Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Maria Hupfield explores universal conditions locating the body as a site of resistance and agency through the use of actions, objects and images. Maria’s practice is process based and centers on found or handmade items that become activated through performance. Her research focuses on the items we carry on our person both historically and today. In 2011, she participated in The Big Draw, The Drawing Center, held at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian (New York), her work was featured in the winter edition of BlackFlash Magazine, and her collaborative artist project “From the Moon to the Belly” with Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathroy is featured in the North Edition of Fuse Magazine winter 2012. Maria’s work is presently on display in Beat Nation (Vancouver Art Gallery) and will be shown at the Museum of Art and Design (New York) for the exhibition Changing Hands III in June 2012. A graduate of the MFA program at York University, She holds a BA Specialist in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. Maria is of Anishnaabe (Ojibway) heritage, and a member of Wasauksing First Nation, in Ontario Canada.