With a focus on mentorship between emerging and established artists, we will preserve, revitalize, strengthen, respect, and honor Indigenous contributions to Canadian art. This program is designed to foster a more substantive relationship between artists working on a national or international level to mentor local artists in the Saskatoon and surrounding areas. Year Two is ka’ksimo (Blackfoot for sage) signifying the release of the past, and moving into the future.
Our recently-renovated Artist-in-Residence studio is 414 sq ft, with a projector, Dutch door to give artists control over their public interactions, sink, and plenty of storage.
Our next artist-in-residence is Kevin McKenzie. Kevin will be in our studio in May 2024, and is the first artist in Year 2 of the program.
Kevin McKenzie is a Cree/Métis artist, born in Regina, Saskatchewan, whose work often juxtaposes Indigenous culture with symbols drawn from popular culture and colonial inheritance. McKenzie’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in private and public collections, including the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the First Nations University of Canada and the Saskatchewan Arts Board. He is a member of the Cowessess First Nation, Treaty 4.
Leah Marie Dorion
Artist Mentor/Mentee Application
Apply to be an artist mentor or mentee with an artist completing a residency at Wanuskewin!
Aligning with our mandate, our residencies and mentorships are only available to Indigenous artists.