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 her own cultural history. I am an intuitive artist and a curious learner of all things that ignite my imagination.
My top priority in everything I do is working through an anti-oppressive lens. This means that I like to create inclusive and safe spaces for unheard communities whose voices are marginalized and who face systemic oppression. Growing up in a high-density newcomers’ neighbourhood, I was the only graduating student from the class of 450+ students from my high school to pursue an arts education because of the stigmas of precarious employment opportunities. This inspired me to take it upon myself to apply for community grants to design and facilitate portfolio development workshops at my community‘s Toronto Public Library and in Etobicoke. The workshops included making finished art pieces, sketchbook development, writing artist statements and bios, and basic social media skills.
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
Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Google Drive, Wordpress, Squarespace, Format, basic Wordpress, social media outreach and marketing, basic understanding of website and social media analytics
Crochet, machine knitting, tapestry and loom weaving, natural and synthetic dyeing, silkscreen printing, polychromatic and breakdown printing, batik, devoré, wet and dry felting, paper-making, bookbinding, basic sewing, digital and basic black & white film photography, basic silversmithing jewelry