CRUSH Zine - September 2019 Issue 3  In conjunction with the Toronto Bi Arts Festival

CRUSH is an annual publication celebrating and exploring the Bi+ experience.
For thematic inspiration, consider the following: 
Whats in a name? 
How do labels bring us together? 
How do labels keep us apart?

Women in Architecture 

A diptych : HIDE and Urmaid. As a licensed and practicing architect, I find there are a lot of obligations, constraints, and labels associated with the profession, and identity of an individual. My exploration is to use myself as an object within an architectural practice - what can be empowering and what is belittling, what is a relationship between the maker and the work; as I annotate my drawings, what labels do I put on myself?

Dwell Time Magazine - Issue 2 Reflections on Mental Wellbeing

Dwell time: The time a train spends at a scheduled stop without moving. Typically, this time is spent boarding or alighting passengers, but it may also be spent waiting for traffic ahead to clear, or idling time in order to get back on schedule. Dwell Time is an arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing produced in collaboration with Penistone Line Partnership, seeking drawings, illustrations, poetry and stories about real life, raw feelings and survival stories; more about the journeys more than the destinations. Everybody has mental health just like physical health; whether considered in good shape or not, therefore everybody is eligible to contribute with reflections on these topics.

Scattered Mental Blocks

Self portrait with multiple negatives. The subject matter addresses depression and scattered thoughts, entrapment and solitude, but also a sense of inner peace - you are in your space, and all around you - is you.

Tales From The Forest - May 2019 Issue #10 Art and Poetry Online Magazine Contributing Artist

Tales From The Forest is a quarterly online magazine full of art, poetry and fiction. Based in Ireland but accepts submissions from all over, new issue is released every 3 months. Each issue is based on a theme or phrase, but each one is open to broad interpretation.

The theme for the next issue. It’s X. What’s the literary term for “free-for-all”? That’s the theme of our next issue. X for 10.

One X-ing the Other

Cyanotype on 11"x14" watercolour paper

The Hand Magazine - April 2019 Issue #24 Contributing Artist

The Hand Magazine is dedicated to being the world’s premier forum for innovative and experimental uses of reproduction-based media. We are interested in how artists include their own hand in the art object while utilizing mechanical or reproduction-based techniques. We are interested in publishing any and all forms of photography and printmaking; whether the work is strictly a photograph or print, or whether the work incorporates these processes in a sculptural, multi-media or collage format.

Connective Tissue

Cyanotype on 3'x4' plywood board, with scattered wooden pieces (cubes, spheres, cylinders) of various sizes. Originally made as a centrepiece for A Study in Psychogeography exhibition at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre

Cyanotype: The Blueprint in Contemporary Practice - February 2019 Contributing Artist

Collection of Work

Prints using overlays, double negatives, and combination collages on watercolour, washi and mixed-media paper and wood.

Cyanotype: The Blueprint in Contemporary Practice is a two part book on the much admired blue print process. Part One is a comprehensive how-to on the cyanotype process for both beginner and advanced practitioners, with lots of photographs and clear, step-by-step directions and formulas. Part Two highlights contemporary artists who are using cyanotype, making work that ranges from the photographic to the abstract, from the traditional to the conceptual, with tips on their personal cyanotype methods alongside their work. These artists illustrate cyanotype’s widespread use in contemporary photography today, probably the most of any alternative process.

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Anderson, Christina Z. Cyanotype: The Blueprint in Contemporary Practice. New York: Focal Press, 2019. 320 pages

The Hand Magazine - October 2018 Issue #22 Contributing Artist

Collection of Work

Prints using tiled negatives, double negatives, and combination collages on washi, watercolour and colour printer paper.

"Walk into the Sea" and "I Can Bike On Water" were featured in the magazine.

The Hand Magazine is dedicated to being the world’s premier forum for innovative and experimental uses of reproduction-based media. We are interested in how artists include their own hand in the art object while utilizing mechanical or reproduction-based techniques. We are interested in publishing any and all forms of photography and printmaking; whether the work is strictly a photograph or print, or whether the work incorporates these processes in a sculptural, multi-media or collage format.

The Hand Magazine  - July 2018 Issue #21 Contributing Artist

The Hand Magazine is dedicated to being the world’s premier forum for innovative and experimental uses of reproduction-based media. We are interested in how artists include their own hand in the art object while utilizing mechanical or reproduction-based techniques. We are interested in publishing any and all forms of photography and printmaking; whether the work is strictly a photograph or print, or whether the work incorporates these processes in a sculptural, multi-media or collage format.

Collection of Works to date

Five cyanotypes selected show a range in subject matter, size, and substrate, representing a journey though artistic process: starting from exploring self-section, creating connections to the urban environment and sections thereof. Self-Section was selected to be featured in the magazine.

Canadian Interiors  - April 23 2018 Earth Month art installation comes to Toronto’s Yonge + St. Clair - Collaboration with Interspatial

Look up and you can see sticks and stars at Yonge + St Clair this month as the intersection celebrates Earth Month 2018 with the launch of a temporary public art installation — Equilibrium. Equilibrium, a fifteen-foot tall art installation in the lobby of 2 St. Clair W, is part of a series of Earth Month events happening in April at Yonge + St. Clair. Throughout the month, Slate Asset Management, which owns all four corners of the intersection, is funding e-waste drop-off centres for unwanted and used technology, and a clothing drive, Double Take, in support of the local Yonge Street Mission.

Equilibrium

Artists and architects, Natalia Bakaeva (Interspatial) and Natalia Tcherniak (Blue Print Jam), won a competition calling for a public art installation that reflects Earth Month’s values. Their design was selected from a list of 30 artists because of its elegance, authenticity and creative use of recycled materials.

The Charlebois Post Canada - March 30 2014 Sunday Feature: Set Designer Natalia Tcherniak on Frozen "Vivisecting a brain: an exercise in flexibility"

The Charlebois Post is Canada's online Opera and Dance Magazine

Set Design

One of the things the director, Andrew Freund, established in our first meeting was that this set would abandon any known conventions for set design. We were not about to embark on a unit set with naturalistic doors and walls. Our production of Frozen would use an environmental design to surround the audience and fill the entire room in which the play would be staged.