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Amanda Amour Lynx

Amanda Amour Lynx

Amanda Amour Lynx (she/they) is a queer, Two Spirit, mixed Mi’kmaw interdisciplinary artist, facilitator, and curator currently living in Guelph, Ontario. Lynx was born and grew up in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal) and is a member of Wagmatcook First Nation. Lynx received a BFA from OCAD University in drawing and painting, minoring in Indigenous visual culture. Indigenous storywork and socially engaged practices that explore healing and re-narrating trauma are a focus in Lynx’s practice. Their art-making is a hybrid of traditional approaches with new media and digital arts. Lynx engages with an experimental process involving beadwork, textiles, and regalia-making combined with contemporary digital practices, sculpture, installation, performance, sound art, painting, zine-making, and alternative mediums. Guided by the Mi’kmaq principles netukulimk (reciprocity) and etuaptmumk (two-eyed seeing), Lynx’s artistic practice discusses land and relationality, environmental issues, navigating systems and societal structures, sexuality, cultural and gender identity, Indigenous (L’nui’smk) language resurgence, and quantum and spiritual multiplicities.

Work by Amanda Amour Lynx