Milena Salazar

Milena Salazar is a Costa Rican documentary filmmaker based in Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish territory. She is fascinated with portraying internal landscapes, and how artists express their imagination into the world.

Latest from Milena Salazar


Letting barnacles grow on her work is the key to this sculptor's ethereal creations

For her latest project, Susannah Montague is stepping out of her studio and collaborating with the ocean.

Piñata doppelgangers: Why Meaghan Kennedy is making smashable versions of lovely people

Vancouver piñata artist Meaghan Kennedy feels a lot of affection for the handmade caricatures she creates to destroy.

Sandeep Johal memorializes victims of femicide as powerful goddess figures

Her works often feature women who meet your gaze head-on, with inscrutable expressions, both powerful and beautiful — and that's the idea.

Origami isn't a kid's craft — Joseph Wu uses the paper art to battle depression

The Vancouver-based artist uses the delicate art to deal with ADHD and depression.

Robot parts, vases and 'the cloud': This master sculptor is making a mash-up of past and future

Vancouver's Brendan Lee Satish Tang takes us through his transition from hybrid vases to a sculpture making sense of "the cloud."

This artist's haunting work tells her grandmother's history, from internment camp to WWE fandom

Vancouver-based artist Cindy Mochizuki has made a monumental art project out of digging into her family's history.
How To

Got an itch for art? We've got the scratch(board) for you

Artist Andrea Hooge shows us how to scrape our way to glorious illustrations. It's all about a steady hand and a unique vision.

Remember the dolls that used to creep you out as a kid? For this artist, they're everything

Andrea Hooge's studio is full of vintage toys and books that range from the cute to the unsettling, and we love them all — even her "Ideal Saucy Walker" doll (shudder).

How this artist stays connected to her grandfather's surrealist legacy...using lighters

Vancouver-based Christina Kenton explains what her surreal lighter-based sculptures have to do with her grandfather's legacy.