Zoe Cire

 

Vancouver, BC

 

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Artist Statement

 

 

As an interdisciplinary painter, I work to project the notion of kin and memory while emphasizing a relatable sense of place and time. My paintings are reminiscent of many seasons spent within what is known to me as the bush. ​ The bush exists purely as forested land- where human life and ecological life are interdependent. My work has interdependency between material and subject, accentuating a realm of familiarity. I utilize unconventional materials to paint on, such as tarps. Tarps are semiotically loaded with association, often that of utilitarian use correlating with bush life. The melding of man and nature creates an intimate resurgence of indigeneity.Recalling forms of shelter and that of a tool, tarps are multifunctional and integral in catalyzing an experience.The entirety of the vision though completed by the viewer still returns to the Indigenous landscape and  presentness.

Inquiry - zoecire@hotmail.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/zoeanncardinalcire/

Education              

2020. Cree Language Studies, Pacific Association for First Nations Women, Vancouver

2019. Bachelor of Visual Arts, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver

2019. Minor in Curatorial Studies, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver

2015. Highschool Diploma, Ponoka Secondary Campus, Ponoka, Alberta

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019. Berrypicker, South Main Gallery, Vancouver

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019. ECUAD BFA Graduate Show, Libby Leshgold Gallery, Vancouver

2019. The Other Show 5677 Great Northern Way, Vancouver Alternative Grad Show

2019. The Hands Talk (Aboriginal Student Exhibition), Michael O’ Brien Exhibition Commons, Vancouver

2019. TRADITION (tsyθ): Reality, Allegory, Dimension (for Talking Stick Festival), The Roundhouse Centre, Vancouver 

 

2018. Sháman’stut (Aboriginal Student Exhibition), Michael O’ Brien Exhibition Commons, Vancouver

 

2017. Reforming (Aboriginal Student Exhibition), Concourse Gallery, Vancouver

2016. Foundation Year Exhibition Concourse Gallery, Vancouver

 

2015. Teen Summer Program Exhibition Concourse  Gallery, Vancouver

 

Collective Projects

2019-20. Frame Sovereignty Collective (Partnership with ECUAD Material Matters Lab)

 

Curatorial Projects 

2019.   The Hands Talk, Michael O’ Brien Exhibition Commons, Vancouver

Awards and Scholarships

2019. Vancouver Art Attack Award

2019. ECUAD Award for Community Engagement (Honourable mention)

2019. BMO 1st Art! Award (Nomination)

2018-19. Rupertsland Institute Scholarship

2018.  Ian Gillespie Aboriginal Scholarship

2018. Wilhelmina + Herbert Craner Bursary

2018. Elsie Boone Foundation Award

2018. CIBC Foundation Aboriginal Award

2018. Indspire's Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards - White Buffalo Award Fund

2017. Opus Bursary

2017, ECUAD First Nations Foundation Award

2017. Indspire's Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards - The CIBC Achievement Awards

2016. CIBC Foundation Aboriginal Award

2016. Indspire's Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards - Canadian Heritage Award

2015. CIBC Foundation Aboriginal Award

2015. Indspire's Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards

 

Work Experience, Community Involvement, and Committee Membership

2020. Costume Fabricator, Spotted Fawn Productions

2019. Costume Fabricator, Spotted Fawn Productions

2019.Research and Fabricating Assistant, Mark Igloliorte

2019. Committee Member, Emily Carr Faculty of Art Hiring Committee

2019. Committee Member, Emily Carr Indigenous Hiring Committee

2019. Aboriginal Gathering Place Monitor, ECUAD