Maria Hupfield

Transdisciplinary artist Maria Hupfield activates her creations in live performances. She is interested in the production of shared moments that open spaces for possibility and new narratives. In her work, these moments of connection are recalled and grounded by coded and recoded hand-sewn industrial felt creations worn on the body. An Urban off-reservation member of the Anishinaabe Nation at Wasauksing First Nation in Ontario, Hupfield is deeply invested in intersectionality, Indigenous Feminisms, collaboration craft and textiles. Hupfield has exhibited and performed her work through her touring solo exhibition The One Who Keeps On Giving at the Power Plant, Toronto, in January of 2017, and solo Nine Years Towards the Sun, at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, in 2019 and 2020. Amongst other places, she has also presented her work at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, the NOMAM in Zurich, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Smithsonian Museum, the New York Museum of Art and Design, the Bronx Museum, Site Santa Fe and the National Gallery of Canada. She is co-owner of Native Art Department International with her husband artist Jason Lujan, and a member of the Indigenous Kinship Collective NYC.