Lori Blondeau: Artist in Residence
July 2022 - July 2022
The fourth and final artist in Wanuskewin’s residency series, interdisciplinary artist Lori Blondeau (Cree/Saulteaux/Métis from Gordon First Nation) will be on site from July 5th-19th, creating new works for a group exhibition this September. Centered around the concept of “four”, Blondeau will explore her practice and consult with elders, archaeologists, and bison experts, all while connecting with the land. This residency was made possible by Canada Council for the Arts, and the RBC Foundation, and supported by RBC Emerging Artists.
Lori Blondeau is Cree/Saulteaux/Metis working as an interdisciplinary artist in performance/photography/installation. Her late mother Leona Blondeau was raised on the George Gordon First Nation and late father Maurice Blondeau was raised in Lebret, SK both located in Treaty 4 territory. Blondeau is an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba in the School of Art. She holds an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan winning the Humanities & Fine Arts Thesis Award. In addition to her extensive exhibition history, Blondeau has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally including the Banff Centre; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Open Space, Victoria; FOFA, Montreal. In 2007, Blondeau was part of the Requickening project with artist Shelly Niro at the Venice Biennale. In 2021, Blondeau was the recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.
Photo: Barbara Reimer