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Arielle Miranda
Arielle Miranda

Arielle Miranda (21) is a singer/songwriter from Oakville, Ontario and a fourth-year student studying Medical Sciences at Western University. She plays the piano, ukulele, clarinet, and guitar, and writes songs primarily in the hopes of relating to her audience and forming a deeper connection through music. From the daily stress of school to the heartbreak of losing a friend, Arielle’s style can be classified as Indie/Alt with Pop influence, but she's best known for her lively stage performance!

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Anthony Tran
Anthony Tran

I'm Anthony, a first year SASAH/Linguistics student. I am a recreational photographer, focusing on conceptual portraits. Photography has always been a hobby of mine: between shooting and editing, the entire process covers a great range of skills that I love to perfect. Through my photography, I hope individuals are able to interpret the story I am presenting in their own unique ways. Ultimately, photography is about sharing a story, and I'm always excited to tell a new tale.

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Josette Joseph
Josette Joseph

Josette Joseph is a fifth year student at Western University pursuing a double major in Visual Arts and Media. As the only child of busy parents, she found comfort in film, video games, and retail therapy. Her art often reflects this holy trinity of 21st-century companionship that kept her company throughout the long, lonely summers. She hopes to pursue a career in production design, where she can blend her passions of art and film. Catch her at The Oscars in like 10 years!

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Sunday Ajak
Sunday Ajak

I am a 21-year-old motivational speaker, activist, and student at Western University studying Social Justice. I am merely a writer who loves to bring my thoughts into reality. Everything I have ever written I have experienced or manifested through the amazing people in my life. I have a dream that one day my speeches will change the world, and I live in each moment trying to make that a reality. I only seek to help those who may need it because in the end; I do too.

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Acadia Bromke
Acadia Bromke

Acadia is a fourth year International Relations Student at Western University. Her artwork focuses on abstract paintings that often are intended to represent societal elements that are underrepresented in daily discourse. She is hoping to pursue a career in public relations.

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Grace Fan
Grace Fan

I'm Grace, I'm a third year business student, but the arts have my heart. I'm primarily a visual artist: I love sketching, watercolour, gouache and acrylic painting, calligraphy and digital illustration. I'm also a passionate piano player. My favourite subjects to draw are portraits, landscapes and movie/TV stills. I love the idea of creating something from scratch and bringing it to life. Art is about capturing a moment or feeling, and it's special to be able to share that with others.

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Kelly Liu
Kelly Liu

I'm from Ottawa, ON, and I'm a second year student studying BMOS. I love being involved in extracurriculars around Western, (being a social science Soph, and organizing events for the CAISA Fashion Show)! I've always been interested in art, especially drawings, paper art, and floral design, but I never considered myself an artist. As a member of the PAC Comms team, I was inspired to submit some work. Thanks for checking out Nuit Violette, I hope you navigate around our beautiful website!

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Dalton Dawson
Dalton Dawson

I grew up in Alymer, ON surrounded by creators and look to my upbringing as a foundation for my creative expression. I am the Founder of Kindynos Designs, allowing me to refine my photography and design skills. Art is about boundless expression. I believe no artist should feel obligated to identify with a particular medium and rather identify with creating as a whole. I encourage anyone reading to never limit their expression to a medium and to continue to push their creative comfort zone.

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Vic Giguere
Vic Giguere

Vic is a fourth year Honours Media Information and Technoculture student with a minor in Sociology. Passionate about graphic design, creating art, music, and the interactions between people, she hopes to find her place in this huge world by finding out how to bridge the gap between her many interests. Rather than limit herself to any particular medium, she focuses on creating feelings and moments, which don't necessarily always manifest themselves physically. She also made this website!

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Katie Butler
Katie Butler

I’m Katie Butler, a fourth-year Health Science student and artist. I work primarily with acrylics but occasionally do mixed media pieces to add different textures and lustres into my paintings. My style is semi-realistic, but often includes dramatic lighting and colour choices. In the last year, through a personal project, I have focused on painting the female form. I love using my paintings to help women feel more confident and able to view their bodies as art.

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Sally Co
Sally Co

Sally Co is a third year Health Science student with a passion for visual art and illustration. She uses both traditional and digital mediums to explore themes such as identity, womanhood, and mental health.

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Olivia Andrade
Olivia Andrade

Born in New Zealand and raised in Toronto, Liv is in her last year of a dual Bachelor's in Women's Studies and Studio Art. Liv’s wanderlust has greatly impacted her through painting, drawing, fashion, dance, editing, writing, installation and photography. Her romanticist mind set and sense of leadership have defined her art, using it as a form of expression and communication. A strong advocate for social issues, Liv hopes to become a designer or stylist.

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Hayley Lee
Hayley Lee

Hae Eun/Hayley Lee is a third year student in the Media and Public interest (MPI) program at Western, specializing her degree in marketing and sustainability. Hayley is passionate about ethical forms of consumption, virtual and material, and aspires to create educational and inquisitive content. She enjoys trying new ice cream flavours and advocating for queer students of colour.

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miles obilio pic
miles obilio pic

Hi! My name is Miles, I am a first year Health Sciences student, and I love making art. Whenever I have spare time I draw things that I find cool, and when I’m feeling strong emotions I make collages. My art allows me to say a lot without having to physically speak the words, and they present a story in itself—there is meaning in every part of the work.

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Sydney Stewart
Sydney Stewart

Sydney is a third-year student currently attending Western university as a Huron affiliate student. Sydney has been creating artwork since she was nine and is working toward a minor in Studio Art at Western. Sydney is active in Huron University College Student Council and is also an Orientation Leader at Western. Currently, she is running her own business, Hope’s Creations Art Co., as a way to help her pay her tuition and to follow her passion for art.

