Aislinn Thomas is an interdisciplinary Artist whose practice includes video, performance, sculpture, installation, and text. She culls material from everyday experiences and relationships, creating work that ranges from poignant to absurd–at times straddling both. Many of Aislinn’s recent projects respond to access and disability. She works alongside and in the legacy of so many who, out of necessity, treat both as spaces for creative acts.
Recent and upcoming exhibitions include the WRO Media Arts Biennial (Wroclaw, Poland), Flux Factory (Queens, NY), Science Gallery Lab (Detroit, MI), University of Glasgow (Scotland, UK), Tangled Art + Disability (Toronto, ON), The New Gallery (Calgary, AB), Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa, ON), Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery (Halifax, NS), articule (Montreal, QC), and C Magazine. Commissioned projects include A piece of cloth, held taut curated by Crystal Mowry for the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery; and A distinct aggregation / A dynamic equivalent / A generous ethic of invention curated by Jacqueline Bell for the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Aislinn is a white, disabled, cis-gendered settler of Ashkenazic and British/Scottish/Welsh descent. She is grateful to live and work in Mi’kma’ki, in Unama’ki / Cape Breton on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Lnu’k in Peace and Friendship Treaty territory.