M.C Cruz a.k.a Chris is a child of Chilean immigrants. Who was born, raised and currently based in Toronto but has also lived in in Chile and more recently did an Artist Residency in Morocco and Spain. They attended Etobicoke School of Arts and majored in Visual Arts before moving to Vancouver to study film and video production at Capilano University. They facilitated filmmaking workshops for marginalized communities as part of Fright Film Academy and Fright Film School. They have written, directed and produced several live action and animated short films including “Vampyric PSA”, “La Llorona” and “Root Causes”. “Root Causes” screened at Rendezvous with Madness film festival with a special invitation to be part of the filmmakers panel. It has also screened at OCAD for a special preview screening by Artist Health Alliance.
Their painting series “Refuge From Home” has been showcased at the University of Toronto and Toronto City Hall this past October 2019. It is currently being shown at TMAC and virtually (due to the pandemic) as part of the juried art exhibition “Being Scene” by Workman Arts.
Their goal is to keep on creating art and telling stories that challenge the status quo, always with meaning and passion.
The painting series “Refuge From Home” is currently being shown at TMAC and virtually (due to the pandemic) as part of the juried art exhibition “Being Scene” by Workman Arts. I am also working on art and films while in Morocco during this unforeseen pandemic. Please check out my website and Instagram for updates! Thank you so much! Gracias de verdad!
- Being Scene Juried Art Exhibit at Toronto Media Arts Center (TMAC), March 2020
- Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, Jackman Hall Cinema, October 2019
- University of Toronto, Artside Out, October 2019
- Toronto City Hall, Hispanic Canada Heritage Art Show, October 29 – Nov. 2 2019
- WOCMES FIlm Festival, University of Seville, Spain, July 2018
- Dar Souiri Gallery Photography Show, Essaouira, Morocco, July 2018
- Rad Grad Exhibit, Sketch at Artscape Youngplace, December 2015
- U for Change Photo and Film Screening, Sept. 2012