Category: Contributors

Jocelyn Piirainen

Jocelyn Piirainen is an emerging Inuk curator currently living in Ottawa. Having a Bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from Carleton University, she is passionate about all aspects of…

Guy Sioui Durand

Guy Sioui Durand Wendat (Huron) originaire de Wendake près de la ville de Québec au Canada, Guy Sioui Durand est membre du clan de Yanariskwa’ (clan du Loup)….

Brian Solomon

Multiple Dora and Gemini Award nominated Brian Solomon is of Anishnaabe and Irish descent, from the Northern Ontario village Shebahononing-Killarney. He is a graduate of the School of…

Jason Lujan

Jason Lujan is originally from Marfa, Texas, and has lived in New York City since 2001. His multi-disciplinary work is invested in normalizing contemporary Native American content within…

Wanda Nanibush

Wanda Nanibush is the inaugural Curator, Indigenous Art of the Indigenous + Canadian Art department at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Nanibush is an Anishinaabe-kwe curator, writer, image-maker,…

Maria Hupfield

Based in Brooklyn, Maria Hupfield is an interdisciplinary artist and member of the Anishinaabek Nation from Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario. Her hand-sewn industrial felt creations are multidimensional; further…

Logan MacDonald

Logan MacDonald is a visual artist and curator. MacDonald holds a BFA from Concordia University (2006) and a MFA from York University (2010). His artwork has exhibited worldwide, notably…

Linda Grussani

Linda Grussani (Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg) is a curator and art historian born and raised in the Ottawa area. Currently, she is the Curator of Aboriginal Art at the…

Jordan Bennett

Jordan Bennett is a multi-disciplinary artist of Mi’kmaq descent from Stephenville Crossing Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland). Jordan’s ongoing practice utilizes painting, sculpture, video, installation and sound to explore land, language,…

Ioana Gordon-Smith

Ioana Gordon-Smith is Curator | Kaitiaki Whakaaturanga at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to this role, she was the head Curator at Objectspace,…

Jaimie Isaac

Jaimie Isaac is a Winnipeg-based interdisciplinary curator and artist, member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Treaty 1 territory of Anishinaabe and British heritage. Isaac holds a degree in…

Dylan AT Miner

Dylan AT Miner is a Wiisaakodewinini (Métis) artist, activist, and scholar. He is currently Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies, as well as Associate Professor in the Residential…

Asinnajaq

Asinnajaq, also known as Isabella Rose Weetaluktuk, is a visual artist, filmmaker and writer based in Montreal. Asinnajaq’s practice is grounded in research and collaboration, which includes working…

Afua Cooper

Afua Cooper is a Jamaican-born Canadian historian, author and dub poet based in Toronto, ON. She holds a Ph.D. in African-Canadian history with specialties in slavery and abolition….

LaMeia Reddick

LaMeia Reddick is a multi-disciplinary creative who has developed a number of skills and tools to support her mission of building and sustain a collaborate culture that nurtures…

Lindsay Nixon

Lindsay Nixon is a Cree-Métis-Saulteaux curator, editor, award nominated writer and art history grad student. Nixon’s writing has appeared in Malahat Review, Room, GUTS, Mice, esse, The Inuit…

Sylvia D. Hamilton

Sylvia D. Hamilton is a Nova Scotian filmmaker, writer and artist raised in Beechville, a community established in Nova Scotia, by free Black Refugees from the War of 1812….

David Woods

David Woods is a ‘self-taught’ curator whose exhibitions have been featured in Nova Scotia public art galleries for over 3 decades. He began curating out of necessity, as…

Aiden Gillis

Aiden Gillis is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, currently working as the Indigenous Arts Programmer within the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Aiden takes…

Carrie Allison

Carrie Allison is an Indigenous mixed-race visual artist born and raised in unceded and unsurrendered Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC). Situated in K’jipuktuk since 2010, Allison’s practice responds…

Dr. Marcia V. Crosby

Dr. Marcia V. Crosby is a cultural historian whose PhD in Art History, Cultural Studies and Theory (UBC, Fall, 2016), focuses inter-tribal and inter-First Nations liaisons in urban…

Meagan Musseau

Meagan Musseau is an interdisciplinary visual artist of Mi’kmaq and French ancestry from Elmastukwek within the Ktaqmkuk territory of Mi’kma’ki (Bay of Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador). She works…

Kablusiak

Kablusiak is an Inuvialuk artist and emerging curator based in Alberta and holds a BFA in Drawing from the Alberta College of Art and Design. They recently completed…

France Trépanier

France Trépanier is a visual artist, curator and researcher of Kanien’kéha:ka and French ancestry. Her artistic and curatorial work has been presented in many venues in Canada, the US…

Heather Igloliorte

Heather Igloliorte is an Inuk from Nunatsiavut. She is an Assistant Professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement in Montreal and an…

Samaqani Cocahq

Samaqani Cocahq (Natalie Sappier) is a Wolastoqiyik Indigenous multidisciplinary artist from Tobique First Nation. She is known for her contemporary symbolic motif storytelling through painting and designs.  Samaqani…

