Miya Turnbull

“My work is primarily self-portrait based. I create new variations of masks by dissecting, distorting, and reconstructing my image repeatedly. I explore different facets of my identity, specifically being half Japanese, and examine the space in-between. I am attempting to transform myself from an outside perspective and present different variations and personas of my self. I am also trying to separate myself from my physical appearance, which is defined and labeled, especially at first glance.”

Miya Turnbull is a Canadian multi-disciplinary visual artist. Primarily a mask maker, she also works in many mediums such as painting, photography, screen printing, textiles, video, animation, and projection. She holds a BFA from the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, and currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Check our our favorite works from Miya:
Self-Portrait (Woven #1)
2020, Papier-mâché and printed photographs 8″ x 9″ x 3″
Self-Portrait (Split) 2019,
Papier-mâché and printed photographs 6″ x 9″ x 3″
Self-Portrait (Misaligned) 2020, Papier-mâché and printed photographs 7″ x 9″ x 3″