Miss Chief Tipi Pillow
Miss Chief Tipi Pillow

16" x 16" - 2016
Printed fabric and feather pillow
Limited and monogrammed
Edition of 69 + 1AP

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Miss Chief Tipi Pillow
Miss Chief Tipi Pillow

16" x 16" - 2016
Printed fabric and feather pillow
Limited and monogrammed
Edition of 69 + 1AP

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Berdashe Body Pillow
Berdashe Body Pillow

19" x 54" - 2016
Printed fabric and feather pillow
Limited and monogrammed
Edition of 10 + 1 AP

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Berdashe Body Pillow
Berdashe Body Pillow

19" x 54" - 2016
Printed fabric and feather pillow
Limited and monogrammed
Edition of 10 + 1 AP

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Berdashe Body Pillow
Berdashe Body Pillow

19" x 54" - 2016
Printed fabric and feather pillow
Limited and monogrammed
Edition of 10 + 1 AP

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Miss Chief's Praying Hands (Red)
Miss Chief's Praying Hands (Red)

Edition of 10
2016
Silicone Rubber
Ed 10 + 1AP
4.5” x 10.5” 

Please contact studio@kentmonkman.com for availability.

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Miss Chief's Praying Hands (Black)
Miss Chief's Praying Hands (Black)

Edition of 10
2016
Silicone Rubber
Ed 10 + 1AP
4.5” x 10.5” 

Please contact studio@kentmonkman.com for availability.

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Bull in a China Shop
Bull in a China Shop

19” x 19” x 9" - 2015
Hand painted Earthenware
Edition of 10

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The Human Zoo
The Human Zoo

Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, Media player, Wall mount - 2015
Duration: 5:05 minutes

Edition of 5

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The Immoral Woman
The Immoral Woman

Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, Media player, Wall mount - 2015
Duration: 6:37 minutes
Edition of 5


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The Symposium
The Symposium

Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, Media player, Wall mount - 2015
Duration: 3:24 minutes
Edition of 5

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The Transfiguration
The Transfiguration

Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, Media player, Wall mount - 2015
Duration: 4:23 minutes
Edition of 5

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Struggle for Balance
Struggle for Balance

Paper size: 18" x 26" 
Etching size: 14" x 21" - 2014
Copper plate etching and aquatint on paper
Edition of 25

Please contact studio@kentmonkman.com for availability.

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Certificate of Mischief Nation
Certificate of Mischief Nation

8.5" x 11" & 2.75" x 6.5"- 2012 — Archival Giclee Print on Parchment
Hand signed and numbered
Unlimited edition

Certificate of Mischief and five dollars treaty money. Please contact Monkman Studios to purchase.

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Modern Love
Modern Love

19" x 22" - 2012 
Archival Giclee Print on canvas with hand painted Acrylic detail
Edition of 25

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Modern Love
Modern Love

19" x 22" - 2012 
Archival Giclee Print on canvas with hand painted Acrylic detail
Edition of 25

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Modern Love
Modern Love

19" x 22" - 2012 
Archival Giclee Print on canvas with hand painted Acrylic detail
dition of 25

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Modern Love
Modern Love

19" x 22" - 2012 
Archival Giclee Print on canvas with hand painted Acrylic detail
dition of 25

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Modern Love
Modern Love

19" x 22" - 2012 
Archival Giclee Print on canvas with hand painted Acrylic detail
dition of 25

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Apollo and Hyacinth
Apollo and Hyacinth

22" x 16" - 2012
Archival Giclee Print on canvas with hand painted Acrylic detail
Edition of 15

Please contact Pierre-François Oullette Art Contemporaine for more info info@pfoac.com 

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Achilles and Patroclus
Achilles and Patroclus

22" x 16" - 2012
Archival Giclee Print on canvas with hand painted Acrylic detail
Edition of 15

Please contact Pierre-François Oullette Art Contemporaine for more info info@pfoac.com 

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We Had An Agreement
We Had An Agreement

15.75" x 10.5" — 2011
Archival Giclee Print

Please contact Pierre-François Oullette Art Contemporaine for more info info@pfoac.com 

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We Agreed to Share, Not Surrender
We Agreed to Share, Not Surrender

18.5" x 10.5" — 2011
Archival Giclee Print 

Please contact Pierre-François Oullette Art Contemporaine for more info info@pfoac.com 

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How Could You Break Your Promise
How Could You Break Your Promise

15.75" x 10.5" — 2011

Archival Giclee Print

Please contact Pierre-François Oullette Art Contemporaine for more info info@pfoac.com 

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The Academy
The Academy

13.5" x 19.5"- 2011 — Etching and aquatint on paper
Edition of 75

Please contact studio@kentmonkman.com for availability.

