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18″ x 18″
Oil on canvas

Courtesy the Artist

Chief Lady Bird (Nancy King)

Chief Lady Bird is a Chippewa and Potawatomi artist from Rama First Nation and Moosedeer Point First Nation, who is currently based in Toronto. She graduated from OCAD University in 2015 with a BFA in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Indigenous Visual Culture. In addition to being a celebrated muralist, she was the recipient of the Donna Mclean Award for Portraiture and Life Study in 2015 and received the Leading Women Building Communities Recognition Award in 2017.

Through her art practice, Chief Lady Bird uses street art, community-based workshops, digital illustration and mixed media work to challenge the lens that Indigenous people are often viewed through. Her work subverts the dominant culture’s frequent fetishization of Indigenous culture by highlighting the diverse experiences that we all come from.

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