Thirza Jean Cuthand was born in Saskatchewan and grew up in Saskatoon. Since 1995 she has been making short experimental narrative videos and films about sexuality, madness, youth, love, and race, which have screened in festivals internationally, including Mix Brasil Festival of Sexual Diversity, Frameline, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, and Oberhausen International Short Film Festival where her short Helpless Maiden Makes an ‘I” Statement won honourable mention. Her work has also screened at galleries including the Mendel, The Ottawa Art Gallery, and Urban Shaman. She has work in the collection at the National Gallery in Ottawa and at UCLA. She has written a feature screenplay and sometimes does performance art if she is in the mood. She is of Plains Cree and Scots descent and currently resides in Toronto.
2015, 04:47 minutes, colour, English
2013, 07:38 minutes, colour, English
2012, 09:32 minutes, colour, English
2012, 03:33 minutes, colour, English
2010, 53:00 minutes, colour, Cree and English
2008, 42:00 minutes, B&W/colour titles, English
2008, 03:17 minutes, B&W/colour titles, English
2008, 08:09 minutes, B&W, English
2004, 09:00 minutes, colour, English
1999, 09:30 minutes, colour, English
1999, 06:00 minutes, colour, English
1999, 13:54 minutes, colour, English
1998, 04:14 minutes, colour, English
1997, 02:30 minutes, colour, English
1997, 06:00 minutes, English
1996, 05:00 minutes, colour, English
by and . NOW, Oct. 9, 2008, v. 28, no. 6.
by . Xtra!, Oct. 14 Fall, 2004, no. 521.
by . Fuse, May 2002, v. 25, no. 2.
Argos festival, 2001. Brussel: Argos Festival, 2001.
by . Video Primer, 2001. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2001.
by . Poolside, Fall 1999.
by . First Nations Drum, Dec. 1998.
Born Under Surveillance, 1998. Vancouver: Video in Studio, 1998.