Printmaking as Resistance: BIPOC Only Group Discussion

Laura Grier, Liuba Gonzalez de Armas, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Dylan AT Miner

10572 115 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3K6
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Oct 18, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020

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Laura Grier, Liuba Gonzalez de Armas, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. and Dylan AT Miner, will facilitate a discussion with BIPOC attendees.

*this session’s registration is only open to those who identify as BIPOC.

This panel will be held online. Register below to receive the meeting link closer to the date.

This panel is a part of Printmaking In the Expanded Field: Printmaking as Resistance and is funded by the Edmonton Arts Council through the Connections and Exchanges Organizational Initiatives Grant. For info on all programming, please click here.

Laura Grier is a Délı̨nę First Nations artist and printmaker, born in Somba ké (Yellowknife), and based out of Alberta. Through the use of traditional print mediums, they instrumentalize the power of the handmade to reflect political sociology, Land, and Indigeneity. Responding to lived experiences of being an urban displaced Dene woman through Print, Laura’s work is inspired by the dynamism of Indigenous art practices and uses printmaking as a tool for resistance, refusal, and inherent Bets’ı̨nę́ (spirit). They hold a BFA from NSCADU (K’jipuktuk) and an MFA from OCADU (Tkaronto). They most recently exhibited at Harcourt House, DC3 Art Projects, SNAP Gallery, and ArtsPlace in Alberta. Laura received grants and awards for their work, including an Indigenous project grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and was the 2018 RISE Emerging Artist recipient. They currently reside in Tkaronto.

Liuba González de Armas is a Cuban-born cultural worker, researcher, and emerging curator. She holds an MA in Art History from McGill University, where she examined the image of women in Cuban domestic political posters of the 1960s and 70s. She has worked at Latitude 53, the Art Gallery of Alberta, and the Smithsonian National Museum of (U.S.) American History, and currently works as Young Curator at Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Through her work, she approaches contemporary Canadian art hemispherically by tracing shared experiences, struggles, and grounds for solidarity between people across the Americas.

Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. is an American printer, book artist and paper maker and founder of Kennedy Prints. He earned an MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997. In 2015, he was honored as a United States Artists Glasgow Fellow in Crafts. He is best known for social and political commentary, particularly in printed posters.

Dylan AT Miner, PhD (b. 1976) is an artist, activist, and scholar. He is Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies, as well as Professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, at Michigan State University. In Spring 2019, he was Denison Visiting Professor of Native American Studies at Central Michigan University. In 2010, he was an Artist Leadership Fellow at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. He serves on the board of the Michigan Indian Education Council and is a founding member of the Justseeds artist collective.

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