Adrian Stimson

About Adrian Stimson

Adrian Stimson is a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation in southern Alberta. He is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and educator and holds a BFA from the Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary (graduating with distinction) and an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

As an interdisciplinary artist, Stimson’s work includes paintings, installations, collodion wet plate photography, sculpture, and performance. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Sovereign Acts (2014), Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge; Storytelling: Contemporary Native Art Biennial (2014), Galerie Art Mûr, Montreal; Witnesses: Art and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools (2013), Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver; Reconsidering Reconciliation (2013), TRU arts media lab, Kamloops; Making Treaty 7 (2013), Calgary; Holding Our Breath (2013 and 2011), Grunt Gallery, Vancouver and Neutral Ground, Regina; The Shaman Exterminator, On the Trail of the Woodcraft Indians with the Buffalo Boy Scouts of America (2012), Paved Arts, Saskatoon; Buffalo Boy’s Coal Jubilee (2012), House of the Wayward Spirits – ANDPVA, Toronto; White Shame Re-Worked (2012), grunt gallery, Vancouver; The Life and Times of Buffalo Boy (2011), The Works, Edmonton; Pink Panther (2011), Open Space, Ft. Simpson; Beyond Redemption (2010), Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Kentucky Fried Chicken Dance (2010), Two Story Café, Prince Albert; Brave Seduction (2010), Gallery 101, Ottawa; Buffalo Boy’s You Can Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd (2010), Harbourfront Centre, Toronto; Photo Quai (2009), Le musée du quai Branly, Paris; Unmasking (2009), Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris; and Suffer little children… (2008), ARNICA, Kamloops. He is a regular participant at Burning Man and was featured in the 2007 summer issue of Canadian Art in “Buffalo Boy at Burning Man” and the Spring 2009 issue of FUSE magazine in “Buffalo Boy Then and Now.”

Stimson was awarded the Blackfoot Visual Arts Award in 2009, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003, and the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005 for his human rights and diversity activism in various communities. He is represented by the Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon, where he also currently resides.