Cheyak Brother Bear
oil/mixed media paper, 17" × 15½"
Sweat Lodge Rama, 2009
mixed media on canvas, 33" × 41
acrylic and mixed media on board, 23" × 17¾"
Transporting Souls, 2009
acrylic / mixed media on wood, 40" × 30"
Shaman Transporting Souls to the Heavens, 2009
mixed media on denim, 48" × 43"
Gaggosh Muukshaan, 2009
acrylic/mixed media on wood, 40" × 30"
Glenna Matoush Artist Biography
Born in 1946 in Rama, Ontario, Glenna Matoush received her artistic training at the School of Fine Arts in Elliot Lake, the University of Alberta and the Graphic Guild of Montreal. She has participated in several group and individual exhibitions in Quebec and Ontario and has also created a mural for the school in the village of Oujé-Bougoumou in Northern Quebec.
For many years she lived in the Cree community of Misitissini but now resides in Montreal. While Glenna practiced engraving for several years, she has since the early 1990s devoted most of her time to painting and collage, using a variety of materials such as willow bark, photographs, beads, and paper. Her work moves between the abstract and the figurative in a style committed to traditional Aboriginal space and new means of expression." 
The work of Glenna Matoush often addresses social and political issues closely related to the life of Amerindians. My paintings focus on my environment and its people, she says. The world must be made aware that this land in Northern Quebec deserves to be saved from further exploitation and destruction.
 Michel Noel, Prendre la parole, Artistes amérindiens du Québec, Pointe-Claire, Roussan éditeur, 1993.
Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97.
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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.
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)
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.
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.