Whess Harman is Carrier Wit’at, a nation amalgamated by the federal government under the Lake Babine Nation. They are currently living and working on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh as the curator at grunt gallery.
Whess graduated with a BFA (2014) from Emily Carr University. Their multidisciplinary practice includes beading, illustration, text, poetry and curation. They use their art practice as a tool to interpret questions of identity and relation and to prioritize internal community dialogue over colonial frameworks. As a mixed-race, trans/non-binary artist, they work to find their way through anxiety and queer melancholy with humour and a carefully mediated cynicism.