Dan Cardinal McCartney is a Calgary-based interdisciplinary artist and emerging curator. He is of Mikisew Cree, Suline Dene, and Métis descent from Fort Chipewyan and surround areas, but is a foster care survivor 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 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.