Andi Gilker is a scholar and an artist working through both theoretical and visual forms to express problems of ontology. Her main foci for artistic exploration are the trauma of loss, altered states, and issues of embodiment. In 2007, she graduated from the Studio Arts program of Concordia University in Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal. Then in 2011, she completed an artist residency at The School of Visual Arts in New York City (Lenapehoking). She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in English at McGill University, with a specific focus on cultural studies and the works of David Lynch. Otherwise, she's obsessed with music, is constantly revising her book of terse poems, and tends to gravitate towards weird and special things.