Whess Harman (Carrier Wit’at, b. 1974) is an artist whose multidisciplinary practice encompasses beadwork, illustration, text, poetry and curation. Through humour and carefully negotiated cynicism, their work navigates “undiagnosed attention deficit disorder, colonial bullshit and queer melancholy” as it is experienced through their identity as a mixed-race, transgender artist. Their practice emphasizes the importance of community-engaged work and the need to prioritize accessible and safe spaces. In January 2021, Harman became the curator of grunt gallery in Vancouver. They received their BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2014). Solo exhibitions include chew the bones, they’re soft at Open Space, Victoria (2022) and Lossy: How to Save File for Future Transmission at the Fina Gallery at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna (2021). Group exhibitions include Sensing of the Wound at the Or Gallery, Vancouver (2022); Nch’u7mut cheshá7 temíxw/Giving Back to Mother Earth at the Talking Stick Festival, Vancouver (2021); gathered together at the Wall-to-Wall Mural Festival, Winnipeg (2021); Distortions and Echo at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2021); Exploring Care at the Campbell River Art Gallery (2021); On Beaded Ground at the Legacy Art Gallery, Victoria (2021); cause to become at the School of Art, Winnipeg (2021); and queersphere at InterAccess, Toronto (2021) among others. Their curatorial projects include Together Apart, Queer Indigeneities at grunt gallery (2019); Spark Talks at grunt gallery (2018) and The Tribe Has Spoken at Skwachay’s Lodge, Vancouver (2018).