Wed 3/27 – our Native New York Speaker Series with Maria Hupfield

As part of its speakers’ series
Native New York:
Indigenous Art Practices in New York City
We will be welcoming Maria Hupfield for a special guest lecture & performance.
Wednesday March 27th @ 6:30 pm
Draper Conference Room, 24 East 8th Street
All are welcome!
 About Ms. Hupfield:
Based in Brooklyn New York I am Canadian Native American, of Anishnaabe (Ojibway) heritage and a member of Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario Canada. A graduate of the MFA program at York University, I earned a BA Specialist in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College, Canada. Selected for the 2013 winter studio residency, Wave Hill NY, I am also a Lead Artist for the 2012 Artist in Leadership Program, Smithsonian Washington DC and a 2013 Guest Artist for The Big Draw hosted by The Drawing Center New York. This past year I have shown at the Museum of Art and Design New York, Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver, Power Plant Toronto, and the 7a*11d International Performance Festival Toronto. In 2011 my work was featured in the winter edition of Black Flash Magazine on performance photography and in the North Edition of Fuse Magazine winter for the collaborative artist project “From the Moon to the Belly” with Laakkuluk Williamson.

Artist Statement:
Interdisciplinary in nature my practice explores universal conditions locating the body in relationship to self, objects and place. It is through my work that I insert myself into new conversations with objects functioning as tools; jingle boots track body rhythms, bear masks channel connection with the natural world, and silver bones quantify cultural memory. Working across disciplines allows me to engage in intersecting points of dialogue between Western and non-Western visual representations and philosophical approaches.


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