Dan Cardinal McCartney is an interdisciplinary artist and emerging curator who holds a degree from AUArts (2016) in Drawing. He is of Mikisew Cree, Dene (Chipewyan), and Métis family lines from Fort Chipewyan, and is a foster care survivor raised in Fort McMurray.
As a Two Spirit, transgender artist, Dan sifts through topics of intergenerational trauma, addiction, his personal connection between Indigenous diaspora/gender dysphoria, and family secrets/legacy. His focus is on mixed media collage, moving images, and performance.
Dan's work has been 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 in Regina.
He is currently the Assistant Director at Stride Gallery in so called Calgary, AB.