Amy Malbeuf is a Métis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta. Through utilizing mediums such as caribou hair tufting, beadwork, installation, performance, and video Malbeuf explores notions of identity, place, language, and ecology. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in over forty shows at such venues as Art Mûr, Montréal, Winnipeg Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe; and Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua, New Zealand. Malbeuf has participated in many international artist residencies including at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, (AUS); The Banff Centre; The Labrador Research Institute; and Santa Fe Art Institute (US). She holds a MFA in Visual Art from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Malbeuf has been the recipient of such honours as the 2016 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award, the 2016 William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists in Canada from the Hnatyshyn Foundation, a 2017 REVEAL award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation and was long listed for the 2017 Sobey Art Award.
In addition to creating and exhibiting artwork, Amy enjoys teaching and sharing with others the art practice of caribou and moose hair tufting/embroidery. For inquiries about workshops please use the contact page.
2017 Inheritance, Kelowna Art Gallery, CAN
2017 Foundations, *Queen Specific window space, Toronto, CAN
2016 apihkew, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, CAN
2015 A Woman And This Bannock That She Made For You, Plain Red Gallery, First Nations University of Canada, Regina, CAN
2014 kayas-ago, Art Gallery of Alberta: RBC New Works Gallery, Edmonton, CAN
2011 Beyond..., Stride Gallery Project Room, Calgary, CAN
2017 Language of Puncture, Gallery 401, Ottawa, CAN
2017 Entering the Landscape, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, CAN
2017 Insurgence Resurgence, Winnipeg Art Gallery, CAN
2017 Crafted Strangers, The Center for Craft, Creativity, & Design, Asheville, US
2017 In Dialogue, Art Museum, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, CAN
2017 Connective Tissue, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, US
2017 Coyote School, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, CAN
2017 Museum of Capitalism, Oakland, US.
2017 Material Girls, College Art Galleries, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon; Rodman Hall, Brock University.
2016 No Visible Horizon, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, CAN
2016 If We Never Met…, Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua, NZ
2016 Aja'sit, Campbell River Art Gallery, CAN (two person show)
2016 Culture Shift, Art Mûr, Montréal, CAN
2016 Change Makers, Art Gallery of Mississauga, CAN
2016 Material Girls, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough; Contemporary Calgary, CAN
2016 Enendaman | Anminigook, Aceartinc., Winnipeg, CAN
2015 CUSTOM MADE: Tsitslem te stem te ck'ultens-kuc, Kamloops Art Gallery, CAN
2015 Moving Forward, Never Forgetting, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, CAN
2015 Material Girls, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, CAN
2015 Future Station: Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, CAN
2015 Eco-Indian, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon, CAN
2015 Wayfinders, TREX, Art Gallery of Alberta, Travelling to various Alberta locations until 2018
2014 Deadly Lady Art Triumvirate, Contemporary Calgary, CAN
2013 Gashka’oode: Tangled, Forest City Gallery, London, CAN
2012 Indigeneity, Feature Exhibit: The Works Festival, Edmonton, CAN
2012 Emnowaangosjig || Coming Out, Toronto Free Gallery, CAN
2011 Ancestral Teachings: Contemporary Perspectives, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, CAN
2011 Contrary Projects in Venice: An Aboriginal Art Intervention at the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (with Newo)
2010 Pioneer Whiskey, Marion Nicoll Gallery LRT Space, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, CAN (with Sarah Van Sloten)
2015 Ravel, Stories from the Edge, Open Space at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, CAN
2014 Ravel, Exhibiting the Archive/Performing the Archive, FOFA Gallery at Concordia University, Montréal, CAN
2014 Confederation, The Portal Series, Art in the Open Festival, Charlottetown, CAN
2013 The Portal Series, Gashka’oode: Tangled, Forest City Gallery, London, CAN
2013 A Woman Having Her Moontime and This Bannock That She Made For You, The Resolute Parka, Banff, CAN
2012 My Moral Compass (niso), M:ST Performance Art Festival, Calgary, CAN
2012 My Moral Compass, Emnowaangosjig || Coming Out, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto, CAN
2011 Modicum Divine, Visualeyez Performance Art Festival 2011: Worship + Ritual, Edmonton, CAN
2011 Modicum Divine, Art City: Festival, Calgary, CAN
Public Art Commissions
2018 Iskotew, sculpture, Indigenous Art Park, Edmonton Arts Council, CAN (forthcoming)
2013 Upholstered Cultural Facets of a Pehonan, Ramble in the Bramble, Transitory public art project, Edmonton Arts Council
2017 Native Crossroads Film Festival, Norman, US
2016 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto
2016 thirstdays No. 2: ReMatriation and other ruminations, VIVO Media Arts, Vancouver
2013 Sidewalk Screenings, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto
