IOTA is thrilled that we have another new partnership announcement to share! Artist Carrie Allison is a Nêhiýaw/Cree, Métis, and European descent visual artist based in K’jipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia). She grew up on the unceded and unsurrendered lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.
Her work seeks to reclaim, remember, recreate and celebrate her ancestry through visual discussions often utilizing beading, embroidery, handmade paper, watercolour, websites, QR codes, audio, video and most recently animation.
Her practice responds to her maternal Nêhiýaw/Cree and Métis ancestry based in north west Alberta, thinking through intergenerational cultural loss and acts of reclaiming, resilience, and resistance, while also thinking through notions of allyship, kinship and visiting. Her practice is rooted in research and pedagogical discourses.
You can view beading and print artworks by Carrie through our linktree url in our bio. Photos: “Thinking, Feeling, Weeding” beading detail view, and “slow gestures (in)stills”, stop animation and print detail view.
You can see Carrie Allison’s full bio on our artist page.