13 Oct Catherine Blackburn
meet 2021 fellowship artist
Cultural Affiliation: Dene, English River First Nation
Catherine Blackburn was born in Patuanak, Saskatchewan in 1984. Blackburn is of Dene and European ancestry and a member of the English River Dene First Nation. She is a multidisciplinary artist and jeweler. Her work has been exhibited in exhibitions and fashion venues including BorderLINE: 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Remai Modern in Saskatchewan; Àbadakone at the National Gallery of Canada; Santa Fe Indian Market’s Haute Couture Fashion Show; and Art Encounters on the Edge at the Bonavista Biennale, Newfoundland. She has received numerous grants and awards for her work, including the Saskatchewan RBC Emerging Artist Award, the Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award, a publication in Vogue online magazine, as well as her inclusion on the 2019 Sobey Art Award longlist. Blackburn earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She currently lives and works in Thornhill, British Columbia, Canada.
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