Born in 1981 on Salt Spring Island, Georgia Collins now lives and works in Shawnigan Lake, BC. Painting mainly in oils and acrylics, Collins has completed her BFA at Emily CarrUniversity of Art and Design. Collins concentrates on scenes of leisure and is interested in exploring specific moments within these scenes. Her work has been shown at Gallery Gachet, Concourse Gallery, Kelowna Art Gallery, Xchanges Gallery as well as the ECU Graduation Exhibition where Collins was recognized by an accomplished Graduation jury.


EDUCATION

2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 Xchanges Gallery, Friends and Family, Victoria BC


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 Shawnigan Lake School, Shawnigan Water Fundraiser, Shawnigan Lake, BC

2009 Emily Carr University, 2009 Emily Carr Graduation Exhibition, Vancouver, BC 2009 Comox Valley Art Gallery, Hence the Reference: The other Emily Carr Grad Show, Courtenay, BC

2007 Concourse Gallery, The Art of Food, Vancouver, BC

2006 Gallery Gachet, Hidden Heroes: Women Survivors of Violence, Vancouver, BC 2006 Kelowna Art Gallery, Hidden Heroes: Women Survivors of Violence, Kelowna, BC 2005 Concourse Gallery, Foundation Show, Vancouver, BC


UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS

2008 ECU Viewbook, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC


AWARDS

2009 Honourable Mention for The Mary Plumb Blade Award, juried by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator Vancouver Art Gallery; Attila Richard Lukacs, Visual Artist and Rod Roodenburg, Co-founder ION Design

2006 Ms. Betty Carr, John David Carr Memorial Scholarship

2006 BC/Yukon Society of Transition Houses, Hidden Heroes: Women Survivors of Violence: Art Competition and Exhibition 2006, Finalist

2005 ECIAD President’s OfIice, Mary Catherine Gordon Memorial Scholarship 2005 Dr. and Mrs. A.G. Borschneck, Toni Borschneck Memorial Scholarship