Artists

Yolkless Press

Yolkless press is a Risograph printing press co-run by Areum Kim and Teresa Tam, and based in Mohkínstsis/Kootsisáwa/Wincheesh-pah/Calgary. The press was conceived as a project based on a shared obsession with objects, plasticity, pedantry, commodity, printed materials, and the frenzy of their circulation. Yolkless Press makes artists’ publications, postcards, posters, packaging, pamphlets, and other printed things, and is concerned about the potential of artistic practice and the by products that can be disseminated in de-centered modes. The press envisions to be an artist-run space that self-sustains through the revenues generated from the press activities.

“Until we get there, we lean on intentionally funded projects, but eventually we aim to be liberated from the yokes of funding structures and its scarcity-driven model.” – Areum Kim & Teresa Tam.

Find out more at www.yolklesspress.com

Teresa Tam

Teresa Tam’s practice utilizes spaces and experiences that are familiar and then alters them into something a bit foreign through re-interpretation and re-creation. She likes to conceive her projects as sketches: iterations of ideas and systems rendered but never reaching finality. Her work is also developed to include and emphasize visitor interactions as integral components. She focuses on themes that touch upon alienation within nebulous belonging, the position of an individual within a community, excessive labour, and an obsession with objects that contextualize relationships and realities of diaspora individuals. She specializes in digital platforms, functional installations, all things shaped in paper, and body-based exchanges and objects. She graduated from AUArts in 2014 and is the other half of Yolkless Press.

Maci Jordan

Laurencine Saddleback

Laurencine Saddleback is Cree and a member of the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis, AB (Treaty No.6 Territory). She is a student at the University of Calgary. Laurencine is an avid reader that is interested in reclaiming Indigenous histories and narratives. She plans to pursue her Bachelor of Arts in Archeology. On her free time, she likes to travel and explore her relation with askiy.

Jeremy Bobosky

Jeremy Bobosky is Woodland Cree-Polish/British and a member of Little Red River Cree Nation (Treaty 8 territory). Jeremy is an undergraduate student at the University of Calgary, majoring in Philosophy and Political Science. He is interested in research around public opinion and restoring Indigenous land control, including replacing the Indian Act. Since age twelve, they have been a video game commentator, now totalling ten years in the pursuit. He has achieved a notable level of success in their niche, in particular with a YouTube channel totalling 140K subscribers and another at 50K subscribers. Jeremy seeks to present at an intimate level in which he takes an absurdist worldview to process personal and universal experiences.

Kaitlyn Purcell

Kaitlyn Purcell is Denesuline-Irish and a member of Smith’s Landing First Nation (Treaty 8 territory). Kaitlyn is a PhD candidate at the University of Calgary whose research is structured through the four directions of the medicine wheel, meditating on recovery, grief, and intergenerational survivance. It will be presented through multi-modal creative productions such as storytelling, poetry, visual, digital, and installation arts. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a doctoral SSHRC award and the Metatron Prize for her debut poetic novella ʔbédayine (Spirit).

dreamwaves an (affirmation) poem by Kaitlyn Purcell.

Joey Big Snake

Joey Big Snake (Sako’yiina which translates to Hail Boy) is a Blackfoot First Nation artist from Siksika Nation, which is not only on Treaty 7 land, but is also a part of the Blackfoot Confederacy territory. He is a third-year student at Alberta University of the Arts, and also works with Siksika Board of Education on their STEAM program. Joey currently has works displayed at Bow Valley College and the Telus Spark Center. The main focus of his process is to connect Blackfoot culture with emerging technologies/mediums to provide new perspectives on Indigenous ideas. You can find him on Instagram @depressed_danny_devito

Brendon Many Bears

Brendon Many Bears is a Blackfoot artist from Siksika, Alberta. He specializes in graphic design and digital art, and works as a freelance artist. In the last year he has created and taught digital artforms for IndigeSTEAM and Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. He also runs his own Etsy shop, where he sells his artwork as stickers or prints. He would like to become a tattoo artist someday and open his own shop back home in Siksika. 

Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau

Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau are multidisciplinary visual artists working across photography, video, installation, sound, text, performance, and print. In their practice, they engage with the nature of collaboration and relationships between bodies and inanimate objects. Recently, these subjects are examined through chronic illness as alterity.

They are based in Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal and have worked collaboratively since 2000. Their works have been exhibited internationally and are included in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

Gailan Ngan

Gailan Ngan works and lives in Vancouver and occasionally works from Hornby Island. Her practice involves pottery, sculpture, and co-managing the art estate of her late father, Wayne Ngan. Ngan collects material from many sources, including both commercial and natural. Her ceramic sculptures accumulate layers of fused surfaces into compositions of texture and colour.

She graduated with a BFA from Emily Carr University, Vancouver, in 2002. She has shown work at Cooper Cole, Toronto; The Apartment, Vancouver; San Diego Art Institute; Nanaimo Art Gallery; Art Gallery at Evergreen, Coquitlam; Kamloops Art Gallery; Unit 17, Vancouver; and Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2015 she received the North-West Ceramic Foundation Award of Excellence. Ngan is represented by Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver.