Emilio Portal


emilio portal

education

2011 : master of fine arts university of victoria, bc
2008 : natural building internship o.u.r. ecovillage, shawnigan lake, bc
2008 : permaculture design certificate shawnigan lake, bc
2007 : b.e.d.s (architecture) dalhousie university, halifax, ns
2005 : bachelor of fine arts laurentian university, sudbury, on

awards
2011 : university of victoria graduate fellowship
2010 : university of victoria graduate fellowship
2007 : graduating portfolio award, dalhousie university, halifax, ns
2006 : medjuck architectural design scholarship, dalhousie university, halifax, ns

solo exhibitions
2012 : qiqayt, 1982. grunt gallery. vancouver, bc
2012 : islands. open space. victoria, bc
2011 : quchamama. ministry of casual living. victoria, bc
2011 : slag. la galerie du nouvel-ontario. sudbury, on
2009-11 : pacha b106c. university of victoria, bc
2010 : cosmology. university of victoria, bc
2010 : to honour the spirit of this forest. xchanges art gallery. victoria, bc
2010 : the boomerang hut. audain gallery. victoria, bc
2010 : the genocide for art’s sake. university of victoria, bc
2007 : path. la galerie du nouvel-ontario. sudbury, on
2006 : photography exhibition. theatre du nouvel-ontario. sudbury, on
2005 : waxing gibbous. laurentian university. sudbury, on

duo exhibitions: the portals
2013 : who is this land am i, university of toronto, on
2013 : friction, university of toronto, on
2011 : arms, moses and mary’s sculpture garden, victoria, bc
2011 : advanced life support unit, upstairs gallery, university of victoria, bc

group exhibitions + public art
2014 : faas 4. galerie du nouvel-ontario. sudbury, on
2011 : eviction. university of victoria, bc
2010 : snapshot. audain gallery. victoria, bc
2009 : raw. deluge art gallery. victoria, bc
2002 : the water mural w/ myths & mirrors. sudbury, on
2001 : the sudbury youth mural w/ myths & mirrors. sudbury, on

commissions + consulting
2013 : private perimeter – rebecca belmore.
+ la gn-o, sudbury, ontario: exhibition assistant & consultant,
designer + construction of installation
2013 : who is this land am i – elyse portal
+ toronto, ontario: walnut altar design & fabrication
2013 : reveler’s revolt reframed – jessica patricia kichoncho karuhanga.
+ ocad, toronto, ontario: screen design + construction

residencies
2005 : white mountain academy. elliot lake, on
2003 : parallax: 540. st. boniface / winnipeg, mb

design + build + woodwork
2009-present : portal studio. victoria, bc / toronto, on.
art, design & woodworking
2008 : earthen homes/gryphon construction, victoria, bc
+ rammed earth wall crew member for the first peoples house, university of victoria
2008 : o.u.r. ecovillage, shawnigan lake, bc
+ 6 month natural building internship
2007-08 : nadji architects, yellowknife, nwt
+ Intern Architect
2006 pin taylor architects, yellowknife, nwt
+ architectural assistant

teaching
2011 : digital animation workshop. vancouver island school of art
2011 : teaching assistant: art 351 performance. university of victoria
2011 : teaching assistant: art 104 sculpture. university of victoria
2010 : sessional professor: art 261 digital media art. university of victoria
2009 : teaching assistant: art 141 photography. university of victoria
2004 : art teacher. the art gallery of sudbury, on

publications
“Mapping Black Elk: Site Spirit.” Sacred Fire Magazine: Issue 8: 25-29.
“To Save The Sacred Waters.” Sacred Fire Magazine: Issue 10: 28-32.