Nadine Roxanne Ryan
I'm a shíshálh and settler artist, from shíshálh and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh swiya (Sechelt and Squamish lands), located on the west coast of Canada. Spanning different lands and cultures, I'm a blend of my familial and geographic affiliations.
I received my Master of Arts in Anthropology from York University in Toronto, supervised by Kenneth Little and Natasha Myers, and I'm a member of Gallery 44 Center for Contemporary Photography, the Indigenous Curatorial Collective and the Indigenous Editors Association. My education honed my attention to the socio-historical contexts that shape people, place and knowledge systems, and through the creative work of writing and visual arts I explore different perspectives and perceptions. I like to experiment with methods of exposure, composition and compilation; I'm inspired by philosophical and sociological questions and I'm drawn to textures, patterns and dis-symmetry (visual and metaphorical).