Chrystal Cherniwchan is a Canadian artist living in Manchester, UK, and teaches photography at the University of Salford. She graduated with a BFA in Photography from the Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary, Canada, and an MA in Multidisciplinary Printmaking from the University of Western England (UWE), in Bristol, UK, where she received the Agassi Book Arts Prize for her degree show installation ‘mishappenings’. Recent highlights include sound and print projects ‘Non Mountain’ and ‘grass folded and pressed’, exhibiting in a group show ‘Incarnations: When Photography Takes Shape’ at the Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France, and featuring in the French publication Fisheye Photo Review Vol.2.

She uses photography, video, field recordings, text, and voice in her practice, and considers her projects to be speculative within the field of expanded documentary image/sound making. She tests and experiments with digital and analogue recordings to see how malleable and stretchy processes can be. She often uses landscape as a stage to perform and/or appropriate narratives that exist within a place, and is especially interested in our entanglement with nature and more than human ecologies, looking at these systems as models to flatten human constructed hierarchies.