WhiteFeather is a Canadian artist/researcher, educator, consultant and writer based in Montreal. The majority of her work deals with ideas around physicality and ephemerality, affectation and instinct, where cloth can stand in for skin and/or bodily matter can become material for making.
WhiteFeather is a multiple-award and grant recipient, for her sculptural fibre-based works constructed from organic, found and mixed media. She has shown and performed work in solo, group and collaborative exhibitions in Canada and the US, given artist talks internationally and been featured in international magazines, newspapers, hardcover art books and television spotlights. WhiteFeather saw her work go viral in 2012 with 5+ million hits in 3 days, via reddit front page. She is also a nationally published feminist poet.
WhiteFeather holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) degree and a Certificate in Adult Education (C-AEd), both from the University of New Brunswick, as well as a Diploma in Textiles from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (Dipl). She is currently completing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Fibres and Material Practices as a fellow at Concordia University, Montreal.
Homepage image: Work-in-progress. 3D-printed ABS miniature loom & needle created at Alternate Anatomies Lab, School of Design & Art, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia with the help of Stelarc. Handwoven catgut suture thread enculturated with 3T3 cells, in DMEM cell culture media. Created during a residency at SymbioticA International Centre for Excellence in Biological Arts, Perth, Western Australia.