Sydney Jane Brooke Campbell Maybrier Pursel (yeah, its a mouthful) is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in socially engaged, activist, performance, video and new media arts. Through art she explores personal identity drawing from her Indigenous and Irish Catholic roots. Some of Sydney's projects are used to educate others about food politics, language loss, appropriation, and history in addition to projects amongst her own community focusing on language acquisition, culture and art.  Her work has been shown at public parks, universities and alternative spaces in Columbia, MO; Fulton, MO; Kansas City, MO; Lawrence, KS; San Francisco, CA; Santa Fe, NM; Seattle, WA; Toronto, ON; Vermillion, SD; and White Cloud, KS.  She is an enrolled member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas & Nebraska.

Sydney received her MFA in Expanded Media at the University of Kansas and her BFA in Painting from the University of Missouri.

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