Alanna Edwards is an artist of Mi’gmaq and settler descent currently living as an uninvited guest on occupied and unceded Coast Salish territories home to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ nations.
Through the use of humor, she explores themes of belonging and loneliness, authenticity, and the everyday. She’s interested in what makes us laugh, why, and how humor is used as a tool for resistance. Primarily working in sculpture and video, much of her work responds to how Indigenous people are looked at and consumed through pop culture, politics, and art.
Alanna has a BA in Political Science and Women’s Studies from Simon Fraser University, a diploma in Fine Arts from Langara College, and is has recently completed her BFA with distinction at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
She is a language-learner, an educator, and a big sister to Ashlee.