Maria Hupfield is a transdisciplinary artist operating at the intersections of community, craft/visual arts, and Native Feminisms. Based in Brooklyn, she is the Assistant Professor of Indigenous Digital Arts and Performance at the University of Toronto, and an Anishinaabe citizen of Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario, Canada. A recipient of the 2018 Hnatyshyn Foundation award for outstanding achievement by a mid-career artist; she exhibited in New York at the Museum of Arts and Design, BRIC, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and represented Canada at SITE Santa Fe (2016). She traveled with Beat Nation from 2012-14, performing at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Brooklyn Museum. Hupfield’s upcoming solo exhibition Nine Years Towards the Sun opens at Heard Museum in Phoenix in December, 2019, and follows her first major exhibition The One Who Keeps on Giving, a production of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto). She co-owns Native Art Department International with Jason Lujan, is a member of the Indigenous Womxn Collective NY, and is a Guest Curator with the Artists of Color Council Movement Research at the Judson Church Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Season.