About the Print Patron 2018 Artist
JEWEL SHAW, Nêhiyawak (Cree)/Métis, was born and raised in High Prairie, Alberta. She earned a Masters of Fine Art in Printmaking from the University of Alberta, Edmonton (2008). Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in various group exhibitions, most recent include: Novosibirsk International Triennial, State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia (2018), Li Salay, Alberta Gallery of Art, Edmonton, AB (2018), New Impressions: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico (2017), Kyoto Hanga 2016: The International Print Exhibition Canada & Japan, Kyoto Municiple Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan (2016), Weaving the Past into the Present, Contemporary Native American Printmaking, International PrintCentre New York, Chelsea Gallery, New York (2015), Six Artists Etching, Shoestring Press, Brooklyn (2015); LandMarks: Indigenous Communities Connect, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque (2014); The View From Here: Alberta Biennial for Contemporary Art, Alberta Gallery of Art, Edmonton (2013).
Shaw has attended artist residencies in Canada, the United States, and Australia; has been the recipient of many grants and awards; and her work can be found in various publications, and collections in Canada and abroad. In her latest solo exhibition, Memory Bones, Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery (2017) she explores memory, identity and loss through symbolic imagery and found objects. She uses traditional printmaking, drawing and digital media to illustrate personal narratives that investigate the collective and genetic memory of trauma and grief. The objects, images, and text are metaphors, intended to trigger memory and elicit stories that may otherwise remain buried.
More of Jewel’s work can be viewed here: https://jewelshaw.carbonmade.com/