WhiteFeather is a Canadian artist, arts educator, consultant, advocate and writer currently based in Montreal.
WhiteFeather is a multiple-award winner and has received international attention for her sculptural fibre-based works, constructed mainly from found and mixed media, including human hair, and bone. The majority of her work deals with ideas around identity and physicality, affectation and instinct, where cloth can stand in for skin and/or bodily matter can become material for making.
WhiteFeather has shown her work in numerous solo, group and collaborative exhibitions in Canada. WhiteFeather's work has been featured in several Canadian art magazines, has been published in hardcover art books in the US, and went viral with over 5 million hits in two days via front page stories on reddit, Imgur, io9 and other sites. WhiteFeather is also a published poet, in periodicals, journals, anthologies and chapbooks across Canada.
WhiteFeather was a faculty member and academic advisor at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD) from 2001-2012, served as Executive Director at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in Fredericton, NB and currently works as an independent creative arts and public relations consultant while furthering her studies. WhiteFeather also writes freelance for various art, business, academic and creative thinking magazines and blogs.
WhiteFeather holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree and a Certificate in Adult Education, both from the University of New Brunswick, as well as a Diploma in Fine Craft (Textiles), from NBCCD. WhiteFeather completed her first semester in the Fiber and Material Studies graduate program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010 and is currently completing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Fibres and Material Practices at Concordia University.