Artist Statement



My work is inspired by rebellion, exploring colour, texture and patterns in the multi-layered geomagic world. I utilize the disused and discarded, reintegrating them with new technology into a 21st century multimedia reality, removing the barriers of creative expression through communal collaboration.



Curriculum Vitae


2008 Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario Bachelor of Fine Arts – New Media, Honors

2004 Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario Diploma – Digital Media Technical Production

2002 Hässelby-Strand Media Skolan, Stockholm, Sweden, Foreign Exchange


2013 Founder, RAD New Media

2011 – 2013 Vice President, Board Member, Aurora Arts Society

2010 – 2011 Board Member, Western Arctic Moving Pictures

2008 Co-Op Student, Canadian Film Centre Media Lab

2006 – 2008 President, Image Arts Course Union, Ryerson University


2013 Plastic People, Gallery on 47th, Yellowknife (Curator)

2012 New Minds, New Media, Gallery on 47th, Yellowknife (Curator)

2012 Global Graffiti, Snow King Castle, Yellowknife (Curator)

2012 Member’s Exhibition, Arts Week, Aurora Arts Society, Yellowknife

2012 – 2013 Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn

2010 – 2012 48 Hour Music Video Competition, WAMP, Yellowknife

2010 – 2012 Trashformation, Arts Week, Aurora Arts Society, Yellowknife

2009 BIG ART for Little Minds 2nd Annual Gala, Paramount Event Venue, Toronto

2009 We Made A Deal With the Devil, Methinks Presents, Toronto

2008 Maker Faire San Mateo, D.I.Y Wearable Computing, San Mateo

2008 STÆTIM Fourth Year New Media Festival, Ryerson University, Toronto

2007 Live @ 11, Third Year New Media Show, Ryerson University, Toronto

2006 As Common as the Weather, Oakville Galleries & Ryerson Gallery, Toronto

Awards and Scholarships:

2006 Faculty of Communication and Design Dean’s List

2006 School of Image Arts Bursary Award


Garbutt, Nichole: “That will be 10 YKredit please“, Northern News Services, May 10, 2013

Garbutt, Nichole: “The age of plastic people“, Northern News Services, April 18, 2013

Whitehouse, Simon: “Replicator to be at New Media show“, Northern News Services, October 5, 2012

Thompson, Roxanna: “Awareness through making videos“, Northern News Services, March 20, 2011

Garbutt, Nichole: “One Inspirational Evening“, Northern News Services, January 11, 2011

Ellwand, Otiena: “Brave New World, Brave New Media”, The Eyeopener, Vol 41. Iss 23., 2008