Erika Iserhoff Co-Artistic Director, Co-Founder

Erika A. Iserhoff is a multi-disciplinary artist of Omushkego/Eeyou Cree and French Canadian ancestry. Erika works to collaborate with artists, communities, and revitalize traditional Indigenous cultural practices within her contemporary art and design work. She is a recent graduate from the Ontario College of Art & Design with a major in Fiber Arts. She is also the new Artistic Producer for Native Women in the Arts, a member of the Chocolate Woman Collective and the co-founder of Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator. Theatre Design credits include; Wearables for Grain(s) by Duane Linklater & Tanya Lukin Linkater for Images Festival, The Scrubbing Project & The Only Good Indian by the Turtle Gals Performance Ensemble (Native Earth Performing Arts). Agua by Earth in Motion (Planet IndigenUS). The Rez Sisters by Tomson Highway (O’Kaadeniga Wiingashk & Public Energy Peterborough). Stolen by Jane Harrison, Wiora by Hone Kouka, Red Moon by Dawn Dumont, Jumping Mouse by Columpa Bobb & Marion deVries (Centre for Indigenous Theatre). As well as, Chocolate Women Dreams the Milkyway by Monique Mojica (Chocolate Woman Collective), and Free As Injuns by Tara Beagan (Native Earth Performing Arts) and Medicine Boy by Waawaate Fobister (Summerworks Festival). Erika is a Dora Mavor Moore award recipient for Outstanding Costume Design for the play Agokwe by Waawaate Fobister (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre).

Sage Paul, Co-Artistic Director, Co-Founder

Sage Paul loves beauty. Her work reflects family, culture, and resistance through fashion and mixed-materials. She most recently was a curatorial leader and exhibiting artist for Indian Giver: Truth Telling and Narratives of Representation (2016), which received enthusiastic response including featured articles from The FADER, The Toronto Star and CBC Arts. She was also a speaker for the Walrus Magazine’s Walrus Talk Series: “What is Art, Anyway?” and Ryerson University’s panel discussion about cultural appropriation “Aware – Are We?”. Sage’s works have exhibited at The Woodland Cultural Centre (2014), The Royal Ontario Museum (2013), the Harbourfront Centre (2012) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (2010). She has also completed three fashion collections and designed wardrobe for film and theatre including collaborations with Danis Goulet, Kent Monkman and a Centre for Indigenous Theatre production directed by Herbie Barnes. Sage is the co-founder of Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator.

Artistic & Design Highlights:

– Group Show, Indian Giver: Truth Telling and Narratives of Representation, Gallery 1313 (2016)
– Group Show, The Mending Lounge, Craft Ontario (2016)
– Key Wardrobe, inaugural “Rising Stars” editorial and broadcast, Urban Native Magazine/Urban Native Girl TV (2014/2015)
– Group Show and Fashion Show, FashioNative, Woodland Cultural Centre (2014)
– Wardrobe (Character: Weesageechak), Wakening by Danis Goulet (2013)
– Group Show, Friday Night Live – Indigenous Arts, Royal Ontario Museum (2013)
– Solo Show, Synaptic City Wearable Art Show, Harbourfront Centre (2012)
– Fashion Show, Synaptic City Ready-to-Wear, Gladstone Hotel (2012)
– Fashion Show, End of Summer Ready-to-Wear Vignettes, Oz Studios (2011)
– Group Show, (Re) Representation, Art Gallery of Ontario (2009)
– Wardrobe (Character: Miss Eagle Testickle), Robin’s Hood by Kent Monkman (2006)
– Key Wardrobe, Divided by Zero by Danis Goulet (2005)