Jordan Bennett

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Jordan Bennett is a multi-disciplinary visual artist of Mi’kmaq decent from the west coast of Newfoundland. He currently resides in Edmonton, AB where he is the first Indigenous Artist in Residence at the University of Alberta. Jordan has shown extensively over the past few years across Canada and abroad, in places such as The Museum of Art and Design, New York City, NY, Ottawa Art Gallery,Ottawa ON, Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston ON, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. Johns NL, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, the Alternator Artist Run Centre, Kelowna BC amongst many others. His work is derived from a combination of popular and traditional cultural reflections, which he portrays through his passion for and knowledge of pop culture, new media, traditional craft, political issues, and his own cultural practices. Through the processes of sculpture, digital media, text based media, installation, painting, endurance performance and various others, he strives to push boundaries and play with the ideas of re-appropriation, reclamation, participation and the artifact within traditional aboriginal craft, ceremony, and contemporary culture.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery shows work by eight indigenous artists who use boards -- whether to skate, ski or surf -- in two new exhibitions that run until April 23. more


Dana Claxton, "Headdress," (2016)

Photo by Brandon Clarida.

This is the first major acquisition by the Art Bank in over two years, and features emerging and established Indigenous artists. The pieces were selected following consultations with members of the artistic community led by the Art Bank staff. more


Gerda Hnatyshyn, C.C., President and Chair of the Board of The Hnatyshyn Foundation today announced the creation of a new Visual Arts Prize. The Charles Pachter Prize for Emerging Canadian Artists will be awarded annually for three years. more


What does Northwest coast First Nations art tradition look like today in an age of technology change and the influence of new media, new music and an explosion of fresh, contemporary expression? more