Emma Hassencahl-Perley, is Wolastoqiyik (people of the beautiful, bountiful river), commonly known as Maliseet. She currently resides in Tobique First Nation, NB, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University (’17).

Her work explores themes of legislative identity, the truth about our shared history between Indigenous people and the settler state and society of Canada and her own identity as a Wolastoqiyik woman. Her art practice is rooted in painting and printmaking, however, in recent years it has shifted towards installation, beadwork, textiles and performance on top of usual creation methods.

Hassencahl-Perley has exhibited in venues such as the Aberdeen Cultural Centre in Moncton, the Government House in Fredericton, Start Gallery in Sackville, the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg and the Roundhouse Gallery in Vancouver, BC.