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Meet the Artists

The artists are participating members of Necessary Arts Collective. Each member utilizes the space for their own practice.

Read about each artist to learn more!

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Studio Owner

Chanel works in the moment. Surrendering feelings onto a surface is her way of suggesting that there is a personal narrative behind all of the vibrant, lively lines and colour. The first impression of passion and energy then carefully wanders to afterthoughts of suppression and distraction. Chanel approaches the story behind her work from a mental health perspective; the paintings are anxious internal battles. Chanel transfers her minds thinking process and train of thought onto something that we can see and talk about. 

Chanel holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Studio Art from the School of Fine Art & Music at the University of Guelph (2019) - studying painting, drawing, and printmaking under the teachings of highly experienced Guelph and Toronto based professors and artists. Chanel is currently an MFA candidate at York University, focusing her research on deviance, social dread, and resilience through the queer lens.

Instagram: @chaneldesrochesart



Full Studio Member

A recent graduate from the Studio Art program at The University of Guelph, Shay Donovan is an interdisciplinary artist based out of Guelph, Ontario. Shay creates representative artwork through painting, textile work, and photography. Through the integration of mild distortion and focusing on small details, Shay fabricates an accessible library of symbols found in the subconscious that any viewer can find themselves in.

You can follow Shay's work on:

Instagram: @shay_dono

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Full Studio Member

Zoe is a Studio Art major at the University of Guelph, and is from St. Catherines, ON. Previously a caricature artist who worked mostly with ink, she took up oil painting and practices portraiture with her previous caricature experience and tries to get familiar with as many mediums as possible. She takes inspiration from the works of Egon Schiele, the Romanticism era of fine art, and the films "M", "Pink Floyd's The Wall", and movies directed by Richard Williams.

Instagram: @zozodougherty

White Washed Wood


Full Studio Member

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White Washed Wood


Co-Working Member

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Weekday Work Member

Jordan Pedersen is an interdisciplinary artist living in Guelph, Ontario. Usually working on a small scale, she uses textiles, watercolours, paper, bookmaking, printmaking and sculptural elements. Her work consistently comes back to themes of practice, labour, and the joy of recognizing relationships and patterns.


Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Philosophy from the University of Guelph, and a Master of Information from the University of Toronto.



Full Studio Member

Jordie is a graphic designer and self taught artist living in Guelph, Ontario. Heavily influenced by her formal design training, her work blends graphic and natural forms on the canvas to explore ideas of the self, fear and pop culture.


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White Washed Wood


Full Studio Member

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Full Studio Member

Evaristo Ramos also known as Roo was born and raised in the wilds of Texas.


Roo has traveled around the world in his quest for more digital knowledge and how it can be used in its many forms.


Roo loves to make protypes or one of a kind items using 3D printing, laser cutting / engraving, and CNC machining. | Instagram @ramos96

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