Maggie Groatis an artist who utilizes a range of media including works on paper, sculpture, textiles, site-specific interventions and publications to interrogate methodologies of collage and salvage practices. Her current research surrounds site-responsiveness, shifting territories, decolonial ways-of-being, gardens, slowness, margins and the transformative potentials of found and ritual materials. Her practice is informed by her Skarú:ręʔ and Settler backgrounds, her role as a mother and the environmental impacts of the Anthropocene. Recent notable activities include public exhibitions at AKA (Saskatoon, SK), Western Front (Vancouver, BC), and the Courthouse Project on Armoury Street (Toronto ON), exhibitions, Living Entities included in Momenta Biennale de l’image (Montreal), Illusion of Process at the Art Gallery of York University (Toronto) and alternative anthologies, The Lake (Art Metropole 2014) and ALMANAC (KWAG 017) Her work has been twice recognized on the Sobey Award long-list (2015, 2018) and received the Ontario Association of Art Galleries Award for Exhibition of the Year (budget under $10,000) in 2018 for the solo exhibition suns also seasons at Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery. Groat is a lecturer in Visual Studies in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto and lives with her partner and three children on the traditional territory of the Chonnonton, Anishnaabeg and Haudenosaunee.