D’Arcy Wilson is an interdisciplinary artist based out of Halifax, NS. Through her work, she seeks ties to the natural world by inserting herself into wildernesses, or bestowing acts of kindness upon nature; nevertheless, the ability to truly know and partake in this other world is elusive. While her projects demonstrate awkwardness in the landscape and lack of understanding, they also highlight her destructive potential as a human, and alienation from other animals. During MST7 D’Arcy will host a memorial service for Calgary’s lost wildlife and prairie habitat— an opportunity to collectively mourn the city’s incompatibility with nature.
Performed in Tuscany, Calgary
D’Arcy Wilson received an MFA from the University of Calgary (’08), and a BFA from Mount Allison University (’05). D’Arcy has exhibited her work across Canada in solo and group exhibitions. Most recently in 2014, she had solo exhibitions at La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse (Montreal, QC), Forest City Gallery (London,ON), ARTsPLACE (Annapolis Royale, NS) and her work was included in Somewheres (A survey of emerging contemporary art in the Maritimes, The Confederation Centre, Charlottetown, PEI). D’Arcy has participated in various artist residencies, including the Banff Centre, and Halifax Regional Municipality’s Point Pleasant Park Artist in Residence Program. She sits on the board of directors at Eyelevel Gallery and is also an art educator.