The North is a great place to create art and supplies me with no end of inspiration. My surroundings, be it Yellowknife's Old Town or smaller communities throughout the Territory, make their way into a lot of my illustrations, comics and art pieces. I see a lot of humor in the small day-to-day details of life north of 60 and, focusing on these details, I like making work that is alive and relatable.
In 2009, after graduating from the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi with an Interdisciplinary Degree in Fine Arts, I came to Yellowknife for a summer. Now, over five years later, I'm glad I never left. Living in the North has offered me many opportunities, both on a personal and professional level. I have the great pleasure of working full-time as an artist and of seeing my work featured a variety of contexts and have also been fortunate to travel extensively throughout the Arctic.
A big part of my practice is fibre based. I work with wool and a variety of felting techniques to create hangings and installations. These pieces generally come together as exhibitions that reflect on contemporary life in the North. More specifically, my work takes an interest in how the traditional and the contemporary clash, mix and mesh to create striking –and often quirky- hybrids. I hope to continue to develop my work in this direction and to have more and more opportunities to exhibit nationally and internationally.
In 2014, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre featured a six-month long solo exhibit of my fibre based work title Muffled; Snapshots From the Arctic. This followed in the tracks of solo exhibits of my work in Montreal (2013) as well as Whitehorse (2012).