Following her first solo exhibition ‘Return’ in Taiwan in 2012, her portrait titled Grandma from this body of work was recognized nationally in the Canadian Aboriginal Arts & Stories Challenge organized by The Historica-Dominion Institute. Catherine continued to gain recognition for her painting Grandma when she received a Governor General History Award in the fall of 2013 in Ottawa.
Catherine has received numerous grants and awards for her work including CARFAC’s Emerging Artist award, the highly recognized Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant as well as grants from the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Canada Council.
She is affiliated with the Alcheringa Gallery in Victoria, BC as well as the Mann gallery in Prince Albert for her work in painting and beadwork. While Catherine will continue to explore personal narratives of identity and culture in her art, she hopes to push the boundaries of how we define and appreciate the Aboriginal experience in Canada.
This year’s deadline is March 31, 2015.
The contest is open to Canadians of Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis)
between the ages of 14-29.