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Libby is a lens-based artist working in portraiture and relational aesthetics. Her work provides reflection on the determinants of identity and cultivates a common ground between people through material culture. Libby studied International Relations at the University of Guelph before receiving her BFA in visual arts from the University of Victoria in 2018. Her photo portrait series, Soft Shells earned international recognition and has been featured in textbooks, books and news outlets around the world (the Guardian, Der Spiegel, Il Post, BBC, CBC). Since graduation she was awarded a BC Arts Council Career Development Grant, several exhibitions including a solo show at the Musée de la Civilisation, a residency with the Slade School of Fine Art, a Canada Arts Council Project Grant, a BC Arts Council Pivot Grant, and a 10-month artist-in-residency in a senior care home, which she developed with curator Regan Shrumm and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV). 

She lives and works on the  unceded Territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən People, today known as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations, as an artist and freelance photographer and videographer.

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