We are excited to announce Mo Thunder (they/them), a talented non-binary, neuroemergent, Onyota'a:ka (Oneida) x french-canadian art-maker x visual storyteller, as our special guest this week. This is a session you will not want to miss! It is a great entry point if you are joining us for the first time.
During this session, Mo will share their process on how creating a visual art journal has been an imperative part to their healing and learning. Mo has extensive experience using the art journal, and continues to hold workshops to share this gift with others. They are currently working on a visual art journal with/for Indigenous folks, scheduled to be released in 2022. Join us as we listen and learn from this incredible visual storyteller, and see how we can use this skill to integrate in our own lives!
Mo is a non-binary, neuroemergent, Onyota'a:ka (Oneida) x french-canadian art-maker x visual storyteller. They are currently based on Dish with One Spoon Territory (Tkaronto) and grew up on Anishinaabe land, downriver from Aamjiwnaang First Nation, where they have family ties.
Mo holds a BFA in studio art with a focus on silkscreen printing, photography and video from fanshawe college and lethbridge university. They are a diploma candidate at the toronto art therapy institute with their major project/thesis being a community, art and land-based creative expression program for Indigenous youth aged 18-30 in Tkaronto called Our Stories Our Truths (OSOT).
Mo has over 15 years of experience in community arts facilitation, collaboration and consultation. They have been working as a community arts organizer since high school by starting an art club with a few other students. They’ve also been creating solo x collaborative murals since high school. They love co-creating with communities to connect visual imagery, ideas, concepts and stories to create a final design that is painted by everyone who shared input.
Through their multidisciplinary art practice (painting, collaging, beading, journaling and sewing), they aim to express stories about intergenerational growth/healing, neurodiversity, identity, and empowerment. They are currently working on a visual art journal with/for Indigenous folks, scheduled to be released in 2022!
Taking Care: Where Art Meets Wellness is supported by the Solcz Family Foundation.