Ruth Cuthand (b.1954)
Artistas / Canada / Cree

Ruth Cuthand (b.1954)

Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; lives in Saskatoon Biography: She grew up in Alberta near the Blood Reserve, where at the age of eight she met artist Gerald Tailfeathers and decided that she too wanted to be an artist. Cuthand studied at the University of Regina in 1977 before completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Saskatoon at the Continue reading

Neal McLeod (b.1970)
Artistas / Canada / Cree

Neal McLeod (b.1970)

Neal McLeod received his PhD from the University of Regina and is currently a Professor of Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, ON. His research focuses on Cree culture and history, Canadian Indigenous Literature and Creative Writing, Western Canadian Indigenous history, Indigigenous Research Methodologies, oral history research methodologies Continue reading

Robert Boyer (1948-2004)
Artistas / Canada / Cree / Metis

Robert Boyer (1948-2004)

Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Biography: As a Métis artist, Bob Boyer’s painting bears the mark of a dual cultural perspective, one that alternates between the Plains Indian imagery of his Native heritage and the European tradition that provides him with the vocabulary of abstraction. Boyer’s work has been informed by colour field painting, specifically by the non-representational Continue reading

Carl Ray (1943-1978)
Artistas / Canada / Cree / XXth century

Carl Ray (1943-1978)

Born in North Wind Lake; moved to Sandy Lake First Nation reserve, Northern Ontario. Biography: Ray left his residential school at 15, following the death of his father. Upon his departure from school, he hunted and trapped, however this traditional way of life did not suit him and he had to quit. Although he had always shown a proficiency in art, he was hesitant to pursue a career in visual art due to the taboo of painting the sacred stories Continue reading

Jaune Quick–to–See Smith (b.1940)
Artistas / Coast Salish / Cree / Shoshone / United States

Jaune Quick–to–See Smith (b.1940)

Born in St Ignatius Jesuit Mission, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Reservation of the Flathead Nation, Montana; lives in Corrales, New Mexico Biography: Smith is deeply connected to her heritage. She creates work that addresses the myths of her ancestors in the context of current issues facing Native Americans. Her inspiration stems from the formal innovations of such artists Continue reading