Sydney Pursel is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in socially engaged, activist, performance, video and new media arts. Through art she explores personal identity drawing from her Indigenous and Irish Catholic roots. Some of Sydney’s projects are used to educate others about food politics, language loss, appropriation, and history in addition to projects she develops within her own community in Columbia, Missouri, which focus on language acquisition, culture and art. Sydney received her MFA in Expanded Media at the University of Kansas and her BFA in Painting from the University of Missouri. She was in residence at the Vermont Studio Center in October 2019.

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