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 the medal winner for Cross-Disciplinary Arts: Publications at OCAD. 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.

 

 

Photo by Yasmin Emery

C.V

EDUCATION

2017 - 2020 - OCADU Publications 

2010 -  2014 - Ryerson University - Fashion Communications 

WORK

2018 - Present - Co-founded Old Growth Press

2020 - Present - Bookseller at TYPE books

2017 -2020 - Page & Panel Bookseller and Buyer

2018 - 2019 - Student Monitor - OCAD Printmaking Department

EXHIBITIONS

2020

​Murmuración - Open Studio

The International Festival Of Authors - Comic Jam

Your Hands and Eyes Keep Us Alive - Xpace Center

Pink Market - Xmas Edition

/edition Artbook Fair

OCADU Zine Fair

2019

Alaska Mini-Con - Juneau, Alaska

AGO First Thursday - Night Market

OCADU Zine Fair

Zine Dream

Canzine

Acta Victoriana Zine Fair

Shameless Feminist Conference

Xpace Holiday Maker Fair

Sick and Disable Queer 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

2020 Xpace Centre Summer Residency - Toronto

2020 BIPOC Writers Connect - Toronto

2019 Alaska Mini Robotics Camp - Juneau, Alaska

2018 Gibraltar Point Residency - Toronto Island

GRANTS

2020

CUE grant

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

2020

Call & Response - Zine Workshop Facilitator - Roy Thomson Hall

Guest Speaker - Nano-Publishing - Shannon Gerrard OCAD

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