduction to Painting), University of Lethbridge

Instructor - Painting Studio (Material, Colour, Space), University of Lethbridge

2015 Instructor - Foundation Studio (Drawing & Image), University of Lethbridge

Artist Talk - Art NOW, University of Lethbridge. (20 March 2015)

2014 Instructor - Foundation Studio (Object & Space), University of Lethbridge

Board Member (Secretary) - Trap\door Artist Run Centre, Lethbridge, AB (2012 - 2014)

2012 Artist Talk - Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo AIR Program. (15 August 2012)

Jury Member - Silo Mural Public Art Project, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Instructor - Foundation Studio (Drawing & Image), University of Lethbridge (2011 - 2012)

2011 Artist Talk - Art NOW, University of Lethbridge. (3 October 2011)

2010 Artist Talk - On Your Marks, Southern Alberta Art Gallery. (7 October 2010)

2009 Production Intern - Works to Work Internship, Certification, Education, and Scholarship Program, The Works Art and Design Festival, Edmonton, AB. (May - August 2009)

Contributing Author - See Magazine, weekly arts review column "Art Box" co-author with Jill Stanton. Edmonton, AB. (2008 - 2009)

Contributing Author - Prairie Artsters.com, Alberta-based visual arts review blog, created by Amy Fung. (2008 - 2009)