Team

meet the folks behind Paperhouse Studio
Emily Cook

Emily Cook

Co-Director, Paperhouse Studio + Paperhouse Outreach Collective

Emily Cook is a visual artist, arts educator, and cultural administrator that identifies as disabled. She studied printmaking at Ontario College of Art and Design and holds and MFA from Louisiana State University. She runs Paperhouse Studio – an experimental studio rooted in paper as the medium – with Flora Shum. Her practice includes book arts, papermaking and installation. As a founding member of Paperhouse Outreach Collective, she works on arts and cultural initiatives that create meaningful opportunities for artists who may otherwise find themselves faced with barriers to success. She lives in Toronto with a lovely roommate and cat called Doom.
Flora Shum

Flora Shum

Co-Director, Paperhouse Studio + Paperhouse Outreach Collective

Flora Shum is an artist, educator and cultural worker. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from OCAD University. She is the co-director of Paperhouse Studio and co-founder of Paperhouse Outreach Collective, where she carries forward the vision for paper as the medium, and community building programming for youth living on the margins. Flora works with creating identity
through multiple access points using found objects, paper, printmaking, digital and new media, and has exhibited internationally and locally. Flora is a teaching assistant at OCADU and instructs at both Paperhouse Studio and Open Studio. She is also a project coordinator at Mozilla Foundation’s Hive Toronto and sits on the board of Hand Papermaking.

 

Stephanie Taylor

Stephanie Taylor

Co-Founder, Paperhouse Outreach Collective

Steph Taylor began volunteering with Paperhouse Studio in 2013. Pulling together visual arts and community services; Steph has an educational and practical background in both fields. As Financial Developer, she looks for opportunities to pinch a dollar out of a dime to help provide a safe space for LGBTQIA2S, disabled, BIPOC youth and artists to create. Currently, Steph works with and advocates for homeless and vulnerable elders in downtown Toronto.

Work Exchange Members

Georgia Violin

Georgia Violin

Financial and General Administrator

Georgia Violin is graduate in studio arts and psychology with an interest in community outreach and art therapy. In her personal practice she creates large scale paper works that are often figurative and colourful. Drawing largely remains the translator for her concepts, which have evolved to encompass sustainability and preservation, as well as her personal ideals of femininity and the body. While not in the studio, she is a bilingual art instructor who spends much of her time with kids and teens facilitating early creative development.

 

Jade Reyes Guerrero

Jade Reyes Guerrero

Studio Assistant

Jade Reyes Guerrero is a multi-disciplinary artist from Mexico based in Toronto. Through her multi disciplinary art practice, Reyes explores the relationship of the body as material that is both temporal and vulnerable.

Reyes majored in Sculpture and Installation with a minor in Printmaking and Material Art and Design at OCAD University and Hotel Management Diploma at George Brown.

 

Evelyn Chin

Evelyn Chin

Website Administrator

Evelyn is finishing up her last year at Ryerson. She likes taking photos, watching Parks and Rec, and soup.