wrote a book
2022 contributing artist to Bi Bi Baby, affiliated with Pride Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
2021 Interview on "Tisk Talks" about Melee is Broken https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKMEAAchwYU&ab_channel=TiskTalks
2021, volunteer & Litter Artist with a Greener Future
2021 A Note from spoopy, MAJOR Zine, Vol. 5. https://issuu.com/majorzine/docs/major-vol-5__4_
2021 Forest Scene. Animals. Grey Cube Gallery. Group show. Online. https://greycubegallery.com/current-show/index.html
2020 5 Days of Melee, Author Panel. Online. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kag_5nfd9ek&ab_channel=5DaysofMelee
2020 Melee It On Me, A Big House Encore Edition: Melee is Broken Book with spoopy & Nicky. Online.
2020.Melee is Broken. with Nicole Bennett. Lulu press.
2020 House Arrest: Games Night, The Importance of Gaming, guest appearance on online web-series, presented by The House Toronto, Canada
2019 Super Smash Bros. Melee and the Holy Trinity of Residual Hardware, presented at Beyond Games: Tinkering and Creative Appropriation in Video Games in partnership with MIGS/MEGA
2019 Super Smash Bros. Melee as Esports: The Holy Trinity of Hardware and Active Embodiment, Poster presentation, UCI Esports Conference 2019, Irvine, California, USA
2019 What is SSBM? Arcade11, 4th Space, Concordia University, Montreal Canada
2018 What is SSBM?, Sites of Feeling, Milieux Institute, (Group Show), Montreal Canada, October 19th
2018 Untitled, featured in Miscommunication, produced by the Queer Print Club (Sponsored by FASA)
2018 RMBR ME, Mouseprint Gallery, Montreal, Canada (Solo Show)
2018 spoopy's playground, In Bloom, Eastern Bloc Gallery, Montreal, Canada (Group Show)
2017 Untitled,featured in Paper Jam (2nd edition) publication, produced
by SPA (Student Print Association of Concordia)
2017 not-so-wallpaper, INTERIM, L'ecole des Beaux Arts, Montreal, Canada, Concordia End of Year Showcase
2017 Slime Lies, TOUT INCLUS, Galerie Espace, Montreal Canada, a show from Art Matters 2017 (Group Show)
2016 death and mascara, featured in GHOST a publication by the Queer Print Club (sponsored by FASA)
2016 Untitled,Off the Block, POPOP Gallery, Montreal, Canada (Group Show)
2015 squares, Sketch Group Book Publication
2015 squares, Sketch Mouse Print Gallery Montreal, Canada
2015 wait, Peachy Altelier Galerie Alain Piroir Montréal, Canada (Group Show)
2015 stars alligned, Ferme ta boîte, projet parallèle, 9e édition de la Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières (Qc.)
AJ ''spoopy'' Rappaport (they/them) is a multi-media artist and writer from Toronto who works primarily in drawing, painting, digital art, print media and installation. AJ completed their BFA in 2018 and their INDI (Individualized) Masters in 2020 researching the esports community for Super Smash Bros. Melee. at Concordia University in Montreal. They self published an adaptation of their thesis as a book called Melee is Broken.
Their work deals with themes of the temporal and the ephemeral. They encourage play and collection in life and art, with an emphasis on accentuating earthly beauties. Their work, often embracing kitsch aesthetics, will pose questions on memory and its capacity, or rather its in-capacities. Specifically, they investigate nostalgia, its properties and the retro through and with the semiotics of early video game and PC culture, usually in some sort of assemblage form to reference their enchantment with collection.
AJ is an aspiring tattoo artist searching for an apprenticeship in Toronto, Ontario.