Shane Finigan

3120 Kirwin Ave.,
Mississauga, Ontario
L5A 3R2

home : (905) 306-0110


Education

York University - North York, Ontario

Fine Arts - Visual Arts Program, 4th year sculpture and painting, 3rd year drawing and photography


Related Work Experience

Sculpture Studio Monitor - York University

September - April 1995/97

For my last two years at York, I worked as a student monitor in the sculpture studio. My duties included general maintenance of the facility, repair and maintenance of the tools and equipment, instruction in safe handling and proper care of tools and general safety of all people in the studio.

Mural Project - York University Ice Gardens

July - September 1995

At the end of my third year, the visual arts department held a juried competition for site works around the school, there were 5 locations and the top twenty submissions were asked to participate in a mural project for the new ice gardens construction. I was one of the twenty on the project, we worked in teams designing. Building and installing the art work for the ice gardens.

Drawing Area Monitor - York University

September - April 1993/95

For my first two years at York, I worked as a student monitor in the drawing studio. My duties included general maintenance of the facility, repair and maintenance of the tools and equipment, and construction of equipment to help better use the area.

Director of Arts and Crafts - YMCA Camp Pine Crest

Summer 1994

For a summer I worked as a arts and crafts director in a residential summer camp for boys and girls aged 7-14. Project included paper machee, clay modeling, candle making, drawing, and wildlife sketching among others.

Hinton Animation Studios - Ottawa, Ontario

1989-1991

Initially I was hired on as an opaquer, I was responsible for the colorization of the characters of the show The Raccoons. Later I moved into animation checking and then to production assistant. As production assistant, I worked on The Old woman Who Raised A Polar Bear As Her Son, and The Nutcracker Prince.




Shows and Exhibitions

Visual Arts End of Year Group Show - York Center of Fine Arts

April 1997

At the end of fourth year, the Visual Arts Department puts together a showing of students' work. This is organized by students from all of the disciplines and I was selected, along with three others to represent the sculpture studio in the set-up of this show.

Mannequin in Distress - Student Center Art Gallery

March 1997

During my fourth year at York, Lisa Bizeau and I put together a show of our current works. The work was evenly divided and I contributed six works - a series of four steel figures (Elation), a charcoal drawing and a stone piece (Torso)

Sculpture Area Show - IDA Gallery

January 1996

Each Department in the Visual Arts Program has a one week showing of student's work. Student's are invited by their instructors to display their work at this time.

Site Specific Work - York University

October 1995

One of our third year projects is to develop a site work and go through the step of getting permission for installation.

Faculty Lounge Exhibition - York University

Summer 1995

During the summer of my second year at York University, I was invited by Michael Davies to put my stone carving project into a group show he was putting together.

Sculpture Area Show - IDA Gallery

January 1995

Each Department in the Visual Arts Program has a one week showing of student's work. Student's are invited by their instructors to display their work at this time.


Courses and Certifications

St. John's Ambulance

Standard First aid expires 1999

Workplace Hazardous Information Management System

W.H.I.M.S. level two training .. labeling and handling of hazardous materials in and around the workplace

Wood badge I

first level of training for leaders in scout's Canada. I trained in both troop and pack levels (8-10 and 11-14 year olds)

Wood badge II

more intensive training from Scouts Canada at the Pack level

Canoe Instructor Certification

Mandatory training for Scout Leaders to be able to take their Troop out on open water.


Other Work Experience

Customer Service Representative - Ford Motor Company

October 1997 - January 1998

This was a temporary contract position through Kelly services. My main responsibilities were to work with dealerships and Engineers to help resolve customer concerns, to document these concerns and to help produce a report of common concerns with the ford Windstar.

Electrical Technician - Canada's Wonderland

Summer 1997

I worked the summer maintaining the lighting throughout the park. My duties also included helping with minor electrical repairs and assisting Electricians with larger jobs in the park.

Sales Person - Tent City

Summer 1996

I worked at tent city as a stock clerk and helped out with sales when needed.

Cashier/ Stock Clerk - Hasty Market

1991-1993

I worked part time at Hasty Market for two and a half years while finishing my oac credits for admission to University.


Extracurricular Activities

Troop Leader - 1st Concord Scouts

For the past three years I have been the troop leader for the 1st Concord Troop, Before that I was with the 94th Bendale, 7th Whitby, and 6th Nepean.

Karate student - Port Credit School of Martial Arts

I recently returned to Karate after a six year absence, starting at White belt again, and just obtained my yellow belt.

Creative Arts Student Association - York University

1996-97 year

In my last year at York I held the position of Visual Arts Liaison. My duties in this role included representing the Visual Art Students' interests in Planning activities and grant Proposal Reviews.