JEWEL SHAW, Nêhiyawak (Cree)/Métis, was born and raised in High Prairie, Alberta. She earned a Masters of Fine Art in Printmaking from the University of Alberta, Edmonton (2008). Her work has been shown in various group exhibitions, most recent include: Li Salay, Edmonton Art Gallery (2018), Novosibirsk International Triennial, State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia (2018), New Impressions: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico (2017), Kyoto Hanga 2016: The International Print Exhibition Canada & Japan, Kyoto Municiple Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan (2016), Weaving the Past into the Present, Contemporary Native American Printmaking, International Print Centre New York, Chelsea Gallery, New York (2015), Six Artists Etching, Shoestring Press, Brooklyn (2015); LandMarks: Indigenous Communities Connect, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque (2014); The View From Here: Alberta Biennial for Contemporary Art, Alberta Gallery of Art, Edmonton (2013). Recently, her solo show, Memory Bones was exhibited at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery (2017).
She has attended artist residencies in Canada, the United States, and Australia; has been the recipient of many grants and awards; and her work can be found in various publications, and collections in Canada and abroad. Her practice combines traditional printmaking, drawing and digital media. Compositions trace themes of identity, memory, loss, and reference the personal, political, and social.