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My Treaty is with the Crown
My Treaty is with the Crown

12.5" x 20" - 2011 — Etching and aquatint on paper
Edition of 75

Please contact studio@kentmonkman.com for availability.

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Montcalm's Haircut (ditych)
Montcalm's Haircut (ditych)

5.75" x 7.75"- 2011 — Etching and aquatint on paper
Edition of 35

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Wolfe's Haircut (ditych)
Wolfe's Haircut (ditych)

5.75" x 7.75"- 2011 — Etching and aquatint on paper
Edition of 35

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Queen-Size Body Bag (view of the front)
Queen-Size Body Bag (view of the front)

110" x 74.5" — 2010
printed fabric / Hudson Bay blanket / fringe / sequins

In September 2009, anticipating numerous H1N1 (Swine Flu) related deaths in Aboriginal communities, Health Canada delivered dozens of body bags to several First Nations communities. Aboriginal leaders were outraged and confused by Health Canada's response to First Nations communities who had requested resources to fight a second wave of the H1N1 outbreak. Instead of adequate preventative measures, like medicine, the disproportionate arrival of body bags sent a chilling message, with historical reverberations, to Aboriginal people across the continent.

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Queen-Size Body Bag
Queen-Size Body Bag

110" x 74.5" — 2010
printed fabric / Hudson Bay blanket / fringe / sequins

Aboriginal people are too familiar with the devastation of infectious diseases and the deliberate attempts to remove them from existence. In the 18th century, British soldiers in North America concocted the diabolical scheme to decimate Aboriginal people with blankets infected with smallpox as part of a war effort.

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Queen-Size Body Bag (view of inside)
Queen-Size Body Bag (view of inside)

110" x 74.5" — 2010
printed fabric / Hudson Bay blanket / fringe / sequins

George Catlin (1796–1872), in his observations of the Berdashe (Aboriginal male inhabiting the female role), wished for a selective extinction in Aboriginal America.

“This is one of the most unaccountable and disgusting customs that I ever met in Indian country... I should wish that it might be extinguished before it be more fully recorded.” 

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Queen-Size Body Bag
Queen-Size Body Bag

110" x 74.5" — 2010
printed fabric / Hudson Bay blanket / fringe / sequins

I drew inspiration from these contemporary and historical events to fashion a beautiful body bag, in the shape of a bison hide, from a queen-size red Hudson Bay blanket and a life-size image of myself as the Berdashe — Miss Chief Eagle Testickle. By making the body bag into an object of exquisite beauty, I give a transcendent and resilient response to a long history of violence directed toward First Nations. If Health Canada is shipping us Aboriginals body bags, then I want to design my own Queen-Size Body Bag! 

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The Emergence of a Legend (1/5)
The Emergence of a Legend (1/5)

4.5" x 6.5" / 16" x 13.25" (framed) — 2006
Series of five photographs (chromogenic prints on metallic paper)
Signed edition of 25 with 5 proofs
Collaboration with photographer Christopher Chapman & makeup artist Jackie Shawn

The studio portraits, shot, printed and framed to emulate antique daguerrotypes, feature my alter ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle in various performance guises. The photos trace the history of Aboriginal performance culture — more specifically “Indians” performing for a European audience.

Near left: Miss Chief as a performer in George Catlin’s Gallery that toured Europe in the 1850’s. Catlin’s Gallery was a precursor to the Wild West Shows.

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The Emergence of a Legend (2/5)
The Emergence of a Legend (2/5)

— see first portrait for description of work — 

(continued) Throughout my work in various mediums, the persona of Miss Chief challenges the authoritative version of history by playing the starring role in “period” photographs, silent era films and romantic paintings.

Left: Miss Chief as Vaudeville performer. After the popularity of the Wild West shows waned, many Aboriginal performers transitioned their performance careers onto the Vaudeville stage. This photo is styled closely after a photo of one vaudeville performer, Molly Spotted Elk, who also danced in all-female revues in Paris in the 1920’s.

