Born in St. John’s Newfoundland, Rhonda Pelley spent her early childhood in Nelson, British Columbia before returning home with her family in the late 1970s. Pelley is a second-generation visual artist who employs photography, compositing, collage techniques and data projection to create surreal and evocative images that explore the political and psychological aspects of identity. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Christina Parker Gallery, RCA, Headquarters 57 and Leyton Gallery (St. John’s), Campbell River Art Gallery (British Columbia), Galerie Les Territoires (Montreal), the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Musée de l’Elysée (Switzerland). Pelley’s artwork has been published in books and publications such as Chatelaine, Room, Geist, Newfoundland Quarterly and Riddle Fence, and she is the recipient of the Rogers Communication NL Book Writing Award for Non-Fiction for Island Maid – Voices of Outport Women. In 2018, her Newfoundland Tarot project was showcased in Canadian Art magazine in a feature article by Leah Sandals. Pelley lives in downtown St. John’s with her partner and their two cats.