Fashion, Art, Tradition and Rebellion
Sage Paul, Christian Chapman, Myranda Spence
Christian Chapman is of Anishinabe heritage from Fort William First Nation. Christian uses storytelling as a main theme in his practice to create his images in paint, print and analog film media. The act of storytelling has been an important part of his life: it has informed him of his culture by shaping his identity, personal experiences, and worldview. Recent exhibitions include “Ziibaaska’iganagoodayan-Jingledresses,” Ojibwe Cultural Foundation Gallery, M’Chigeeng First Nation. (2019) and “Anishinaabeg: Art and Power,” Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON (2017). He has received numerous awards, such as the Hnatyshyn Foundation Reveal Art National Award Prize (2017), the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts as Emerging Artist of the Year (2016), and the K. M. Hunter Artist Award of the Ontario Arts Foundation (2016). His work can be found in the art collections of the Library and Archives Canada, the Government of Ontario Art Collection, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, as well as in several private collections. Christian is currently creating new work for exhibitions in 2022 at Centre d’art Daphne, (Montreal, QC) and the Mann Art Gallery (Prince Albert, SK).