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The Emergence of a Legend (3/5)
The Emergence of a Legend (3/5)

— see first portrait for description of work — 

(continued) Through this re-imaging of history, missing narratives are explored as Miss Chief subverts the authority of the often flamboyant artists who created images of Aboriginal people in the 19th century.

Left: Miss Chief as Cindy Silverscreen, a fictitious Hollywood silent film starlet in references to the transition of Aboriginal performers from the stage to the silver screen. Also references the fake names given to Aboriginal actors (Harold J. Smith became Jay Silverheels, most famous for his role as Tonto).

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The Emergence of a Legend (4/5)
The Emergence of a Legend (4/5)

— see first portrait for description of work — 

With a showmanship that rivals that of nineteenth century artists like George Catlin and Edward Curtis, Miss Chief challenges the subjectivity of their work by calling into question personal motivations, career ambitions and ego (“Eagle Testickle” plays on “egotistical”).

Left: Miss Chief as movie director poses with bullhorn and camera in front of a backdrop of Monument Valley. This references the Hollywood Western, specifically The Searchers, one of the most racist Westerns ever made.

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The Emergence of a Legend (5/5)
The Emergence of a Legend (5/5)

— see previous image for description of work — 

The title of the photo series references the construction of an artist’s own mythologies. In the 5 portraits I explore the emergence of Miss Chief as a performer by imagining her in different performative roles across time.

Left: Miss Chief as The Trapper’s Bride imagined as a performer in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, like a Cree Annie Oakley (also in reference to the Cree brides who married the French trappers — the mothers of the Metis Nation).

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Parlour Pillow
Parlour Pillow

16" x 16" x 3" — 2007
Printed fabric and pillow insert
Limited and monogrammed edition of 60

Features detail from The Impending Storm 

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Miss Chief Tipi Pillow
Miss Chief Tipi Pillow
Berdashe Body Pillow
Berdashe Body Pillow
Berdashe Body Pillow
Miss Chief's Praying Hands (Red)
Miss Chief's Praying Hands (Black)
Bull in a China Shop
The Human Zoo
The Immoral Woman
The Symposium
The Transfiguration
Struggle for Balance
Certificate of Mischief Nation
Modern Love
Modern Love
Modern Love
Modern Love
Modern Love
Apollo and Hyacinth
Achilles and Patroclus
We Had An Agreement
We Agreed to Share, Not Surrender
How Could You Break Your Promise
The Academy
My Treaty is with the Crown
Montcalm's Haircut (ditych)
Wolfe's Haircut (ditych)
Queen-Size Body Bag (view of the front)
Queen-Size Body Bag
Queen-Size Body Bag (view of inside)
Queen-Size Body Bag
The Emergence of a Legend (1/5)
The Emergence of a Legend (2/5)
The Emergence of a Legend (3/5)
The Emergence of a Legend (4/5)
The Emergence of a Legend (5/5)
Parlour Pillow
Miss Chief Tipi Pillow

16" x 16" - 2016
Printed fabric and feather pillow
Limited and monogrammed
Edition of 69 + 1AP

Visit the SHOP to purchase! 

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Miss Chief Tipi Pillow

16" x 16" - 2016
Printed fabric and feather pillow
Limited and monogrammed
Edition of 69 + 1AP

Visit the SHOP to purchase! 

VIEW ALL

Berdashe Body Pillow

19" x 54" - 2016
Printed fabric and feather pillow
Limited and monogrammed
Edition of 10 + 1 AP

Visit the SHOP to purchase! 

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Berdashe Body Pillow

19" x 54" - 2016
Printed fabric and feather pillow
Limited and monogrammed
Edition of 10 + 1 AP

Visit the SHOP to purchase! 

VIEW ALL

Berdashe Body Pillow

19" x 54" - 2016
Printed fabric and feather pillow
Limited and monogrammed
Edition of 10 + 1 AP

Visit the SHOP to purchase! 

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Miss Chief's Praying Hands (Red)

Edition of 10
2016
Silicone Rubber
Ed 10 + 1AP
4.5” x 10.5” 

Please contact studio@kentmonkman.com for availability.

