Krista Belle Stewart, A Sort of “Work to Rule” (2016). Digital video, 9 min.
Krista Belle Stewart’s work engages the complexities of intention and interpretation made possible by archival material. Her work approaches mediation and storytelling to unfold the interplay between personal and institutional history. Stewart’s recent exhibition Motion and Moment Always at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2015) marked the first solo exhibition of her work and the culmination of fall 2014 residencies at the Nisga’a Museum and Western Front comprising new works developed in Nisga’a and at her ancestral home in Douglas Lake, BC. Her work Seraphine, Seraphine, a two-channel video installation exhibited at Mercer Union, Toronto (2015) in collaboration with the 28th Images Festival. She has exhibited in group shows including Where Does it Hurt?, Artspeak, Vancouver (2014), Music from the New Wilderness, Western Front, Vancouver (2014), and Fiction/Nonfiction, Esker Foundation, Calgary (2013). Stewart holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and is an MFA graduate from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in upstate New York. She is a member of the Upper Nicola Band of the Okanagan Nation, and lives and works in Vancouver and Brooklyn.
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