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Tanya Lukin Linklater & Tiffany Shaw-Collinge

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Tanya Lukin-Linklater. Photo: Kenton Doupe
Tiffany Shaw-Collinge. Photo: Conor McNally
With roots in Indigenous communities of southern Alaska and central Alberta, respectively, the artist Tanya Lukin Linklater and the intern architect and artist Tiffany Shaw-Collinge share relational networks, intellectual concerns, and long-standing interests in Indigenous materials and forms. These shared concerns ground their conversations and collaboration. Lukin Linklater frequently employs performances, videos, and installations to call attention to overlooked histories—an effort that she renders all the more affecting by her choice of venues: often museums with collections that include Indigenous belongings (sometimes called artifacts). Shaw-Collinge similarly draws on interdisciplinary interests in her practice, working as an artist, curator, and architect and probing layered meanings through her materials and design choices. Among their recent honors, Lukin Linklater was the inaugural recipient of Canadian Art’s Wanda Koop Research Fund, and Shaw-Collinge was commissioned to create public artworks for Edmonton’s Indigenous Art Park, Winnipeg’s Markham bus station, and Kinistinâw Park in Edmonton.

Born 1976, Kodiak, Alaska, USA; lives and works in North Bay, Canada
Born 1982, Calgary, Canada; lives and works in Edmonton, Canada