Artists and Designers

Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte /




Nishina Shapwaykeesic-Loft is Kanien’kehá:ka from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. She is a 2S queer, multi-disciplinary artist in a wide spectrum of mediums. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours from York University in Theatre Production and Design.

Nishina is the Associate Programmer for the Toronto Queer Film Festival. She is a mural artist working with StART as a Senior Curator and an indigenous advisor. She works in the theatre industry with a specialization in costuming. She is a beadwork artist exploring different materials and incorporating modern interpretations (@nshtsh). She is the Resident Artist for Relative Arts located in the East Village, NYC. She continues to grow within her field and explore new opportunities.