Justine Skahan was born in Montreal, QC, where she currently lives. She obtained her BFA in Studio Arts with Distinction from Concordia University in 2010 and her MFA from the University of Ottawa in 2016. In 2015, Skahan received the Stonecroft Foundation Venice Scholarship, and in 2016 received the René Payant Award, both from the University of Ottawa . Her work has appeared in n+1 magazine and in Spectra Journal (Concordia University). She has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout Canada and in Italy, and was a finalist in the 2016 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. She has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre in Banff, AB, the Wild Bush Residency in Val-David, QC, the de Gaspé Nanoresidency in Montreal, QC and at the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City, YT.