Tricia Wasney is a jewellery-based artist living in Winnipeg. She has a BA in Film Studies and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture. Tricia learned jewellery-making skills in Winnipeg and New York City and has participated in artist residencies in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Churchill, Manitoba. In her jewellery Tricia uses sterling silver, employing various techniques to achieve form, texture and colour, often incorporating other metals, wool, paper, bones and organic materials. Having grown up on a gloriously messy small farm, much of her work is informed by landscape and memory, resulting in sometimes poignant and sometimes playful constructions. Tricia recently received grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and the Winnipeg Arts Council to create jewellery-based work exploring family history, the landscape and implications of climate change. For Tricia, jewellery is at once the most private and the most public of art forms, revealing our relationships and affiliations, our desires and our anxieties, and our histories.