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CATHERINE BLACKBURN (b.1984, Patuanak, Sk)



2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art, University of Saskatchewan        (Honours)


Solo Exhibitions:

2020 with these hands, from this land, Kenderdine Art Gallery,             Saskatoon, Sk.

2019 New Age Warriors, Haute Couture Fashion Showcase, Santa Fe, New       Mexico.

2018 New Age Warriors, Indigenous Fashion Week, Toronto, Ont.

2018 New Age Warriors, Otahpiaaki Fashion Week, Calgary, Ab.

2018 New Age Warriors, Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, Sk.(touring         exhibition)

2018 Land is Queen, Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon, Sk.

2017 Tell Me the Truth, Sherwood Village Library, Regina, Sk.

2014 Woven, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon, Sk.

2012 Return, Lei Gallery,Taichung, Taiwan.

2007 Changing Places, B.F.A Exhibition: Gordon Snelgrove Gallery,           University of Saskatchewan.


Group Exhibitions (selected):

2020 borderLINE: 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art

2020 Endurance ….. Patience , Urban Shaman Gallery, Winnipeg,               Manitoba.

2019 Abadokone/ Continuous Fire/ Feu Continuel, National Gallery of         Canada, Ottawa, Ont.

2019 WILD, Textiles Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ont.

2019   SȽNȽÁNI: A GROUP OF WOMEN, Alcheringa Gallery, Victoria BC.

2019 Transmission Tactics, Synonym Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2019 Invisible Threads, Indigenous Art Center Gallery, Gatineau,           Quebec.

2019 Beading Now, La Guilde, Montreal, Quebec.

2019 Land Acknowledgement, Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph Ont.

2019 Niigaanikwewag, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ont.

2019-2022 I do not have my words, OSAC Arts on the Move Touring             Exhibition, Sk.

2018 Hot Culture, Asinabka Film and Arts Festival, Gallery 101,             Ottawa, Ont

2018 My Sister, The Contemporary Indigenous Art Biennial 2018/La           Biennale d'Art Contemporain Autochtone (BACA), Montreal, Quebec.

2015-2017 My History, My Tradition, OSAC Arts on the Move Touring           Exhibition, Sk.

2017 Art Encounters on the Edge, Bonavista Biennale, Bonavista,             Newfoundland.

2016 BeadSpeak, Slate Fine Art Gallery, Regina, Sk.

2016 Worlds on a String: Beads, Journeys, Inspirations, Textile             Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ont.

2016 Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design, Navy Pier, Chicago,       Illinois.

2015 Form and Function Reconstructed, Alcheringa Gallery, Victoria,         BC.

Collaborative Projects:

2022 SWAIA Fashion Haute Couture 100 year Fashion Show (2022) (             in collaboration with Melanie Leblanc) (TBA)

2019 Ahlazua X Catherine Blackburn, Fine Jewellery Collaboration           Series ( in Collaboration with Rykelle Kemp)

2018 New Age Warriors, Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto ( in                 collaboration with Tenille Campbell, Melanie Parsons, Alano           Edzerza, Tessa Sayers, Razvan Anton, Liss Stender)

2018 The Way Forward (in collaboration with Todays Parent Magazine,         Selena Mills, Auralast, Chief Lady Bird)

2017 Inherently Stitched(Ditch Flowers) (in collaboration with             Zachari Logan)Slate Fine Art Gallery, Regina, Sk.


Public Works Projects:

2019 Cannon Project Wall-Billboard Exchange, Hamilton Artist Inc.,         Hamilton, Ont.

2015 Monument for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women, Saskatoon,         Sk. (in collaboration with Michele Mackasay) Shortlisted.

Workshops/Visiting Artist Presentations (selected):

2019 Presentation/Interview, Textiles Museum of Canada, Toronto, Ont.

2019 Guest Lecturer/Artist talk, Visual Arts Program, University of         Regina, Regina, Sk.

2018 Visual Arts Instructor, Mann Art Gallery ( in partership with         IPAC), Culture Days Camp, Prince Albert, Sk.

2018 Beadwork Instructor, Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto,                 Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Ont.

2017 Beadwork Instructor, Dunlop Art Gallery,Regina, Sk.

2017 Beadwork Instructor/Artist Talk, Last Mountain Lake, Regina           Beach, Sk.


Grants/Awards/Residencies (selected)

2020 Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First         Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples, Canada Council for the Arts.

2020 Kenderdine Residency, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sk.

2019 Sobeys Art Award, long listed, National Gallery of Canada,             Ottawa, Ont.

2018 Melissa Levin Award Emerging Artist Award, Textile Museum of           Canada, Toronto Ont.

2018 Explore and Create: Concept to Realization Grant, Canada Council       for the Arts.

2018 Creative Industries Productions Grant, Creative Saskatchewan.

2018 Independent Artists Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board.

2017 Saskatchewan RBC Emerging Artist Award, Saskatchewan Arts             Awards,Saskatchewan Arts Board.

2017 Studio Residency, Thompson's Camps, Missinipe, Sk.

2016 Independent Artists Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board.

2016 Aboriginal /Inuit Traditional Visual Arts Forms Program, Canada       Council for the Arts.

2016 Tote Bag Illustration Project (selected artist), Setsune               Indigenous Fashion Incubator/imagineNATIVE Film/Media Arts             Festival, Toronto Ont.

2016 Saskatchewan Arts Award Design, shortlisted, Saskatchewan Arts         Board.

2015 Aboriginal /Inuit Traditional Visual Arts Forms Program, Canada       Council for the Arts.

2015 Arts Artist Award, Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts.

2014 Emerging Artist Award, CARFAC Saskatchewan.

2014 Indigenous Pathways Initiative Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board.

2013 Governor General History Award, Ottawa, Ontario.

2013 Elizabeth Greenshields Grant, Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation,       Montreal, Quebec.



College Art Galleries (University of Saskatchewan Art Collection)

National Gallery of Canada

McMaster Museum of Art

Indigenous Art Center (CIRNAC)

Saskatchewan Arts Board

Dunlop Art Gallery

Art Gallery of Guelph

The Mann Art Gallery

Moose Jaw Art Gallery and Museum

Private Collections in North America and Taiwan

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