Mitsuo Miyagi

Artist Statement: I was born in Okinawa, Japan and grew up learning the skills and philosophy of traditional crafts in a family that has passed down traditional arts and culture for generations. I went on to study contemporary art in Kyoto and also worked at a pottery studio. I take pride in being a contemporary…

Kirk Sutherland

Artist Statement: I feel my creative process bridges, and somewhat amalgamates both intuitive, and conscience realities. My paintings do not imitate life, but perhaps harness the energy and the essence of life. In life we are conscience of present realities, yet travel forward with no actual conception of what to expect. My art making process…

Elsa Smith

Artist Statement: In the tradition of surrealism I take inspiration from dreams and the subconscious, as well as the passage of time and various psychological states. My approach to painting involves distorting images to more closely imitate our multifaceted perception of reality. I work to create a disorienting and immersive sense of the uncanny while…

Yunfeng (Joe) Zhao

Artist Statement: These works are my experiment with acrylic paints to illustrate the contrast of bright and dark, the blocks of colours, and the contrast of different yet subtle colour cues. The movement of the colours, including the lines and the blocks, creates its unique patterns. I didn’t have a clear layout when I started…

Simon Shutian Zhang

Artist Statement: Simon’s inspirations are a cross between cultural and physical environmental experiences from years of living and travelling in different countries and places. Sometimes they are reflections on fascination and love of nature, or transformations of inner landscapes in mind. Other times they are reconciliations from memories or nostalgia for the past. However, there…

Talia Silva

Artist Statement: Intangible, unseen energies are what intrigue me and my pieces are a means to understand psychological forces of relationships between individuals, communities and our connection to nature and our environments. With my work I aim to illuminate the intricacies of our hidden world while confronting contemplation on the passage of time and the…

Wendy Campbell

Artist Statement: I am a Cambridge, Ontario based artist focusing mainly on painting and illustration. Having spent many years outside of Canada in places including Grand Cayman Island, Germany, and Japan, my work is a fusion of my experiences with the people, the art, and the customs of these locations as well as my adventures…

Louise Rambiert

Artist Statement: Jellodream creates surrealist portraits of odd looking characters that evoke curiosity. She works primarily in oil, and explores new ideas through her illustrations. Her work explores ways that we as humans exist and express ourselves outwardly, and the different tools we use to understand our place in the world. The answer as to…

Ramona Nordal

Artist Statement: I began my art exploration at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Here I focused on colour theory, anatomy drawing and painting. I thrive on deliberately mixing past and present cultural influences in my subject matter to create something captivating and refreshing. My work is a representation of…