Tag: indigenous art

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 […]

Quick Hits – Radical Stitch

Radical Stitch, one of the largest ever exhibitions of Indigenous beadworks, travels to the Art Gallery of Hamilton next month from an extended stay at Mckenzie Art Gallery in Regina, where it was originally curated. The show features 48 artists at various stages in their careers from across […]

Lauren Crazybull: No Stereotypes

Lauren Crazybull, a 24-year-old Blackfoot and Dene artist, has become the Province of Alberta’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence, the first such position in Canada. Her personal artist mission is to accurately portray First Nations people, against their colonial stereotypes, as she does in her compelling portraits.

45/150: Rebecca Belmore – Facing the Monumental

One of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Rebecca Belmore (b: 1960) started as a performance artist in the late 1980s. Her works address climate change, water access, land use, homelessness, and human displacement. She focuses on conflicting relationships with the state of women’s lives, historical events and violence […]

Quick Hits: Textile Revelations

Nunavut artist Janet Nungnik’s textile works are on exhibition at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection through August, the artist’s solo museum debut. With their radiant colour and ravishingly detailed handiwork, these works celebrate the joys of life in the North.