WhiteFeather is a Canadian artist-researcher, educator, consultant and writer based in Montreal.


This project aims to explore the application of textile pattern + structural integrity to the construction of organic matrices for use in tissue engineering. Manually fostering cell culture growth on traditional, aesthetic textile forms speaks to the intersection of hands-on wet biology practices with creative craft processes. 3D-printed weaving tools remain as part of the living cultures after practical use, as an integral and conceptual part of the overall laboratory apparatus: a comment on materiality as well as the agency and haptic intelligence of microbiological systems to design themselves in cooperation with intentional/artistic human design.


Funding support:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada
  • artsnb (New Brunswick Arts Board, Canada)
  • Concordia University (Canada)
  • Private Donors: Peter Steggall, Alison Short, Joan Peddle, Cathy Gillis, Erica Stanley, Betty Hunter, Yolande & Lee Clark, Jennica Lounsbury, Carol Green, Sonny Assu, Mireille Bourgeois, Elliott Rajnovic, Kerri-Lynn Reeves, Barbara Layne, Pauline McClusky, Mireille Eagan, Renee Laprise, Allison Green, Rebecca Smyth, Jane Adams, Ingrid Bachmann, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Thomson, Amanda Ruiz, Monica Lacey, Hannah Givler, Julie Whittaker, Fabiola Martinez, John MacDermid, Ann Manuel, Laura Maynard, Karen LeBlanc
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    Artist-in-Residence | SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts

    School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology | University of Western Australia


    Master of Fine Arts candidate | Fibres & Material Practices | Concordia University, Montreal



    This project was researched and developed during a residency a SymbioticA – Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts at The School of Anatomy & Human Biology, University of Western Australia.