Richelle Bear Hat
RICHELLE BEAR HAT is a Calgary based Blackfoot/Dane-zaa Cree artist. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing in 2011, and has since gone on to work with the Banff Centre as a Collections Work Study, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary as Engagement Coordinator, and is currently a Studio Instructor at Indefinite Arts Centre. Bear Hat's artistic practice investigates ideas surrounding family relationships and the types of knowledge that are capable of being passed through them. Through the use of photography, transfers, text, video, and paper-based works, she employs materials and means of production to support transferences of memory and provide a platform for storytelling. Bear Hat’s recent exhibitions include Visions of the Hunt at The Esplanade, Medicine Hat (2018); níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | ma soeur | my sister, Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA), Art Mur, Montreal (2018); In Shadows of the Individual, Walter Phillips Gallery, Satellite Space, Banff Centre (2018); Horse Camp, Ociciwan, Edmonton (2017); Maps and Dreams, Audain Gallery, Vancouver (2017); and Little Cree Women: Sisters, Secrets and Stories, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2016). Bear Hat was the recipient of the BMO 1st Art Prize (2011).
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