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About Me

I am a Toronto-based digital textile artist and educator. I explore the hybridization of traditional mediums and digital technologies through intuitive experimentation with multiple mediums, surfaces, technological approaches, and all of their relationships to each other. Using traditional surface design methods and digital softwares, my work reflects upon themes of mental health, migration, and my own cultural history.

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, digital photography

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

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