Tradition is Contemporary

May 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
University of Manitoba, School of Art, 364 ArtLab.
66 Chancellors Cir
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

The School of Art invites you to attend the public talk; Tradition is Contemporary, presented by Katherine Boyer, candidate for Assistant Professor in Indigenous Art.

As her Bio, Boyer writes:

“Katherine Boyer is a multidisciplinary artist, whose work is focused on methods bound to textile arts and the handmade, including fabric manipulation, papermaking, woodworking and beadwork. Boyer’s art and research is entrenched in Métis history, material culture and personal family narratives. Through the experience of long, slow, and considerate laborious processes, Boyer contemplates the use of her own Métis body as a conduit for building upon ancestor relations.

Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan (Treaty 4 territory), Boyer has received a BFA from the University of Regina and is currently undertaking an MFA from the University of Manitoba. Boyer has previously worked in the field of curation and art preparation, as the curator and caretaker of the First Nations University of Canada Art Gallery and Permanent Collection. Throughout her time working at the FNUniv, Boyer has organized a number of symposiums such as Endangered Alphabets (2014), Copper Thunderbird: The Art and Life of Norval Morrisseau (2015) and assisted in implementing Performing Turtle Island: Fluid Identities and Community Continuities (2015).  Boyer is passionate about engaging with the public through exhibitions and programming aimed to encourage critical dialogue around Indigenous issues.

Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Li Salay, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2018); Crafting the Future, OCADU Canadian Craft Biennial (2017); Out of Repetition, Difference, Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto (2017); LandMarks 2017/ Repères 2017, Place and Placelessness, Winnipeg (2017); BeadSpeak at Slate Fine Art Gallery Regina (2016); and Anishnaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina (2016); Boyer’s work is currently touring Nationally as part of the Dunlop Art Gallery’s Material Girls exhibition.”