exhibitions | festivals (selected)

18.  the Quickening (satellite exhibition with Eva Müller) | Fumetto Comic Arts festival (Lucerne, CH)
17.  Sick! reclaiming illness in comics (curated group show) | Berlin Medical History Museum (Berlin, DE)
17. Graphic Medicine open comics market | exhibitor (Seattle, US)
16.  Fumetto Comic Arts festival | The Visitor | group exhibit | (Lucerne, CH)
15.  Autodesk Pier 9 Artist-in-Residence program | group exhibition (San Francisco, US)
14.  “Fabrica Vitae” | curated group exhibition (part of the Vesalius Continuum) (Zakynthos, GR)
12.  Masters Exhibition (Medical Illustration MSc program) | University of Dundee (Scotland)
11.  Stroke Art Fair Berlin | exhibitor with X Lab Gallery (Berlin, DE)
11.  Random Acts of Graphite | solo exhibition | X Lab Gallery (Berlin, DE)
10.  The Wunderkabinett | (group show) La Bastellerie (Berlin, DE)
10.  Erlangen Comic Festival | (exhibitor) (Erlangen, DE)
09.  Derailed | (curated group exhibition) selected artwork from The Details | Sacred Heart University Gallery of Contemporary Art (Fairfield, CT, USA)
09.  Scream Literary Festival “Comics to the Rescue: Comic Artists and Writers Save Literature” | participating artist (Toronto, CA)
07/04  Hysteria arts/theatre festival | exhibitor (Toronto, CA)
07.  Playing Doctor | Art Gallery of York University Gallery of Contemporary Art (exhibition with Shannon Gerard) (Toronto, CA)
06-09  Canzine indie press and art festival | exhibitor (Toronto, CA)
06-09  Word on the Street book fair | exhibitor (Toronto, CA)
06-09  Museum of Comic and Cartoon Arts (MoCCA) festival | exhibitor (NYC)
07/09  Toronto Comic Arts Festival | exhibitor (Toronto, CA)
08.  Festival International BD Angoulême | exhibitor (FR)
07/08  Expozine indie press and arts fair | exhibitor (Montreal, CA)
07.  The Haircut (book launch event) | sponsored by This is Not a Reading Series and Pages bookstore (CA)

press | publications (text and image) (selected)

17. Ausstellung: Medizin und Comics | interview about the Quickening (TV)
17. Comics als Selbsttherapie | interview about the Quickening (Märkische Online Zeitung)
17. Darstellung von Krankheitserfahrungen | Form design magazine 274
15.  Inside the Box (illustration series) | Brick literary journal 96 (winter 2016)
15. Fifty fantastic female authors | (instructables)
13. Artists Book of the Moment (Art Gallery of York University, Toronto)
11. X-Lab Corrosive Art Farm | (gallery catalogue)
11.  The End is the Beginning | publication by x-lab gallery (Berlin, DE)
09.  illustrated tribute to Pages bookstore | Brick literary journal
09.  the anatomy of ballet (illustration series) | Descant literary journal
09.  a Self-Publishing Comics Primer | nomediakings.org
09.  The Details: 1-6 | Top Shelf 2.0
09.  Lost Cause: Topographical Disorientation | Canadian Geographic | magazine
06-09 Brick Literary Journal (issues 77,78,81,82,83,84) | various published illustrations
06-08 Kiss Machine magazine | various published illustrations
08.  [READ THIS] review of comic work: TeaTime | THIS magazine
08.  “Blood in Four Colours | featured artist and article about The Details | Rue Morgue magazine issue 79
07.  the Haircut (excerpt) | the Alteration (review) | Broken Pencil magazine issues 35, 37
07.  Scrabble  (illustration) | Geist magazine issue 66
06.  “The Not-So-Little Pleasure Point” | Shameless magazine

awards | scholarships

17.  Travel grant | MAD lab / Sociological Review Foundation | graphic novel workshop (Manchester, UK)
15.  Autodesk Pier 9 AIR program | 4-month curated paid artist-in-residency program (San Francisco, USA)
12.  University of Dundee | First prize for best exhibit | Masters Show (medical illustration)(Scotland)
12.  Institute for Medical Illustrators | student scholarship (UK)
11.  Pat Turnbull travel award (UK)
09.  Ontario Arts Council | exhibition assistance grant (CA)
08.  Xeric Foundation | comic self-publishing assistance grant (US)
08.  Ontario Arts Council | emerging artist grant (CA)
05.  Book Publishers’ Professionals Association | scholarship (CA)

talks | panels | teaching (selected)

18.  Sisyphus in graphic narratives and the academy: building bridges between practise and theory in academic research  | (speaker) Amsterdam 2nd International Comics Conference | Amsterdam (NL)
17.  Reading Pictures: on the ‘reading’ and interpretation of comics without words | (workshop leader) Sketching in Practise symposium | Vancouver, BC & Graphic Medicine conference (Seattle, USA)
17.  ibid. (workshop leader) | Anatomy of the Image (conference) | Monash University (Melbourne, AUS)
16.  Drawing outside the Lines: beyond visual boundaries in mental illness (workshop leader) Birkbeck College University of London, (GB)
16. PathoGraphics | graphic novel workshop | (speaker) | Freie Universität (Berlin, DE)
12.  Lesen Lounge | DIY bookmaking for kids | assistant workshop teacher (German language) (Berlin, DE)
09.  No Rules, No Budget, All Fun! How and why you should make comics | invited panelist | Word on the Street Festival (Toronto, CA)
07.  Graphic Novel Cabaret | invited panelist | Nuit Blanche | city-wide arts event organized by the Toronto Public Library and The Beguiling comic shop (Toronto, CA)
07.  DIY, small press, comics and book-making | workshop leader | winter workshop for teens | initiative of the Art Gallery of York University and “The Spot” Community Centre (Toronto, CA)

daily sustenance

stef lenk has worked as a production manager, editor, researcher, illustrator and/or graphic designer for literary publications/publishers such as Brick Literary Journal, Descant Literary Journal, Coach House Books, ECW books, Broken Pencil magazine and Magazines Canada, as well as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), St. Andrews University School of English (Scotland), Freie University (Berlin) and the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh). She has a post-graduate diploma in Book and Magazine Publishing (Centennial College, Toronto) and an MSc Medical Art from the University of Dundee.