Halie Finney is an emerging Metis artist currently based in Edmonton, Alberta. She received her degree from the Alberta University of Art and Design in 2017 where she majored in drawing, she also graduated from MacEwan University in 2014 with a diploma in fine arts. Born and raised in the Lesser Slave Lake region of Alberta, Halie holds a strong connection to the area. She understands her Metis heritage through memories told to her by generations of her family who still reside there and through the characteristics of her home's landscape and lifestyle. Halie has created a mythology of characters living in a simplified story-book version of her hometown. The band of characters plays out non-linear, idiosyncratic narratives that are expressed through animations, costumes, drawings, paintings, performances and other objects.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.