Carolyn Ellen Beattie is an artist and art educator based in Toronto. Her interdisciplinary practice encompasses painting, collage, sculpture, video, dance, performance, and installation works, with projects often involving inter-media explorations. Carolyn is inspired by feminist and holistic approaches to art and education, and is currently pursuing graduate studies in art therapy. Carolyn is interested in self-representation as feminist research. Her work explores deeply personal territory, and often contains elements of self-portraiture. Carolyn relies on and references the body in various ways through her artistic processes. The body, often her own body, becomes a way of knowing, a site for storytelling and poetry; the subject and also the medium. Carolyn’s work is informed by her experiences with mental illness, related medical/ physical health issues, and trauma. Her practice is rooted in an ethic of care, and is focused on developing meaningful experiences and healing practices for self and with others.