KAblusiak Biography

 

Kablusiak is an Inuvialuk artist and curator based in Mohkinstsis and holds a BFA in Drawing from the Alberta University of the Arts. They are represented by Jarvis Hall Gallery, and their work has been acquired by public and private collections across so-called Canada. Kablusiak is a board member of Stride Gallery (2016-present). Awards include the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Young Artist Prize (2017), the Primary Colours Emerging Artist Award (2018), and is currently shortlisted for the (2019) Sobey Art Award.

Kablusiak uses art and humour as a coping mechanism to address cultural displacement. The light-hearted nature of their practice extends gestures of empathy and solidarity; these interests invite a reconsideration of the perceptions of contemporary Indigeneity.

Kablusiak,  Atiga Agnak in the Style of George Jones , video, 2018. Photo: Nicole Kelly Westman.

Kablusiak, Atiga Agnak in the Style of George Jones, video, 2018. Photo: Nicole Kelly Westman.

Kablusiak,  Atiga Agnak in the Style of George Jones , video, 2018. Photo by Don Hall.

Kablusiak, Atiga Agnak in the Style of George Jones, video, 2018. Photo by Don Hall.