Introduction and Land Acknowledgements

Sheri Osden Nault is a visual artist, social activist, DIY enthusiast, and occasional writer.  They are Nehiyaw and Red River Michif of the Charette and Belanger families, with Saulteax and Assiniboine ancestry and are currently based out of both T'karonto and 'Blenheim, Ontario.' T'karonto is on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Wendat, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, which is governed by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, preceding colonial treaties on this land; and Blenheim is in the Chatham-Kent region which is on the lands of the Anishnaabeg Nation, the traditional land of the Three Fires Confederacy: the Odawa, Potawatami and Ojibwe, and is now home to the Delaware Nation.


Personal and political, their art practice is grounded in Indigenous, queer, and feminist world views. Seeking social and ecological responsibility and kinship, they explore intimacy and permeability between human and non-human bodies. Their practice includes sculpture, community projects, performance, Indigenous tattoo revival, zines, and more. They received their MFA from York University in 2017 and their BFA from the Alberta University of the Arts 2012. Recent exhibitions in Toronto include the body as a fever dream curated by Dallas Fellini, at Xpace, Toronto (2020); PillOry*4, Toronto (2020); Where the Shoreline Meets the Water curated by Syrus Marcus Ware at the ArQuives, Toronto (2020); as well as Off-Centre at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina (2019); Fix Your Hearts or Die at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2019). They were a participant in the 2019 Banff Centre Indigenous Arts residency Ghost Days, and the 2017 cohort of the Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency, on Toronto Island.


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