CURRICULUM VITAE


b. Thunder Bay, Ont., Canada
Lives and works in Victoria BC


EDUCATION

2009 Diploma of Digital Design, Vancouver Film School, Vancouver BC

2008 Certificate of Visual Art & Design, Vancouver Film School, Vancouver BC


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Prologue, Fortune Gallery, Victoria BC

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

2019 Art Collector Starter Kit, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2019 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

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

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

Ramierz, Diego, Mitchell Villa, un exorcismo visual, JOIA Magazine, January 5, 2020

Staff, Artist Spotlight: Mitchell Villa, booooooom.com, December 11, 2019

Smith, Andy, The Motion-Filled Paintings of Mitchell Villa, High Fructose Magazine, October 19, 2019

Kaye, Mollie, Artist Feature, Focus Magazine, May 1, 2019

Bélisle-Springer, Zoé, Artful Vision: Mitchell Villa, Ion Magazine, June 1, 2016

Amos, Robert, The Positive Power of Aggression, Times Colonist, January 23, 2016


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019 - Present, Instructor, Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, Victoria BC

2017- Present, Instructor, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC

2019 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

2016 Speaker, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria BC

2015 Speaker, Studio 30, Victoria BC


AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2020 AiR Sandnes, six-week residency, Sandnes, Norway (forthcoming)

2017 Semi-finalist of Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Vancouver BC

2015 Winner of Creative Differences, Vancouver BC