Meet The Team
Vice is a non-binary artist specializing in mixed media and conceptual work. Self-taught, they believe passion comes from within and a degree doesn’t solely define artistic merit. They use expressionism to depict the human experience and address topics such as emotion, perception, sexuality and childhood. Displaying the world through a fifth dimensional lens, their art accentuates the imperfection of life while hinting that magic is real.
Bryan enrolled in makeup school to learn the theory behind makeup artistry. He works with models, photographers and commercially. He creates content for social media, transforming himself into creatures like the Demogorgon and aliens (featured on NETFLIX social media), movie characters and avant-garde makeup looks. His Zodiac Sign Series trended worldwide. Val Garland from the UK TV Show GLOW UP affirmed him personally after winning one of her online competitions.
Lance Cardinal ᐊᐧᒐᐢᐠ
Lance is a First Nations, 2-Spirit artist, entrepreneur and member of the Bigstone Cree Nation. He’s worked with many organizations (IKEA, Rugby Canada, Unbelts, Telus World of Science, Edmonton Public Library and Re/Max Field). He is the Indigenous consultant and designer for the Edmonton Oilers. He is a media personality, appearing on CTV Morning Live Edmonton, featuring segments from his kids show, “Indigenous Art Adventures.”
Skylar grew up with a tattoo artist father who began training him in drawing and tattooing at an early age. A graduate of the Alberta University of the Arts with honours, Skylar has displayed his work in galleries, pop-up spaces and music festivals. He maintains an active studio practice. He briefly worked in the film industry as a painter and sculptor (including The Last of Us). He’s returned to tattooing professionally to run his own business.
Born in Mexico City, Paula trained at Escuela de Ballet del Valle. At age 9, she auditioned for The National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance in Mexico City where she continued her studies. At 14, she received a scholarship and moved to Victoria, BC to further her education at Victoria Academy of Ballet. Upon graduating, Paula joined Ballet Edmonton. She choreographed and created "Gracia Plena" a Dance on Film project for Ballet Edmonton's YEG in Motion digital initiative.
Lindsay Istace is a multi-disciplinary non-binary circus artist whose specialties include contortion, fire eating and sword swallowing. Lindsay is a versatile artist known for their creativity and charisma. They previously served as the Chief Executive Officer, Flexibility Coach, Artistic & Professional Development Program Director at an aerial and circus arts studio.
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