Arielle Twist is a Nehiyaw, Two-Spirit, Trans Woman who is creating to reclaim and harness ancestral magic and memories. Originally from George Gordon First Nation, Saskatchewan. She is now based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
She is an author and multidisciplinary artist. She has work published with Them, Canadian Art, The Fiddlehead, PRISM International, This Magazine, and CBC Arts and has been Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Shortlisted in The National Magazine Awards. Her debut collection ‘Disintegrate/Dissociate’ was a finalist for the Publishing Triangle Awards for Trans and Gender Variant Literature and won The Indigenous Voices Award for Published Poetry and is a Finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries countrywide including The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Toronto Media Arts Centre, la galerie centrale powerhouse, Centre for Art Tapes, The Art Gallery of Mississauga, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and The Agnes Etherington Art Gallery. In 2019 she was awarded the Indigenous Artist Recognition Award from Arts NS for her body of work. She is currently a MFA Candidate at OCAD University.
*Heading art by @Nalakwsis*
*Headshot by Sweetmoon Photography*