Curated by Shirley Madill

From growing up in Sandy Bay First Nation / Kaa-wii-kwe-tawang-kak and attending residential school to pursuing extensive academic studies and becoming an internationally recognized artist, Robert Houle (b.1947) has spent four decades reconciling and synthesizing contemporary art trends and Anishnabe traditions. His work uses personal and cultural memory to expose the blind spots in official history as he seeks to decolonize the museum and the self. For more on Robert Houle read Shirley Madill’s Robert Houle: Life & Work.

 

Shirley Madill is executive director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. Prior she was director/curator, Rodman Hall Art Centre; CEO, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; chief curator/director of programming and vice-president, Art Gallery of Hamilton; and curator of contemporary art and photography, Winnipeg Art Gallery.


  • Red Is Beautiful

    Red Is Beautiful 1970

  • Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians from A to Z

    Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians from A to Z 1985

  • Muhnedobe uhyahyuk (Where the gods are present)

    Muhnedobe uhyahyuk (Where the gods are present) 1989

  • Kanata

    Kanata 1992

  • Premises for Self-Rule: Treaty No. 1

    Premises for Self-Rule: Treaty No. 1 1994

  • Sandy Bay

    Sandy Bay 1998–99

  • Morningstar

    Morningstar 1999

  • Palisade II

    Palisade II 2007

  • Paris/Ojibwa

    Paris/Ojibwa 2010

  • Sandy Bay Residential School Series

    Sandy Bay Residential School Series 2009

  • Seven Grandfathers

    Seven Grandfathers 2014

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