Cecilia McKinnon is an intermedia artist and curator, primarily working in sculpture, installation, and performance. Her work explores entropy, experiences of time, and the physicality of memory and place, relying on craft-based interventions, found objects, and abject materials. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Fibers and Material Practices at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec, and holds a BFA from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
Recent notable exhibitions include Muscle Memory, the result of the Solo Exhibition Award at Harwood Art Center (2018), Pre-existing Conditions (2017), Fun + Games (2017), Re|Source: Unpacking the Archive (2017), Home Remedies (2016), and Phantom Limb (2015). She currently performs in experimental solo songwriting project Star Canyon, and has been a member of noise collective Milch de la Máquina, and a collective organizer for Gatas y Vatas music festival. She is a founding member of GRAFT Collective, based between Albuquerque, Philadelphia, and Montréal, who were Fulcrum Fund recipients in 2017, and whose curatorial projects, original installations, and performances have been exhibited at SOMOS Arts Festival, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, All Kinds Festival, and the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.