Joyce Majiski has lived in the Yukon since 1984 and works out of “Tuktu Studio”, which she built in 2004, just outside of Whitehorse. Her work examines connection to place, particularly wilderness and northern landscapes, within a context of global environmental concerns. Past careers as a biologist and wilderness adventure guide in the Yukon Territory, Canada, have augmented and contributed to her artistic practice and taken her to remote wild spaces in the north and elsewhere. Her multi-disciplinary artwork combines a fascination with observing and collecting objects in nature with portraying the complex intricacy and interdependence of ecosystems and all living beings. Moving between wilderness and urban landscapes, she seeks out connections between these disparate environments and how humans live in each of them. Joyce has participated in residencies internationally, including Northern Russia, Mexico, the Banff Centre, New York State among others. Most recently she was selected for two residencies in Europe, the Arctic Circle residency on a tall ship in Svalbard, Norway followed by Can Serrat, Spain. Her work has been widely exhibited Nationally and Internationally and can be found in the permanent collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, The Banff Centre for the Arts and Government of the Yukon in addition to private collections. She was commissioned by the City of Whitehorse to create two permanent public installations: “Winging North”, 2004 and “River Walk”, 2007, in Whitehorse.