Born on April 1st, 1981, Dave Mutnjakovic began his career as a designer and through the years diversified into many fields of creativity. Visual Artist, writer, puppeteer, poet, and animator. Dave is a first generation Canadian, his Father is from Croatia, a village called Stara Gradiska, and his dearest mother is of Irish decent. His life is chronicled through his storytelling & by his intense attention to detail illustrated in his visual work.
He received his two BFA's in Film Animation and Community Art Education. He created a Creative Arts Education Program where he teaches mainly in alternative schools in the city where he is based, Montreal.
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2018OUF! Festival Off Casteliers - Festival des arts de la marionnettes
2017 arteSPACE Exhibition, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2016 "Gutted" Exhibtion, Galerie Carrots & Dates, Windsor, On
2016 "When There is Nothing Left to Burn" Exhibition, Galerie Mile-End, Montreal, QC
2016 Galerie POPOP - Circa, Montreal, QC
Publications & Press
2016 Prosthetic Reality, An Augmented Reality Art Book, Melbourne Australia
The Windsor Star, Published on: December 18, 2016
• Perspectives I High School - Montreal QC
Creative Arts Educator - Using a therapeutic approach to teaching art lessons such as writing, drawing, painting, hip hop music workshops.
Allow « at risk » youth to express their stories, and balance emotions.
• Sherbrooke Academy Jr - Montreal QC
Creative Arts Educator - Mixing creative arts education with a holistic approach to stress management.
Students between the ages of 6 to 10 explore the healing power of the imagination
• Sherbrooke Academy Sr. - Montreal QC
TEAM (Together everyone achieves more)- A sports based instruction designed to teach qualities of sportsmanship and the application of these qualities to all facets of life.
• Options High School - Montreal QC
Creative Arts Educator - A one on one approach is used to guide students toward their dreams through a stop motion animation exploration program.
• Venture Outreach/Alternative High School- Montreal QC
Job Skills Workshop - Teaching students the reality of job searching in the modern world.
• Visual Arts Centre - Westmount Montreal QC
Art Educator - Puppet making workshops and Imagination development for a student population 6 - 8 years old.
L’École Le Sommet , Montreal QC
Art Educator for Adolescents with special needs
Nesbit Elementary School, Montreal QC
Educator, Teacher Assistant Differentiated Classrooms Grade 4-5. One on One workshops with children with special needs.
Centre D'Activites Recreatives et Educatives,
Montreal QC 2015
Educator, Personal Support Worker for people in wheelchairs