CURRICULUM VITAE

b. Victoria, BC, Canada
Lives and works in Victoria

EDUCATION
2009 Diploma of Digital Design, Vancouver Film School, Vancouver BC
2008 Certificate of Visual Art & Design, Vancouver Film School, Vancouver BC
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Epilogue, Fortune Gallery, Victoria BC
2016 Last Rites, The Waterfall Building, Vancouver BC
2012 Mitchell Villa, The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, Victoria BC
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Sooke Fine Arts Show, Sooke BC (juried)
2018 Summer Small Works Show, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC
2018 TD Art Gallery Paint-In, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC (juried)
2018 Art Now Exhibition, Victoria BC (juried)
2017 Friday the 13th: Part II, East Vancouver Arts & Culture Society, Vancouver BC
2017 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver BC (juried)
2017 Locals, Fortune Gallery, Victoria BC
2017 TD Art Gallery Paint-In, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC (juried)
2017 Unseen Spaces III, Victoria BC (received artist fees)
2016 Schultz/Villa, Polychrome Fine Art, Victoria BC
2016 Smith-Lampman-Villa, Trounce Alley Gallery, Victoria BC
2016 Something Completely Different, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC
2016 Unseen Spaces II, Victoria BC (received artist fees)
2016 Sooke Fine Arts Show, Sooke BC (juried)
2016 TD Art Gallery Paint-In, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC (juried)
2016 Friday The 13th, Untitled Art Space, Vancouver BC
2015 Heads, Onlok Gallery, Vancouver BC
2014 Freewheelin' Motorcycle Show, Corre Alice Gallery, Cumberland BC
2014 TD Art Gallery Paint-In, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC (juried)
2013 10th Anniversary Exhibition, The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective, Victoria BC
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Bélisle-Springer, Zoé, Artful Vision: Mitchell Villa, Ion Magazine, June 1, 2016
Hunter, Ira, Artist Profile, Absolute Underground Magazine, February, 2016
Amos, Robert, The Positive Power of Aggression, Times Colonist, January 23, 2016
Haenny, Lesley, Interview with Mitchell Villa, Canadian Painter, What’s Up NW, December 27, 2016

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2017- Present, Instructor, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC  
2018 Artist Demo, Opus Art Supplies, Victoria BC
2017 Instructor, Saanich Commonwealth Place, Victoria BC
2017 Guest Instructor, Central Middle School, Victoria BC
2017 Artist in Residence, Central Middle School,Victoria BC
2017 Artist Demo, Opus Art Supplies, Victoria BC
2016 Speaker, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC
2016 Artist Demo, Opus Art Supplies, Victoria BC
2015 Speaker, Studio 30, Victoria BC
 
AWARDS
2017 Semi-finalist of Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Vancouver BC
2015 Winner of Creative Differences, Vancouver BC