MEMBER BIOGRAPHIES

Denise Rowe

Denise Rowe graduated from NBCCD in 2002. She runs a small photography business from her home on picturesque Harvey Lake, where she lives with her husband Randy, and a large, hairy golden retriever. Denise joined SilverFish school in 2011.

Peter Gross

Peter Gross first came to New Brunswick from Montreal to work with Freeman Patterson 40 years ago.  
He subsequently taught photography at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design for over 35 years.
Over his career, Peter has had several solo shows including Gallery 78, Gallery Connexion, and the UNB Art Centre in Fredericton, and the Viewpoint Gallery in Halifax. He has received grants from both the Canada Council and ArtsNB. His work can be found in private collections as well as the New Brunswick Art Bank and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.  He has served on many ArtsNB juries. For the last 5 years he has participated in several group shows with the Silverfish photography collective based in Fredericton.

Burton Glendenning

Burton Glendenning is a photographer and archivist in Fredericton. He studied mechanical technology at the New Brunswick Institute of Technology and History at Loyola College, Concordia and UNB. During a career, which encompassed aspects of both of these disciplines, he developed his photographic art at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, at several workshops with Freeman Patterson in New Brunswick and South Africa, and during an internship at the National Gallery of Canada. Burton was one of the founding members of SilverFish Photography Collective and has taken part in all 36 Silverfish exhibitions. Theoretically he has retired, but he continues to work in archives, and as an orchardist.

Lori Patricia Quick

Lori Patricia Quick grew up on the picturesque island of Grand Manan and began her journey in the arts studying photography at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design in 2000.  She then added a Bachelor of Applied Arts from the University of New Brunswick in 2004, which helped her land her job at the UNB Art Centre in 2005. She still happily works at the UNB Art Centre as Artistic & Graphics Coordinator, helping artists display their work, facilitating ArtZone, the student art collective, and doing all sorts of other artsy things. She has also been lucky enough to be a member of the SilverFish Photography Collective since 2005 and has participated in numerous group exhibitions with eleven other fine fishy folks. She now lives in New Maryland, NB, with her loving husband, son, daughter, and two cats.

Karen Ruet

Karen Ruet is one of the founding members of the SilverFish Photography Collective. After studying photography at Ryerson Polytechnic University and in Fredericton at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design she became the Co-ordinator of Fredericton's Artist-Run Centre, Gallery Connexion, a freelance photojournalist and arts writer for New Brunswick's provincial newspaper, The Telegraph Journal and later wrote an arts column for Fredericton's city paper, The Daily Gleaner. Karen has work in the permanent collection at the University of New Brunswick, has been in more than 30 group exhibitions, and is a full-time photography instructor at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton.

Rob Blanchard

Rob Blanchard Rob Blanchard has been a photographer at UNB for the past 16 years and also operates RB Photography. He lives in Fredericton with his wife Betty and their two amazing children. Rob became a fish in 2011.

Mandy Wright

Mandy Wright is a photographer and graphic designer raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Art in photography and a Bachelor of Visual Communications in Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1995. She is an NB Arts Award recipient and has received scholarships from RCS Netherwood, NSCAD, and the Simon Chang / Phyllis Levine Foundation Scholarship. Mandy has taught Design at the University of New Brunswick, NBCCD, NSCC, and NSCAD. She also has a freelance design practice for the past 30 years. A member of the Silverfish Photography Collective since 2007, Mandy has also shown work independently in Fredericton, Saint John, and Halifax. Mandy lives with her husband and young daughter in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Jeff Crawford

Jeff Crawford hails from the live theatre and film industry, where he worked as a lighting designer. Originally from Burton, NB, Jeff owns an operates his own business; Photography by Jeff Crawford, and joined the SilverFish Photography Collective in 2011. In 2013, Jeff was published by PhotoLife Magazine, as one of Canada's Top Emerging Photographers.

Oliver Flecknell

Born in Saint John and now based out of Fredericton, Oliver Flecknell is a mixed media artist, practicing primarily in alternative photographic processes. Oliver enjoys the forgotten places, discarded things, and the quiet that this brings to his artistic practice.  Rooted in the darkroom, he attempts to reach beyond the swirl of chemicals to play with our perception of photography today. Oliver is widely involved in the arts, as an instructor, designer, and curator, and through participation in the artist residencies. Oliver has been a member of various art collectives, including SilverFish Photography Collective since 2008. His work is regularly featured in group and solo exhibitions, and in publications.

Peter Bjerkelund

Pete lives in Fredericton with a most wonderful wife and son, and many fantastic friends. He’s travelled to wondrous places on three continents (so far); is an avid motorcycle photo-tourer and has interests in further combinations of photography with aviation and snorkelling. From everyday life’s adventures the subtle story lines are found in progress, both big and small, flowing with us each day.Received a BFA from Mount Allison and has participated in group shows with photography, drawing and sculpture as well as solo photography exhibits; and a member of Silverfish since 2001.

Mike Meade

Mike Meade has been a freelance photographer for 15 years, a member of the Silverfish photo collective for 10 years, and has taught 2 years of a beginners photography course. He currently works as the digital imaging coordinator at the Harriet Irving Library, UNBF.   He earned a Diploma of Photography while at the NB College of Craft and Design, and has worked for the Daily Gleaner, Harvey Studios, and UNB as a photographer. 

Roger Smith

Roger Smith was born and raised in Fredericton, where he attended FHS and obtained a B.Sc. in Biology and M.Sc. in Plant Pathology from UNB. While working on his M.Sc., he started taking photographs for the UNB Biology Department, and he soon realized that photography was a more interesting pursuit than his research on potato blight. He recently retired from UNB after over 35 years as scientific photographer for the Biology Department. Roger is a member of the SilverFish photo collective and Photo Fredericton camera club, and he became a juried member of the NB Crafts Council in 2001

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