Whess Harman is Carrier Wit’at from the Lake Babine Nation. They graduated from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design’s BFA program in 2014. They are currently living and working on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh.
Their multidisciplinary practice includes beading, illustration, poetry and curation. They use their practice as way of interpreting intersecting questions of queer and Indigenous identity and relation, both between Indigenous Nations and between the settler state. They believe that these answers can be found in varying capacities through the community of work. Their curatorial work focuses on creating and holding space for Indigenous artists, performers and musicians and more pointedly, actively working to help stabilize those spaces into being consistent while maintaining various points of access for experimentation and professional development.