Elise Futoransky Artist in Residence 2022/2023 Elise Futoransky is an emerging artist living and practicing on Treaty 6 territory in Edmonton, AB. As of 2021 she is a graduate from the University of Alberta’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Her work is sourced primarily in printmaking and painting, and she draws on her Eastern European background for inspiration. Her practice often references folk practices, the narrow delineation between art and craft, and material culture. The tension between tradition and the contemporary is highly of interest to Elise, and as such her practice is not only a celebration of her heritage but also an investigation of how culture is filtered through the passage of time and distance.