Dan Cardinal McCartney is a Calgary-based interdisciplinary artist and emerging curator. His maternal bloodlines are a proud mix of Mikisew Cree, SulineDene, and Métis from FortChipewyan although he was born in Fort McMurray. As a two-spirit, transmasculine person, Dan sifts through questions of blood memory and intergenerational trauma. His focus is on mixed media collage, performance, and video. Gender dysphoria which intertwines with cultural diaspora leaves gashes to either remain open or to be scabbed over in time.
Cardinal McCartney is the Curatorial Resident at Stride Gallery, and actively showing across Canada. He graduated from AUArts (formerly known as the Alberta College of Art + Design) in 2016 with a degree in Drawing. Recently, his work was featured in Fix your hearts or die at the Alberta Gallery of Art; let’s talk about sex, bb at Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, and Off-Centre: Queer Contemporary Art in the Prairies at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina.
*Dan's pronouns are He/Him/His*