What you need to know about Iris--

 

She was born in 1994, in Montreal, Quebec, CA. 

Her parents raised her with art and CBC news. She is primarily a self-taught illustrator and colorist. She is also a writer, and gravitates towards poetry and short stories. 

She is a McGill graduate, with a degree in Elementary Education.

She currently works as a teacher in Toronto, where she lives with her partner by the water.

Lots of things inspire Iris. Tiny beautiful things like conversations she hears on the bus, or knick-knacks in gift shops. She likes to depict things she finds important, and relevant. But sometimes she just draws things that she likes, or finds pretty, like Pabst beer cans, or Russian Matryoshka dolls.

 

Accolades:

 

Canadian Anthology of Poetry, for poem, "Raw."

 

Paper's Edge: Creative Writing 3 (1), for short story, "Violet."

 

Feature in Radix Magazine, for short story, "Thursday."

 

"She Bright" illustration: F-Word Magazine

 

"Play Things" and "Trailing" illustrations: L'Organe Magazine

 

Feature at The Fridge Door Gallery Winter Exhibition 2016, for illustration, "Gabriel's Dream."

 

El Portal Journal, for poem, "A Scream! Somewhere in the Nebula"

 

 

 

 

 

Shows:

White Night Idiosyncrasies // This Is Not A Series Show

May 20-22. Vernissage May 20 @7PM-10PM

ESPACE POP GALLERY 5587 Parc Avenue, Montreal, Canada

Press release:

Interviews:

Q&A with The Fridge Door Gallery, 2016

http://www.thefridgedoorgallery.com/blog/iris-esquivel

White Nights Pre-Show Interview with Garlic Milk Productions, 2016