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Miss Chief's Praying Hands (Black)

Edition of 10
2016
Silicone Rubber
Ed 10 + 1AP
4.5” x 10.5” 

Please contact studio@kentmonkman.com for availability.

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Bull in a China Shop

19” x 19” x 9" - 2015
Hand painted Earthenware
Edition of 10

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The Human Zoo

Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, Media player, Wall mount - 2015
Duration: 5:05 minutes

Edition of 5

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The Immoral Woman

Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, Media player, Wall mount - 2015
Duration: 6:37 minutes
Edition of 5


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The Symposium

Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, Media player, Wall mount - 2015
Duration: 3:24 minutes
Edition of 5

VIEW ALL
 

The Transfiguration

Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, Media player, Wall mount - 2015
Duration: 4:23 minutes
Edition of 5

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Struggle for Balance

Paper size: 18" x 26" 
Etching size: 14" x 21" - 2014
Copper plate etching and aquatint on paper
Edition of 25

Please contact studio@kentmonkman.com for availability.

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Certificate of Mischief Nation

8.5" x 11" & 2.75" x 6.5"- 2012 — Archival Giclee Print on Parchment
Hand signed and numbered
Unlimited edition

Certificate of Mischief and five dollars treaty money. Please contact Monkman Studios to purchase.

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Modern Love

19" x 22" - 2012 
Archival Giclee Print on canvas with hand painted Acrylic detail
Edition of 25

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Modern Love

19" x 22" - 2012 
Archival Giclee Print on canvas with hand painted Acrylic detail
Edition of 25

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Modern Love

19" x 22" - 2012 
Archival Giclee Print on canvas with hand painted Acrylic detail
dition of 25

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Modern Love

19" x 22" - 2012 
Archival Giclee Print on canvas with hand painted Acrylic detail
dition of 25

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Modern Love

19" x 22" - 2012 
Archival Giclee Print on canvas with hand painted Acrylic detail
dition of 25

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Apollo and Hyacinth

22" x 16" - 2012
Archival Giclee Print on canvas with hand painted Acrylic detail
Edition of 15

Please contact Pierre-François Oullette Art Contemporaine for more info info@pfoac.com 

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Achilles and Patroclus

22" x 16" - 2012
Archival Giclee Print on canvas with hand painted Acrylic detail
Edition of 15

Please contact Pierre-François Oullette Art Contemporaine for more info info@pfoac.com 

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We Had An Agreement

15.75" x 10.5" — 2011
Archival Giclee Print

Please contact Pierre-François Oullette Art Contemporaine for more info info@pfoac.com 

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We Agreed to Share, Not Surrender

18.5" x 10.5" — 2011
Archival Giclee Print 

Please contact Pierre-François Oullette Art Contemporaine for more info info@pfoac.com 

VIEW ALL

 

How Could You Break Your Promise

15.75" x 10.5" — 2011

Archival Giclee Print

Please contact Pierre-François Oullette Art Contemporaine for more info info@pfoac.com 

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The Academy

13.5" x 19.5"- 2011 — Etching and aquatint on paper
Edition of 75

Please contact studio@kentmonkman.com for availability.

VIEW ALL

My Treaty is with the Crown

12.5" x 20" - 2011 — Etching and aquatint on paper
Edition of 75

Please contact studio@kentmonkman.com for availability.

VIEW ALL

Montcalm's Haircut (ditych)

5.75" x 7.75"- 2011 — Etching and aquatint on paper
Edition of 35

VIEW ALL

Wolfe's Haircut (ditych)

5.75" x 7.75"- 2011 — Etching and aquatint on paper
Edition of 35

VIEW ALL

Queen-Size Body Bag (view of the front)

110" x 74.5" — 2010
printed fabric / Hudson Bay blanket / fringe / sequins

In September 2009, anticipating numerous H1N1 (Swine Flu) related deaths in Aboriginal communities, Health Canada delivered dozens of body bags to several First Nations communities. Aboriginal leaders were outraged and confused by Health Canada's response to First Nations communities who had requested resources to fight a second wave of the H1N1 outbreak. Instead of adequate preventative measures, like medicine, the disproportionate arrival of body bags sent a chilling message, with historical reverberations, to Aboriginal people across the continent.

