About me?

Actually, it's about you.

I'm here to help you overcome your blocks, find new ways of harnessing your inherent creativity, and reaching your true potential.

But I also know that if you want to work with me, you probably want to know more about me, so here you go...

I'm a trained creative

This is not just a title - I received training in:

Master of Fine Arts: Creative Practice at Transart Institute in participation with the University of Plymouth in the UK.

Based in Berlin and New York, the low residency program explored strategies for artistic research and creation.

 

My research project was inspired by my job as a steward for a major international airline, what started as a personal exploration through the collection of ephemera turned into an archive composed of drawings, texts, collages, screen prints, various objects and documented performances.

Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching (KMCC) Certification.

Glad I trusted my intuition back in January 2020 and jumped into the program a week late. It aligned perfectly with my practice and felt like a natural progression of my creative practice.

 

How the world has changed.

KMCC explores who we are in the creative process in real time using the Kaizen Way: small steps and questions are used to reshape habits, thinking and actions over a realistic period of time. Creative experiences, actual steps and guided relaxations provide structure during the session. The method honors the non-linear process of creativity and aims to lower pressure.

 

The program gave me deeper insights into my blocks and a better understanding of my creative process resulting in greater awareness, more energy, inspired productivity and flow.

Professional Training and Development: (Selected)

Campus Art Dubai: Dubai, 2013

Metafora Centre for Contemporary Art: Barcelona, 2006

National Voice Intensive, UBC, Vancouver, 2000

National Voice Intensive, SFU, Vancouver, 1998

Studio 58, Langara College, Vancouver, 1996/97

I'm an actor

I'm a trained actor and have worked on numerous film and television productions in Canada and Europe.

It's a lot of fun, but it's also high pressure. I know what's it like to channel yourself into a performance under pressure. Lights, camera, and the whole production team watching.

Acting is a dynamic process, it requires deep concentration and a playful spontaneity, it's an extreme sport that allows me to escape and be present at the same time, gives me the tools to better understand myself and then let go and forget all about it all.

I'm an artist

I'm artist specializing in art, media, performance, creative writing and research. Much of my work adapts anthropological strategies to explore narratives from personal and cultural experiences that reflect on notions related to travel, home, family, work-life balance, personal growth, mythology and spirituality. 

I have exhibited my work in Vancouver, Montreal, Tokyo (where I lived in an art gallery for a month in the heart of Harajuku), Dubai, Berlin, New York and Warsaw.

A global citizen and a business person

Constant displacement throughout my childhood has taught me to observe the world as an outsider...it gave me the courage and freedom to take risks and create.

It inspired great curiosity.

I do what I love and I love what I do, but it's also business. So I understand the importance of having an entrepreneurial mindset, offering value, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Whatever your relationship with creativity is, I can help you.

Because I've been there too

Website and Artwork by Martin Budny.

© 2020 By Martin Budny.