Lina Wu is a multi-disciplinary artist and illustrator based in Tkaronto (Toronto), from territory covered by the Rouge Tract Claim submitted by the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations. Her practice involves a combination of painting, writing, drawing, sculpture, photography, comics, and zines. Lina's work grapples with self-perception, mythology, queer theory, diaspora, mental health, and adolescence.
Her work has been published with Hand Eye Society, Looseleaf Magazine, Half a Grapefruit, and others; her art has been featured at galleries such as Xpace Cultural Centre and Gallery 44; and she has held workshops with organizations including Tea Base, Insomniac Film Festival, and Canada Comics Open Library. Lina is currently in her thesis year at OCAD U, studying Illustration with a minor in English while freelancing and working part-time in arts administration. She is figuring out how to be soft and strong at the same time.
If you are a local ad-hoc advocacy group or mutual aid group looking for illustration or design services, please don't hesitate to reach out.