Greg Staats (b.1963)
Artistas / Canada / Mohawk

Greg Staats (b.1963)

Born in Ohsweken, Brantford, Ontario; lives in Toronto Biography: His current work is engaged in an ongoing process of reconnecting with a traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) restorative aesthetic. This aesthetic, related to condolence ceremonies occurring after the death of a community member or titleholder, relies on the shared repetitive experience of trauma and renewal. Staats’ practice uses language, mnemonics, and the natural world to reconnect Continue reading

Shelley Niro (b.1954)
Artistas / Mohawk / United States

Shelley Niro (b.1954)

Born in Niagara Falls, New York Biography: Her work challenges stereotypical images of Aboriginal peoples. Niro was raised on the Six Nations Reserve near the town of Brantford, Ontario. Invention and creativity were rampant in her childhood home. With few entertainment options she and her brothers and sisters would work to amuse each other with storytelling, drawing, plays, and songs, with each performance being judged and critiqued. Later in her career Niro would use her family members Continue reading