Anong Migwans Beam

Elk, 2018
oil & photo transfer on canvas, 40" × 30"
Wanderer North Sea, 2018
oil on canvas, 60" × 48"
Daylight Falcons, 2018
oil & photo transfer on canvas, 40" × 30"
Migrations, 2018
oil & photo transfer on canvas, 40" × 30"
Nighttime on the River, 2018
oil & collage on wood, 12" × 24"
Expedition, 2018
oil & photo transfer on canvas, 40" × 30"

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Anong Migwans Beam – Artist Biography

Anong Migwans Beam is a painter from Mchigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island and is inspired by the physical history of place, the natural landscape, and the relationship between water and memory. Anong was born to artist parents, Carl Beam and Ann Beam, who encouraged her to develop as an artist. She was raised with a meaningful connection to both her artistic familial roots and rich ancestral heritage. Beam's large format oil paintings incorporate a multitude of image making approaches, including photo transfer, printmaking and collage.

Education
1998-School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Visual Arts Program
1999-York University Visual Arts Program
2000-Ontario College of Art and Design, Visual Arts Program
2001-Institute of American Indian Arts, Visual Arts Program

Curatorial
“Queens and Kings” Solo exhibition of paintings by Christian Chapman, at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation July15-September 25, 2016, full colour bilingual catalog.
“Nayanno Nibiimaang Gichigamiin” Solo exhibition Barry Ace, at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, August 15-October 15 2016, touring to Art Gallery of Sudbury, Oct25-January 2017. Full Colour bilingual catalog.
“Aashagan” Michael Belmore solo exhibition at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation July 15-Oct 15, 2017, full colour bi-lingual catalog
“Dreaming Ourselves As Each Other” Solo Exhibition, early canvases of Carl Beam, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, September 16-2018-January 6, 2019, Koffler Gallery, dates TBD.

Solo Shows
2016-October-”63 Views of Dreamers Rock”, Beaverbrook Art Gallery,, Fredericton, NB
2016-October-“Submerged Landscapes” Station Gallery, Whitby, ON
2014-July-“Reservoir" Latcham Gallery, Stouffvile, ON
2012-April-”Watershed”, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON
2007-April -“The Return Home”, Gary Farmer Gallery of Contemporary Art, Santa
Fe,NM
2003-July "New Works”, Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, M'Chigeeng, ON
2002-August ”Evolver”, Gallery On Herald, Victoria, BC

Group Shows
2015-Jan-“Turtle Island” PAMA, Peel, ON
2015-touring- Shifting Ground” Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, NS
2015-July- From the Heart of Turtle Island, Little Current Conference Centre
2014-July-A Visual Voyage:Navigating Georgian Bay, Art Gallery of Sudbury,
Sudbury, ON
2014-May-FAAS art fair-Sudbury Biennale, Sudbury, ON
2013-May-Zhang Jia Jie Sessions Monotypes,The Peach Gallery, Toronto, ON
2012-December "Sudbury Selections", Art Gallery of Sudbury, ON
2012-December "Nouveau Louvre", Galerie Du Nouvel-Ontario, Sudbury, ON
2012-Novemember “International Oil Painting Creation", Pullman Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China
2012-August-”50/50: Fifty Artists, Fifty Years”Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
2012-Summer “Canadian Artists at 2011 Medana Colony:Jeffrey Spaulding,
Marianne Gerlinger, Liu Jian, Anong Beam”Visconti Kolizej Gallery, Ljublana, Slovenia
2011-Sept-”Calgary Collects”Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB
2011-August”A Matter of Clay III”Jonathon Bancroft Snell Gallery, London, ON
2011-July “Connections within Context” Earls Court Gallery, Hamilton, ON
2010-June ”Face The Nation”, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
2009-January “No Drips Allowed”, Jonathon Bancroft Snell Gallery, London, ON
2008-July “Beyond Space and Time”, Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON
2007-June "Deductions" Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2006-November "Heartlands" Orfield Galleries, Minneappolis, MN
2006 June "Relations, an Indigenious Dialogue" Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Sante Fe, NM

2006-February "It's All Relative"Art Gallery of Peterborough, ON
2006-January It's All Relative"Agnes Jamieson Art Gallery, Minden, ON
2005-May "It's All Relative"Thunder Bay Art Gallery, ON
2005-March "It's All Relative"Art Gallery of Algoma, ON
2004-October “It's All Relative" Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
2002-July "Selected Works"University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2002-April "Verses"Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
2002-February "Selected Works" Steel City Gallery, Hamilton, ON
2001-December "Untold/Retold"Juried Student Show, IAIA Museum, Santa Fe, NM
2001-May "Contact"Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001-February "Red Millennium"Native Students Association, OCAD, Toronto, ON
2000-October "Novak Graphics Print Show"Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai, China
2000-June "First Nations Art 2000"Woodland Cultural Center, Brantford, ON
2000-June "Landscape" Praxis Gallery, Toronto, ON
2000-June "Persona Propeller"Propeller Gallery, ON
2000-April “Novak Graphics Print Show”, Guangzhou Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2000-February "Novak Graphics Print Show" Shen-Zhen, China
2000-February "Time Before Memory" Native Students Association, OCAD,Toronto,ON
1999-October "Symbolic Woman"Michael Price Gallery, Boston, MA

Residencies
2016-September St Thomas University, Fredericton, NB
2016-July A Mentor for the Toni Onely Artist Project, Wells, BC
2015-October-International Oil Painting Monoprint residency Hvar/St Clements
Island, Croatia
2014November International Oil Painting Monoprint residency Zhangjiajie, Hunan
Province, China
2012-International Oil Painting Residency, Pullman Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie, Hunan
Province, China
2011-April-MMMArt, Medana, Slovenia

Grants
Aboriginal Arts Project Grant, for “Submerged Landscapes" Ontario Arts Council

Permanent Collections
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick
Ford Foundation, New York, NY
Art Gallery of Sudbury
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, M'Chigeeng, ON
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband, Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario until January 21st, 2018. Afterwards, it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

This exhibition was recently on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)

Rita LetendreGallery Gevik congratulates renowned Canadian and International abstract painter, Rita Letendre, on her first major museum retrospective exhibition outside of Québec. Rita Letendre: Fire and Light is now open until September 17, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This exhibition, which covers Letendre's career from the 1960's to 2000's, is co-curated by Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik. The retrospective features nearly forty large-scale paintings drawn from major national public and private collections.

Letendre was widely exhibited with the artistic groups, Les Automatistes and Les Plasticiens. She has received the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts, the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, and the Orders of Canada, Ontario and Québec. Click here for more details.