Sebastian Pines

work experience

Gardiner Museum — Community Arts Space Impact and Engagement Assistant

APR 2019 - AUG 2019

  • Perform outreach between local community groups and arts organizations on behalf of CAS projects

  • Interface with leads on documenting and organizing community events

OCAD University Office of Diversity, Equity, and Sustainability, Toronto, ON — Sustainability Monitor

SEP 2017 - DEC 2018

  • Assist in events that involve educating students about the office and its duties as well as encouraging sustainability. 

  • Clerical duties and data entry revolving around sustainability initiatives.

OCAD University OnSite Gallery — Archival Assistant

MAY 2017 - AUG 2017

  • Catalogue and perform data entry on gallery archive collection

  • Handle and prepare artwork for storage

  • Mount artwork for display in gallery setting


OCAD University, Toronto, ON — Material Art and Design (BFA)

SEP 2015 - APR 2019

Majoring in Textiles. Final year thesis on queer identity expression through role-playing games and costume design. Winner of the Friends of Fibre award. GradEx rep for Textiles and Catalogue committee member. 

OCAD University, Toronto, ON — Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Design, and New Media (MA)

SEP 2019 - APR 2021

Pursuing Major Research Paper and Thesis creative project in game design. Researching queer identity in role-playing games and queer modes of play.

Exhibition History

Big on Bloor, Toronto, ON

JUL 2019

Exhibited cooperative alternative controller game Patch Me Up at the Dames Making Games booth. Ran/performed Looming Large as part of the Jouez booths. Looming Large was a large scale collaborative tapestry weaving and workshop.

NUIT ROSE, Toronto, ON

JUN 2019

Exhibiting as smolghost the installation of Like Camping as a Featured Artist as part of Nuit Rose.

Doors Open Toronto / Contact Festival - Exhibition at Dames Making Games, Toronto, ON

MAY - JUN 2019

Exhibiting cooperative alternative controller game Patch Me Up alongside collaborators Jillian Wakarchuk and Jesse Gazic.

GradEx #104, Toronto, ON

MAY 2019

Exhibited display of BFA thesis work, Read a Person/Read a S(t)itch as part of graduate exhibition hosted at OCADu.

Fully Automated Luxury Gender Oasis at Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin, IRE

JUL 2017

Exhibited Like Camping digital game as part of the Fully Automated Luxury Gender Oasis happening concurrently with the Dublin Fringe Festival.

MakerFestival, Toronto, ON

JUN 2017

Exhibited Like Camping game installation as part of the spectacles at MakerFestival.

Different Games, Toronto, ON

JUN 2017

Exhibited Like Camping game installation as part of the immersive games arcade at Different Games Conference.

QGCON, Los Angeles, CA

APR 2017

Exhibited Like Camping game installation and Not Crazy digital game as arcade selections on display at the conference.

Different Games, Brooklynn, NY

APR 2016

Exhibited video game Not Crazy as part of the Affective Play Arcade at Different Games Conference.

Organization Affiliation

Dames Making Games

Member in good standing, volunteer, a past member of the Outreach Committee. 

Different Games Conference

2017 Conference Organization Team Member.

Teaching Experience

York University, Toronto, ON

FEB 2015 - OCT 2017

Twine Game Design Workshop Facilitator

Creator of supplementary online content for Multi-Modal Learning course.


2019 - Recipient of Friends of Fibre Award for Thesis Work

2016 - Selected Surface Design in Design competition for The Link Community Centre

2015 - Recipient of Platform A Micro-grant for development of Not Crazy game