WhiteFeather is a Canadian artist/researcher, educator and writer currently based in Montreal.
WhiteFeather has been professionally engaged in a craft-based bioart practice for over 15 years via material investigations of the functional, artistic and technological potential of bodily matter. Her work has ranged widely, from the utilization of human hair in traditional textile techniques, to rogue taxidermy soft sculptures of found flesh and bone, to digital/ pop culture representations of the body absent in the technological world. Her current focus, spanning the last three years and encompassing four different international, laboratory-based artist research residencies is on biotextile experimentation and the creation of new, aestheticized vital specimens through hands-on tissue engineering. Additionally, hacking laboratory apparatuses as part of the materiality of the work.
WhiteFeather is a multiple-award winning scholar and professional arts grant recipient, with an MFA in Fibres and Material Practices from Concordia University. She has shown and performed work in solo, group and collaborative exhibitions throughout Canada, in the US and Australia, given artist talks internationally and been featured in international magazines, newspapers, hardcover art books and television spotlights. WhiteFeather also saw her work, Alma, go viral in 2012 with 5+ million hits in 3 days, and then again in 2015, both times via reddit front page.
WhiteFeather is laboratory technician and coordinator for the Speculative Life Lab and coordinator for the Textiles and Materiality Research Cluster, both situated within the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University.