Based in Brooklyn New York, Maria Hupfield is Canadian First Nations of Anishnaabe (Ojibway) heritage and a member of Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario. An MFA graduate of York University, she earned a BA Specialist in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. Maria was selected for the 2013 winter studio residency, Wave Hill NY, and the 2012 Artist Leadership Program, Smithsonian Washington DC. She has shown at the Museum of Art and Design New York, Vancouver Art Gallery, Toronto Power Plant, 7a*11d International Performance Festival and her work is in the current traveling exhibition Beat Nation. Her performance “An Artist Tour Guide” is commissioned by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian NY in response to the exhibition “Before and after the Horizon: Anishnaabe Artists of the Great Lakes” for fall 2013.