Bonnie Devine

Bonnie Devine is an Anishinaabe installation artist, painter, curator, writer and educator from Serpent River First Nation on the north shore of Lake Huron, who lives and works in Toronto. Her work emerges from a deep interest in and commitment to the storytelling and pictorial traditions that are central to the history and development of Anishinaabe culture.

Devine’s drawings, videos, sculptures and installations have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the U.S., South America, Russia and Europe. Her work has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Curry award (1999), the Toronto visual Arts Protégé Award (2001) and the prestigious Eiteljord Fellowship of Contemporary Native American Art (2011) in addition to numerous awards from the Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council. Her works are in major collections, including the National Museum of the American Indian (USA), the National Gallery of Canada and the Eiteljorg Museum (USA).

Devine is currently an Associate Professor at OCAD University and the Founding Chair of its Indigenous Visual Cultural Program. She recently had a solo show at the Art Gallery of Peterborough in the fall of 2016.

Exhibitions

La Rábida, Soul of Conquest: an Anishinaabe encounter

Bonnie Devine, La Doncella, the maiden Mount Llullaillaco, Argentina, 2016