from "The Burning"; photo Eugene Leger

JE Solo is an award-winning writer, multi-disciplinary 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 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; and the East Coast Music Association’s Stompin’ Tom Connors Award. JE’s work has been published by Perro Verlag, Truck, Room, Playwrights of Canada Press, Newfoundland Quarterly, TOFU Magazine, Reverb Magazine, Canadian Theatre Review, and Switch Magazine, among others.

photo Jared Reid

Phreak (House of Zolo, 2020) is JE’s first novel and was short-listed for the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2017 Fresh Fish Award.

JE creates media works for the small screen as well as performances that merge the live stage with virtual (online, game, VR) environments, and has performed hundreds of live shows as a musician and performance artist. Dozens of JE's stage plays, videos and performance art works have been presented across Canada and around the world including at ISEA, File Electronic Language International Festival, The IOTA Institute, Women From the Future, Courts Critiques, Festival of New Dance, and the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art.

JE is an accomplished songwriter and musician and 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 – 2013),  Live Girls (2,000 – 2002).

JE is currently working on a new collection of short stories.

photo Steve Abbott