Private: Shelley Niro

About the Artist:

Shelley Niro is a member of the Turtle Clan of the Kanien’kehaka Nation. She was born in Niagara Falls, New York and grew up on Six Nations Territory in south-western Ontario. She has established her place in Canadian art as a multi-media artist with a strong practice in traditional and contemporary media, moving between painting, sculpture, beadwork, installation, photography and film with ease.

Her work has been recognized with numerous awards including the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2017), the Scotiabank Photography Award (2017), and the Ontario Arts Council Indigenous Arts Award (2012) and exhibitions in prominent institutions across the globe including the Venice Bienniale (2003), and the Sundance Film Festival (2004).


Shelley Niro: women, land, river

Sense of Taste, 2002, from the series: The Essential Sensuality of Ceremony, black and white print on fibre-based archival paper

Shelley Niro: women, land, river

Jan 19, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019

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