james black gallery

Muirin | Of the Sea Muirin, meaning “of the sea” in Scottish Gaelic, is a collection of pieces related to selkie mythology, shapeshifting, gender and identity. Using materials including discarded navy ship rope and willow harvested from vancouver’s abandoned lots, I constructed an installation reflecting on the arbitrary nature of Read more…

feeling measurements

I facilitated a workshop with Kerri Flannigan at Open Space in Victoria, BC. This workshop considered radical intimacy in our local environments, through the act of considering our sonic relationships to shared public space, with a particular focus on bird sounds/songs in the downtown area, the harbour and Meegan (Beacon Read more…

biophony

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.

vespertine in toronto

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.  

grandmothers in gravenhurst

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 Read more…

waysides and wastelands

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 Read more…

biophilia

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 Read more…

if you got ears

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 Read more…

school schmool

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 Read more…

rise above!

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!

william way art gallery

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 Read more…

artists and art outside

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 Read more…

the print center

In 2014 I facilitated a series of classes called Creative Constellations through the Print Center Artists in Schools Program.  I worked with youth at the Attic Youth Center to experiment with photography techniques, culminating in exposing cyanotype portraits on fabric. We used this simple and beautiful photo-based process to explore Read more…

pop poster

I made this poster for the POP Montréal show series at the Brasserie Beaubien. It was fun to work on this for friends and have part of my prints come to life a bit with some colour.