Alanna Edwards is an artist of Mi’gmaq and settler descent currently living on traditional, ancestral, unceded Coast Salish territory home to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ nations. She was not raised at Restigouche, instead growing up between Stó:lō, Kwantlen, Katzie, and Semiahmoo territory.
Through the use of humor, she explores themes of belonging, 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 currently finishing her BFA degree at Kwantlen University.