Portage College will be hosting a Visiting Artist Presentation in which accomplished alumni speak to students of the program from which they graduated. Recently, alumna Amy Malbeuf was invited to return to the College for a presentation to the public and for the students of the Native Arts and Culture Program.
Having alumni return to the College to showcase to the Program area they graduated from is a valuable experience for both the College’s students and its community.
Here is Amy’s bio:
Amy Malbeuf is a Métis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta. Through utilizing mediums such as caribou hair tufting, beadwork, installation, performance, and video Malbeuf explores notions of identity, place, language, and ecology. Malbeuf has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at such venues as Art Mûr, Montréal, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Kamloops Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Alberta; and Kings ARI, Melbourne, Australia. In 2016 she was selected as one of six Indigenous artists to create a permanent public art work for the upcoming Indigenous Art Park in Edmonton. Malbeuf has participated in many international artist residencies including at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia; The Banff Centre, Alberta; The Labrador Research Institute; and in 2015 was one of two Canada Council for the Arts fellows at the Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico. Malbeuf holds an MFA in Visual Art from the University of British Columbia Okanagan and is a graduate of the Native Arts and Culture program at Portage College.
Read more about the scheduled presentation here.