Artist Talk: Shelley Niro

Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:00pm | Campbell Hall 153

Shelley Niro (Six Nations Reserve, Bay of Quinte Kanien’kehaka Mohawk Nation) is a multimedia artist whose iconic visual narratives incorporate photography, painting, sculpture, poetry, film, and beadwork to disrupt stereotypical representations of Native people as "vanishing," to address the objectification of Native women, to explore the family and community connections between ancestral traditions and contemporary realities of indigenous lived experiences, and to honor, reflect upon and critique historical and contemporary treaty, sovereignty, and land issues. She recently received two prestigious Canadian art awards, the 2017 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts and the Scotiabank Photography Award.

Niro is visiting UVA as a Mellon Indigenous Artist in Residence along with artist ElizaBeth Hill (Mohawk).