Lydia is a QTBIPOC Persian multidisciplinary artist, exploring the abstract through 3D, motion design and painting.
Sandy is a queer scenic artist who works and lives in the traditional territories of the Squamish, Musqueum, and Tsleil-waututh nations. She specializes in painting and sculpture/object making at a scene shop in the Main Street area. She is also also a freelance scenic designer in the Vancouver area for live theatre and events.
JILLIAN JUSTINE BROOKS
Jillian is originally from Fort McMurray, Alberta. She's been residing in Vancouver for the last 12 years, creating work from Illustrations to Paintings that reflect her creative sense of humor. Her project Métis Bannock Queen raises funds for nonprofits in Vancouver.
Kinsey is an interdisciplinary artist with passions in photography, collage, and painting. She works in graphic design and the film industry. Kinsey was a past board member at the JBG and has been a studiomate since 2016.
Rebecca Montgomery (she/her) is from Lions Bay, BC and now resides in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. She is a painter, drawer, illustrator, and printmaker with a newfound love for ceramics, as well as a columnist for the Canadian Art Therapy Association’s e-magazine “Envisage”.
Shadi believes every Artist dips their brush into their own soul; to say things in color shades and shapes that they couldn't say any other way. Shadi is a visual artist who creates illustrative music by decontextualizing musical pieces then reconstructing them as her artwork. She is inspired by her work as an orchestra musician and decorator.
Brendan is a Nonbinary Neurodivergent Queer living and working in the unceded Squamish, Musqueum, and Tsleil-Waututh Territories. Tech worker by day, I look to reconnect with my inner child through this studio by working with my hands to create pieces inspired by living with Anxiety, ADHD, and ASD in a neurotypical world.
Mia Riley is an emerging artist, writer and curator. Sometimes she makes pots and sculptures in clay and like many people right now, is in the process of figuring out who they are and how they fit into the world. Besides making pottery she is interested in intersections between identity, culture, history, and her experience as a mixed-race Asian- Canadian.
An experimental animator primarily working with hand-drawn animation. Her animations often explore how movement is felt and perceived through manipulating the rules and frameworks of both animation and cinema.
Cheyenne McGinnis aka Natoyihkii (Holy Whistle), is a Blackfoot/Cree emerging artist now living in Unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territories. A member of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation, they are also affiliated with the Blood Tribe Nation through their mother. Natoyihkii grew up in 3 worlds – the modern day colonial world, the Cree world, and of course, the Blackfoot world. They have been painting and drawing for over 15 years and are inspired by Pictographs, Blackfoot War history drawings and Winter Counts. Their work aims to inspire wellness and pride, recounting histories and imagining the future for Indigenous Peoples. They do woodburning, glass etching, and leather work, as well as acrylic painting, charcoal drawing, and pastel work. They are also now moving into digital art.
Drawn to vibrant shades, moon sparkles, and the melding of sounds and imagery that you can dream and drown in, Nisha likes to play with film and photography through handmade processes. Nisha Platzer was a previous resident of the JBG in 2015-16.
JAE WOO KANG
Filmmaker / Animator
Jaewoo Kang is a filmmaker, animator and visual artist based on unceded Tsleil-Waututh lands, also known as North Vancouver. He explores the film medium as a way of creating new queer aesthetic that blurs the line between gender binary.
Mickey Vescera is a ceramicist, sculptor, and writer born and raised on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Their main practice is ceramic functional ware and abstract sculptures inspired by science fiction, industrial waste, and the wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.
Kali Fish is a multi-medium chameleon from Uranus. They make wearable and visual art with textiles, paint, found objects, beads, teeth, stones and bones. Their current focus is creating tiny worlds, dolls, replicas, and creatures both real and from dreams.
Based in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, Daisy likes to create in various forms including sewing, crocheting, painting, and sketching. Her newest endeavour into ceramics has inspired her to explore and expand her skill set in this age-old medium through both functional and sculptural pieces.