Suburban Deviant was founded in 2021 by Canadian artist Danny Welsh after completing their Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Art, Media, and Design from OCAD University in 2020.

As a child, I found myself transforming my clothing and exteriority as a way of affirming myself and actualizing ideas. Embracing a do-it-yourself mentality, I creatively customized my clothing in experimental and exploratory ways. I self-employed my methods of actualization and implemented them as catalysts for creative customization. These self-employed methods have stayed with me throughout my life. I was the child who would draw on their bedroom walls. This is me now.

- Danny Welsh