About

Talysha Bujold-Abu (she/her) is an illustrator, administrator, and writer – she holds a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) from the University of Windsor (2018) and is recipient of the Conundrum Press Mini-Comic Bursary for Black and Indigenous Creators (2021). Residencies include: New Zealand Pacific Studio (2016), ArtsPond (2020-2021), and Pelee Quarry – Stone & Sky Artists Residency (2020 -2021).

Plant enthusiast (lemon seeds, lemon seeds), mediocre at crosswords but decidedly devoted, avid reader, super into; dice tossing (roll for initiative), the Crystal Gems, and POPCORN.

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Education

2016 - 2018

Masters of Fine Art, University of Windsor

2012 - 2016

Bachelor Honours of Fine Art, McMaster University


Work Experience

2022

Juror - Programming Committee, Artcite Inc., Windsor ON

2021 - 2022

BIPOC Engagement Coordinator, CJAM 99.1 FM, Windsor ON

2020

Juror - City of Windsor: Arts Culture and Heritage Fund, Windsor ON

2018 - 2020

Gallery Manager and Membership Coordinator, Arts Council Windsor & Region, Windsor ON

2017 - 2019

Research Assistant: Borderlands Committee,University of Windsor, Windsor ON

2016 - 2018

Graduate Assistant, University of Windsor, Windsor ON

2016

Teaching Assistant (Drawing I), McMaster University, Hamilton ON


Selected Exhibitions

2022

Curation - Marcel Dzama: Illustration and the Other Worlds, Art Gallery of Windsor (Art Windsor Essex), Windsor ON

2022

Mayworks: Windsor HandMade Exhibition, Chimczuk Museum, Windsor ON

2021

Emancipate the Landscape, Artcite Inc., Windsor ON

2021

Diasporic Expressions: Home, Arts Council Windsor & Region, Windsor ON

2021

Structures of Anticipation: Postcards for the Pandemic, Online, Windsor ON

2019

The Body Electric – Diversity in Residency Education: Training in a World of Differences, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPSC) - International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE), Ottawa ON

2019

THE TRUTH HAS LEGS, Leamington Arts Gallery, Leamington ON

2019

Structures of Anticipation Exhibition, SB Contemporary, Windsor ON

2018

The Living River Project: Art, Water and Possible Worlds, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor ON

2018

Art Crawl Exhibition, You and Me Gallery, Hamilton ON

2018

THE TRUTH HAS LEGS, SB Contemporary, Windsor ON

2017

MOONACID, ArtSpeak Gallery, Windsor ON

2017

Art is a Living Thing, Wesley Wing - Aratoi Museum, Masterton NZ


Residencies/Workshops

2020 - 2021

Artist in Residence, Stone & Sky Residency, Windsor ON

2020 - 2021

Artist in Residence, Arts Pond/Artse United, Toronto ON

2019

Structures of Anticipation, Windsor ON, SB Contemporary

2018

Instructor: Protest Art – Painting/Drawing Workshop, Changing the Odds Youth Program, Windsor ON

2017

Instructor: Mural Painting Workshop, Changing the Odds Youth Program, Windsor ON

2017

Instructor: Still-Life Drawing Workshop, Artcite Inc., Windsor ON

2016

Artist in Residence, NZPS - New Zealand Pacific Studio, Masterton NZ


Artist Talks/Lectures

2022

Table Signing, Conundrum Press, Toronto Comic Arts Festival, Toronto ON

2022

Artist Talk, School of Creative Arts - McMaster University, Hamilton ON

2021

Artist Talk - Critical Frameworks in Visual Theory, Alberta University of the Arts, Alberta ON

2021

Colonialism and Looting - Contemporary Visual Culture, University of Windsor, Windsor ON

2021

Growing Creative Careers: Artist Panel Discussion - Work In Culture, Windsor ON

2021

Moderator: MAKING SPACE – Anti-Black Racism Panel, Arts Council Windsor & Region, Windsor ON

2020

Pageantry of/and Diversity: International Miss Sepia Competition (guest lecture), Windsor-Essex Black Historical Society, Windsor ON

2020

In Discussion (Series): Kiki Symoné and Talysha Bujold-Abu, Art Gallery of Windsor, ON

2020

International Women’s Day: Artists Panel Discussion, Biblioasis, Windsor ON

2019

Reclaiming Hidden Histories: Researching, Writing, and Re-Imagining Community Narrative, Arts Council Windsor & Region, Windsor ON

2018

Guest Speaker, Intersections | Cross Sections Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON


Achievements and Awards

2021

Mini-Comic Bursary for Black and Indigenous Creators, Conundrum Press

2018

Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award - Excellence in Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity, University of Windsor


Publication

2021

Bujold-Abu, Talysha. “Mother, My Mothers.” [July 2021], Living Hyphen: Expressions of the Hyphenated Identity, Issue Two – Volume 1

2021

Bujold-Abu, Talysha. [May 2021] Imaginations 12-1 | Structures of Anticipation - Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies

2020

Bujold-Abu, Talysha. “Unnatural, this Step.” [Fall 2020], Intermedialities, No. 34

2020

Bujold-Abu, Talysha. "What I hear I keep." [March 2020], Ars Medica, Vol. 15