Greg Staats

Toronto-based artist Greg Staats, Kanien’kehá:ka (b. Ohsweken, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory) whose lens based and sculptural works combine language, mnemonics and the natural world as an ongoing process of conceptualising a Haudenosaunee restorative aesthetic that defines the multiplicity of relationships with trauma and renewal, performative burdens and the phenomena of condolence and renewal. Staats’ solo exhibitions include: McMaster Museum of Art, the Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Gallery, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Mercer Union, Gallery TPW, Trinity Square Video/Images festival. Group exhibitions include the Art Gallery of Southern Manitoba and Art Gallery of York University. Staats has been Faculty for two Aboriginal Residencies: Archive Restored (2009) and Towards Language (2010) at the Banff Centre. 

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