Maria Hupfield: Accountability and Action

Monday, October 16, 2017 at 5:15pm

Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium

Maria Hupfield is based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She is Anishinaabe and a member of Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario. Her recent traveling solo exhibition, The One Who Keeps on Giving, opened the 30th anniversary season of the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, in partnership with Galerie de l'UQAM, Montréal; Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax; and Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris. Hupfield is an alumna of the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Joan Mitchell Foundation recipient. Her work has been exhibited at numerous exhibitions including SITELines at SITE, the Santa Fe Biennial; the James Gallery, New York City; BRIC Biennial: Volume II Bed Stuy/Crown Heights Edition, Brooklyn; the Bronx Museum, New York City; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; and Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, among others. Hupfield attended the 2013 Winter Workspace Program at Wave Hill, New York City; Open Studios, Museum of Arts and Design 2012, New York City; and the 2012 Artist Leadership Program at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. Hupfield's nine-foot birch bark canoe made of industrial felt was the centerpiece of a performance titled Jiimaan in Venice, Italy, in 2015. She co-organized "Crossroads: Art + Native Feminisms," a day of indigenous feminist panels for the College Art Association 2017 conference and the Feminist Art Project at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, and #callresponse, a Canada Council Arts {Re}conciliation Initiative. Hupfield is the founder of 7th Generation Image Makers, a native youth arts and mural program in Toronto, and co-owner of the Native Art Department International with artist Jason Lujan. 

Abstract:
Maria Hupfield will talk about her work processes and recent commission for the traveling solo exhibition, The One Who Keeps on Giving, which opened the 30th Anniversary season of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, in partnership with Galerie de l'UQAM, Montréal; Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax; and Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris. Hupfield works in performance, object making, and video. She is deeply invested in research on intersectionality, indigenous feminism, race, gender, and class.

Cosponsored with the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program.
 

Event Type

Lecture

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Art

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Contact Name

René Benda

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(607) 255-6730

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