Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist, Mixed/Multi Media, Digital Artist, Metal/Wood Artist
A disabled Nehiyaw/Métis visual artist, Adele creates work around story telling and engages 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. Born in BC, far from her family’s tradition territory of Northern Saskatchewan, the significance of the place and culture in which she was raised is now an integral part of her story. Adopted Luk sil loo Clan, Dakelh (Carrier), she incorporates traditional ovoids, split u’s and trigons of her adopted family into the flowing formlines of her Nehiyaw/Métis style to create her digital designs. Previously a painter, Adele now uses the mediums of beadwork, woodcarving and digital art to reclaim her displaced heritage and language. She has completed a hide tanning residency with Crowsnest Wildcraft, the Reconciliation Carving program at Langara, and holds diplomas in Fine Art and Graphic Design.
She is currently working on a residency with the Vancouver Roundhouse Community Centre where she will be mentoring people via video in the art of beadwork and helping them connect with their own traditions. Currently, she is a member of the North Vancouver Arts Council, Seymour Art Gallery, and CARFAC. Since 2015, her work has shown in galleries across Canada, including public art with the City of Vancouver. Dedicated to reconnecting with her culture, she looks forward to where her artistic journey is going to take her.
Arseneau, Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐤᐃᐢᑵᐤ
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Samples of my work
"My work is all about stories. We are our stories we hear and tell each other, this is our world. My culture put emphasis on stories, now I’m trying to tell them to you in a bright, colourful and contemporary way. This is my language, these are my stories."
Kininaskometin (thank you), maskwasowiskwew ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐤᐃᐢᑵᐤ