Ink on paper
8" x 11"
Artwork courtesy of the artist
Birdie is a practitioner of longing. Birdie searches for care and intimacy, practicing longing through notions of accessibility. Like artists and thinkers before her, she envisions disability and difference as transformative cultures that connect all our struggles, rather than things that are isolated only in the body. As an emerging multidisciplinary artist, Birdie creates multisensory, site-specific installations that are led primarily by audio description in tandem with tactile sculpture.
Birdie has exhibited these installations as solo exhibitions at Tangled Art + Disability (2019), Art Gallery of Windsor (2022), and Centre (2022). In 2023, she will present a new solo show at Hamilton Artists Inc. Birdie was a participant of the Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency (2019), the Centre Emerging Artist Residency (2021), and was a 2020-22 artist-in-residence and gallery assistant at Hamilton Artists Inc.