Katie Kozak (Canadian, b. 1985) is a queer artist of Métis and Ukrainian settler descent. She grew up in Denare Beach, SK, and her ancestral roots are in the Métis communities of St. François Xavier and Boggy Creek, MB. Kozak’s visual art practice is centered around connectivity to land, relationship, ritual and traces. She holds an MFA from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Recent exhibitions of her work include those at Gordon Smith Gallery, North Vancouver; Vancouver Art Gallery; and the Vancouver Public Art Program. She has collaborated with Lucien Durey since 2012.
Lucien Durey (Canadian, b. 1984) is an artist, writer and singer based in Vancouver. His mixed media and performance-based practice engages with found objects, photographs, sounds and place. Durey holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and an MFA from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. Recent exhibitions include those at Gordon Smith Gallery, North Vancouver; School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg; Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum, Regina; with performances at Burnaby Art Gallery; Art in the Open, Charlottetown. He has collaborated with Katie Kozak since 2012.