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Visiting artists play a fundamental role in connecting SOVA students with a network of top-calibre professionals from across Canada and beyond. Each year SOVA hosts two Artists-in-Residence (AiR) who work closely with students on special projects, studio assignments and exhibitions. SOVA’s small class-sizes ensure that students enjoy one-on-one attention from each artist, as well as the opportunity to interact with them at receptions, performances and other social events.

Peter Morin | 2016 Artist-in-Residence (Fall Term)

peter_morin51369SOVA is pleased to welcome Peter Morin to Dawson as artist-in-residence, October 17 – 27, 2016. He will also be the first presenter in the Indexes of the Land II:  Aboriginal Artists Lecture-Workshop 2016-17 series. Indexes of the Land II

Peter Morin is a Tahltan Nation artist, curator and writer residing in Victoria, BC. Morin studied art at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and in 2011 completed his MFA at UBC-Okanagan. Morin’s artistic practice and curatorial work hinge on issues of de-colonization and indigenous identity. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions across Canada and internationally including: Team Diversity Bannock, the World’s Largest Bannock Attempt and 7 Suits for 7 Days of Colonialism. Morin’s performances include: Making Objects at AKA in Edmonton, First Nations DADA at Open Space, Victoria, Peter Morin’s Museum at the Satellite Gallery, Vancouver and Circle at Urban Shaman, Winnipeg.

Morin has curated exhibitions at the UBC Museum of Anthropology, Western Front, The Burnaby Art Gallery and Grunt Gallery. In 2011 Morin curated Revisiting the Silence, an exhibition of photographs by Adelaide de Menil, at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. In 2010 the artist was awarded the British Columbia Creative Achievement Award for First Nations’ Art. Morin is currently an Assistant Professor in the Visual and Aboriginal Art program at Brandon University.

photo of Peter Morin by Greg Staats


Past Artists-in-Residence

school logos Emily Carr University Dawson City Art Society Nova Scotia School of Art And Design Yukon College Ontario College of Art University Alberta College of Art and Design Fraser Valley University Thompson Rivers Trondek Hwechin