Myken McDowell is a visual artist living in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2016 she received a BFA with a concentration in Fibers and Material Studies from Concordia University. She has also studied at Red Deer College and Funen Art Academy in Odense, Denmark. Myken is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking at the University of Alberta where she received the Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC) along with the Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship as well as the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarship. She often works across disciplines—in printmaking, film and digital media—to make artworks that speak to themes of nostalgia, memory, and childhood—noting how collections of historical documents do not simply provide access to the past, but are created, selected and removed as a deliberate shaping of memory. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and has appeared in numerous publications.