Natasha (Tasha) Lavdovsky is a neurodivergent artist & amateur lichenologist, who grew up in Traditional Tsawout First Nation unceded territory (in so-called BC). In 2009 Tasha obtained a BA in studio art and art history from Princeton University where she also studied geology, oceanography and environmental studies. After becoming disillusioned with modern society, Tasha returned to the West Coast in 2011 to connect with the land and establish sustainable art practices. Since then, Tasha has been committed to deepening her understanding of anti-colonial theory and environmental stewardship, which greatly informs her work in video, performance, photography, installation, textiles and sculpture. Tasha is currently completing her MFA in Studio Art remotely (Concordia University) while living in Pacheedaht territory.