There's not a lot of things that I am absolutely certain about in this wild, mixed-up world, but one thing I know for sure is this: art is not a choice for me. It's the only thing I can wrap my head around doing with my life.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2016, and have been showing my work in galleries, museums, and publications ever since.
I love making art that embodies both beauty and disgust - attraction and repulsion. That may sounds strange, but I love the tension those two (supposedly) opposing forces creates. My work often includes concepts of body and identity in relation to femininity and womanhood. These are topics that often confuse me and I use my work to explore them and figure out what my thoughts are about these topics, and why I think the way that I do.
Fruiting Bodies is a series of images that expanded on ideas from my time at the Luminous Bodies artist residency I attended in Toronto, 2017.
Observations on Femininity
A series of three ink drawings on paper developed for the show Horror Vacui at the Burnaby Art Gallery in 2017.
The Fabric of Femininity
This series of mixed media pieces were developed for my grad exhibition in 2016, which was titled Don't Be Afraid.
A series of three acrylic paintings on wood panel developed for the show Horror Vacui at the Burnaby Art Gallery in 2017, and later shown at the Reach Gallery (shown here).
This series of paintings on wood panel were originally developed for my grad exhibition in 2016, which was titled Don't Be Afraid.