Taiessa (she/her) is a white settler and multi-discipline artist living in amiskwaciwâskahikan, so-called Edmonton. Her artistic practice explores themes of nurturance, longing, exchange, and (im)permanence. Conceptually driven while rooted in process, she works primarily in printmaking and soft sculpture.
Taiessa obtained a Fine Art diploma with distinction from Grant MacEwan University in 2018, and later completed her BFA at the University of Alberta. In 2020, Taiessa participated in the Mitchell Art Gallery’s Artist Exchange pilot program. She has since expanded her engagement with local arts organizations through writing for Art From Here and SNAPLine, acting as Production Supervisor at The Works International Visual Arts Society, and is the 2022/23 Harcourt House Artist in Residence. Care and reflexivity motivate her artistic, writing, administrative, and pedagogical practices.