From large-scale public art exhibition festivals to artist-run spaces, T’Uy’T’Tanat-Cease Wyss has participated in several exhibitions to display her work. Her contributions to Canadian art have been incredible. She was a featured artist at Vancouver Art Gallery and the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) and has also helped create public artworks after a storm devastated Stanley Park in 2006.
A Timeline Of The Exhibits and Artworks by T’Uy’T’Tanat-Cease Wyss
2009 – Talking Poles
2009: Wyss, Lorna Boschman, and Victoria Moulder came together to commemorate a community dialogue project. This public art installation was called the Talking Poles in Indigenous oral traditions.
2016 – #CallResponse
#CallResponse was a project that had several participating artists, including Ursula Johnson, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Tanya Tagaq, and Charlene Aleck. This touring exhibition was created to support the work of Indigenous North American women and artists through local art commissions. Call response was a multifaceted project which included five site-specific art commissions.
2019 – A Constellation of Remediation
Collaborating with artist Anne Riley on a project titled A Constellation of Remediation, toward creating Indigenous gardens in vacant gas station lots in the city. Wyss was also an imperative part of the exhibition titled Spill at the Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia. Cease Wyss together with Anne Riley, Nelly César, and Maria Thereza Alves came together to showcase their research through a live performance workshop at the gallery. Wyss contributed her 2018 sculptural installation titled Shḵwen̓ Wéw̓ shḵem Nexw7iy̓ay̓ulh (To Explore, To Travel by Canoe) to the Vancouver Art Gallery for Transits and Returns exhibition.
2020 – Rainforest Garden
During her 14-month fellowship with 221A art space, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wyss created a site-specific work called x̱aw̓s shew̓áy̓ New Growth «新生林», 221A Semi-Public 半公開. She converted an empty 271 Union Street into a mesmerizing Pacific Northwest Coast rainforest garden.
Amongst her several contributions to Canadian art, Wyss has also recently co-authored Journey to Kaho’olawe. It encapsulates the experiences and journey of the Kanaka family’s migration to the Pacific Northwest coast over two centuries. In 2010, Cease Wyss was awarded by the city of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for film and new media. Over the last few years, Wyss has been an integral part of several culturally focused artist residencies, presentations, and collaborations.