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Asante Deluy
Asante Deluy

Asante is a singer/songwriter from Richmond Hill Ontario who infuses R&B/Opera vocals with Hip-Hop instrumentals to create a vibe that will own real estate in your brain for weeks! Asante aims for his stories to be relatable and understandable to his fans. He wants his audience to put themselves in his shoes and become one with him. A natural-born performer, he went from performing high school skits to performing his own songs at venues all around Ontario.

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Maha Khan
Maha Khan

Toronto based Maha Khan is a second year BMOS student honing her skills with paint, sculpture and printmaking. Her evolution describes the creative process experienced as a dancer, musician, and visual artist. Her works uncover what is unseen, emphasizing the gap that exists from thoughts in the mind to tangible ideas. Inspired by Van Gogh’s influence on turbulent flow, she aims to create art that reimagines the relationship between time, space, and energy and the economic role of art.

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Halle Glaspell
Halle Glaspell

Hi! My name is Halle Guigue-Glaspell, I am a 19 year old artist currently completing a minor in Studio Art at the University of Western Ontario. I fell into art in tenth grade because I needed an art credit during high school, and I've been pursuing it ever since. My art is a product of times when I've been feeling a lot; good, bad, or anywhere in between and outside. In my work, you'll find an expression of these feelings that I find nothing else can quite achieve.

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Fauzia Agbonhin
Fauzia Agbonhin

Fauzia Agbonhin is a 19-year-old Nigerian-Canadian slam poet and author of I Never Truly Hated You. She has represented London in two national festivals. Her poetry addresses diversity, racism, mental health, anxiety, and many other social justice issues that face our society today.

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Sarah Tiller
Sarah Tiller

Sarah is a third year student at Western University studying Creative Writing, English Language and Literature, and Theatre Studies. She has been writing and performing since she was young, and has now been published within UWO affiliated journals. Sarah is a natural storyteller and in her writing she aspires to reflect real life through creative direction.

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Amber Carroll
Amber Carroll

My mother pursued a career in art, focusing on women’s issues. I often use her influence, telling stories of women from various backgrounds to express universal struggles. When an individual does not see anyone like them in their environment, they can feel isolated in their experiences. Each piece is intended to be open to interpretation, allowing individuals to see themselves in the subjects. My main goal is to demonstrate personal identity struggles to build commonality through art.

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Tessia Yu
Tessia Yu

I am a science student at Western. I have been drawing for as long as I remember and visual art has always been a big part of my identity. It is a medium through which I can channel my thoughts and feelings, as well as a way to visually capture moments and subjects I want to remember. Manga and anime have been huge sources of inspiration and the traces of their influence can be clearly seen in my style. I work mostly with graphite and watercolor but have been venturing into digital art.

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Carly Pews
Carly Pews

Carly Pews is a twenty year old author currently in her third year at Western, where she is studying an Honours Specialization in Creative Writing and English Literature and minoring in Political Science. She has been writing for most of her life, and was awarded multiple scholarships and literary awards during her high school years. You can find her publications in Western’s Occasus.

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Bridget Koza
Bridget Koza

Currently, as I complete my second year of my double major in Fine Arts and SASAH (School for Advanced Studies in Arts and Humanities), I’m fascinated by the world of design exploring passion for art and organization. I’m a digital media designer for WTS and contribute to several art council clubs as a graphic designer.

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Jess Bileski
Jess Bileski

Jess is a third year student studying Creative Writing and English Language and Literature. Photography is a hobby that Jess took up over quarantine after her parents created a beautiful flower garden in their backyard. Jess loves to capture meaning and emotion in her photos, and nature is her favourite subject to photograph. Jess hopes to further her skills by continuing to take photos whenever she can.

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Eva Alie
Eva Alie

A fourth-year pursuing a double major in Sociocultural Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Eva’s academic and creative work has been published in journals and exhibitions internationally. She strives to be an example of female leadership and challenge how women in leadership are expected to present themselves, and these themes inform her poetry, visual art, and academic research. Eva hopes to pursue a career combining her loves of policy, feminism, advocacy, and the Arts.

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Chelsea Hitchen
Chelsea Hitchen

I am currently in third year honours studio art, and enjoy being outside, reading, photography and art. I’ve always shown an interest in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture but never thought about it as a career till high school when I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. My passion for art developed further because it was a way to ease stress and express myself wholly. I have been inspired to branch out into other mediums, but my art’s focus is mental health and expression.

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Tia Bates
Tia Bates

I'm in my final year, working towards an honors in studio art. My current artistic goals primarily involve oil painting on large scale works and linocut print. I’m interested in capturing a cinematic moment through theatrical staging in my paintings. My work focuses on the moment that light from a screen leaches out into the world and touches everything in its surroundings and changes them. Light emitted from the screen filling a space becomes an allegorical representation of that transformation

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Aniyah Stuart-Veira
Aniyah Stuart-Veira

Aniyah (second year health science) trained in hip hop, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and jazz. Over the years, Aniyah has used her talent to volunteer, performing in hospitals and seniors' homes to bring joy to people. Aniyah is the first international ambassador for Brown Girls Do Ballet, which aims to promote diversity in the arts. Aniyah was a 2019 recipient for the City of Brampton’s inspiration award for her volunteer work and has been featured on Family Channel.

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Rayne Bloodworth
Rayne Bloodworth

Rain Bloodworth is a mixed race artist, illustrator and advocate. She is a survivor living with PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder, making art about abuse, neglect, LGBT issues, identity, mental and physical health. Rain has been published in Symposium, ICONOCALST, and Prism, and contributed to the Cold Strawberries Collective. She embraces her multiplicity and hopes her story of resiliency and survival inspire others to carry on in their own journey of healing.

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