Chantal Rousseau is a queer settler artist. Her practice is informed by a bioregional focus, using both embodied experience and research to learn about specific ecosystems. She is curious about points of connection between humans and non-humans, species diversity, and exploring a personal relationship to the land. She has been practicing for over 25 years, primarily focused on painting and animation/animated GIFs. During her residency she hopes to work with members of the Dawson City community to create animated GIFs inspired by the region.