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.
Diploma in Fine Art- Macewan University
Bachelor of Fine Art- University of Alberta
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, SNAP Gallery- 2020
Kiona Ligtvoet at Parallel Space- 2020
These Are the Things, Latitude 53- upcoming 2021
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
Creators' Reserve- Edmonton Arts Council