I am a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, painting, digital media and installation. My work is influenced by my cultural and personal background along with concepts of identity, belonging, and uprootedness.
Growing up, I relocated from country to country every few years. My surroundings were always new and unfamiliar and there was never enough time to form roots in one particular place. The flow of my life was disrupted every time we moved, and my cultural roots were never secured, creating a deep, embodied sense of impermanence. Mobility was inevitable and these experiences have shaped my artistic practice.
Drawing from different disciplines, such as geography, architecture, psychology and technology, I map micro and macro spaces similar to a cartographer. I create meta-maps of topography, movement, and connections creating a sense of location and place. One of our deepest desires is to understand the world around us and our place in it and a vital component to my artistic practice is exploring, storing, and creating a bridge between myself and my surroundings, both personally and culturally.
I studied Philosophy and Art at the University of Toronto and York University and I hold a diploma in 3D Computer Animation.