Artist Talk and reception with Michel Boutin Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Exhibition on view January 27 – February 22.
Michel Boutin is an interdisciplinary artists, arts educator and cultural animateur living and working in Prince Albert Sask. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Regina in 1995. He is the Artistic Director for IPAC, The Indigenous Peoples Artist Collective of Prince Albert.
Michel is a staunch supporter of Contemporary Aboriginal art and Artist Run Culture. He has been a board member for Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre, Regina Sk. Red Shift Gallery, Saskatoon Sk. Paved Arts, Saskatoon Sk. and for ARCA, the Artist Run Centres and Collectives Conference of Canada, representing Aboriginal artist run centers nationally.
Michel has been exhibiting his work publicly since 1990. In 2004, at the Art Gallery of Regina, and in 2006 at the Kenderdine Gallery in Saskatoon, he was featured in a two person exhibition with the artist Manwoman entitled “Sophisticated Folk”, curated by David Garneau. Also in 2006, David Garneau curated Michel’s work into the exhibition “Contested Histories”, a response by indigenous artists to Saskatchewan’s Centennial. In 2011 his solo exhibition “the Great King Rabbit” was presented at AKA Gallery, Saskatoon. 2012 saw his work included in “Metissage”, an exhibition investigating the connections between Metis and Francophone culture organized by the Institute Francais, U of R and the First Nations University of Canada in conjunction with the year of the Fransaskois celebrations. His work was recently included in the exhibition CANADIAN INDIGENOUS CONTEMPORARY ART From Saskatchewan “the prairie province”, London, England curated by Adrian Stimson, presented by Creative Saskatchewan. Michel was the 2017 recipient of the Saskatchewan Arts Arward for Individual Leadership.