A line drawing in black of a Passenger Pigeon bird with wings outstretched in flight, used as the logo of the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre.
An artistic blue brick background with the exhibit title “The Aesthetics of Mental Health” designed in the negative space, used as the logo for the exhibit.er.png
 A screenshot featuring a profile of Alex from a VHS tape recording, with slightly distorted quality and colours. The top half of Alex’s face is visible. He is turned to the right but he is looking into the camera. His hair is dark brown, short and very curly.

Alex Furtado

Alex Furtado is a professional artist and archivist based in Toronto. Primarily working with sculpture, their practice engages notions of evidence, value, and language to find the locus of record/body in objects and landscapes.

A photo of Carla sitting against a black backdrop, she is wearing a white Hijab and a pink traditional mexican dress from the region of Jalisco. Her head is held high and looking off to the right.

Carla Sierra Suarez

Carla Sierra Suarez is a Mexican multidisciplinary artist based in Tkaronto, currently pursuing a BFA in Sculpture/Installation at OCAD University. In their practice, Carla explores themes of identity such as their dual identity as part of the Latin diaspora and being a Muslim convert, as well as identity with mental health and their experiences with Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, and PTSD.

A photo of Carmina holding binoculars next to a large body of water with buildings in the distance. Through her large round glasses she is looking into the camera. Her long straight black hair rests on her dark puffer jacket.

Carmina Miana

Carmina Miana is a Toronto-based artist interested in
storytelling and image-making through the synthesis of digital and analog mediums. She values material meaning and strives to bridge the gaps between art, design, and craft. Carmina’s work draws on her interest in ecology, female labour, and her identity as a Scarborough-raised Filipino.

An oil painting of James , the colours used are subdued with visible  brush marks. The figure’s eyes are slightly in shadow with a faint outline of them present. His left hand is visible and making a slight pointing motion near his chest.

James McDowell

James McDowell is a Toronto painter that combines contemporary and historical figurative painting techniques, exploring the genre’s ability to connect with individuals. His practice features exposed preparatory underpaintings that transform the artistic process into an aesthetic element in the final composition. James has a BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University and studied art history in OCAD’s Florence Off- Campus Studies Program.

A photo of Rashmeet smiling wide and looking to the top right of the frame. There is a red brick wall behind her with a rusty metal door. Her black hair is tied back and she is wearing a black jacket.

Rashmeet Kaur

Rashmeet Kaur is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Guelph completing a Bachelor of Science degree. Her mixed media artwork and poetry have been published in Kaleidoscope and Margins Magazine.

You can visit her online at https://dissectionoftheself.wordpress.com/ 

or follow her @_rashmeet.k on Instagram for more artwork and poetry.