Aboriginal Gathering Place Speaker Series
We are very pleased to present artist Maria Hupfield!
Join us at the AGP on October 28, 10:30-12:30pm.
Maria Hupfield (born in Parry Sound, Ontario Canada) is a member of Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario, and currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Recently selected as a featured international artist for SITE Santa Fe 2016 and the Distinguished Visiting Artist Program, University of British Columbia, she received recognition in the USA from the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation for her hand-sewn industrial felt sculptures.
Hupfield was awarded a long term Canada Council for The Arts Grant to make work in New York. Her nine-foot birchbark canoe made of industrial felt assembled and performed in Venice, Italy for the premiere of Jiimaan, coinciding with the Venice Biennale 2015. Hupfield is an advocate of native community arts and activism; Founder of 7th Generation Image Makers, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, a native youth arts and mural outreach program in downtown Toronto.
Header Photo; Maxim Paré Fortin