I am an interdisciplinary queer artist living on Treaty 1 Territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I discovered ceramics in 2018 and have been working with clay in some form ever since. I am heavily inspired by the prospects of queer identity and the lived experiences associated with marginalized communities. Living in Manitoba has allowed me to move freely between both urban and rural communal experiences. I am the by-product of cultural mixing and drift, and I celebrate that with every fibre of my being as I bring about new dialogues in my works.
In creating large-scale ceramic sculptures, I address themes surrounding the curated identity. My works are a direct response to socializing in the ongoing pandemic. The physical manifestation and the inherent surreal ambiguity outside this digital plane we’ve immersed ourselves in creates an alternating dialogue between the up-close and distant. Featuring vibrant colours and textures, I articulate the urban queer experience and its relationship to contemporary queer media. Clay is an artistic chameleon, allowing me to push and pull the persona into being. Through manufactured lenses of our own design, we reach a new sense of what it means to be present.
October 2021 – May 2022