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Artist talk Torry Mendoza and Kris Snowbird
Artist Talk: Torry Mendoza & Kris Snowbird
When: April 3 | 7pm
Where: The Output (2nd floor 300 Arthur St.)
Join us for an artist talk by Torry Mendoza & Kris Snowbird regarding their exhibits opening April 5 at Urban Shaman Gallery
About Torry Mendoza:
Born 1970—Rome, NY, USA. Torry Mendoza is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary artist and is a mixed-blood Mescalero Apache. He received his formal art training in 1991 from Munson-Williams-Proctor School of Art (now PrattMWP) in Utica, NY. Torry received a BFA in film production and BA in Studio Arts (photography) from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2002. Mr. Mendoza continued to pursue film production on a full scholarship at Syracuse University (NY) where he graduated in 2007 with his MFA in film production. Since 2007, Mr. Mendoza has shown internationally in film festivals, as a solo artist and in group shows, and his works are part of various private and academic collections.
About Kris Snowbird:
Kris Snowbird is a mainly self-taught, multi-disciplinary artist working in visual and performance art, photography and filmmaking. She is from Pine Creek First Nation and of Cree and Ojibwe descent. In 2015, she participated in the Foundation Mentorship Program at Mentoring Women for Women’s Art (MAWA) working with curator, Natalia Lebedinskaia.
Snowbird created her first short film SWEAT in 2016, which was funded by the Winnipeg Film Group’s Mosaic Women’s Film Fund. Since 2016, SWEAT is currently being presented on the digital media art platform, VUCAVU and touring around the world at film festivals like that of the 2016 Gimli Film Festival (Gimli, MB) and Native Spirit Film Festival (London, England); in 2017, VIMAF (Vancouver, BC), Hot Docs, (Toronto, ON), Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival (Ottawa, ON), St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (St. John’s, NL); in 2018, ReFrame Film Festival (Peterborough, ON), FAVA FEST (Edmonton, AB), Grande rencontre des arts médiatiques en Gaspésie (Percé, QC); and in 2019 Cinéma Oblò, (Lausanne, Switzerland), Cinéma Spoutnik, (Geneva, Switzerland) and the Canadian Film Institute (Ottawa, ON).
Snowbird frequently performs and exhibits with her collaborator and partner, Theo Pelmus, they performed at each of the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Winnipeg Nuit Blanche events; their first collaborative international exhibition was at the Pātaka Art + Museum (Porirua, New Zealand) in 2017; performed at the 2017 LIVE Biennale of Performance Art (Vancouver, BC), and at the 2018 Cluster: New Music and Integrated Arts Festival (Winnipeg, MB).
Thank you to our friends at Video Pool for hosting our artists to talk at the Output.