A biophony is the collective voice of non-human life in an environment. i’ll be returning to the ayatana residency program in May of 2017 as an expedition leader for the Biophony: Bioacoustics for Artists program. find more about the program here.
Large screenprinted versions of my prints are currently up in Toronto at the Dbeatstro Cafe. The space cultivates community and creativity though showcasing art, live music and other community events. It is also an awesome vegan cafe that has a great brunch on the weekends.
In August of this year I was honoured to work the the Radical Design School in Toronto to facilitate a workshop for Grandmothers to Grandmothers in Gravenhurst, Ontario. It was a productive two days and great to spend a few up in the beautiful landscape of the Muskokas. Students made excellent work and are each […]
I made these sketches of the flora of the wastelands and waysides of montréal this past summer. I enjoy walking my dog along the tracks and in the abandoned post industrial areas that are left in the city. It’s always amazing to me what is growing in those spaces, what habitat it provides for insects […]
This past summer I was an artist in residence with the Ayatana Biophilia Artists’ Research Residency program. For a week I stayed in Chelsea, QC with 5 other artists from the US, Iceland and Australia studying nocturnal species and exchanging ideas about our art practices in relationship to the natural world. We slept in a […]
I hosted the If You Got Ears show for CKUT in October. It’s was a great chance for me to experiment with some sounds I’ve been collecting and talk a little about nature, technology and feminism. CKUT says that If You Got Ears is a weekly, two-hour voyage through various types of sonic experimentation: ranging […]
for the 2015-2016 academic year my work was featured in the school schmool day planner published by the two Public Interest Research Groups at Concordia and McGill. Below are a few of the drawings that became banners for individual months. Each creature reflected the name of the full moon for that month.
From August through the beginning of November I’ve been the featured artist at Rise Above Restaurant in St. Catherine’s, Ontario. It’s been great to work with these folks. The restaurant is a beautiful space and the menu is excellent. Check them out if you are ever in st kitts!
See below for the write up from the art show invitation. It was such an honour to work with these youth and be a part of this project. About the exhibition (July 11 – August 29, 2014) Mural Arts invited printmaker Estraven Lupino-Smith to work with students at the Attic Youth Center, where they have […]
I was interviewed by my friend and amazing artist Sarah Mangle about my work that is up at casa del popolo. It was a nice chance to speak about my work and to have some feedback about how others see it. The interview was played on Free City Radio on CKUT. check it out here.
some of the prints from both my vespertine and transformations series are up on the venue side of casa del popolo in montréal. Next time you are at a show there, check them out!
When I lived in Philadelphia, I had the opportunity to be an artist in residence with the A2O program. Artists and Art Outside is a partnership between Philadelphia Park and Recreation and the Mural Arts Program. I worked at Ziehler Recreation Center, where I facilitated free arts programming to foster understanding and appreciation for the […]