Photo by Brian R. Elliot
I am a visual artist based in unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC, Canada). I received a BFA in Critical and Cultural Practice from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2012. From 2012 to 2015 I pursued a MA in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory from McMaster University, but severe arthritis, chronic pain, and disability have interrupted my academic studies.
My aim is to help others tell their stories of marginalization, social justice, and climate change to illustrate how we can work to change dominant ideologies and reclaim our human rights.
My multidisciplinary critical practice spans a wide range of political topics, including current events, Crip Culture, Dis/Ability Theory, Feminist Theory, Trans/Gender Rights, Queer Theory, Cyborg Theory, the future of green and assistive technologies, techno-cultures, climate change, ethnobotany, and art criticism.
My material art practice encompasses cultural theory, book arts, collage, digital media, illustration, printmaking, photography, performance art, public art, and Dis/Ability Pride and LGBTQIA community-based projects. I base my art practice firmly in the philosophy and practice of Zero-Waste, creating art from used, recycled, non-toxic, natural, and/or found materials.
I live and work on the traditional, unceded, and currently colonized territory of the Coast Salish peoples, in particular the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwəta? (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.
My published written work and CV are available on Academia.edu