Mandy Espezel is a visual artist originally from Fort McMurray, Alberta. They received a BFA from the University of Alberta in 2007, and a MFA in 2012 from the University of Lethbridge. In between their years in academia, Espezel contributed regularly to Prairie Artsters.com (the Alberta-based visual arts blog created by Amy Fung) and also co-authored the column Art Box with Jill Stanton, published weekly in Edmonton’s SEE Magazine. Recently Espezel’s work was included in the group exhibition “The Missing Body: performance in the absence of the artist” curated by Cindy Baker, at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, and in the solo exhibition “Inappropriate Intensities” at the Trianon Gallery. This summer, she will be creating a site specific installation piece for The Works Art and Design Festival, in Edmonton. Espezel lives in Lethbridge, Alberta.