Proudly presenting the artists behind the installations included in CreativeTO 2017.


Chris Foster

Chris Foster is a multidisciplinary visual artist, designer and carpenter currently based in Toronto. His artwork investigates issues around material culture, the built environment and spaces in transition. He has exhibited in Canada nationally from St. John's Newfoundland to Dawson City Yukon and his work can be found in the private and public collections across the country.


Dave Kemp and Jonathon Anderson |

Dave Kemp is a visual artist whose practice looks at the intersections and interactions between art, science and technology: particularly at how these fields shape our perception and understanding of the world. He currently works as an Assistant Professor in the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University.

Jonathon Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Furniture Design from Savannah College of Art & Design and a Bachelor of Science with concentration in Architecture from Southern Illinois University. Jonathon’s consulting and professional practices concentrate on the use of digital design for fabrication.


Ekow Nimako

Ekow Nimako was born in Montreal and studied Fine Arts at York University. He began using LEGO® in his professional practice in 2013 and has since cultivated a unique approach to sculpting the iconic material; his current body of work explores Black identity with surrealist figurative sculptures. Ekow lives and works in Toronto, Canada.


Jihee Min

Toronto-based artist Jihee Min explores art as means to engage issues of identity and displaced culture within Canada’s multiculturalism. Min’s practice employs narrative strategies and autobiographical experiences in a wide range of media. 



Lyla Rye

Lyla Rye is a Toronto based artist who began her studies in architecture. She works in installation, sculpture, video and photography to explore our experience of architectural space. She received a BFA from York University and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. For over 25 years her work has been exhibited in galleries across Canada and internationally. 


Rana Malik

Rana Malik spent her formative years travelling continents. Her interest in design piqued at Ryerson University where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. Upon graduation, Malik attended Cranbrook Academy of Art where she completed her Master’s degree in Architecture. Malik’s studio practice techniques focus heavily on narrative, material study and fabrication. She is concerned with the event of a place, the anatomy of a space and the extension of a building.