Carollyne Yardley

Carollyne Yardley is an interdisciplinary artist researcher of Ukrainian Canadian settler and English-Scottish heritage who lives and works as an uninvited guest on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Coast Salish territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations (Lək̓ʷəŋən speaking peoples). Her research-creation practice is informed by a years-long relationship with native and introduced urban animals whose territory includes her home and speculating possible futures through hybrid-human development.

Yardley has presented her work in venues including Fazakas Gallery (Vancouver), Madrona Gallery (Victoria), and has exhibited across Canada in Montréal (Papier Montréal), Victoria, Vancouver, and Toronto, as well as internationally in Seattle. Her artistic research has been published in Ecocene: Cappadocia Journal of Environmental Humanities and becoming-Feral: a bestiarum vocabulum (forthcoming). She holds an MFA (2021) from Emily Carr University of Art and Design.