Lou Sheppard is an interdisciplinary artist from K'jipuktuk/Halifax. Sheppard graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and studied English and Education at Mount Saint Vincent University. Sheppard uses processes of translation and metaphor to interrogate structures of power in data and language. They have exhibited in Canada and internationally, including in the first Antarctic Biennale and the Antarctic Pavilion in Venice. In 2017, they received the Emerging Atlantic Artist Award and are currently an artist-in-residence at ISCP in Brooklyn, New York, with support from the Sobey Art Award International Residency Program.