This website SITE is intended to offer an ever evolving insight into my practice: both as an artist and a worker. I am using the categories of Projects, Services and Collaborations to provide multiple entry points into my work. Ideally visitors will be able to make links between each of these sections, as an important aspect of my artistic production is recognizing the ways in which all of my labour (artistic and otherwise) overlap in ideas and ideals.

I am not restricted by medium, instead my works take on the forms required to best represent the ideas and concepts considered by each project. In many of my works I bring everyday items into the rarefied space of the gallery, and it might not always be clear what constitutes the work. My practice produces a minimal amount of waste.

I take on many different roles and positions in order to make it possible for me to make my work and my life sustainable. Gig work, such as cooking and preparing crew lunches, providing education workships, djing parties, working as a house painter or as a barista in a coffee shop, allows me time and flexibility to make work as an artist.

As I am not tied to any specific medium I often work with others to produce aspects of my work. This assistance is integral in helping me to realize my vision into material. With such a focus on labour in my work, it is important that these workers are paid fair labour costs when helping to produce work.


To celebrate 5 years of monthly east end food, music & art, installation series Feast In The East has released a cookbook. The book features 40 original recipes by chefs who have cooked for the series over the past 5 years. An original image by an artist who has installed work at Feast accompanies each recipe. The cookbook also comes with a 2-cassette tape compilation featuring unreleased tracks by over 40 bands from Toronto & beyond.

The Feast In The East Cookbook includes recipes for many meals served at the music series, such as Post Modern Dumplings, Raw Sunflower Seed Tacos, Muffuletta Sandwiches, Kale-ye West Salad, Roasted Asparagus Soft Serve, and Southwest Baked Potatoes with Slow Cooked Beans, Fresh Salsa and Smoked Coconut, not to mention a number of new recipes by Feast In The East chefs.

Visuals for these recipes have been provided by a plethora of artists from varying backgrounds working in various mediums. Some artists who grace the pages of this cookbook include, Basil AlZeri,  Alicia Nauta, Matt King & Petrina Ng, Melissa Fisher-Rozenberg, Joele Walinga, Rea McNamara, Emily Gove, Julia Dickens, Mary Tremonte, Eunice Luk, Ted Gudlat, Vanessa Rieger and Amelia Ehrhardt.

The compilation tapes feature music by all of the bands that performed at our 5 year anniversary as well as Doomsquad, Eric Chenaux, Eucalyptus, Fiver, Hooded Fang, Isla Craig, New Fries, Phedre, Picastro, Soupcans, Steve Kado, Tenderness, The Acorn, Zones and many more.

Edited by Tad Michalak, Katie Jensen, and Keith McManamen

Cover artwork by Tad Michalak
Layout and design by Keith McManamen

Paperback with inset card tape storage, perfect-bound, colour

Features 2 cassettes with a digital download code.

Feast in the East celebrates five years with cookbook and compilation


Listen to the compilation:

Credits and Thank You's: