Daphne Odjig

Over the next two months, billboards across Canada will feature art by Indigenous women. This vast linear gallery, with unprecedented visibility for women’s stories, is an act of cultural reconciliation. more


As a young artist, Odjig experimented with abstraction, cubism, surrealism and other genres not normally identified with aboriginal art. more


Daphne Odjig had reconnected with her 1919 birthplace, community, and culture in 1964 on Manitoulin Island in Ontario while attending a pow wow. She returned in the early 1970s to mentor emerging artists while her own practice continued to grow. more


Native artists were largely excluded from Canada’s mainstream art community when Daphne Odjig began exhibiting in the late 1960s. more