VIEW ALL

Queen-Size Body Bag

110" x 74.5" — 2010
printed fabric / Hudson Bay blanket / fringe / sequins

Aboriginal people are too familiar with the devastation of infectious diseases and the deliberate attempts to remove them from existence. In the 18th century, British soldiers in North America concocted the diabolical scheme to decimate Aboriginal people with blankets infected with smallpox as part of a war effort.

VIEW ALL

Queen-Size Body Bag (view of inside)

110" x 74.5" — 2010
printed fabric / Hudson Bay blanket / fringe / sequins

George Catlin (1796–1872), in his observations of the Berdashe (Aboriginal male inhabiting the female role), wished for a selective extinction in Aboriginal America.

“This is one of the most unaccountable and disgusting customs that I ever met in Indian country... I should wish that it might be extinguished before it be more fully recorded.” 

VIEW ALL

Queen-Size Body Bag

110" x 74.5" — 2010
printed fabric / Hudson Bay blanket / fringe / sequins

I drew inspiration from these contemporary and historical events to fashion a beautiful body bag, in the shape of a bison hide, from a queen-size red Hudson Bay blanket and a life-size image of myself as the Berdashe — Miss Chief Eagle Testickle. By making the body bag into an object of exquisite beauty, I give a transcendent and resilient response to a long history of violence directed toward First Nations. If Health Canada is shipping us Aboriginals body bags, then I want to design my own Queen-Size Body Bag! 

VIEW ALL

The Emergence of a Legend (1/5)

4.5" x 6.5" / 16" x 13.25" (framed) — 2006
Series of five photographs (chromogenic prints on metallic paper)
Signed edition of 25 with 5 proofs
Collaboration with photographer Christopher Chapman & makeup artist Jackie Shawn

The studio portraits, shot, printed and framed to emulate antique daguerrotypes, feature my alter ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle in various performance guises. The photos trace the history of Aboriginal performance culture — more specifically “Indians” performing for a European audience.

Near left: Miss Chief as a performer in George Catlin’s Gallery that toured Europe in the 1850’s. Catlin’s Gallery was a precursor to the Wild West Shows.

VIEW ALL

The Emergence of a Legend (2/5)

— see first portrait for description of work — 

(continued) Throughout my work in various mediums, the persona of Miss Chief challenges the authoritative version of history by playing the starring role in “period” photographs, silent era films and romantic paintings.

Left: Miss Chief as Vaudeville performer. After the popularity of the Wild West shows waned, many Aboriginal performers transitioned their performance careers onto the Vaudeville stage. This photo is styled closely after a photo of one vaudeville performer, Molly Spotted Elk, who also danced in all-female revues in Paris in the 1920’s.

VIEW ALL

The Emergence of a Legend (3/5)

— see first portrait for description of work — 

(continued) Through this re-imaging of history, missing narratives are explored as Miss Chief subverts the authority of the often flamboyant artists who created images of Aboriginal people in the 19th century.

Left: Miss Chief as Cindy Silverscreen, a fictitious Hollywood silent film starlet in references to the transition of Aboriginal performers from the stage to the silver screen. Also references the fake names given to Aboriginal actors (Harold J. Smith became Jay Silverheels, most famous for his role as Tonto).

VIEW ALL

The Emergence of a Legend (4/5)

— see first portrait for description of work — 

With a showmanship that rivals that of nineteenth century artists like George Catlin and Edward Curtis, Miss Chief challenges the subjectivity of their work by calling into question personal motivations, career ambitions and ego (“Eagle Testickle” plays on “egotistical”).

Left: Miss Chief as movie director poses with bullhorn and camera in front of a backdrop of Monument Valley. This references the Hollywood Western, specifically The Searchers, one of the most racist Westerns ever made.

VIEW ALL

The Emergence of a Legend (5/5)

— see previous image for description of work — 

The title of the photo series references the construction of an artist’s own mythologies. In the 5 portraits I explore the emergence of Miss Chief as a performer by imagining her in different performative roles across time.

Left: Miss Chief as The Trapper’s Bride imagined as a performer in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, like a Cree Annie Oakley (also in reference to the Cree brides who married the French trappers — the mothers of the Metis Nation).

VIEW ALL

Parlour Pillow

16" x 16" x 3" — 2007
Printed fabric and pillow insert
Limited and monogrammed edition of 60

Features detail from The Impending Storm 

VIEW ALL

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