Meryl McMaster is an Ottawa-based artist of Canadian and Plains Cree ancestry and a member of the Siksika Nation. She holds a BFA in photography from the Ontario College of Art and Design University (2010). Her work has received significant attention within and beyond Canada, with solo exhibitions at the Canada House, London (2020), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2019), Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto (2019), Momenta Biennale, Montreal (2017), National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives, Ottawa (2016), and Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York (2015), amongst others. From 2016-2020 her solo exhibition Confluence travelled to nine cities in Canada. McMaster was longlisted for the 2016 Sobey Art Award and has been the recipient of the Scotiabank New Generation Photography Award, REVEAL Indigenous Art Award, Charles Pachter Prize for Emerging Artists, Canon Canada Prize, Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship and OCAD U Medal.