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About Me

I am a Toronto-based digital textile artist and educator. I make glitch art by transforming original images through a back-and-forth relationship between the hand and digital ways of distortion. Through this process-based practice, I create unexpected surface outcomes by playing with chance.

I had my first solo exhibition in 2015 at Toronto’s Whippersnapper Gallery. That year, I also received the Volunteer Toronto Legacy Award for engaging marginalized communities through visual arts. In 2016, I won 1st Place National in Still Art from Minds Matters Magazine at University of Toronto, Scarborough. In 2018, I had the privilege of contributing to the Textile Museum of Canada’s ten-month long exhibition, Crosscurrents: Canada in the Making. I currently work at the Textile Museum of Canada where I identify local textile artists to facilitate workshops at partnering social agencies that serve marginalized communities.

Skills

Textile-based:

Crochet, machine knitting, tapestry and loom weaving, natural and synthetic dyeing, silkscreen printing, polychromatic and breakdown printing, batik, silk painting, rozomé, devoré, wet and dry felting, paper-making, bookbinding, basic machine sewing, bead weaving

Digital & Softwares:

Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Google Drive, Wordpress, Squarespace, Format, basic Wordpress, basic Audacity, social media outreach and marketing, basic understanding of website and social media analytics, digital photography

Technical:

Proposal and budget writing, writing contracts, job recruitment, giving performance reviews, project management, jurying proposals, understanding policies, chairing meetings, workshop facilitation, anti-oppression best practices