Carol Ann Apilado is an artist based in Toronto, deeply influenced by her Filipino heritage and Ilokano weaving lineage (Bangar, La Union, Philippines). She is a self-taught traditional and contemporary weaver, muralist and freelance designer. A pattern found in Carol Ann’s work is the ability to transform chaos into meaningful and intentional order.

Over a span of 10 years, Carol Ann’s street art, illustrative work and handwoven works have been featured in various exhibitions within the city at galleries and spaces including the Textile Museum of Canada (2023) and Art Museum at the University of Toronto (2024).

Beyond her artistic endeavors, Carol Ann ardently explores diverse worldviews and cosmologies, seeking shared origins and narratives that unite humanity. Through her art, she endeavors to build bridges between cultures, inviting viewers to contemplate our shared tapestry of existence.

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