Tianna Barton is an interdisciplinary artist from Cortes Island who now operates out of Vancouver, BC. A graduate of Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Barton uses a broad range of mediums from performance art and short film, to sculpture, photography and mixed media installation. Her surreal and playful works prompt further questions and conversation while tongue-in-cheek themes poke fun at social norms and cause mischief. She investigates gender, sexuality, the human condition and the politics of public or private space. Barton’s work has been featured by CBC, Radio-Canada and SAD Mag; she was a 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize finalist and in 2019 received the John C. Kerr Chancellor Emeritus Award for Excellence in Visual Arts.