Taryn Walker Artist in Residence 2021/2022 Taryn Walker is a queer, Indigenous artist of Salish (Nɬeʔképmx) ancestry whose work explores concepts of identity, tenderness, healing, utopia, cycles of life and death, and the supernatural through drawing, printmaking, installation, video, and sound. In 2018 Walker graduated from the University of Victoria with a Major in Visual Arts and a Minor in Art History & Visual Studies. Most recently Walker presented work in the following exhibitions – The Works: Activated at Churchill Square in Edmonton, AB presented by The Works International Visual Arts Society (2021) and The Breathing Wall at the historical E&N Roundhouse in Victoria, BC in collaboration with artist Connie Morrey and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (2020). Their work has been presented in spaces and events such as Arc.Hive Artist Run Centre (2019), Luna Arts Festival (2018), Integrate Arts Festival (2018), and Bass Coast Music & Arts Festival’s 10th Anniversary (2018). Walker’s artistic research has also been granted support from the Edmonton Arts Council, the Indigenous Curatorial Collective, and the First Peoples Cultural Council.