About Wally Dion
Wally Dion is a member of Yellow Quill First Nation (Salteaux) who currently lives and works in Saskatoon. He holds a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. Dion has exhibited extensively throughout Canada and has had numerous solo exhibitions including Wally Dion: Star Blankets (2011) Ottawa Art Gallery; Thunderbird Series (2010), Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon; Red Worker (2008), Grunt Gallery, Vancouver; and Wally Dion (2008), MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina. His work has also been included in major group exhibitions including Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes (2013), Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington; Oh, Canada (2012), MASS MoCA, North Adams; Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years (2011), Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg; Flatlanders: Saskatchewan Emerging Artists (2009), Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art (2008), Glenbow Museum, Calgary; and No Word for Goodbye (2006), Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon. Dion’s work can be found in numerous prominent collections including: the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canada Council Art Bank, Aboriginal Art Centre, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, MacKenzie Art Gallery, the Mendel Art Gallery, and many private collections.