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An artistic vision

[Nadia Myre]
Nadia Myre, Oraison/Orison, (installation view, Oboro, Montreal, 2014) (Photo by Paul Litherland)

The Koerner Artist in Residence program aims to provide Queen’s Fine Arts students a mentorship opportunity with a professional artist, while at the same time giving the artist a venue to share their expertise.

Interaction, discussion, collaboration. A chance to learn.

Nadia Myre is the  Koerner Artist in Residence for 2016-17. (Supplied photo)

This year’s Koerner Artist in Residence is Nadia Myre a visual artist from Quebec and an Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation.

Her multi-disciplinary practice employs collaborative processes as a strategy for engaging in conversations about identity, resilience and politics of belonging

“The Koerner Artist-In-Residence Program is a jewel in the crown of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program and a real highlight for students. We are very excited to have First Nations artist Nadia Myre as the 2016-17 artist resident,” says Kathleen Sellars (Fine Art), adding that this month alone Myre has work on exhibit in Quebec, Edmonton and Seattle and later will be leading a professional artist residency at the Banff Centre. “What an exceptional opportunity for the BFA undergraduate students to hear Nadia speak about the trajectory of her art practice and to observe her at work in her studio, right alongside theirs in Ontario Hall.”

During her residency at Queen’s, the Queen’s community and general public will have two opportunities to see Myre’s work.

First, Myre will provide an illustrated public lecture on her sculptural work on Tuesday, Oct.18 from noon to 1 pm in Stirling Hall A. Then, on Wednesday Oct. 26 at 7 pm, she will be at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre for a public talk on her media work. A reception will follow.

Myre’s installations often employ collaborative processes as a strategy for engaging in conversations about identity, resilience and politics of belonging, Myre says of her work.

A graduate from Camosun College (1995), Emily Carr (1997), and Concordia University (MFA, 2002), Myre has received numerous awards, including the Sobey Art Award (2014), Pratt & Whitney Canada’s ‘Les Elles de l’art’ for the Conseil des arts de Montréal (2011), Quebec Arts Council’s Prix à la création artistique pour la region des Laurentides (2009), and a Fellowship from the Eiteljorg Museum (2003).

She has exhibited around the world and her works may be found on permanent exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, National Gallery of Canada, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Canadian Museum of History, and the Musée des civilizations (Quebec). 

For more information visit the Bachelor of Fine Arts website or contact Kathleen Sellars.

The Koerner Artist in Residence Program is made possible by the generous support of the Koerner Foundation.