Roseanna Joy Nay (she / they)
is an early career artist based in amiskwaciwâskahikan ‘Edmonton’ on Treaty 6 territory. They hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta. They are a multidisciplinary artist, with a focus on embodied research conducted through performance. Nay has performed at dc3 Art Projects as a part of the Zero Gravity International Performance Art Festival. As well as in the exhibition How to Press Flowers at the Parallel Space Gallery. Their work To Touch Everything, To Feel Everything, collaboratively produced with Benni McDonald, is on continuing display at the Cary Hill Sculpture Park at Salem Art Works in upstate New York.
Within their practice, Nay is exploring interpersonal relationships and family dynamics. They are looking at how formative personal narratives endure and cross-over from past to present, ultimately projecting themselves into our future through day-to-day objects and interactions. They tend to use objects they have a life-long relationship with, materials that stretch back to the beginning and in a way seem to go on forever.