Meet the Artists
Elise Conlin is an illustrator and mural artist in Toronto. Her work explores themes of growth and community while using playful shapes and bold colours. Inspired by the limited colour palettes of vintage dust jackets and children’s books, organic shapes of flora and fauna, and ideas of connecting to your roots, she aims to inspire and bring more colour to the city’s landscape.
Maria Than is a Viet-British-French creative technologist, educator, activist & co-founder of Ricebox Studio. Using Augmented Reality, illustration and AI-generated content, she explores themes of fragmented identity, Buddhism, over-productivity, internalized racism and mental health and exhibited in London, Paris, New York, South Korea and Toronto. Maria lectures in BA Graphic Design and MSc Data Science and AI in the Creative Industries at UAL Creative Computing Institute and works part-time as a Digital Designer at Child Rights International Network. She resides at Arebyte Gallery’s Hotel Generation, preparing her first solo art exhibition in 2024.