Biography and artist's statement

Elijah Wells is a Kainai animation artist, visual artist and writer. He is the co-founder and co-director of Wild Mint Arts. He has studied at Alberta College of Art and Design as well as Emily Carr University of Art and Design. His founding philosophies in artistic approach are the representation of Blackfoot/Kainai cultural histories of 3rd and 4th gender persons and acknowledging the ether aspects of dance and combining them to create exemplary works of animation art. He is also working on a painting series that re-centres the various trans histories of Kainai people into contemporary visual storytelling.