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Judy Anderson, MFA

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Educational Background

B.A. Native Studies, University of Saskatchewan, 1998

B.F.A. Painting, University of Saskatchewan, 2002

M.F.A. Painting, University of Regina, 2008


Judy Anderson is nêhiyaw from Gordon First Nation, SK, Treaty 4.  Her practice includes beadwork, installation, three-dimensional pieces, painting, and collaborative projects, her work focuses on issues of spirituality, family, colonialism, and nêhiyaw ways of knowing and being. Her current work is created with the purpose of honouring people in her life and nêhiyaw intellectualizations of the world. Her work has exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally, has become a part of private and public collections and she’s won a few awards and residencies. 

 Anderson has had residencies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York, and the Prince’s School of Traditional Art, London, England where she spent two months teaching and learning. Selected recent exhibitions include: ...Indigenized, Dunlop Art Gallery; Radical Stitch, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton; borderLINE: 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art, Remai Modern; Yoko Ono: Water Event 1971/2020, Contemporary Calgary; and Kahwatsiretátie: Teionkwariwaienna Tekariwaiennawahkòntie Honorer nos Affinitiés/Honouring Kinship, Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA), Montreal, QC


  • Salt Spring National Art Prize, The Joan McConnell Award + Residency for Outstanding Work, Salt Spring National Art Prize. 2017
  • REVEAL: Indigenous Art Award, The Hnatyshyn Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts. 2017