Maria Hupfield


Based in Brooklyn, Maria Hupfield is from the Anishinaabek Nation and a member of Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario, Canada. Her work is currently traveling in the solo exhibit The One Who Keeps on Giving, a production of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, in partnership with Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge; Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal; Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax; and Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris. As a recipient of the Grafly Commission, The Ulrich Museum will mount a solo exhibition of Hupfield’s work in spring 2019. Her work has travelled with the exhibition Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, and was shown in New York at The Kitchen, BRIC, The Bronx Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Museum of Arts and Design, and SITE Santa Fe 2016, with performances at Gibney Dance, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Brooklyn Museum. Together with artist Jason Lujan, she co-owns Native Art Department International in New York. She is the first Indigenous Artist in Resident at International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn and was included in the summer Triangle Residency Program. In 2018 she was selected for the prestigious Hnatyshyn Foundation award for outstanding achievement by a Canadian mid-career artist.