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Leya Tess is an interdisciplinary artist who swims out

between the islands of Art/Science and East/West.


She uses mark making and intervention to highlight imagined ecological structures.


Her hyphenated (Hong Kong Chinese-Swedish-British) experience

has been shaped by the wind and water of the North Eastern Pacific West Coast. 

She has a BFA in Visual Art from the University of Victoria and

an incomplete BSC in Biological Sciences from Thompson Rivers University.

She lives on an island in the Salish Sea and enjoys long walks on the beach

with her tripod husky, Sunny. 

Select performances include: 

  • Millennial Molly (West Coast League of Lady Wrestlers @ Edelweiss)

  • Quagga Mussels (LOLW Island Rumble @ Artscape Gibraltar Point)

  • Portrait Photographer (Prince George Walmart)

  • Sea Kayak Expedition Guide / Naturalist

  • Water Quality Microbiology Analyst





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