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.

Education

Diploma in Fine Art- Macewan University

Bachelor of Fine Art- University of Alberta 

Group Exhibitions

Orange Factory​, Macewan Grad Show Exhibition-​ ​2017

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, U of A printmaking virtual exhibit, SNAP Gallery- 2020

BFA Grad Show, FAB Gallery- ​date TBA, postponed*

Solo Exhibitions

Kiona Ligtvoet at Parallel Space​- ​​2020

Upcoming programming, TBA*-  2021

Residencies/Community Projects

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

Grants

Creators' Reserve- Edmonton Arts Council

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