Daniel Innes and Christina Wong

Innes, Daniel and Christina Wong author photos

Daniel Innes’s extensive portfolio includes painting, installation, graphic and textile design, illustration, sign painting, and tattooing. He uses traditional commercial art techniques, with a focus on the process. He has a special interest in creating works that have the possibility of an immersive physical experience.

Daniel was born in the north end of Toronto and has lived in the Spadina–Chinatown neighbourhood for over 20 years. Watching the neighbourhood change over the years has ended his love affair with Toronto. His time is now spent between Toronto and his studio (Hase House, an artist residency project) in Hyōgo, Japan.

Christina Wong is an interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto, primarily working as a playwright and writer, who also dabbles in sound installations, audio documentaries, community oral history projects, and photography. Themes of loss and its many iterations, memory, and the portrayal of everyday life have been running threads in her work. Her plays have been performed at Factory Studio, Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, and Palmerston Library Theatre. Her work has also appeared in TOK Magazine, Spacing, at the Gladstone Hotel’s Art Hut, and on CJRU 1280AM. 

Christina grew up with the sights, smells, and sounds of Toronto’s Chinatown and Kensington Market neighbourhoods, which have shaped her identity and view of the world.