Joi T. Arcand

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. In 2018, Arcand was shortlisted for the prestigious Sobey Art Award. Her practice includes photography, digital collage, and graphic design and is characterized by a visionary and subversive reclamation and indigenization of public spaces through the use of Cree language and syllabics.

Recent solo exhibitions include College Art Galleries (Saskatoon, SK); ODD Gallery (Dawson City, Yukon); Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon); Wanuskewin Heritage Park (Saskatoon); Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina).

Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Triennial, Àbadakone at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, ON); INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Arcand has been 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 artist in residence at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

She 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 has curated various exhibitions including Language of Puncture at Gallery 101 (Ottawa) and nākatēyimisowin an outdoor mural exhibition in Ottawa. She is currently a student at University nuhelot’ine thaiyots’i nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills.

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