Bead Gallery

On Beaded Ground installation photos taken by artist Kyra Kordoski

Artist bio: Kyra is a writer and photographer of Ukrainian, Irish, and Scottish ancestry living primarily in Lək̓ʷəŋən Territory. Her art writing and documentation have been featured in periodicals including Esse + opinions, C Magazine, Musicworks, White Fungus, Canadian Art, BOMB, Inuit Art Quarterly, CBC, and The Globe and Mail, and in exhibition catalogs including those published by Emily Carr University Press, grunt gallery, Open Space Arts Society, National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Vancouver Art Gallery. She completed an MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Leeds as well as an MFA in Art Writing from Goldsmith’s College, University of London, during which time she collaboratively organized public art writing events at Goldsmith’s College, Whitechapel Gallery, and various community arts centres. Since 2016, she has been working with Inuvialuk artist Maureen Gruben as a studio manager, writer, and photographer, and she spends part of her year at Maureen’s home in Tuktoyaktuk.