Avalon Mott (she/her) is a curator, arts administrator and lens based artist originally from
Vancouver BC, now calling Toronto home. She graduated with her BFA from Emily Carr University
of Art + Design, and is pursuing her MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCADU as the
recipient of the Presidential Scholarship and Ontario Graduate Scholarship.
Avalon was a founding member and the co-director of FIELD Contemporary, and has
curated for numerous BC institutions. She has also curated public art installations for the City of
Richmond, the City of Vancouver, and Capture Photography Festival among others.
Avalon’s curatorial practice is rooted in supporting emerging and under-represented artists,
alongside a commitment to bringing accessibility into the gallery space. Her thesis research is rooted
in process and studio culture, and how this long standing tradition when brought into the gallery can
aid in fostering accessibility and provide the viewer with a sense of agency and a platform for
Philip Ocampo (he/him) is a queer Filipino artist and curator based in Toronto, Canada. Ocampo’s multidisciplinary practice
primarily involves sculpture, installation, illustration and public programming. His work usually explores phenomenon,
nostalgia, and the reconciling of personal experiences. Ocampo holds a BFA in Digital Painting and Expanded Animation
from OCAD U.
Natalie King is a queer interdisciplinary Anishinaabe (Algonquin) artist, facilitator and
member of Timiskaming First Nation. King's arts practice ranges from video, painting, sculpture
and installation as well as community engagement, curation and arts administration.
Often involving portrayals of queer femmes, King’s works are about embracing the ambiguity
and multiplicities of identity within the Anishinaabe queer femme experience(s). King's practice
operates from a firmly critical, anti-colonial, non-oppressive, and future-bound perspective,
reclaiming the realities of lived liv es through frameworks of desire and survivance.
King’s recent exhibitions include Come and Get Your Love at Arsenal Contemporary, Toronto
(2022), Proud Joy at Nuit Blanche Toronto (2022), Bursting with Love at Harbourfront Centre
(2021) PAGEANT curated by Ryan Rice at Centre in Hamilton (2021), and (Re)membering and
(Re)imagining: the Joyous Star Peoples of Turtle Island at Hearth Garage (2021). King has
extensive mural making practice that includes a permanent mural currently on at the Art
Gallery of Burlington. King holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting from OCAD University (2018).
King is currently GalleryTPW’s 2023 Curatorial Research Fellow.
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