JE Solo is a writer, performance and media artist, and musician best known for their work in East Coast music, and as a trailblazer in machinima, hybrid-reality, and live and networked performance art. 

JE’s first novel, Phreak (House of Zolo, 2020), was short-listed for the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2017 Fresh Fish Award. JE is currently publishing stories as short, independent collections, the latest being Edge: Three Short Stories.

JE is the recipient of the Media Arts Prize and the Dramatic Script Prize from the NL Arts and Letters Awards; the Linda Joy Award from the Atlantic Film Festival for their screenplay, the machine; and the East Coast Music Association’s Stompin’ Tom Connors Award for their accomplishments in music. Dozens of JE’s stage plays, videos and performance art works have been presented across Canada and around the world including at ISEAFile Electronic Language International FestivalThe IOTA InstituteWomxn From the FutureCourts CritiquesFestival of New Dance, and the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art

JE has released nine studio albums and EPs as a solo artist and with The Sauce (2013 – present); TrixXxie (2013 – 2017); Lizband (1993 – 2013 ); The Black Bags (2002 – 2015); Live Girls (2,000 – 2002). Currently,  JE is working on their next collection of short stories, and collaborating with Artificial Intelligence to create poetry,. 

JE Solo on Tour; photo by Paul Lewenden