I have been a creative person since I was a child, though the only formal art school I ever attended was two years of art High School at Central Technical School in Toronto. My first group art show was when I was 15. From graffiti mural projects as an “at-risk teen”, to producing a sexually-charged festival called Masterbate, I am always working on at least a few art projects.
My favourite part of the creative process is the idea stage and learning a new medium, then using that knowledge to better understand works in said medium, be it burlesque, collage, radio, textiles, photography, or installation. For me, the concept comes first, then the joy and thrill of learning how to make it.
I describe my work as playful, clever, and subversive. My work has explored themes including feminist response and embodiment, northern life, the sexual nature of cars in our life (for real), the influence music has on our lives, spontaneity and creativity, and the hidden side of an artist’s life.
The bulk of my work is non-commercial and experiential, through installations, performances and sound art, though I also do design vibrant merchandise for my music career (examples above).
I’m interested in making art that improves community and wellbeing, TL;DR a thesis in a zine, my Sound Art guided meditations and Getting Ripped for the Apocalypse projects are the best examples of that goal.
I have diplomas in Child Psychology, Train Conducting, and Northern Studies, and a degree in Community Development, with a concentration in Community Research and Indigenous Knowledge from UAF. MA in Human Geography from York University. Presently a PhD student at UWaterloo. A full(-ish) CV is tagged under PhD Research
Based in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Except for when I am at school, which is often. Then it is Waterloo/Toronto.