Aliza is a queer non-binary Filipino Italian artist who loves to build community through art. She uses a mixed media art style highlighting mesmerizing colours and textures, and she encourages people to touch her art pieces. Aliza’s other interests include sorting and identifying microscopic seashell species, collecting cherry tree sap, finding bugs, looking at beautiful rocks, and observing the natural world.
Aliza was a member of the Purple Thistle Collective before it shut down in 2016, where they sold art at the Vancouver Eastside Culture Crawl and facilitated art workshops for youth. Aliza started creating as a young child, attending Langley Fine Arts School for 12 years, and currently studies visual art part-time at Langara College. They dream of eventually creating or joining an accessible art space in East Van.