I am an artist, writer and dancer based in Vancouver, BC. I currently work in many mediums including stencils, posters, acrylics, oils, photography, printmaking and more. My artwork is an exploration of human emotion, personal story and the weight of memory. Influenced by my own history, that of the people around me and the imagined histories of strangers, my work often carries a poetic sense of melancholy, the kind of thoughtful sadness that persists long after the tears are gone. From my lifetime of dance training comes a deep-rooted knowledge and understanding of the human figure, of movement and stillness and the brief eternity that lies between.
I was raised in a log home in Northern BC in a space of solitude and bright stars, of deep forests and shallow lakes. Born into a family of artists and activists, my creative practice has always been interdisciplinary. Upon moving to the Lower Mainland in 2000, I studied contemporary dance at Simon Fraser University. I spent the years after graduation working as a choreographer, performer and instructor in Canada and the United States, both independently and as a part of multiple companies and collectives. Following a more recent transition into the visual arts, my work has been shown at galleries, art festivals and on the streets in Canada, the United States, the UK and across Europe. This is my first trip to Africa, and I’m really excited to be living and working in Cape Town this spring.