Online talk with Courtney M. Leonard and Judy Chartrand

Friday June 16, 2023

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Tickets are PWYC starting at $5 As part of the International Ceramic Art Fair, join exhibiting artists Courtney M. Leonard and Judy Chartrand, represented by Ferrin Contemporary, for an online discussion about their work and practice.General :PWYC starting at $5REGISTER Judy Chartrand is a Manitoba Cree who grew up in a marginalized neighbourhood in Vancouver. She gained an interest in ceramics in the late 1980s, starting with painting ready-made ceramics and eventually hand-building her own creations. She uses her practice to share personal encounters with racism, as well as to bring visibility to the experiences faced by many others on a daily basis. She adeptly layers ready-made appropriations and found objects with humor and/or satire.Chartrand earned a BFA at the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design (Vancouver) and an MFA from the University of Regina. She has exhibited in solo and group projects at the Outsider Art Fair (New York); Museum of Anthropology (Vancouver); San Diego Art Institute; Glenbow Art Museum (Calgary); Tucson Museum of Art; and elsewhere. She lives and works in Vancouver.Courtney M. Leonard is an artist and filmmaker of the Shinnecock Nation on eastern Long Island. Her work explores marine biology, Indigenous food sovereignty, migration, and human environmental impact. Leonard’s current projects articulate the multiple definitions of the term “breach” and investigate and document Indigenous communities’ historical ties to water, marine life, and native cultures of subsistence.In collaboration with national and international museums, embassies, cultural institutions, and local Indigenous communities in North America, New Zealand, and Nova Scotia, Leonard’s practice centers narratives of cultural viability and the relationship between Indigenous people and the environmental record.