Kristy Trinier is the Director of Visual, Digital and Media Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Previously, she held the post of Curator at the Art Gallery of Alberta, and Public Art Director at the Edmonton Arts Council, where she managed the City of Edmonton’s Public Art Collection, as well as related exhibitions and public art programs. Her professional experience includes cultural administration; policy and program development; art direction and consultation as well as strategic research and grant writing for cultural fund development.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Visual Art and English from the University of Victoria, and a Masters Degree in Public Art from the Dutch Art Institute (DAI, ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten) as a Huygens scholar in The Netherlands. She is currently undertaking PhD studies at the Europäische Universität für Interdisziplinäre Studien (European Graduate School) in Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought. She is the Secretary of Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective and producer of Publication Studio Edmonton.