Melissa General. Nitewaké:non (detail), 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.


Melissa General

June 20–September 20, 2015

Curated by Patrick Macaulay


Nitewaké:non, “the place where I come from,” examines my relationship to land by exploring the history and narrative connected to my home, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.  It is through this exploration on and with the land that I attempt to reconnect with and honour the memory and history intrinsically ingrained in Haudenosaunee territory.  Soil collected from significant locations on Six Nations territory carries the stories and history of my family.

– Melissa General

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Melissa General is Mohawk/Oneida from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is a graduate of OCAD and completed an MFA at York University. Working in photography, installation and video, her practice focuses on concepts of memory, history, land and her Indigenous identity. Her work has been exhibited at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa), Harbourfront Centre, Art Gallery of Peterborough and Gallery 44 (Toronto).