Photo by Grégoire Féron

Maria Hupfield

Maria Hupfield is a transdisciplinary artist working in performance and media arts. She was awarded the Hnatyshyn Foundation prize for outstanding achievement by a Canadian mid-career artist (2018) and a Lucas Artists Fellowship in Visual Arts, Architecture & Design, Montalvo Arts Centre (2019-2020). Hupfield is a the Movement Research Artists of Color Council invited curator for the Winter 2020 Season of Movement Research at the Judson Church, and an inaugural resident of the Surf Point Foundation Residency 2020. Her solo Nine Years Towards The Sun at the Heard Museum, Phoenix Winter (2019) follows her first major institutional solo exhibition in Canada The One Who Keeps on Giving, a production of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto. Her work has shown at the Museum of Arts and Design, BRIC, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, represented Canada at SITE Santa Fe (2016), and travelled with Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture (2012-14); with recent performances at the National Gallery of Canada, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Gibney Dance, Para//el, and Brooklyn Museum. Together with her husband Jason Lujan she co-owns Native Art Department International. Hupfield is Anishinaabe and an off-rez citizen of Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto via Brooklyn, New York, where she is the recently appointed Canadian Research Chair in Transdisciplinary Indigenous arts at the University of Toronto.