Gloria Swain

Gloria C. Swain is a multidisciplinary Black female artist whose work spans the mediums of painting, photography, installation, and performance, challenging the systematic exclusion of, and oppression against, Black women and trans people. With a heightened awareness of the erasures of Black experiences and histories, Swain's work is rooted in her activism and her deep desire to highlight issues of systematic discrimination, specifically racism, sexism, classism, and ageism. Her work explores and connects past traumas of slavery to ongoing colonial violence and Black mental health. Her work has been exhibited throughout Toronto and Manitoba and Quebec. Her writings have been included in Cultivate Feminism, the Peak Magazine, Marvelous Grounds and the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies. She holds a certificate in Community Arts Practice and a degree in Environmental Studies from York University.