Krista Davis is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Dawson City, Yukon. Her ties to Nova Scotia and Arizona keep her making work between these three very different landscapes, however, it’s the North that has most deeply influenced her practice.
Through video, animation, performance, multi-media installation, and storytelling, Davis looks for creative and sometimes fantastical strategies to shift perspectives on human and non-human relationships towards a more social and ecologically just world. Writer Donna Haraway’s call for strategies to “live and die better together on this damaged earth”, has become the guiding principal of this work.
In addition to solo projects, Davis is part of a number of queer and ecological collaborations. These currently include The Paradise Boys, a collaboration with Phoenix-based sculptor and light artist Lily Reeves; and Hypercosmic Earth and Dirt, a collaboration with Montreal-based musician and artist Nina Vroemen. Before she left Halifax for the north in 2015, Davis rallied a multidisciplinary team of artists to create cabaret-style music/theatre/comedy/video mash-up shows with queer narratives, and co-founded the OUTeast Queer Film Festival.
Davis’ work has been presented in galleries, festivals and at conferences across North America, and Europe. She received her BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and MFA from Arizona State University.