Meagan Musseau is a L’nu woman and artist from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk territory (Bay of Islands, Newfoundland). She nourishes an interdisciplinary arts practice by working with customary art forms and new media such as basketry, beadwork, land-based performance, video, and installation. Musseau graduated with a BFA in Visual Art from Grenfell Campus Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Her work has been exhibited nationally, in venues such as Open Space, Victoria; Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna; Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; AKA Artist-run, Saskatoon; Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg; VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine, Montreal; Connexion artist-run centre, Fredericton; Grenfell Art Gallery, Corner Brook; and Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s.
Her work has been featured in publications such as Canadian Art, Border Crossings, and Visual Arts News. Musseau’s practice has been supported by awards including the Emerging Artist Award, VANL-CARFAC (2018); Atlantic Canadian Emerging Artist Residency at the Banff Centre, the Hnatyshyn Foundation (2018); Aboriginal Arts Development Award, First Peoples’ Cultural Council (2016); and Corner Brook Emerging Artist of the Year (2013). She has presented solo exhibitions at Eastern Edge (St. John’s 2018), Grunt Gallery (Vancouver 2020), Ociciwan Contemporary Art Centre (Edmonton, 2021), and TRUCK Contemporary Art (Calgary, 2022).