Melissa General is the RBC Artist in Residence for 2023, taking over the David Braley and Nancy Gordon sculpture atrium with an exhibition and evolving new body of work centred on her identity as a Mohawk artist from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.
General is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from York University. She is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, audio, video and installation. Her practice is focused on her home territory of Six Nations of the Grand River and the concepts of memory, language and land. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Lamont Gallery, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Harbourfront Centre, Stride Gallery, Gallery 101, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography and has been included in the 2016 Contemporary Native Art Biennial in Montréal. She is a Hnatyshyn Foundation REVEAL – Indigenous Art Award laureate and was named as the 2018 Ontario Arts Council Indigenous Arts Award Emerging Artist Laureate.
Header image: Melissa General, Nitewaké:non, photograph on vinyl (2015)
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