She uses her artistic practice as a way to playfully explore her intersections as a neurodivergent, mad, queer biracial woman of colour. Justice's work toys with notions of intersectional feminism, re-contextualizing / healing from mental and chronic illness, and the reclamation of her identity, using her interdisciplinary practice as a way to navigate and make peace with her experiences.
Balancing the dichotomy of elegance and camp, trauma and healing, beauty and abjection, as well as confrontation and acceptance, Justice uses craft and found objects in a variety of disciplines. She enjoys working with visually and tactually stimulating mediums in a practice that often includes craft clay, resin, and upcycled secondhand materials.
Justice has exhibited installations and illustrations that join the discourse of mental and chronic illness, feminism, and healing from trauma. She exhibited her earliest installation work in The Sustenance Rite (2017), curated as part of the 5-circuit exhibition series Take Care. In 2018, she showed her next installation at “MENTAL HEALTH”, as part of the White House Studio Project's In Space program, conceived of by Sandra J. Manilla and co-produced with Stephanie Avery, Leone McComas, and Nathaniel Addison. This exhibition was funded through the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council, and led to her participation as an exhibiting artist speaker at a community roundtable in partnership with the Artists’ Health Alliance.
In addition to her art practice, Justice works as the Brand Designer and Creative Director of Bruized - a women run Toronto-start up on a mission to fight food waste with upcycled plant-based snacks. She has taken on both graphic and brand design work for Toronto businesses and organizations including LUCID and Frontline Workers Collective.
Justice is currently working on crafting a line of unique handmade jewelry and decor through a mixture of practices including sculpting, resin casting, soft textile crafting, painting, and upcycling found materials.
2013 - 2018
BFA with Distinction, Ryerson University - RTA New Media
2017 nov. - dec.
Identity: Next Chapter, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto
BNW Show, SADSTAB x Horrible Noise, Toronto
MENTAL HEALTH, White House Studio Project, Toronto
The Sustenance Rite, Blackwood Gallery, Missisauga
META 2017: Immersive Art Experience, Arta Gallery, Toronto
Artist Talks & Panels
MENTAL HEALTH, Panel Discussion and Round Table, Artist’s Health Alliance, Toronto
2021 nov. 24
Feelings, Objects, Altars: Using the Bibliographic Altar to Explore Depression, artist talk at virtual workshop curated by Robin Alex McDonald and Julie Hollenbacchanal, Confabulations, Toronto
2022 mar. 9
Everyday Altars: an online workshop about ordinary objects, feelings + rituals, artist talk at virtual workshop led by Robin Alex McDonald and Julie Hollenbacchanal, Nipissing University Department of Gender Equality and Social Justice, Toronto
Review - #GetMad: Rendezvous with Madness Festival, C Magazine Issue 145: Criticism, Again
Illustration publication -NOW Magazine, accompanying Stories from the Frontline of the Opioid Crisis by Annabelle Bernard. Pub. Aug 13/19
Illustration publication - Issue 5: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, HEY LADY zine
Ilustration publication - Issue 4: Leonor Fini, HEY LADY zine