Maihyet Burton received much of her education growing up in a home that doubled as her parents multi-media art studio. An artist, whose professional practice includes clothing design, photography, painting and experimental media. Burton’s first love of the visual arts is photography, through which she has explored both landscape and portraits. Her newer work includes portraiture, with luxurious and haunting depictions of a future culture after the fall of our civilization. In the past, she has turned her attention toward a multi-media approach involving pastels, paints, encaustic and photographic collage. In her new work archetypal figures seek to juxtapose the dark and scary with the fanciful and joyous. As well as nature with the supernatural.
Textile arts, fabrication and surface design have long been a source of inspiration and exploration for Maihyet, and turning these 2 dimensional images into 3 dimensional designs, sculpture and wearable art are now at the heart of her practise.
Maihyet is Owner, Designer and Operator of Toronto’s Lilith. A boutique she founded 27 years ago. She has also done wardrobe, design fabrication and art direction for film and video. She has exhibited her photography and digital media at Toronto’s Propeller Gallery and her own solo exhibitions.