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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Exhibits  

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
https://eyejackapp.com/products/prosthetic-reality-book

The Windsor Star, Published on: December 18, 2016
http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/art-exhibit-at-carrots-n-dates

CBC Windsor,
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/art-exhibit-bowel-disease-1.3903627

 

Teaching EXPERIENCE

• 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
2017-18
Art Educator - Puppet making workshops and Imagination development for a student population 6 - 8 years old.

L’École Le Sommet , Montreal QC
2016-17
Art Educator for Adolescents with special needs

Nesbit Elementary School, Montreal QC
2015-16
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