Nikkie To was born in Hong Kong in 1992 and has since immigrated to Canada. To’s works unveil alternative narratives of immigrant lives and notions of identity. Identity, cultural globalization and social constructs that shape the conversations and understanding around mental health, minority groups and gender binaries are central to her work. She explores private human experiences within a larger societal context, specifically focusing on the perspective of an individual’s psyche and its metamorphoses.
To received her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from McMaster University in 2014, participated in Red Gate Residency, Beijing in 2015, has run a successful Indiegogo Artist-in-Residence Crowdfunding Campaign, and has received the Capacity Building Initiative:Travel Grant from Canada Council for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited in Hamilton, Toronto, and Beijing, as well as having been published in Incite Magazine, ON; Fierce Magazine (Digital Publication), ON; and The Artist Catalog, NY.