Artist Biography

Justine "Tini" Stilborn Emerging Artist & Freelance Creative
Photography by Beki Stilborn aka Archaical
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Justine “Tini” Stilborn is a Regina-based artist. She was born in 1988 of Indigenous (Swampy Cree: Sapotaweyak Cree Nation Band No. 314), Romanian and mixed European descent, and identifies as bisexual. She earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from the University of Regina, majoring in Visual Arts (Drawing) with a Minor in Art History.
Stilborn has designed a bus shelter for Transit Saskatoon and the City of Saskatoon, inspired by the stories of residential school survivors, The Survivors/Elders Called to Action Group (now known as Saskatoon Survivors Circle). She also has her art featured on a Regina Downtown Business Improvement District’s Traffic Box, and exhibited a solo exhibition called ‘POP! Now it’s Superflat’ at the Fifth Parallel Gallery, and several group exhibitions; the ‘Group Art Show’ at ComicReaders, ‘Re-Art’ at the Fifth Parallel Gallery, and several more. She has been on the CARFAC SASK Board of Directors since 2014, currently holds the President position.

Inspired by animation & cartoons, comic books, pin-up models, graffiti, video games, and popular culture as a whole. Often she can be found online under the guise of Tini0069 paying homage to her love of spies, female sexuality, and all thing campy. Her work explores notions of identity from different perspectives. Often Stilborn’s work seeks to explore identity through the scope of consumerism and pop culture, appropriating the contemporary globalized visual culture and the new possibilities of manufacturing to create a flawless mix of high art and the lowbrow. Stilborn employs watercolours, pencil, and digital mediums to create works with playful layers of meaning, contain tongue-in-cheek, and offer social critique.

POP! Now it's Superflat.

The theme my generation explored was the relationship between capitalism and art.

Takashi Murakami