Winter Forest paintings, some for sale some sold. My signature style! Several large works were donated or purchased by public museums in Canada.
Shingwauk Pine 2021 for sale 12x12 inches/ Fir Trees in Winter SOLD
Sold to private collection Vancouver
“Tradition In Transformation", oil/acrylic on canvas 65x106 inches 2017,
Our traditions remain constant. We express our teachings in new ways and art forms. Tradition In Transformation 165x269 cm inspired by my late sister Valerie McCue's star blankets, this work expresses balance and positive energy for mother earth following our spiritual teachings that guide us in transforming todays world. Remains in OCF museum collection
Pocahontas portrait exhibited in: We Are Not Invisible, work by 14 First Nation artists. Anti-Human trafficking, targeting of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirited. Gallery 101, March 7 until April 4 2020. Gallery 101, Ottawa
Pocahontas portrait was also exhibited summer of 2019 in Indigenous Storytelling, New York University, NYC. Oil on linen 2018. I painted her portrait in a castle ruins in France. Pocahontas is the first Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman, she died from poison on a ship in England trying to make it back home. For sale
Migizi Kwe - Eagle Woman, oil and acrylic on canvas 36 x 46 inches 2020
The image of a woman's nude torso with the head of an eagle came to me in a dream, after I visited a giant cedar tree where eagles nested and I sang the Anishinaabe eagle song to them. I believe my dream was a gift from the Creator. I was compelled to paint this image. Eagle woman depicts her Matriarchal power. She is protected by the head of an eagle. I dedicated her to the Indigenous women who have survived sexual abuse. For sale
THE NORTH NOW - Thunder Bay Art Gallery Nov 15 - Feb 20 2020
OGEMA KWE SHINGWAUK, 24x36 inches oil, acrylic on canvas 2019. My nokomis, great grandmother of Garden River 1890. Selected for the northern Ontario juried show, The North Now, Nov-Feb 2020 Thunder Bay Art Gallery. In public collection of Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig
“The Colours of Creation: Artists of Saugeen Ojibwe Nation”, Curated by Emily Kewageshig August 29 to October 10 2020. Brent Henry, Janice Toulouse, Kennedy Cameron, Taylor Cameron, Walker Ertl, Emily Kewageshig. RED LAND, oil and acrylic on canvas, 42x66 inches 2000, exhibited at Southhampton Arts group show. For sale: $7000 US
Ogema : I Am Woman March 9th - 29, 2016 Ogema Kwe Shingwauk from Garden River. Honours our great grandmother from late 1800's. Review: http://esse.ca/fr/feminismesspring 2017 Curated by Lea Toulouse at the Winsor Gallery, Vancouver: Maria Hupfield, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Wendy Red Star, Tsēma Tamara Skubovius, Janice Toulouse,Olivia Whetung,writer's talk Lee Maracle Ogema: I am Woman centers matriarchal modes of seeing and being: representations of First Nations as seen and created by female artists Indigenous to North America. The exhibition is at once a celebration and testimony that makes visible Indigenous accomplishments with a focus on positive and constructive counteractions against the colonial violence Indigenous people, and specifically Indigenous women, have endured. This exhibition will establish the role of Indigenous women in decolonization as first and foremost self-determined, as well as raise questions surrounding decolonial theories in the contexts of both art and politics, using the act of creation as a political performance.
VOICES Indigenous Storytelling, New York University, Kimmel Windows May -Sept 2019, group show
Pocahontas portrait was exhibited in the summer of 2019 at New York University, NYC. Oil on linen 2018. I painted her portrait in a castle ruins in France. Pocahontas is the first Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman, she died from poison on a ship in England trying to make it back home.
Pocahontas and Eagle Woman- Migizi Kwe. A vision gifted to me by the creator after singing the Eagle song under an eagles nesting tree. I dream't of a Native woman's torso transformed into an eagle. Indigenous Voices, Mar-Sept 2019 NYU New York, Kimmel Windows
I curated “Nay Chem Was The Talking Stick Exhibition," Roundhouse Art Centre Feb 2012, 9 Indigenous Artists of Canada
The Talking Stick is sacred, it symbolises wisdom and honour to Indigenous people of the Americas as a means of communication at ceremonies and important meetings. The speaker who holds the Talking Stick has the right to speak, the people respect this and must remain silent. The Talking Stick holds a power that calls up the spirit of our ancestors to guide the holder to speak the truth. “Nay ChemWas The Talking Stick Exhibition," I selected 9 Indigenous Artists from across Canada, I designed the installation in a giant circle in a 3000 ft space. Artists selected: Rebecca Belmore, Peter Morin, Charlene Vickers, Michelle Sylliboy, Rick Harry, Dionne Paul, Lance Cardinal, Janice Toulouse
An international touring exhibition I curated : The Traveling Alter Native Medicine Show, my art in collaboration with Leonard Beam, an experimental travel documentary across Canada & USA revisiting history of the road signs, exhibited at 4 venues: Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Sacred Circle, Seattle, INAC Gallery, Ottawa
Traveling AlterNative Medicine Show, Thunder Bay Art Gallery 2020. Works sold to Seattle and Vancouver collectors
Traveling AlterNative Medicine Show 2020 at Thunder Bay Art Gallery. 2 artist myself and Leonard Beam
Paintings 2000 to 2020 hover over the art to view caption
Family are the roots of my art, Ojibwe
Chief Shingwauk and Ogema Kwe, oil on canvas 2020. My mother is Florence Pine, grandpa Peter Pine brother of Dan Pine. I finally got to complete the background for my solo show at OCF April 6,2020. Postponed due to Covid 19, opened Oct 16 2020. Announcing this work is now home in the permanent collection at the University library Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig!
Nokomis my great grandma Sara Nahwegahbowe married to great gampa Louis Meawasige Sr, she was a midwife and medicine woman.
Grandma Alice Meawasige, sister Valerie M'Cue, Mom Florence Toulouse, niece Joan M'Cue. Mom worked as the cook at the Indian Centre in Toronto in the 60's and 70's. All our family helped out. The only place that served meals to the homeless.
Half my lifetime I lived in France or in both countries, and I still do, it's inspiring!
South of France studio 1998, our country home where my daughter was born and raised.
Summer of 2017, my outdoor studio/ atelier in the south of France. So many years of painting here, I first arrived in 1983. The original studio is across the field, it was damaged during a storm, so all that remains is the old stone walls and our cherished memories..