WhiteFeather is a Canadian artist, arts educator, consultant, advocate and writer based in Montreal.
WhiteFeather is a multiple-award winner, having 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 and the US. WhiteFeather's work has been featured in international art magazines, hardcover art books and went viral with over 5 million hits in three days via reddit front page, 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 from 2011-2013 and currently works as an independent creative arts management 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.