Krista Belle Stewart, "Her Story," 2014
video. Commissioned by the Public Art Program and produced as part of the City of Vancouver’s Year of Reconciliation. Image courtesy of the artist.
Curated by Wendy Peart, Curator of Education and Community Outreach
February 23 to May 3, 2017
Krista Belle Stewart’s Her Story is a silent video comprised of original footage from Seraphine, Her Own Story, a CBC docu-drama about the artist’s mother, Seraphine Stewart, a residential school survivor who subsequently moved to Vancouver, studied at UBC, and went on to become the first Aboriginal public health nurse in British Columbia.
Krista Belle Stewart is member of the Upper Nicola Band of the Okanagan Nation, and lives and works in Vancouver and Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada with solo exhibition including Motion and Monument Always at Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and Seraphine, Seraphine at Mercer Union, Toronto (both 2015). Stewart holds a BFA from Emily Carr University and an MFA from Bard College in New York.