Kiona Ligtvoet (she/her), is a Cree-Métis artist from Michel First Nation, currently practicing in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (so-called Edmonton). She primarily works in painting and printmaking, exploring narratives of grief, loss, and tenderness.
Ligtvoet received her diploma in Fine Art from MacEwan University in 2017, then completed her BFA at the University of Alberta. Most recently, she has shown in the exhibitions Kiona Ligtvoet at Parallel Space, and Incidental Folds. She has also been working alongside other artists in initiatives of community care, including Latitude 53 and Mitchell Art Gallery’s project, Writing From Here.
Ligtvoet is currently interested in exploring a non-linear telling of memories through narrative work, drawing from feelings of displacement within her own indigenous identity.
Diploma in Fine Art- Macewan University
Bachelor of Fine Art- University of Alberta
Orange Factory, Macewan Grad Show Exhibition- 2017
Landmarks, The Works Art and Design Festival- 2017
Landmarks, Elk Island- 2017
Anthropocities, Shaw Conference Centre-2018
ᐋᒋᒧᐃᐧᐣ Âcimowin, Coral Plaza-2019
Gently Used, Stollery Gallery- 2019
Suspension/ Complication, Stollery Gallery- 2020
Incidental Folds, U of A printmaking virtual exhibit, SNAP Gallery- 2020
BFA Grad Show, FAB Gallery- date TBA, postponed*
Kiona Ligtvoet at Parallel Space- 2020
Upcoming programming, TBA*- 2021
RBC Emerging Artists Apprenticeship- 2019
Artist Talk, Stollery Gallery- 2020
Writing From Here, Latitude 53- 2020
MAG Mentorship Exchange, Mitchell Art Gallery- 2020
In Community, SNAP Gallery- dates TBA * 2020/2021
Creators' Reserve- Edmonton Arts Council