WHO ARE THEY?
Naomi Daryn Boyd (they/them) is a designer, maker, collaborator and facilitator living in Tkaronto, ON, Turtle Island. Naomi has just completed a Master's of Design at OCADU's Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media & Design program. They graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in in 2021, completing a BDes with a major in Industrial Design and a minor in Social Practice and Community Engagement (SPACE). Naomi's work here has led to an interest in design practices that are engaged in social justice, equity, community building, and non-traditional modes of learning. Analogue material and craft practices hold a special place in their heart as a means of exploring embodied knowledge, skill sharing, and connections to place.
FENTSTER Gallery; Multimedia Art Party ‘Mapping Our Stories’
Showcased a number of textile works and also created a series of interactive pieces for visitors to engage with.http://fentster.org/events/art-party [05/2023]
Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA) Conference Toronto; Textiles as a Medium for Expression, Panel Presentation [04/2023]
BLOOD, WATER & BATHURST ST // CHAPTER ONE: A MAP IS BORN
A week-long solo exhibition featuring the BW&B map as well as a variety of material artifacts from my familial archive. [03/2023]
Nuit Blanche Toronto; A point and a line, makes a curve, then a circle
Organized by Soft Walls Collective, this overnight collaborative weaving performance brought together 36 textile artists, responding to choreography, tension, and sound. [10/2022]
On Walking: rhythm, repetition, movement
An exhibition curated by Na’ama Freeman, On Walking looks to the action of walking as a method to measure oneself against the earth and as a way to foster connection, belonging, and accountability in the process. [03/2022]
Fibre Stories: Fibreshed as the seed, the Field School as the fertile soil / [edited by Ash Logan and Chiara Schmitt]. Contributed chapters on Coil Basketry and Practice, Practice, Practice. Available online at http://fibrestories.ca [12/2021]
Sukkah Art Show/Sale
An experimental solo exhibition held in a traditional sukkah, a temporary dwelling/structure erected for the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot. Held in Tkaronto. [10/2021]