About Jude Norris
Jude Norris (a.k.a. Tatakwan) is a multi-disciplinary Métis artist of Plains Cree cultural affiliation. Originally from Edmonton, she is currently based between New York City, Ontario, and the Okanagan Territory. She studied painting and experimental sculpture at Middlesex University and Kensington and Chelsea College, both in London, as well as integrated media at Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto. Norris also apprenticed in Plains-style doll-making with award-winning traditional artist and dancer Dallin Maybe, and learned elements of beadwork from a number of other skilled beadwork artists and teachers. Recent selected solo exhibitions include: Mooswa, Muskwa, PuskwaMoostoos-Digital Creations with Immemorial Relations (2010), Hamilton Artists Inc.; Gratitude Root Code Mural (2009), hq gallery, New York; Diary of a Nomad (2009), Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna; Between the Lines: Digitized Dialects and Encoded Traditions (2008), Harcourt House, Edmonton; and Indigenous Metropolis/Immigrant Wilderness (2007), Grace Exhibition Space, New York. Her work was also included in the recent major group exhibition The Old Becomes The New: New York Contemporary Native American Art Movement And The New York School (2013), Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York. Norris is a recipient of the prestigious Chalmers Arts Fellowship and has received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. Her work can be found in numerous public collections, such as the Royal Alberta Museum, University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, National Museum of the American Indian, and University of Toronto.