(b.1995, Vancouver, BC)
Lives and works in Vancouver, BC
Justine Crawford is a half-Chinese artist and illustrator born and based in Vancouver, BC. Using a bold, minimalistic, and highly graphical style, she aims to connect to her heritage and culture, often drawing inspiration from traditional Chinese art and symbolism. Her work explores themes of identity, diaspora, and emotional growth.
Justine works in a variety of mediums and formats, ranging from digital illustrations and comics, to acrylic paintings and ink drawings, to tattoos. She primarily uses short-form comics as a form of routine catharsis; they are somewhat of a diary and a release. Justine enjoys capturing larger themes, questions, and (often heavy) feelings in a simple, whimsical, and cheeky fashion. In her paintings, Justine regularly focuses on her relationship to her Chinese culture. She is particularly interested in incorporating traditional themes and iconography in a modern manner. Justine aims to visually communicate in a concise and welcoming way.
Justine Crawford CV
TAS: Art To The People / The Art Shop/ Vancouver, BC/ Group Show
Boobies and Wieners 7 / Arts Factory Society / Group Show
TINT / Ground Floor Arts Centre / Group Show
Made from Scraps / SPACE / Group Show
The Sticky Show / Arts Factory Society / Group Show
Boobies and Wieners 6 / Arts Factory / Group Show
Mixed Gems / Red Gate Arts Society / Group Show
90s Art Show / The James Black Gallery / Group Show
Too Many Dinner Parties / The Drive Skate Shop / Group Show
Hot One Inch Action / Arts Factory / Group Show