Colt Desjarlais-Tataquasan is an emerging interdisciplinary artist living in Vancouver, B.C. They are Trans/Third Gender from mixed Indigenous (Saulteaux/Sioux) and European ancestry. The territory they live in remains unceded by the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh nations.
They are engaged in experimental art as a way to find and connect during process. Colt is fascinated by the dichotomy and polarity of human nature and behaviour as connection, political bodies and form, and transformation. They experiment through resistance of ruled system, structure, form, and embrace wonder and the abstract as a way to transcend limitation into creation. They have shown work as a guest for the CURRENT team in collaboration with Moniker Press at the CURRENTxFUSE event at the Vancouver Art Gallery. They were also a participant in the CURRENT symposium mentorship during 2019.
Photo credit: Ray McEachern