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Text, Choreography and Performance by Tanya Lukin Linklater

PhotodocumentaA photo of a woman dancing while another woman plays cello in the backgroundGrain(s), documentation of live performance

Tanya Lukin Linklater is an artist who uses text, choreography and performance to address both personal and social concepts. Tanya often employs two or more of the aforementioned disciplines in a single piece, resulting in multilayered performances that are both aesthetically

pleasing and thought provoking.


A screen capture of Tanya Lukin Linklater's


A photo of a man looking at a banner draped over a rock jettySlow Scrape, site-specific installation

Tanya’s choreography in the pieces where she employ dance and movement is fluid and seems to emulate the movement of trees or water – this is affirmed when she performs outdoors as she does in her Untitled piece from 2013, and Unspoken-ness from 2012. Her recent work that was produced for her residence in North Bay, Ontario, while not performance-based, still showcases that connection to the outdoors specifically in that part of the world. Much of Tanya’s work also comes from a personal place and brings to light her own Alutiiq background and her upbringing in Alaska. View more photos and performances on Tanya’s art website:


A photo of two people embracing while standing over an icy stream in the forestIvan's Childhood, digital print

About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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