Home grown on a farm in Nova Scotia, JJ Steeves (JEI) has been working with her hands all her
life. Fiercely dedicated to bringing art solely out of the realm of formal institutions and into a
space for anyone of any background, JJ’s aim with her art is to touch and stir the emotions of her
audience. To treasure the mundane and foster intimacy between art and viewer is especially
important to JJ as she documents those aspects of her life which provide sustenance and warmth
through autobiographical comics, street art, and still life works.