lou sheppard
Lou Sheppard is Canadian artist working in video, audio and installation practices.  Of settler ancestry, Sheppard was raised on unceded Mi'Kmaq territory, and currently lives in K'jiputuk (Halifax.) A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, their work has been exhibited both in Canada and internationally, and was included in the Antarctic Biennale and the Antarctic Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennial. In 2017 Sheppard was selected for the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award by the Hnatyshyn Foundation to complete a program that composes music based on concentrations of sea ice. Sheppard’s current project, a choreographic translation of the diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria, is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Their work has been written about in Canadian Art, Le Monde,  and La Vanguardia, and is the subject of an upcoming spotlight video by Canadian Art. In 2018 Sheppard will be a guest artist at the University of Huston, a speaker at the  The Antarctic Vision Club at the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, and will complete a cross Canada speaking tour as part of the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award.  They are currently in residence at the Cité des Arts in Paris with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and will be at the Khyber in Nova Scotia and the Doris McCarthy AIR in Toronto this spring.
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Contact: lou@lousheppard.com


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