Elinor Whidden received a BA in Canadian/Environmental Studies from Trent University, a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a MFA from SUNY at Buffalo. She has exhibited throughout North America, recently showing work in Newfoundland, Alberta, Ontario, and Detroit, MI. In 2004 she was featured as an emerging artist on CBC’s Zed TV and in 2007 she attended the Walking and Art residency at the Banff Centre. Whidden is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including creation grants from Nova Scotia Culture, Tourism & Heritage, the Ontario Arts Council, and most recently from the Canada Council for the Arts. Whidden's work has been included in various biennials, including the 2010 exhibition of Beyond/In Western New York.