Daniel Cardinal McCartney graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2016 in Drawing. He is based in Calgary and is a board member of Stride Gallery. His maternal family is from Fort Chipewyan, Alberta although he was raised in Fort McMurray. His maternal blood lines are a proud mix of Mikisew Cree, Suline Dene, and Métis. As a two spirit, transmasculine person, Dan sifts through questions of blood memory and inter- generational trauma. His main media is 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.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.