12 Sep Nadia Myre
Fellowship: Path Breakers (2003)
Cultural Affiliation: Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg
Myre was born in Montréal, Quebec, where she currently works and lives. Her mother was adopted; consequently, it was not until 1997 that she reclaimed her Native Status for herself and her daughter. Myre’s multi-disciplinary visual and participatory art embodies her reclamation of identity, family, and culture. She studied at both Camosun College in Victoria and Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Prince George. In 2002, she obtained her Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montréal, Quebec. Myre won the Quebec Arts Council’s Prix á la creation artistique pour la region des Laurentides in 2009; was a recipient of Pratt and Whitney Canada’s “Les Elles de L’art” from the Conseil des arts de Montréal in 2011; and was awarded the Sobey Art Award in 2014. Since 2012, Myre has been a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 2016, she was an artist in residence at the McCord Museum in Montréal, Quebec.