WhiteFeather is a Canadian artist/researcher, educator, consultant and writer currently based in Montreal.
WhiteFeather has been professionally engaged in a craft-based BioArt practice for over 14 years, via material investigations of the functional, artistic and technological potential of bodily materials. Her work has ranged widely, from the utilization of human hair in traditional textile techniques, to rogue taxidermy soft sculptures of found flesh and bone, to digital/ pop culture representations of the body absent in the technological world.
Her current focus, spanning the last three years and encompassing three different laboratory-based artist research residencies, is on biotextile experimentation and creation of new, aestheticized vital specimens through hands-on tissue engineering. As well, hacking laboratory apparatuses as part of the materiality of the work.
WhiteFeather is a multiple-award winner and grant recipient, with an MFA in Fibres and Material Practices from Concordia University. She is Artist-in-Residence at the Pelling Laboratory for Biophysical Manipulation (University of Ottawa) as well as at Fluxmedia Lab (Concordia University). She has shown and performed work in solo, group and collaborative exhibitions in Canada, the US and Australia, 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.