Sunny Nestler is a grateful and uninvited guest on unceded Coast Salish territories belonging to the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. Nestler is a visual artist whose practice is rooted in drawing, and studies mechanisms of biological life using a process that mimics DNA replication and mutation. Their subject matter cross-pollinates biological processes, for example the growth of a virus, or the changing interpretation of biological gender markers.
Nestler’s past work includes collaborative animation, community-led arts programming, volunteering at artist-run centres, a recent municipal commission, and eight years of teaching fine art and science at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Nestler is also active in artist’s publishing communities such as the Vancouver Art Book Fair, and was a co-founder of the Tempe Zine Fest. Nestler is currently researching ways that interactive virtual reality can be used by artists to connect and create remotely.
5th Annual Virtual Reality Day (-5 GMT) Saturday - November 20th