Mo (they/them) 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.
Create to Learn is a program of TakingITGlobal, in partnership with imagineNATIVE, with support from Lenovo Foundation and the Government of Canada's CanCode and Supports for Student Learning programs.