Luke Swinson is an illustrator and muralist currently residing in Kitchener, Ontario . A member of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Luke’s work reflects his desire to better understand and reclaim his Indigenous culture. He seeks to promote cultural education and preservation through his art project.
We are honoured and proud to announce that this year, Luke curated our first ever Indigenous Print Series, with work from 4 Indigenous Artists from Canada & the US.
meet the series artists:
Kyle Joedicke is an Indigenous artist currently residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is a self-taught woodland style artist, and uses his form of art as a means to reconnect himself with his Indigenous identity, while also bringing Indigenois culture and knowledge in an accessible manner to different communities. His style of art consists of vivid colours, transformational forms, and creates a sense of movement.
Adina Farinango is a Kichwa Artist using art as a radical act of resistance, healing, and self-expression. Her works are a way to navigate her own identity as an urban Indigenous part of the Kichwa diaspora. She is heavily influenced by the resilience and strength of matriarchs in her community, past, present, and future. Through this practice, she seeks to Indigenize digital spaces as a way to reclaim her narrative as an Indigenous woman. She is currently based in Lenapehoking Territory (New York City).
Courtney Tatellgaq Rose Griechen comes from a fishing village called Pilot Point, in Bristol Bay, Alaska. She loves whimsical illustrations and surreal oil painting. A lot of my subject matter is inspired by her culture, or trying to build a whimsical world from a mixed Indigenous perspective.
Summer is an Algonquin person from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg who works from a queer and Indigenous feminist lens. With vibrant and playful colours, Summer's digital art and illustrations carry both Indigenous cultural traditions and self-determined visions of what's to come.Their digital arts and illustrations are lovingly held up mirrors for Indigiqueer femmes, reflecting back their beauty, brilliance and radical joy.