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Artist Talk with Tamara Lee-Ann Cardinal

Date & Time:
November 23, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Art Building 672
Untitled (Home Fire), Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal, land art installation, Grey Eagle Casino, Tsuu’tina Nation, 2017.

Speaking about her artistic journey from growing up in a small Albertan town on the border of Saskatchewan, to a humble beginning at ACAD, Tamara leads the audience into her studio practice today. Giving breath to influential contemporary Indigenous persons, artists, community groups, artworks and events both past and present who have shifted her lens to bring about a better understanding of her own working gifts, while being within community. Tamara touches on the internal conflicts and plights of an artist with mixed ancestry in the millennial struggle and confusion surrounding the “Reconciliation” generation.

This talk is free and open to the public.

Presented as part of Art Now: Visiting Artist & Scholar Series

About Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal

Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal is a multimedia artist, community activist, and perpetual learner. Born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, she has been a visitor to Mohkínstsis (Calgary) for seven years. Cardinal traces her ancestral roots back to both the Saddle Lake Cree Nation and the once-German occupied lands of Ukraine. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from ACAD in 2015, Cardinal has since been a recipient of the National BMO Art! Competition Award 2015 as well as the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Young Artist Award in 2017. Her work was featured in the Alberta Biennial in 2017 at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton; and her first solo exhibition "One New Work: Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal - Feet on the Ground" is currently at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary until January 2019. Cardinal’s work continues to be a reflection of the teachings she receives along her journey; it is an invitation for others to become a part of the process, to partake in its making.