Natalie 麥月明  is a Winnipeg-based artist working at the intersection between memory, history, and dreaming.  Natalie often explores labour, desire, trauma, race, apologies, and how they present themselves in our everyday lives. They draw from lived experiences and the knowledge shared between friends, family, and community.  Natalie is building a practice that centres friendship, love, and revolutionary imagination.  They believe that taking care of each other, loving openly, and learning our histories (and their relationship to larger power structures) can help us survive together.

Their work ranges from editorial illustration (guernica mag, broken pencil, shameless mag 39), basic web design, public programming, publications, and installation.

They also interned at plug in ICA in 2018, co-created an installation at Pride Toronto's 2017 street fair, and regularly make zines about their feelings.

Natalie is interested in illustration, comics, and vis dev work! Any fun projects that involve bringing storytelling or cool concepts to life? Let’s work together!

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b. 1997, Winnipeg, Manitoba


OCAD University, Bachelor of Design – Illustration


Critical Mass(ive Adventure), Port Hope, 2019
Diasporic Memory, Toronto, 2018
Night 4 Zines, Toronto, 2018
ZINE POWER, Toronto, 2017


Bai Sun, Window Space at XPACE, Toronto, 2019
DIY LOVE: Queer Knowledge & History Then, Now, and Forever, Pride Toronto Street Fair, Toronto, 2017
Sexual Assault: The Roadshow, curated by Lilian Allen and Jane Doe, facilitated by Sheila Sampath as (Un)knotted at OCAD University, Toronto, 2016


2019 –
House of Oriental, curated by myself, Samiya Karim, and Yasmin Emery, Learning Zone, OCAD University, Toronto.
Homework, Artscape Youngplace, Hallway Gallery, Toronto

2018 –
Anti-Capitalist Love Letters: A Celebration of Self-Worth, Video Pool Gallery Space, Artscape Building, Winnipeg
Lived Experiences: Our Untold Stories, William Doo Auditorium, Toronto

2017 –
ZINE POWER, Learning Zone, OCAD University, Toronto
#Inktober, Glory Hole Gallery, Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto


2021 –
Manitoba Society of Artist’s, Open Juried Competition and Exhibition, awarded Barbara Cook Endres, MSA Award for Third Place, Virtual

2020 –
Virtual Canzine, hosted by Broken Pencil, Online
OCAD U Zine Fair, OCAD U Atrium, Toronto

2019 –
Comic Studies Society, for CSS Symposium hosted at Ryerson University.
Zine Dream 12, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
Canzine, hosted by Broken Pencil at the AGO, Toronto and the OAG in Ottawa

2018 –
/edition Art Book Fair, at Metro Toronto Convention Centre co-hosted with Art Toronto, Toronto
Hamilton Feminist Zine Fair, organized by SACHA at the Hamilton Public Library, Toronto
Canzine, organized by Broken Pencil at the AGO, Toronto
OCAD U Zine Fair, OCAD University Atrium, Toronto

2017 –
Asian Zine Fair, hosted by WAYF Collective, TRANZAC Club, Toronto.


2021 –
Wee Asian Arts Channel, programmed at Reel Asian Film Festival
Scout is NOT a Band Kid by Jade Armstrong published by Penguin Random House (comics flatting)
My Monsters Hold Me Soft
, hosted by Vincy Lim with Story Planet, Online

2020 –
Comics Out Loud with Old Growth Press, with Canada Comics Open Library, Toronto/Online

2019 –
NEXT PAGE: Comics and Zines Creating Change, panel facilitated by Fiona Smyth at TCAF, Toronto
From Yesterday, published with and represented by Old Growth Press at publishing events.
URBANI_T x MARTK'D, live sneaker drawing/public workshop and podcast lead by Dori Tunstall and Dion Walcott, Toronto

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