Justin Apperley

Justin Apperley 2023 Longlist Artist Bio Justin Apperley is an artist based on the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in. Justin holds an MFA at The Glasgow School of Art and a BDes from OCAD and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Netherlands....
Meshell Melvin

Meshell Melvin

Meshell Melvin 2023 Longlist Artist Bio From her beginnings and fine art education in southern Ontario to the home in the North she chose, Meshell Melvin has fashioned a professional art practice that spans thirty years. Her images reflect an interest in her community...
Omar Reyna

Omar Reyna

Omar Reyna 2023 Finalist Artist Bio Omar Reyna Flores is a Mexican-Canadian artist that seeks the materialization of the work of art at a midpoint between research and the activity of making. He produces photographic base projects with a wide range of media. In his...
Nicole Rayburn

Nicole Rayburn

Nicole Rayburn 2023 Longlist Artist Bio I grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, and despite hating winter, i live in Dawson City, a remote, cold, northern community in Yukon, Canada (did i mention cold?). I spend most of my time struggling with mental health issues,...
Jeffrey Langille

Jeffrey Langille

Jeffrey Langille 2023 Finalist Artist Bio Born in Ontario, Jeffrey Langille now lives in Dawson City. He studied art history, attended film school in Vancouver, and holds an MFA from Simon Fraser University. He began filmmaking in the ’90s using super-8, editing film...