Tegan L. Smith places manufactured items at the centre of her current videos, which incorporate and circulate across social media. Smith’s artistic practice involves auto-archeological and contemporary materialist ideas such as explorations of found objects as emblems of social dimensions: personal measurements, stories and histories. Her multimedia work includes drawing, mapping, photography, kinetic sculpture and video. The Haul Out – Goodbyes are part of a larger project called Tender Loving Stuff, in which she continues to deal with habitual self imaging, consumption and power relations.
Smith completed her BA and BFA at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon and MFA at York University, Toronto. She taught for over a decade at universities and colleges, most recently at the Toronto School of Art. Currently her focus is on independent projects. She has exhibited work in Italy, the USA and Japan, and across Canada.