ARTIST INFORMATION

NAME: Maria Hupfield  
NATION: Anishnaabe  
ADDRESS  
TELEPHONE:    
EMAIL: maria@mariahupfield.com
WEBSITE: www.mariahupfield.com  
DISCIPLINE: Interdisciplinary / Mixed Media  
     
     

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work evidences the body as a site of resistance and agency through the use of actions, objects and images. Working across disciplines allows me to engage in intersecting points of dialogue between otherwise disparate Western and non-Western visual representations and philosophical approaches. I am interested in the ways in which our relationships to the natural world and one another are shaped through the systems of measurement we use to divide, chart, and build the world in which we live.

ARTIST BIO

Maria Hupfield is a graduate of the MFA program at York University, and holds a BA Specialist in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. Her work recently exhibited at the Art Gallery of Alberta, and with the Crossing Collective as part of a performance exchange between Bbeyond Artist Collective, Belfast Ireland and SAW Gallery, Ottawa. Maria is of Anishnaabe (Ojibway) heritage, and a member of Wasauksing First Nation, in Ontario. She is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.

EDUCATION
MFA, York University
BA Specialist, Art and Art History, University of Toronto and Sheridan College
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2011
Vicariously Through You - Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York NY (Catalogue)
2010
Crossings – Bbeyond Belfast, Ireland and Saw Gallery, Ottawa ON (Catalogue) It’s Complicated: Art About Home – Evergreen Gallery, Olympia WA Reframing a Nation – Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton AB
2009
The Muhheakantuck in Focus – Glyndor Gallery/Grounds, Wave Hill, Bronx NY (Catalogue) My Evil Twin – Mackenzie Gallery, Regina SK (Catalogue) The Indian Act Revisited – Musee Huron-Wendat, Wendake PQ (Travelled)
2008
Native Voices – Five Miles, Brooklyn NY Facing the Nation – Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton AB (Catalogue) Mother’s Mother’s Mother – Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon MB (Catalogue)
2007
Making Space/Sharing Place – Gallery 101 & ACC/CCA, Ottawa ON (Catalogue) Dancing Through Time – MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie ON Parcours Identitaires – Grande Bibliotheque, Montreal QC
 2006
50 Years of Pow Wow – Castle Gallery, New Rochelle NY Playing Tricks – American Indian Community House Gallery, New York NY Wagon Burner, This! Princess Moonrider, That! – A Space Gallery & imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, Toronto ON (Catalogue) Paint Protection: Stories on Stone – Gallery Gachet, Vancouver BC
2005
Witnessing, MST Performance Festival – Truck Gallery, Calgary AB First Nations Art 2005 – Woodlands Cultural Center, Brantford ON (Catalogue)
2004
(un)marked – Harbourfront Centre, Toronto ON Sacred and Profane – Redhead Gallery, Toronto ON Rumble on the Edge of Town – Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre, Toronto ON
2003
From Stereotype to Archetype – Indian and Inuit Art Centre, Hull QC Everyday Light – Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay ON
2002
Reverence: Concepts of the Sacred in Contemporary Art – Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton ON
2001
Transitions II – Indian Art Centre, Hull QC (Travelled)
GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
2010
Visual Arts Research and Creation, Canada Council for the Arts Artists and Community Collaboration Program, Canada Council for the Arts
2006
Aboriginal Arts Projects, Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2005
Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2004
Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange, Canada Council for the Arts
2003
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Scholarship Heisley Scholarship, York University
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2010
Long, Timothy. My Evil Twin. Mackenzie Art Gallery 2010.
2008
Everett, Deborah. Encyclopedia of Native American Artists. Greenwood Publishing. September 2008
2008
RedInk Vol.14 No.1 (2008)
2004
LaRonde, Sandra, ed. Sky Woman. Toronto: Theytus Books, 2004.
2000
Maracle, Lee, and Sandra LaRonde, ed. My Home as I Remember, Native Women in the Arts, 2000
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, RESIDENCIES, CONFERENCES
2009
My Evil Twin Panel, Guest Lecture Series, University of Regina, Oct 2
2008
Art of the Anishnaabe, Advisory Committee, Detroit Institute of Art, Feb 29th-1st Workshop & Adjudication, Haida Gwii Arts Council, Haida Gwii
2007
Presentation “In the Winter of Humour”, AHIS 333 Interdiscplinary Forums Fall Speaker Series - Getting Affected, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Nov 15 The Art of Enagement, Respondant, Grunt Gallery and Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver BC, Oct 10-13
2006
Community Arts: What’s in a Name? View Points Series, Harbourfront Centre, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Oct 16
2006
Guest Artist, VISC 3B42 Critical Issues + Ideas Contemporary First Nations Art, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto ON, Sept 21
2006
Artist Talk, Native Museum of the American Indian. New York NY, Mar 24
2005
Witnessing: Locating Audience, Art, and Performance, Witnessing Series. Alberta College of Art and Design Presented by: MST, Calgary AL, Oct 12 Transformation City, Community Project, Grange Park – Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto ON
2004
Tauqsiijiit, Residency – Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto ON
2003
Four Red Women Nude – Audio broadcast CBC Radio, Toronto ON