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Artist Statement

land

landscape

transformation 

memory

medicine

post-memory

colour

earth

collapse

blood

revolution

hyperbole

 

 

Biography

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. Malbeuf has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at such venues as Art Mûr, Montréal, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Art Gallery of Alberta; and Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua, New Zealand. Malbeuf has participated in many international artist residencies including at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia; The Banff Centre; The Labrador Research Institute; and in 2015 was one of two Canada Council for the Arts fellows at the Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico. Malbeuf holds a MFA in Visual Art from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. In 2016 Malbeuf received a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award and a William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists in Canada from the Hnatyshyn Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

space

physical

trajectory

indigenous

poison

cold

survivance

future

story

love

magic

responsibility

language

ancestors

home

 

 Curriculum Vitae

 

Solo Exhibitions

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

 

Group Exhibitions

2018 She is spitting a mouthful of stars, aka artist-run and tribe inc., Saskatoon, CAN (forthcoming)

2017 Material Girls, College Art Galleries, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, CAN

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 show: Alberta, various locations 2015-2017

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)

 

Performances

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 PehonanRamble in the Bramble, Transitory public art project, Edmonton Arts Council

 

Screenings

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)

 

Education

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

 

Residencies

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 Talks

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

 

Exhibition Catalogues

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.

 

Press

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.