Cleopatria Peterson is a illustrator, storyteller, and prolific zine-maker based in Toronto, Canada. They graduated from Ryerson University's Fashion Communication program and are currently in their third year at OCAD for Publications. Their work focuses on themes of nature, healing trauma and community. They are the co-founder of Old Growth Press and are determined to change the publishing landscape.  They are available for commissions, projects and workshops. Feel free to get in touch.

 

 

C.V

EDUCATION

2017 - Present - OCADU Publications 

2010 -  2014 - Ryerson University - Fashion Communications 

WORK

2018 - Present - Co-founded Old Growth Press

2017 - Present - Page & Panel Bookseller and Buyer

2018 - 2019 - Student Monitor - OCAD Printmaking Department

EXHIBITIONS

2019

Alaska Mini-Con - Juneau, Alaska

AGO First Thursday - Night Market

OCADU Zine Fair

2018

Xpace Holiday Maker Fair

Kaigai Manga Festival - Tokyo, Japan

Corita 100 - Los Angeles, California

Trick or Treat Toronto

See The Forest Through The Trees - Solo Exhibit at OCADU Learning Zone

Helping Wellness  - Gender Neutral Signage Exhibit at OCADU Learning Zone

Zine Dream

Acta Victoriana Zine Fair

2017

Xpace Holiday Maker Fair

Bi-Arts Festival

PUBLICATIONS

2019

Acta Victoriana 143.1

Water Ways 

Acta Victoriana - I Trust

Student Press Broadsheet - Real Folk Blues

How Do I Tell My Mom I'm Black? 

2018

Counter With Care - Pedagogical Impulse

Nest Literary Journal

Resin

Intrusive Thoughts

Haunted House

2017

Shameless Magazine - Cover & Feature The Transformations Issue

Kingston is for Lesbians

Broken Pencil - Fiction Editorial

Toronto Comics Anthology - Yonge At Heart

Strange Romance Anthology Volume 2

Sophmore Magazine - Editorial

2016

Pact

Toronto Comics Anthology Volume 3

RESIDENCIES

2019 Alaska Mini Robotics Camp - Juneau, Alaska

2018 Gibraltar Point Residency - Toronto Island

GRANTS

2019

Literary Creation Project (Works for Publication) - OAC

Recommender Publishing Grant - Exile Mag - OAC

Recommender Publishing Grant - Koyama Press - OAC

2018

Planned Parenthood LGBTQ Youth Initiative Grant

Workshops & Lectures

2019

Guest Lecturer - Zine-making- Sabrina Scott OCAD

Zine-Making and Storytelling Workshop - JYSC Juneau, Alaska

Guest Lecturer - Graphic Novels - Michelle Miller OCAD

Queer Zines & Flyer Making Workshop - Gardiner Musuem & 519

Character creation for Comics and Video Games - Nuit Rose