Artist Talk | Kablusiak

Image: Map Print, silkscreen print, 2016. Courtesy the artist.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 23 at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, AUArts

Dr. Mark Clintberg's Art History 300 class is excited to announce that Sobey Art Award / Prix Sobey pour les arts Finalist and AUArts Alum Kablusiak Nasogaluak-Carpenter, BFA '16, will present about their artistic practice.

About the Artist

Kablusiak is an Inuvialuk artist based in Mohkinstsis and holds a BFA in Drawing from the Alberta University of the Arts. They are represented by Jarvis Hall Gallery, and their work has been acquired by public and private collections across so-called Canada. Kablusiak is a board member of Stride Gallery (2016-present). Awards include the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Young Artist Prize (2017) and the Primary Colours Emerging Artist Award (2018). 

A multi-disciplinary artist, they imbue a variety of mediums with their trademark ironic humour to address cultural displacement. The light-hearted nature of their practice extends gestures of empathy and solidarity; these interests invite a reconsideration of the perceptions of contemporary Indigeneity. 

They are shortlisted for the 2019 Sobey Art Award, representing the Prairies and the North. The winner of the 2019 Sobey Art Award will be revealed during a gala event at the Art Gallery of Alberta on November 15, 2019.

Kablusiak, along with three Inuit curators, will be creating the inaugural exhibition of the new Inuit Art Centre in 2020.
This talk is free and open to the public.