Ever since Jo the ChalkChick was old enough to “not eat” the chalk, it’s been impossible to keep it out of their art-making hands. After training in both oil painting and tattooing, Jo the ChalkChick pursued an apprenticeship with Toronto chalk artist Chalkmaster Dave. It was the perfect niche for their creative ingenuity and ever since Jo has become a feature of Toronto’s street culture specializing in chalk and temporary street art.
Over the past decade, Jo has made it their goal to bring community-driven street art to street corners near you. They have been a feature at Buskerfests and cultural festivals across Canada, including Expo Quebec, Toronto Buskerfest, and Vancouver Buskerfest, and also has worked with non-profit groups including Toronto Pig Save and the street charity Dans La Rue (Montreal). Jo has also worked on projects for many clients, including Mastercard with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Corus Entertainment and Nike.