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Louie Fermor is a professional artist and writer of English-Scottish settler descent residing in Moh'kins'tsis on Treaty 7 territory (Calgary, Canada). Right now, they are primarily working in the mediums of oil paint and fiction but they have a wide range of mediums. 

Via themes of history, liberation, queerness, and disability, they explore portraiture and storytelling, including both the stories we've committed to the pages and the stories we tell ourselves.


Fermor has shown work in venues and publications in Toronto, New York, Montreal, St. John's, and Moh'kins'tsis. They have won multiple awards and have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Calgary Arts Development. As a visual artist, they have been in residence with NYU, the Feminist Art Collective, Calgary Allied Arts Foundation and attended programs with the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, among others. 


Fermor has published criticism and essays with MomusC Magazine, Canadian Art, and Disability Pride Alberta. They were the runner-up for the 2019 Canadian Art Writing Prize and winner of the 2018 Luma Quarterly and M:ST Critical Writing Prize. From 2019-20 they ran the self-published, digital art publication Studio. Currently, Fermor is writing their first fiction novel, titled The Devil Finally Gets His Rest.



All of Fermor's creative pursuits are linked to socio-political activism, awareness-raising, or collective growth. They are an outspoken critic and advocate for artist rights, and believe that creatives have historically been on the leading edge of civic and activist movements for a reason. Fermor understands art and writing as a stepping stone for transformative connection. Whether it is painting about trans experience, drawing the natural world, photographing the everyday beauty around them, or contributing to the culture of autistica.

Some of the organizations and grassroots groups that Fermor has collaborated with and advised for, among many, include the Artist as Changemaker program, FemmeWave, the Feminist Art Collective, Pansy Club, the Centre for Sexuality, and the Treaty 7 Dyke and Trans March. They regularly attend marches, rallies and protests in Moh'kins'tsis, and engage in political commentary. Louie strongly believes in using their skills to amplify the advocacy of others.


Visit Louie's patreon channel to see the ways you can stay updated on their work. By subscribing to a monthly donation, you can support their practice and advocacy, and get behind-the-scenes insight into how it all happens.

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Thank you so much for all your ideas, communications, letters, art, and hard work that you put into your Patreon.

Seth Muñoz, long-time patron

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