EMILY MAY ROSE
Emily May Rose is a Toronto-based artist and illustrator. Her work incorporates a recurring cast of characters, typography, and tessellated imagery. She explores urban themes and her own personal experiences living the city, generally placing animals like raccoons into the scenarios in a humorous way to make light of their situation. Her work appears in many formats, including editorial illustration, gallery shows, apparel designs, murals, and installations.
Born and raised in Tokyo, now residing in BC Canada. Taking influences from those totally different environments to create the unique style of artworks, but most powerful and true inspiration is meeting people with amazing creativity from all over the world. Scattered abstract elements composed of neon color, neutral color, newsprint and photo collage etc assemble into organic shapes, to find out strong true energy among real and unreal. Those scattered various elements in abstraction are the representation of our environment, existence, daily life, current affairs, information, and each person’s passion, and energy.
BIANCA WEEKO MARTIN
Bianca-Weeko Martin (b. Indonesia 1996) is a Toronto-based artist and undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo's School of Architecture. She has interned in architecture firms in Bali, Melbourne, and Toronto, and is currently studying abroad in Prague. As an artist, she focuses on traditional two-dimensional media while being mindful of the urgency for discourse surrounding social issues and questions of personal significance. In the future, Bianca hopes to apply her education in exploring the complex and oft-clichéd interface between art and architectural design; for now, however, her biggest priority is trying to understand the people who occupy her world and the spaces within it.
STEPHANIE PAULLETTE BELLEFLEUR
Stephanie Paullette Bellefleur is a Toronto based artist born in Venezuela, South America and raised in Willow Bunch Saskatchewan. Stephanie instruments reference to the self and spiritual approach in her creative processes. Stephanie's style incorporates bold colors with strong graphic lines. She pays great attention to the execution of positively capturing the organic nature of ones life’s experiences and turning them into healing manifestations. Bellefleur Graduated in 2014 from Gemology at George Brown College and completed Art and Design Foundation with Centennial College. She also participated and completed summer of 2016 courses with Program Mural Routes. Stephanie is Currently Studying within The Fine Art Studio Program at Centennial within the Second Year and also holds First Degree initiation as a Reiki Practitioner.
You can find some of Bellefleur's most recent works in public spaces such as Earl Bales Park Amphitheatre. She was hired on to create by Art Organizations Sketch, Daniel Spectrum, and also The University of Toronto business school, Claude Bisselle Building for The Common Ground Exhibition open from 2016 - 2017. Her most recent project entails working alongside international mural artist Phlegm from the UK at Young and St. Clair. Stephanie was hired on by The Steps Initiative as a Design Assistance to support Phlegm for the completion and duration of the project Summer 2016.
MIRANDA PAIGE BALLANTYNE
Born in a quiet farming community in the summer of 1991 to a Jewish family, Miranda Ballantyne began exploring identity early on in her life. Beginning painting at the age of two, creating became essential to her. In 2009, Miranda moved to Toronto to attend OCAD University. She began studying facial structure and beauty archetypes. Ballantyne's work explores how idealized beauty effects how woman act, look and feel. While displaying examples of classic and idealistic beauty, Ballantyne contradicts these beauty ideals with hidden messages and abstract representations of woman. Her work continues to explore how societal standards effect appearance, confidence and social behavior through edit unrealistic imagery.
A graduate of OCAD, Graeme Luey is a Toronto-based artist, and graphic designer who has been fascinated with the beach, and surf culture of California in the 50's, and 60's from an early age. Dreaming about beaches, and surfing lead to to further exploration into the South Pacific lifestyle, and legends. Over the past 10 years his style has evolved into a series of collage based work combining these cultures situated around ocean, with graphical elements to create clean, minimalist designs with vibrant color.
Eric Clement is a Montreal based artist who utilizes comic books and pop art elements. His work often consists of disjointed images that form a narrative or storyboard. While there is sometimes a specific story for his work, he prefers to allow the viewer to create their interpretation of his work. Clement often works in a playful mix-media style, as well as 3D installations. He works in mixed media on wood and canvases, as well as painting large scale murals.