Meryl McMaster

Meryl McMaster earned her BFA in Photography from the OCAD University (2010). Known for her large-format self-portraits that have a distinct performative quality, she explores questions of self through land, lineage, history, and culture, with specific reference to her mixed nêhiyaw (Plains Cree), British and Dutch ancestry. McMaster’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Urban Shaman Gallery, Winnipeg (2021), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2019), Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto (2019), Glenbow, Calgary (2019), IAIA MOCNA, Santa Fe (2015), and Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York (2015). Her work has appeared in group exhibitions at Australian Centre for Photography, Australia (2019), National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2018), Ottawa Art Gallery (2018, 2019), the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (2019), amongst others.

Meryl McMaster
Meryl McMaster, On The Edge of This Immensity, 2019. From the series As Immense as the Sky. Courtesy of the artist, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain.

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