Sherry Guppy – Lead Artist / Visual Arts

Sherry Guppy

I am a visual artist and arts educator originally from Temagami. My art practice has also been inspired and informed by many of the places I have lived: the traditional lands of n’Daki Menan, The Downtown East Side of Vancouver, the working class neighbourhood of Sudbury’s Flour Mill, and Oaxaca, Mexico. I share a deep commitment to recovering and sharing stories and history through multi-disciplinary intergenerational collaboration. This underlying approach resonates deeply within my creative process.  My work is also informed by a feminist framework of rich narrative, my working class background, and models of popular education.  My artistic life has been multi faceted as an: arts educator developing and delivering arts curriculums in urban, regional and rural settings, a painter, printmaker, designer, muralist, writer, community researcher, project coordinator, and curator.  My visual arts and community arts practice is now focused on mixed media, integrating visual art forms with narrative. In 2009 I was invited to join Aanmitaagzi.  With Aanmitaagzi, I am a core artist, specializing in visual art through arts education, collaboration, duration, installation and production of new work. I’ve also participated in further exploration and development in project installation and process through an ongoing professional exchange between Jumblies Theatre and Aanmitaagzi to further collaborative engagement in divergent communities.