Adele Maskwa iskwew Arseneau
North Vancouver, Canada

A Nehiyaw/Metis visual artist, Adele creates work that is evocative of story telling by engaging the audience to consider cultural appropriation, along with social and environmental issues. Her intent is to educate from an indigenous perspective and counteract current stereotypes.

 Adele grew up with the Dakelh people of British Columbia in Stellaquo. Incorporating traditional ovoids, split u’s and trigons of her adopted family into the flowing formlimes of her Cree style to create her designs.  She paints in acrylic on canvas, hide, and cradled panel, along with plains style traditional beadwork and earrings.  She completed the Reconciliation Carving program at Langara, and holds a Fine Art Diploma along with a Graphic Design Diploma. 

Currently, she is a member of the North Vancouver Arts Council, Seymour Art Gallery, CARFAC and the Federation of Canadian Artists.  

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