Exhibitions as Neon Kohkom (collaborative of Amy Malbeuf and Jordan Bennett)
2015 All the time, everywhere, Play, Blindside, Melbourne, AU (solo show)
2014 As If, Kings ARI, Melbourne, AU, Neon Kohkom: collaborative with Jordan Bennett (group show)
2014 Horseback or Foot: Flattened and Confused, Project Space Gallery, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, AU, Neon Kohkom (solo show)
2013 A Glimpse into the World of Neon Kohkom, SNAP Community Gallery, Edmonton, CAN, Neon Kohkom (two person show)
Master of Fine Arts Degree, Visual Arts, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, CAN, 2016
Native Cultural Arts Instructor Certificate, Portage College, Lac La Biche, CAN, 2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Drawing, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, CAN, 2010
Canada Council for the Arts Fellow, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, US, June - August 2015 (3 months)
International Artist in Residence, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Indigenous Artist exchange with University of Lethbridge, Melbourne, AU, March - May 2014 (6 weeks)
Artist in Residence: Deadly Lady Art Triumvirate, Contemporary Calgary, CAN, January 2014 (2 weeks)
North West River Artist in Residence, Grenfell Campus Fine Arts/Memorial University at the Labrador Research Institute, CAN, November- December 2013 (2 weeks)
The Woodland School - What Colour is the present?, The Banff Centre, CAN, January - February 2013 (7 weeks)
Emerging Indigenous Voices, Kua'aina Associates, San Francisco State University, US, July 2011 (2 weeks)
Revolution 2012, The Banff Centre, CAN, January - February 2011 (7 weeks)
Artist Talk, MacEwan University, Edmonton, March 2017
Artist Talk, Brandon University, January 2017
Visiting Artist, Native Cultural Arts, Portage College, Lac La Biche, November 2016
Artist Talk, Art NOW, University of Lethbridge, 2016
Artist Talk panel, Aceartinc. Winnipeg, January 2016
Red Words with James Luna and Amy Malbeuf: A Conversation on Indigenous Performance, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, September 2015
Artist Talk, Red Deer College, Red Deer, September 2015
Panel Discussion, First Nations in Contemporary Culture, Vernon Performing Arts Centre, March 2015
Artist Talk, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, January 2015
Conversation with the Artist, The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, September 2014
Artist Talk, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, AU, April 2014
Artist Talk, Memorial University - Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook, February 2014
Panel Discussion, Deadly Lady Art Triumvirate, The New Gallery, Calgary, January 2014
Artist Talk, Labrador Creative Arts Festival, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, December 2013
Artist Talk, The Stage Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, October 2012
Artist Talk, Stride Gallery, Calgary, October 2011
Material Girls, Black Dog Publishing, London, UK, 2015.
Amy Malbeuf: kayâs-ago, Art Gallery of Alberta, 2014.
Deadly Lady Art Triumvirate, The New Gallery Press, 2014.
Gashka'oode, Forest City Gallery, London, CAN 2014.
Emnowaangosjig || Coming Out, Toronto Free Gallery, 2012.
Beyond..., Stride Gallery Catalogue 2011- 2012.
Ancestral Teachings: Contemporary Perspectives, Thunderbird Aboriginal Arts, Culture, and Entrepreneur Centre, Toronto, 2011.
New Ground, Julie Nagam, Canadian Art, Winter, 2017. (article)
20 Shows We Want to See in 2017, Canadian Art, Online, January 2, 2017. (feature)
Family ties, Steven Leyden Cochrane, Winnipeg Free Press, January 14, 2016. (review)
Rock, Paper, Scissors: “Custom Made”, Michael Turner, Canadian Art Online, July 21, 2015. (review)
Kimiwan, Indigenous Futurisms, Issue #8/takwakin 2014, p. 35. (artwork)
Amy Malbeuf Q&A: My References, My Self, by Leah Sandals, Canadian Art Weekly Online, Nov 6, 2014. (interview)
Inspirational kayas-ago exhibit on display at the Art Gallery of Alberta, by John Copley, Alberta Native News, September 22, 2014. (article)
Gashka'oode, by Suzanne Newman Fricke, First American Art, Fall 2014, p. 85 -86. (review)
Visually Inspired, by Samantha Martin, Inside Labrador Magazine, Summer 2014. (article)
Art Show is "Education Done in Hard Truths", by Shelley Boettcher, Calgary Herald, February 13, 2014. (article)
Art Exhibit Challenges Gallery-Goers to Think, by Darlene Chrapko, Alberta Sweetgrass, Volume 22, Issue 4, February 10, 2014. (article)
Kimiwan, Regeneration, Issue #5/ pipon 2013, p. 32 - 33. (artist feature)
A Glimpse into the World of Neon Kohkom, by Agnieszka Matejko, Vue Weekly, June 19, 2013. (review)
From Dusty Death to Snowy Rebirth, by R.M. Vaughan, The Globe and Mail, November 25, 2011. (review)
Awards and Grants
2016 William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists in Canada, Hnatyshyn Foundation.
2016 Emerging Artist Award, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation
2015 International Residencies Program, Canada Council for the Arts.
2014 Visual Arts + New Media Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
2013 Aboriginal Traditional Visual Art Forms, Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.
2011 Norval Morrisseau Fine Arts Award, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.
2011 Alberta Creative Development Initiative, Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.