Artist's Statement
Nycki Samuels

204 Welbury Dr.
Saltspring Is. BC Canada
V8K 2L7

web site: www.toughtinywelder.ca

 

Born 1972


Group Exhibitions:

2007 "Precious Metals" Mahon Hall. Gulf Islands Community Arts Council.
A showcase of 15 artists that work with precious metals.

2005 " Spotlight" Mahon Hall. Gulf Islands Community Arts Council.
4 Artists 4 different Mediums. Metal Artist

2001 "Domesticity" Video In Studio. Intersection Arts Collective. A multimedia discipline exhibition of over 20 artists working with the theme of the domestic environment. Metal Artist.

2001 "Geometry" Video In Studio. Four Large Heads Collective. A multimedia discipline exhibition of over 20 artists working with the theme of geometry. Metal Artist

2000 Fundraiser Sick Children's Hospital
Fashion Show and Visual Arts Auction


Reviews:

Gulf Island Driftwood, Elizabeth Nolan, July, 2007
Gulf Island Driftwood, April Curtis, August, 2005


Professional Experience:

2005 - Present
Owner/Operator, Tough Tiny Welder, Custom Fabrication of Ornamental Ironwork.

2004 - 2005
Welder, Ironic Development, Custom Fabrication of Ornamental Ironwork

2001 - 2003
Welder, Artel Ironworks, Custom Fabrication of Ornamental Ironwork

2000 - 2004
Welder, Metal to Measure, Custom Fabrication of Ornamental Ironwork

2000 -2001
Carpenter/Finisher, Boelling Smith Design, Custom Fabrication of Woodwork,

1994 - 1998
Jewelry Designer, Self-Employed


Film and Video Experience

"Partition" Feature Film Art Dept. Welder
Director: Vic Sarin, Sepia Films, 2006

The Be Good Tanya's "It's Not Happening" Music Video Production Designer
Director: Anthony Seck, Oz Media Productions, 2003 Art Director

Gil Grand "Break It" Music Video Assistant Art Director
Director: Ted Ellis, Media Giants Entertainment Inc., 2002

Derek Miller "Music Is Soul" Music Video Assistant Art Director
Director: Randy Red Rode, Big Soul Productions, 2002

Shawn Desman "Shook" Music Video Production Designer
Director: Kevin DeFreitas, Blink Pictures, 2002 Art Director

Molly Johnson "Another Day" Music Video Art Director
Director: Margret Malenfruccolo, Blink Pictures, 2002 Props Master

Snow "Legal" Music Video Production Designer
Director: Kevin DeFreitas, Blink Pictures, 2002 Art Director

Rascals "Movie Star" Music Video Art PA
Director: Kevin DeFreitas, Blink Pictures, 2002

Nickleback "Old Enough" Music Video Assistant Art Director
Director: James Cooper, Black Walk Productions, 2000 Props Master

John Critchley "Easy to Be" Music Video Production Designer
Director: James Cooper, Black Walk Productions, 2000 Art Director


Academic Credentials:

1999 - 2000 Welding CWB Certificate
George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology

1992 - 1993 Jewellery Arts
George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology


Gallery Representation:

OakLeaf Gallery, Chemainus, BC
Boardwalk Greens, Saltspring Is. BC
Bayview Framing and Art, Ladysmith, BC
Unforgettable Gifts, Delta, BC


Additional Skills:

8 years welding experience 2 years carpentry
Architectural and Interior Design
Furniture Restoration and Design
Sculpting and Painting with different mediums