Meagan Musseau is an interdisciplinary visual artist of Mi’kmaq and French ancestry from Elmastukwek within the Ktaqmkuk territory of Mi’kma’ki (Bay of Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador). She works with customary art practices and new media, such as beadwork, basketry, land-based action and installation to explore memory, language, and the relationship between land and body, object and narrative. Recent exhibitions include PEJIPUK | the winter is coming, Eastern Edge Gallery, NL (2018); Oneself, and one another, Ace Art Inc., MB (2018); Boarder X, MacKenzie Art Gallery, SK (2018); and Woven Together, Kelowna Art Gallery, BC (2018). Musseau’s work has been supported by awards such as the Emerging Artist Award, VANL-CARFAC (2018); Atlantic Canadian Emerging Artist Residency at the Banff Centre, the Hnatyshyn Foundation (2018); Aboriginal Arts Development Award, First Peoples’ Cultural Council (2016); and Corner Brook Emerging Artist of the Year (2013).
Image credit: Meagan Musseau activating “L’nu Jacket” in Elmastukwek. Photo by Candace Kennedy.