Vivek Shraya is a Toronto-based artist working in the media of literature, music, performance, and film. Vivek’s body of work includes ten albums, four short films and three books. A three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Vivek’s books have been used as textbooks at several post-secondary institutions, and his debut novel, She of the Mountains, was named one of The Globe and Mail’s Best Books of 2014. Vivek has read and performed at shows, festivals and post-secondary institutions internationally, sharing the stage with Tegan & Sara and Dragonette, and has appeared at NXNE, Word on the Street, and Yale University. He was the 2014 recipient of the Steinert & Ferreiro Award for leadership in Toronto’s LGBTQ community, the recipient of Anokhi Media’s inaugural Most Promising LGBTQ Community Crusader Award in 2015, and a 2015 Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award finalist.
Photos by Adam Coish.
She of the Mountains [ZIP]
Cover artwork by Raymond Biesinger. Photos by Zachary Ayotte.
God Loves Hair [ZIP]
Cover artwork by Juliana Neufeld. Photo by Karen Campos.