Adam Martin

Since moving from Six Nations of the Grand River, Adam Martin has made a place for himself in the arts community of Regina, Saskatchewan. Beginning with studies in…

Cathy Mattes

In her curatorial and writing practice Cathy Mattes focuses on Indigenous issues and art, and explores concepts of community and the dialogical nature of art engagement. Several examples…

Becca Taylor

Becca Taylor is a curator, writer and multi-disciplinary artist with Cree, Scottish and Irish descent. Her curatorial practice involves investigations of Indigenous community building, Indigenous feminisms and the…

Niki Little

Niki Little is a mother, artist/observer/curator, arts administrator, and a founding member of The Ephemerals with Jaimie Isaac and Jenny Western. She is of Anishininew  / English descent…

Rhéanne Chartrand

Rhéanne Chartrand is a Métis curator and creative producer based in Hamilton/Toronto. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Anthropology from McMaster University and…

Camille Larivée

Camille Larivée is an art community organizer who completed a Bachelor in Art History and a certificate in Gender Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal in…

Raven Davis

Raven Davis is an Indigenous, multidisciplinary artist, curator, performer, human rights speaker and community educator from the Anishinaabek Nation in Manitoba. Davis was born and raised in Tkaronto…

Camille Georgeson-Usher

Camille Georgeson-Usher is a Skwxwú7mesh / Hul’q’umi’num / Sahtu Dene/Scottish scholar, artist, and writer from Galiano Island, BC which is of the Pune’laxutth’ (Penelakut) Nation. She completed her…

Quill Christie-Peters

Quill Christie-Peters is an Anishinaabekwe arts programmer and self-taught visual artist currently residing in Thunder Bay. Her passion involves creating artistic programming for emerging Indigenous artists that foregrounds…

Barb Blind

Barb Blind is an Anishinaabe knowledge keeper and emerging artist living and working in Brandon MB. She is a member of the Sweet Medicine Singers Women’s Drum Group,…

Lindsay Dobbin

Lindsay Dobbin is a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) – Acadian – Irish artist, musician, curator and educator who lives and works on the Bay of Fundy in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral…

Jason Baerg

Jason Baerg is a registered member of the Métis Nations of Ontario that serves the Indigenous community as a curator, educator, and visual artist. 2017 curatorial projects include…

Ryan Rice

Ryan Rice, Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawake, is an independent curator and the Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture at the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University (Toronto,…

Aylan Couchie

Aylan Couchie is an Anishinaabekwe interdisciplinary artist and writer hailing from Nipissing First Nation in Northern Ontario. She is a NSCAD University alumna and received her MFA in…

Jean-Sébastien Gauthier

Jean-Sébastien Gauthier est un artiste en arts numériques et sculpteur, dont la pratique cherche à ouvrir de nouvelles pistes de création artistique reposant sur l’expérimentation interdisciplinaire.  En collaboration…

Jacob Dayfox

Jacob Dayfox, originally from Sheshegwaning First Nation now lives and works in North Bay, Ontario. A graduate of Canadore College, Jacob has attained two diplomas in media arts…

Naomi Johnson

Naomi Johnson is Mohawk, Bear clan from Six Nations. Naomi has had several years’ experience within the arts as a visual artist, community artist, and curator.  Naomi has…

Peter Morin

Peter Morin is a Tahltan Nation artist, curator, and writer. In his artistic practice and curatorial work, Morin’s practice-based research investigates the impact zones that occur when indigenous…

Hannah Claus

Hannah Claus’ installations engage with metaphor as a sensory experience, interpreting Indigenous cosmologies and methodologies as active concepts grounded in memory, time and relationships. Some exhibitions include, Wearing…

Nadia Myre

Nadia Myre is a visual artist from Quebec and an Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. For over a decade, her multi-disciplinary practice has been…

Jennifer Bowen

Jennifer Bowen is Dene. She is an emerging curator and arts administrator from Whitehorse, Yukon. She is currently enrolled at the University of Lethbridge in the Fine Arts…

Ursula Johnson

Ursula Johnson holds a BFA (2006) from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where she studied photography, drawing and textiles. She also studied Theatre at Cape…

John G. Hampton

John G. Hampton is a Chikasha/euro-Canadian curator and artist currently living in Treaty 4 territory, Saskatchewan. He is the Director of Programs at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, and…

Dayna Danger

Dayna Danger is a 2Spirit/Queer, Metis/Saulteaux/Polish visual artist raised in so called Winnipeg, MB. Using photography, sculpture, performance and video, Dayna Danger‘s practice questions the line between empowerment…

Clayton Windatt

Clayton Windatt is a Métis non–binary multi-artist living and working in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. Clayton holds a BA in Fine Art from Nipissing University and received Graphic Design certification from Canadore College….

Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi

Léuli Eshrāghi [Āpia, Leulumoega, Siʻumu, Salelologa, Najafābād, other ancestries; Sāmoan pronoun ia, Persian pronoun ū or any English pronouns] is an artist, 1/5 curators on The Commute, and Monash University PhD candidate,…

Tarah Hogue

Tarah Hogue is a curator, writer and uninvited guest on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories/Vancouver, B.C. where she has lived since 2008. Of Métis, French…