RIC: Artist Talk with Dana Claxton

Winner of the 2020 Scotiabank Photography Award, artist Dana Claxton’s art investigates Indigenous beauty, contemporary culture, and spirituality. In this online talk, Claxton will discuss her critically acclaimed practice and delve into the works on display in this season’s Scotiabank Photography Award exhibition, which will offer a wide-ranging exploration of her birthplace, the Great Plains, Saskatchewan, as well as her studio work in Vancouver. Claxton is a Professor and Head of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia and her family reserve is Wood Mountain Lakota First Nations.

Recorded September 22, 2021 over Zoom.