ART. FASHION. DESIGN. DIRECTION.
Photograph by Jenny Holden
Through my visual arts degree, continuing studies at George Brown College, mentorship from Daniels Launchpad, self-teaching and exploration, I have flourished as a fashion designer. I specialize in design direction, textile and graphic design, sourcing materials, trend research, illustration, and storytelling.
My Higher Frequency
Design, Direction, Branding.
Born in 2019, My Higher Frequency is a passion project of an ethical and sustainable clothing line. The collection features my own original textile designs. The company was brought to life under my direction, web design and brand identity.
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO THESIS
This series of paintings explores the intersections of the body and sensuality with nature.
How do we heal from trauma, and reconcile with our past? This video explores the process of healing a broken psyche, and re-integrating with the Self.
Through experimental photo manipulation, I created a series of art prints that reveal the psychedelic energy embedded in nature.
Longing to Belong
Where do we belong? During my time as an artist-in-residence at the Ou Gallery in Duncan, BC, I use painting to explore questions on identity and belonging.
The elements of fire, earth, water and air manifest together as sand. During this residency on the Toronto Island at Gibraltar Point, I explored the nature and spirit of the elements around me.
No matter the project, whether I am designing a skirt, directing a photoshoot, modelling, curating social media, designing a website, or finishing a painting, I always approach my work with a playful sense of creativity. I am an artist and designer at heart, with an eye for aesthetics. I graduated from the University of Toronto in 2018, with an Honours Bachelor of Arts and a specialist in Visual Studies. Since then, I have established a multi-disciplinary practice exploring the intersections of fashion and art. I have participated in several art shows, exhibits, and artist residencies. I have received mentorship and training from leading Canadian artists and designers. My artwork has been purchased by collectors all over the world. In 2019 I started my fashion line and ecommerce shop, My Higher Frequency, which continues to be my current passion project.
I have developed skills in painting, Photoshop, photography, artistic direction, graphic design, video, illustration, and web design. I love working across different disciplines, and finding their intersections. My eye for art and design stems from a love of history, culture, fashion, storytelling, nature, and metaphysics. I believe art and design gives us a deep sense of purpose and inspiration that simply cannot be found in the mundane world, and this is why I am driven to create.
September 2014 - May 2018, University of Toronto, Honours Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction
2020 - 2022, George Brown College of Continuing Education, Fashion Design Fundamentals Certificate
2020 - 2021, George Brown College of Continuing Education, Retail Buying Certificate
2020, Bursary Recipient, Artscape Daniels Launchpad and 25 Hour Day Mentorship Program
2018, Nominee for BMO’s 1st Art Award
2014-15, Dean’s List, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
2015, The Moving Image Award, University of Toronto
October 2018, WitchFest North, Toronto
April 2018, Hereafter, University of Toronto, Toronto
April 2018 - March 2019, Art and Mindfulness, Claude T. Bissell Building, Toronto
June 2019, UncoveredART, Revival Bar, Toronto
November 2018, RAW Artists: Ovation, Fountain Blu, Toronto
March – April 2018, In My Dreams, Shelley Peterson Exhibition, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto
2016, GURRRLZZZZ, Video Fever, Trinity Square Video, Toronto
July 2018, Melancholy and Mania Series, Richview Library, Toronto
May 2018, Spring MRKT, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Toronto
August 2017, Alive With Art, Harrison Properties, Scarborough
2017, Private collections, Canada, US, France, Germany, Slovakia
2016, Public installation, Facebook, Toronto.
July 16th – 27th, 2018, Artist in Residence, Earth-Based Spirituality and Art, Gibraltar Point, Toronto Island, Ontario
October 15th – November 15th, 2018, Artist in Resident, The Ou Gallery, Duncan, British Columbia
2016, Lisa Kathryn Studio, Etsy Shop.
2019, My Higher Frequency Art, Etsy Shop.
2019, My Higher Frequency, Ecommerce Shop