Jackson 2bears is a kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) multimedia installation/ performance artist and cultural theorist from Six Nations who is currently based in Lethbridge Alberta, Canada. In 2012 2bears completed his PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Victoria, Victoria BC. He is currently a faculty member at the University of Lethbridge Fine Arts Department.
Since 1999, 2bears has exhibited his work extensively across Canada in public galleries, museums and artist-run centres, as well as internationally in festivals and group exhibitions. 2bears is currently a member of Beat Nation [Live]—a First Nations artist collective that combines hip-hop, live music and digital technology as a way to celebrate the spirit of contemporary Indigenous culture. He is also a co-founding member of Noxious Sector—a communal forum dedicated to the exploration of interdisciplinary artistic practice and creative expression.