Dr. Aubyn O’Grady is the Program Director of the Yukon School of Visual Arts (Yukon SOVA) in Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Territory, Dawson City, Yukon. Aubyn’s research-creation practice is concerned with artist-led schools, the ethics of site-specific and land-based artworks, and artist engagements with rural places.
As an artist, Aubyn is a frequent and enthusiastic collaborator and rarely takes sole credit for any project she organizes. However, she can be credited with conceptualizing the Dawson City League of Lady Wrestlers (2013-2017) (book + exhibition forthcoming), the Swimming Lessons Aquatic Lecture series (2017-2018), Local Field School (2020+), and Drawlidays (2019, 2020), a Dawson City-wide portrait exchange.
Aubyn attended Yukon SOVA as a student in 2010-2011 and holds a PhD in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.