Category: indigenous art

Michel Dumont -Mukwa Dodem 

Thunder Bay based Michel Dumont self-identifies as a queer, Métis, Two-Spirit, disabled artist and trauma survivor whose lateset exhibition (Mukwa Dodem) means “I am Bear Clan.”  The exhibition focuses on a range of animal mosaics produced from 2017-2022, a series Dumont describes as “an exploration of the clan […]

Renée Condo – Power of the Bead

Renée Condo is a contemporary artist of Mi’gmaw ancestry from Gesgapegiag, Quebec, whose large-scale works explore the connecting thread between Mi’gmaw and Eurocentric worldviews. She uses the power of the bead to communicate ideas. (Above: Neiaseniget I-II, 2022. Wooden beads, acrylic paint and resin, 182.9 x 152.4 x […]

Charlene Vickers – Earthly Delights

Charlene Vickers was thinking about Hieronymus Bosch when she wondered what an Anishnaabe Garden of Earthly Delights would look like. The video below shows how her thoughts played out. It’s an unusually informative and compelling inside glimpse at how a multi-disciplinary artist approaches work. Charlene Vickers, an Anishinaabe […]

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun – New Work

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, the renowned First Nations artist, presents new works at Macaulay & Co. Fine Art in Vancouver through March 25. (Exhibition images follow, but be sure to watch the video at the end of this post on his extraordinary 2022 painting about Residential School victims in […]

Rebecca Belmore – Hacer Memoria

Renowned Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore’s Hacer Memoria  is an outdoor sculpture along the façade of North Vancouver’s Polygon Gallery. It honours victims of residential schools with nine oversized blue and orange shirts sewn from tarpaulins. Each is emblazoned with a single letter. Together the letters spell “hereafter.” The […]

Meryl McMaster at McMichael

Canadian and Plains Cree photographer Meryl McMaster was an emerging artist when last profiled on Canadian Art Junkie 10 years ago. Now, a survey exhibition of her pioneering large-scale photographic works is about to open at one of Canada’s preeminent institutions, the National Gallery of Canada now holds […]