Allyson Mitchell is a maximalist artist working in sculpture, performance, installation and film. Her works have been exhibited in galleries and festivals across Canada, the US, Europe and East Asia. Mitchell also works collaboratively with fellow filmmaker Christina Zeidler as ‘Freeshow Seymour’, and was a co-founder of fat performance troupe ‘Pretty Porky and Pissed Off’. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Studio Magazine, Fuse Magazine, Fat: The Anthropology of an Obsession (Penguin, 2004) and Turbo Chicks: Talking Young Feminisms (Sumach Press, 2001). Mitchell lives in Toronto, where she is Assistant Professor in the School of Women’s Studies at York University.