Year of Residency: 2023
Mikhela Greiner, She/Her (b.1996) is a Norwegian-Canadian visual artist working primarily through photography, and holds a BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, located on unceded Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh land, colonially known as Vancouver, Canada.
Her work explores ideas of identity and memory, family, and the sensory experience of living and growing up in our bodies, in the context of the personal, familial and within culture.
As a photo artist, I am interested in the limitations of photography as a medium, specifically large and medium format photography, and how the static nature of the still image interacts with the spontaneous and unpredictable nature of the body. Using my own life, memories and family as a foundation for a lot of my inspiration and visual impulses, I am interested in ideas of touch and body memory, bodily expression, and how our bodies communicate to us intimately, often within a family context, but now also in the context of the self and my relationship to my own physical body.
I am interested in navigating my own mind and body through physical expression, how the body communicates through language, gesture and movement, how our histories are manifested physically, and how it remembers.