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. She has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout Canada and internationally and was a finalist in the 2016 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Skahan has participated in several artist residencies including at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and more recently at the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City, Yukon, in November 2018. She is represented by Galerie.a in Québec City.