Biography: Talysha Bujold-Abu is an artist, illustrator, and arts educator – she holds a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) from the University of Windsor (2018) and is recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award – Excellence in Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity (2018).
Bujold-Abu has spoken and exhibited at the Intersections | Cross Sections Conference in Toronto, ON (2018), participated in the Structures of Anticipation Research Symposium and Exhibition in Windsor, ON (2019). Recent panels include: Reclaiming Hidden Histories: Researching, Writing, and Re-Imagining Community Narratives in Windsor, ON (2019) and the International Women’s Day: Artists Panel Discussion in Windsor, ON (2020).
Selected exhibitions include: Art is a Living Thing in Masterton NZ (2017), The Truth Has Legs in Leamington ON (2019), and The Body Electric – Diversity in Residency Education: Training in a World of Differences, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPSC) Ottawa ON (2019).
Talysha Bujold-Abu is currently the Gallery Manager & Membership Coordinator with Arts Council Windsor & Region, a non-profit organization that programs and supports all disciplines of the creative. Artist Statement (Series): Exploring the liminal space of mixed heritage identity, Bujold-Abuaddresses shifting interpretations of perceived difference - blackness as both a label and state of being. Through this work, she interrogates both implicit and explicit racism, acting as participant and witness to shifting interpretations of racial hierarchies. Talysha Bujold-Abu is a second generation Canadian, of Ghanaian and French Canadian heritage.