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.
Musician and visual artist Buffy Sainte-Marie (b: 1941) has been appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest recognition for Canadians who have helped shape society. Best known for her powerful music, she is also a respected digital artist.
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 […]
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.
Chloe French creates these beaded necklaces from her village of Kake, in southeast Alaska. “My grandmother is Tlingit and I am named after her: Sk.wein,” French says. “We are of the Eagle Moiety, Tsaagweidi Clan (Killer Whale Seal Clan) and Yaax Aan Kowtl Tsexi Hit (The House that Anchors the Village).”
Time for a different look at the late Beau Dick, acclaimed Northwest Coast carver, in an exhibition of pieces from his time as a developing artist.