MA Candidate – Visual Arts, Architecture, and Film: Placemaking in East Asian Cultures
Fion is an artist and designer from Toronto, Canada. She specialized in visual arts in high school, completed a Foundation in Art & Design at Central Saint Martins, and most recently a Bachelor of Architectural Studies at the Waterloo School of Architecture. Throughout her studies, Fion has had the chance to travel, study, and work in a variety of places and cultures. These experiences have inspired her to take an interest in the different ways cultures make place and home. At Gallatin, she is exploring a variety of artistic mediums including visual arts, writing, and filmmaking. Her aim is to represent a collection of personal and collective moments of placemaking that is unique to the Asian diasporic experience. Thematically, Fion is focused on everyday events, coincidences and unexpected moments, memory and emotion, and places in the city with unique spatial qualities. In the process of representing these moments, she aspires to understand some of the ways they play out in individual lives and perhaps in a larger whole. The hope is also that creating around these themes can bring about connection and understanding, insight, representation, and opportunity for East Asians in the arts.