I am a visual artist working in painting, sculpture and installation. After pursuing a career in the social sciences, I moved to art making as my main occupation, completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada in 2020. I currently live and work in Montreal and New York City.  


My art practice explores other ways of being in this world, more attentive to non-human subjectivities and agency. I grew up in a region of Canada nestled between the Saint-Lawrence River and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Marvelling at the beauty of the world, I soon came to experience the contradictions and anxiety characterizing our frayed relationship to nature. My paintings, sculptures and installations question how we position ourselves within our environment by blurring the line between the “lowly” material stuff that surrounds us and “higher” beings like humans or deities, thus upsetting dominant anthropocentric worldviews.

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