(En anglais seulement)
March 7–11, 2018
New York, 10036, USA
Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain is pleased to present works by Meryl McMaster at the invitational solo project fair VOLTA NY. Meryl McMaster was born and raised in Ottawa and is of Plains Cree/European decent. Her distinct approach to photographic self-portraiture has been influenced by her experiences working in and exploring remote Canadian landscapes as well as by contemplations over the complexities of her family heritage. Her photographs incorporate the spontaneity of photography, the manual production of objects or sculptural garments, performance and self-reflection. In her works, these media form a mosaic that illustrates a journey of self-discovery as she explores how we construct our sense of self through lineage, history and culture.
McMaster belongs to a generation of Indigenous artists who, by means of photography and a performative approach, explore First Nations' identity and their cultural horizon. McMaster completed a BFA at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto (2010), where she specialized in photography. Her works have been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the United States and Great Britain. She is the recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation's REVEAL Indigenous Art Award, Ottawa (2017), and the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, Indianapolis (2013). She was also a finalist for the Sobey Art Award in 2016.
The gallery thanks the Canada Council of the arts for its financial support.