National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
One Bowling Green
New York, NY
Meryl McMaster (Cree) is an emerging artist from Ottawa, Ontario, whose work is comprised of visually stunning large-scale photography. This exhibition includes selections from “Second Self,” a playful but compelling series of portraits which engage with self-perception and constructed identity. This series was first exhibited in the United States in 2013 when McMaster was selected for RED: Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, a biennial program of the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana, which honors contemporary Native American artists through an exhibition, catalog, art purchases, and cash prize.