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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New Work




Every time I think of you I cry (2021) size 8 Miyuki seed beads, porcupine quills, white deer hide, 9’ x 7’ ft.


Photo credit: Don Hall


Advisories (2020) in collaboration with Yoko Ono; pails, kettle, ribbon, Bow River Water, and cedar, 76 x 117 cm diameter.


For the Yoko Ono: Water Event 1971/2020, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, AB (Sept. 17 – Jan 31)


Photo Credit: Hesam Rezaei