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Bonnie Devine

Bonnie Devine

Fellowship Artist

Fellowship: We Are Here (2011)
Cultural Affiliation: Serpent River Ojibwa

Devine grew up in and currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  She received an Associate of OCAD University diploma with honors in Fine Arts in Sculpture and Installation in 1997, and a Master of Fine Arts from Toronto’s York University in 1999.  In 2001, Devine won the Toronto Arts Award Visual Arts Protégé Award, and in 2002, the Best Experimental Video at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.  Currently, she is an associate professor in sculpture/installation, as well as the founding chair of the Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University.  In addition to teaching, Devine writes, is an independent curator, and has directed several films, including: Rooster Rock: The Story of Serpent River and Stories from the Shield.  Multi-media versatile, Devine has done drawings, photography, installation, and performance pieces that are conceptual and incorporate history and narrative.