Joi Arcand (2018) Photo by Sweetmoon Photography

Joi Arcand (2018) Photo by Sweetmoon Photography

Visual Artist in Residence: Joi T. Arcand

The language wasn’t lost – it was taken. And we’re here to take it back.

Joi T. Arcand is an artist from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory, currently residing in Ottawa, Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005. Recent solo exhibitions include Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff, AB); ODD Gallery (Dawson City, Yukon); Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon); Wanuskewin Heritage Park (Saskatoon); Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina); Gallery 101 (Ottawa). Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including at the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Karsh-Masson Art Gallery (Ottawa); McMaster Museum of Art (Hamilton, ON); The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (Asheville, North Carolina); Woodland School at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art (Montreal); Ottawa Art Gallery; PAVED Arts (Saskatoon); and grunt gallery (Vancouver).

Arcand has been an artist in residence at Wanuskewin Heritage Park (Saskatoon); OCAD University; Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art; the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity; and Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (Dawson City, Yukon) and is currently an artist in residence at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. She has served as chair of the board of directors for PAVED Arts in Saskatoon and was the co-founder of the Red Shift Gallery, a contemporary aboriginal art gallery in Saskatoon.

She was founder and editor of the Indigenous art magazine, kimiwan (2012-2014), and most recently curated Language of Puncture at Gallery 101 (Ottawa).

joitarcand.com / Twitter / Instagram

Be sure to visit Joi’s online shop, Mad Aunty.

About Creative Residencies at Harbourfront Centre

Artists, the work they create, and the diverse audiences who engage with their work have been at the heart of Harbourfront Centre throughout its long, rich history. Our Creative Residencies provide space, time and resources – both financially and through mentorship – for artists in the disciplines of craft and design, performing arts, and visual arts, and are a catalyst in the development of their professional careers.

Explore the work of Joi T. Arcand

pimiciwan pimātisowin, Joi T. Arcand – Part of Festival of Cool 2019

nīmīhto, Joi T. Arcand – Part of arthaus 2019

nīmīhto, Joi T. Arcand – Part of arthaus 2019