Judy Anderson is Nêhiyaw (Cree) from Gordon First Nation, Saskatchewan, Treaty 4 territory and an Associate Professor of Canadian Indigenous Studio Art in the Department of Art at the University of Calgary. Anderson’s practice includes beadwork, installation, hand-made paper, painting, three-dimensional pieces, and, collaborative projects all of which are deeply personalwith a focus on issues of spirituality, family, colonialism and Indigenous epistemological and ontological traditions.

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This One Brings Me the Most Pride (2016-2017)

Drawing on Indigenous teachings, knowledge and ways of making, I create work that honors people in my life. “This one brings me the most pride…” honors my youngest, Riel. It speaks to the essence of this child, changes as this child grew, and speaks to the deep love that only a child can bring.


This one brings me the most pride (2016) beads, moose hide, goalie helmet, plexi, otter pelt, 18”L x 12”W x 15”H. Photo Credit: Andrew Barcham

This one brings me the most pride side view. Photo Credit: Andrew Barcham