Courtney Chetwynd is an artist-researcher who was raised in the Eastern and Western Arctic of Canada’s Northwest Territories. Currently a Ph.D. Candidate with the University of Dundee in Scotland, her work explores concepts of performativity and liminality, through placed based research and interdisciplinary artistic practice. Courtney holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mount Allison University, and a Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Calgary. She has exhibited work in New York City, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Scotland, throughout Canada, and most recently in London, England. Courtney has received awards and research grants from the Alberta Foundation of the Arts, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts, the University of Calgary, the Centre for Research in the Fine Arts, the Government of Northwest Territories (NWT), and the NWT Arts Council. Her work focuses upon themes and metaphors of the body, space, and relationships by integrating Northern concepts and materials in a poetic and psychologically charged manner.