Kiona Ligtvoet (she/her), is a Cree/Métis artist from Michel First Nation, currently practicing in Amiskwaciwâskahikan. She primarily works in painting and printmaking, exploring stories of grief and tenderness.

 

Her practice uses a non-linear telling of memories through narrative work as a form of personal archiving. It draws from feelings of loss, displacement, and enfranchisement within her own Indigenous identity, but also from moments of deep belly laughter.

Kiona received her diploma in Fine Art from MacEwan University, then went on to complete her BFA at the University of Alberta. Most recently, she’s shown at Parallel Space​​​, SNAP gallery, and Latitude 53. ​She’s also been working alongside other artists in initiatives of community care, co-founding Making Space in partnership with Sanaa Humayun. Making Space is a visual-arts focused  peer mentorship group decentering whiteness and prioritizing collaboration.

 

 

Education

Diploma in Fine Art- Macewan University

Bachelor of Fine Art- University of Alberta 

Group Exhibitions

Landmarks​, The Works Art and Design Festival- ​2017

Landmarks​, Elk Island- ​2017
Anthropocities, S​haw Conference Centre​-2018

ᐋᒋᒧᐃᐧᐣ Âcimowin,​ Coral Plaza-​2019

Gently Used​, Stollery Gallery- 2019

Suspension/ Complication,​ Stollery Gallery- ​​2020

Incidental Folds, SNAP Gallery- 2020

Solo Exhibitions

Kiona Ligtvoet at Parallel Space​- ​​2020

These Are the Things, Latitude 53- upcoming  2021

Residencies/Community Projects

RBC Emerging Artists Apprenticeship- ​2019
Writing From Here,​ Latitude 53​- 2020

MAG Mentorship Exchange, Mitchell Art Gallery- 2020

In Community, SNAP Gallery- 2021

Making Space, co-founder, BIPOC peer mentorship- Ongoing

Grants

Creators' Reserve- Edmonton Arts Council

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