Maria Hupfield

As a transdisciplinary artist, Maria Hupfield crosses boundaries at the intersection of performance art, design and sculpture. In her work, the art object is positioned as active belongings where sculptures become performers in a form of object choreography between artist, audience, and art gallery. She is engaged in an ongoing series of relations with community, places, ideas, and materials. An Urban off-reservation member of the Anishinaabek People belonging to Wasauksing First Nation in Ontario, Hupfield is deeply invested in embodied practice, Native Feminisms, and ethical collaborative process. Her art was included in the exhibition “Beat Nation”, as solo project “Nine Years Towards the Sun” at the Heard Museum, and “The One Who Keeps on Giving” at The Power Plant, which travelled internationally. Her work was also shown at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Galerie de l’UQAM, NONAM – Nordamerika Native Museum Zurich, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Museum of Art and Design in New York, Abrons Arts Center, Center for Art – Research and Alliances (CARA), BRIC House gallery, The Bronx Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and SITE SANTA FE amongst others.