Katherine Boyer is a multidisciplinary artist, whose work is focused on methods bound to textile arts and the handmade, including fabric manipulation, papermaking, woodworking and beadwork. Boyer’s art and research is entrenched in Métis history, material culture and personal family narratives. Through the experience of long, slow, and considerate laborious processes, Boyer contemplates the use of her own Métis body as a conduit for building upon ancestor relations. Recent exhibitions include Crafting the Future, OCADU Canadian Craft Biennial (2017); Out of Repetition, Difference, Toronto (2017); LandMarks 2017/Repères 2017, Place and Placelessness, Winnipeg (2017); BeadSpeak at Slate Fine Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan (2016); and Anishnaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) Dunlop Art Gallery (2016). Boyer’s work is currently touring nationally as part of the Dunlop Art Gallery’s Material Girls exhibition. Boyer has received a BFA from the University of Regina and is currently undertaking an MFA at the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg and is scheduled graduate in Spring 2018.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.