Hollis McConkey


Hollis McConkey (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Tkaronto/Toronto, Ontario, on the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe, and the Huron-Wendat. She completed her BFA at OCAD U in Toronto in 2023 and is set to complete her MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London in the summer of 2024. Hollis’ work has been included in exhibitions at 113Research (2023), EMS Gallery (2023), OCAD U’s annual GradEx (2023), among other spaces. In 2021 she was awarded the Joseph Muscat Scholarship, given annually to a student in the drawing and painting program who creates boundary-breaking and unique work, as well as participated in the What Moves You? online residency with the University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts. 


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Artist Statement

My practice is centred around personal experience and theoretical experimentations with time and space from the perspective of my disabled body/mind. Using a diverse range of media such as video, painting, collage, photography, and most recently experimental animation, I build worlds and break them down. By using a decolonial critical disability studies’ framework and methodologies to resist the “blood sweat and tears” ideal of laborious productivity, I attempt to visualize my navigation and imagining of spaces that are both privileged and difficult. By functioning as a funhouse mirror, my work aims to reframe and (re)present temporalities. 

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