Ruth Cuthand was born in Prince Albert and grew up in various communities throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. With her Plains Cree heritage, Cuthand’s practice explores the frictions between cultures, the failures of representation, and the political uses of anger. Her mid-career retrospective exhibition, Back Talk, curated by Jen Budney from the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, has been touring Canada since 2011. More of Cuthand’s work can be seen in MassMoCA’s current exhibition Oh Canada! Cuthand lives in Saskatoon.