My name is Sunny and I’m an artist, writer and humble guest living on unceded Coast Salish territories belonging to the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.
My past work includes gallery exhibitions, collaborative animation, community-led arts programming, a recent municipal commission, and eight years of teaching drawing and science courses at ECU. I also spent thirteen years co-managing community bike shops in collective-run spaces, where I learned about using consensus, and facilitating small groups in skill sharing environments.
I have been making artist’s books and zines for over ten years, but I have only thought of myself as a capital w Writer more recently. I am a founder of the Tempe Zine Fest (Phoenix AZ, 2010), contributor to the first Underground Publishers Convention (Phoenix AZ, 2009) and I regularly participate in book fairs in Vancouver. I sat on the board of UNIT/PITT Society for Art and Critical Awareness until recently, and I love participating in different communities as my interests are constantly shifting (aka I’m a bit of a binge learner.) I like to bring a lot of energy to a space and I love when the feeling is mutual.
I am looking forward to developing a community engagement project with the writing centre as one of this year’s Faculty Writing Associates.