Sunny Nestler works in drawing, painting, book-making, and more recently virtual and mixed reality. Nestler lives and works on unceded Coast Salish territories belonging to the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations also known as Vancouver, British Columbia.
Their visual art work is based in drawing and studies mechanisms of biological life using a process that mimics DNA replication and mutation. Their subject matter cross pollinates biological processes, DIY communities, and unusual landscapes with the political affect of relatedness and adaptation.
Their past work includes collaborative animation, community-led arts programming, a recent municipal commission, as well as thirteen years of managing community bike shops. They sat on the board of UNIT/PITT Society for Art and Critical Awareness for six years and currently teach art, science, and humanities classes at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.