Colleen MacIsaac (they/she) is a Canadian artist working in the performing and visual arts. Originally from Spruce Grove, Alberta on Treaty 6 Territory, Colleen received a Bachelor of Media Arts at Emily Carr University before moving to Kjipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia. Colleen’s practice is interdisciplinary and oscillates between the micro and macroscopic; documenting everyday moments, exploring communication, grief, queerness, and existence, and contemplating the intersections between science, advocacy, and art. Check out Colleen’s daily art practice here (currently focused on a collection of drawings of playwrights).
Colleen is the artistic producer of The Villains Theatre, the co-chair of Theatre Nova Scotia, and is a theatre creator, writer, performer, and producer. Colleen’s short films have screened on four continents, and their comics have been included in anthologies such as Nova Graphica and Exploded View and in publications such as Maisonneuve Magazine and The New Quarterly. A finalist for the Gene Day Award and the Expozine Alternative Press Award, Colleen is a recipient of the Bhayana Invisible Champion Award, the Helen Hill Animated Award and the Halifax Mayor’s Award for Emerging Theatre Artist.
Freelance illustration/design client list includes: CBC Eastcoast, Mindful Magazine, The Coast Newsweekly, The Ecology Action Centre, Zuppa Theatre Co, Nimbus Publishing, Fallen Love Records, xosecret theatre, Pique Newsmagazine, LunaSea Theatre, Whistler Gran Fondo, DaPoPo Theatre, The Ruffled Feathers, 2b theatre company, and the Halifax Pop Explosion.
Colleen is currently an MFA candidate in interdisciplinary studio practice at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Email Colleen.