Printmaking as Resistance: Laura Grier – Performance and Artist Talk
10572 115 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3K6
Oct 22, 2020
Please join us for an artist talk with Laura Grier on Thursday, October 22. Laura will discuss their artistic practice including their recent performance work “Dayi:Tú”. This talk will offer an in-depth look into work that reflect ideas of protection and fatigue, and how the power of words and making has the ability to allow vitality, or even change.
This talk will be held online. Register below to receive the meeting link closer to the date.
Featured Image: Performance Still, courtesy of the artist.
This talk is a part of Printmaking In the Expanded Field: Printmaking as Resistance and is funded by the Edmonton Arts Council through the Connections and Exchanges Organizational Initiatives Grant. For info on all programming, please click here.
Laura Grier is a Délı̨nę First Nations artist and printmaker, born in Somba ké (Yellowknife), and based out of Alberta. Through the use of traditional print mediums, they instrumentalize the power of the handmade to reflect political sociology, Land, and Indigeneity. Responding to lived experiences of being an urban displaced Dene woman through Print, Laura’s work is inspired by the dynamism of Indigenous art practices and uses printmaking as a tool for resistance, refusal, and inherent Bets’ı̨nę́ (spirit). They hold a BFA from NSCADU (K’jipuktuk) and an MFA from OCADU (Tkaronto). They most recently exhibited at Harcourt House, DC3 Art Projects, SNAP Gallery, and ArtsPlace in Alberta. Laura received grants and awards for their work, including an Indigenous project grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and was the 2018 RISE Emerging Artist recipient. They currently reside in Tkaronto.
This course has passed and cannot be registered for. Contact SNAP for more information.