Little Joy, 2023


Apanaki Temitayo

Apanaki Temitayo is a Trinidadian-raised, Toronto-based bi-sexual, multi-disciplinary, multimedia fibre artist and art facilitator. She is the proud mother of three. Her canvas compositions are an exp... ression of her Trinidadian heritage and spirituality. Apanaki is currently represented in the Sales and Rental Program at the (AGO) Art Gallery of Ontario. She is a member of the Women’s Art Association of Canada. She was the (CAMH) Center for Addiction and Mental Health's 1st Artist in Wellness, 2019 - 2021. She was a featured artist at Kuumba Exhibit, Where She Went, She Thrived at Harbourfront Centre presented by Nia Centre for the Arts, 2021. She was the Workman Arts Artist-in-Residence for 2017 - 2018. She had featured in artwork Numb at Workman Arts, Being Scene 20th Annual Juried Virtual Exhibition 2021, and To Speak Without Speaking. She made her international debut at the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, 9th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition: Maya Angelou, with her original artwork, Mama’s Watching in South Carolina. The first woman of colour to be featured in Room Magazine: Woman of Color Issue for 2016. Her original artwork Oshun Blooming was commissioned for the Grow Room Feminist Literary Festival 2018 in Vancouver and is now part of the private collection of Donna Slaight, Founder of The Slaight Family Foundation.