Maps of Mississauga

The Maps of Mississauga artworks are a part of the City’s digital public art collection.

Person wearing a mask walking through a field of flowers with a house, grass, flowers, people, and Lake Ontario in the background.

Regular Walks, Special Days
Leah Kwak, 2020
Digital illustration, 15″x10″

About the artworks

Maps of Mississauga is a showcase of work by emerging Mississauga artists and illustrators who created artistic interpretations of their neighbourhoods during the summer of 2020.

In the midst of the global pandemic, many Mississauga residents were physically distanced from their neighbours, friends, and communities. Artists from across the city reflected on COVID-19 including their relationship with the city, public spaces, and neighbourhoods.

A place becomes special through a community’s memories and stories. Experience the spirit of Mississauga through these works.


About the artists

Angela Chao

Angela is a Mississauga-based artist who works full-time as a camera assistant in IATSE 667 on a variety of feature films and television shows. After a significant head injury on set, she was left with many post-concussions symptoms and had to relearn how to speak, read, and process her emotions. Angela discovered her inner artist to cope and express what she felt inside her mind.

Jenny Chen

Jenny received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University in 2016. She currently works in various mediums such as watercolour, pen, and clay. Her work uses symbols to create otherworldly environments while considering themes of existentialism and spirituality.

Laura Di Fiore

Laura is an independent architectural designer, artist, and researcher with cross-disciplinary experience in large-scale public building pursuits, public art projects, hospitality design, and residential, and heritage preservation.

Leah Kwak

Leah is a Mississauga-based artist and recent illustration graduate from Sheridan College. Allowing shape and mark-making to direct the flow of her work, she creates images that embody the liveliness found in her travels.

Mihyun Maria Kim

Mihyun is a Korean/Canadian painter, presently based in Tkaronto/ Toronto (CA), working with various materials to explore figuration and narration, focused on the body, human experience, and forms of storytelling. She has been a resident artist with AKIN X Collision Gallery (2020) and the Mississauga Living Arts Centre (2018-2019) while pursuing further studies at OCAD University. View the video installation component of the project.

Linh Thai

Linh is an interdisciplinary artist, muralist, and illustrator. Her work explores the whimsical and is primarily inspired by stories and storytelling. She strives to make art that exists on the cusp of two and three dimensions.

Ray Vidal

Ray is a multi-disciplinary fine artist, muralist, musician, and educator based in Mississauga. He is passionate about bringing people together through art, music, education, mentorship, workshops, and community programming. Currently, he focuses on large-scale murals, commissioned base work, and teaching community programs and workshops for children and youth.