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CONDENSED CURRICULUM VITAE

Representing Galleries

ALBERTA: BEARCLAW GALLERY, Gallery Walk district, 10403 - 124 Street NW, Edmonton, TEL (780) 482-1204
MANITOBA: WINNIPEG ART GALLERY, Gallery Shop, 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, TEL (204) 789-1769
MANITOBA: WAG@The Forks, Johnston Terminal, Winnipeg, TEL (204) 789-1349
ONTARIO: G'ZAAGIN GALLERY, Parry Sound, TEL (705) 774-4131


Selected Exhibitions

2017

  • "Call to Action #83: A Reconciliation Project", Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, ON
  • "Newmarket Group of Artists Exhibition", Old Town Hall, Newmarket, ON
  • "Call to Action #83: A Reconciliation Project", Georgian College Barrie Campus, Barrie, ON
  • "Call to Action #83: A Reconciliation Project", MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
  • "YRDSB Student Art Exhibition", (Mentor's wall), Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, ON
  • Venice Biennale VIVA ART VIVA (Imago Mundi Luciano Benetton Collection dedication to Canada's 150th Anniversary) Curator: Jennifer Karch Verzè, Instituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Loredan, Venice, Italy (www.imagomundiart.com)
  • Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival Exhibition, Newmarket Group of Artists, Old Town Hall, Newmarket, ON
  • "Call to Action #83: A Reconciliation Project", Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, ON

2016

  • "Call to Action #83: A Reconciliation Project", Georgian College Orillia Campus, Barrie, ON
  • "Call to Action #83: A Reconciliation Project", Art Square Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • "Newmarket Group of Artists Exhibition", Old Town Hall, Newmarket, ON
  • "Summer Vacation: MacLaren Faculty Exhibition", MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON
  • "Call to Action #83: A Reconciliation Project", Summer in the City Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • "The Resilience of Indigenous Women", Maxine Noel (Ioyan Mani) & Nathalie Bertin, Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2015

  • "Winter in Canada" (juried group); Curators: Laurie Carmount, Curator, Agnes Jamieson Gallery & Sandra Dupret, Dean, Arts and Heritage, Fleming College Principal, Haliburton Campus; Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden, Ontario
  • "Contemporary North American Indigenous Art" (Venice Biennale 2015 collateral events) Curator: Jennifer Karch Verzè, Fondazione Giorgio Cini Venice, Italy (www.imagomundiart.com)

2014

  • Nathalie Bertin & Lee Claremont: 2-Artist ExhibitionWahsa Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
  • "Indigenesse" (curator & artist)Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, ON
  • "Warrior Women" (juried group)curated by Suzanne Smoke, Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery, Sutton, ON

2013

  • "Undefined" (juried group*)curated by Chantal Lavigne, Georgina Art Centre & Gallery, Sutton, ON. *Received Honourable Mention for "Empowerment"
  • "Walking With Our Sisters" (travelling, group installation)various venues across Canada & US. Booked into 2019.
  • "DIVAs in Spirit" (group)Gravenhurst Opera House, Gravenhurst, ON.
  • "Nigi Mikàn I found it: Indigenous women's identity" (juried group)Curators: Elberlyn Gerritsen Hill, Emily Pottle, Kristine McCorkell and Tara Miller; Mentor Curator: Simon Brascoupé; Fall Down Gallery, Ottawa, ON (Hosted by The National Gallery of Canada for the Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art exhibition from May 17 to September 2, 2013
  • "Friends & Allies" (juried group)The Art Space, Huntsville, ON
  • "Artists Exposed" (juried group)Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery, Sutton, ON
  • Solo exhibition of current works, Huntsville Library, Huntsville, ON
  • Solo exhibition of current works, Pheasant Run GC, Sharon, ON

2012

  • "HAS Exhibition at Canada Summit Centre" (juried group/Juror: Janet Stahl-Fraser)Canada Summit Centre, Huntsville, ON
  • Artwork showcase (solo), AFAC Rainbow Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • "Fibre Collage" (juried group)World of Threads Festival, a Common Thread International exhibition, curated by Gareth Bate, The Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, ON
  • Artwork exhibition (by special selection & invitation), Richmond Hill Centre for the Performince Arts, Richmond Hill, ON
  • "This is My Song" (curator/artist; group show), The Art Space, Huntsville, ON
  • "Heritage Helmet Art" (specially selected, group show), Lieutenant Governor Simcoe's Levee and Queen's York Rangers, Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, ON and John Graves Simcoe Armoury
  • Artwork showcase (solo), AFAC Rainbow Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011

  • Artwork showcase (solo), AFAC Rainbow Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • "On Being Métis" (solo exhibition) Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, ON
  • "On Being Métis" (solo exhibition) The Art Space Gallery, Huntsville, ON
  • "HAS Heart" (group) The Art Space Gallery, Huntsville, ON

2010

  • "En promenade" (solo exhibition) Southlake Art Gallery, Newmarket, ON
  • Solo exhibition of current works, King Township Museum, King City, ON, hosted by King Historical Society
  • "Eight Back From the Lake", (group) The Art Space, Huntsville Art Society, Huntsville, ON
  • G20/G8: Experience Canada (solo showcase) G20 Media Centre, Toronto, ON

2009

  • Fall Art Exhibition (group), Muskoka Place Gallery, Port Carling, ON
  • Clarington House Thanksgiving Day Art Exhibition (group),
    Clarington House, Muskoka, ON
  • Thanksgiving Art Exhibition (group), Red Leaves Marriott, Muskoka, ON
  • "Vis-A-Vis" Scotiabank Nuit Blanche & Juried Gallery Show (group), Artists Toronto, Arta Gallery, Toronto, ON
  • "Harvest Muskoka©" Juried Group Exhibition, Muskoka Place Gallery, Port Carling, ON
  • "Spring Forth" Juried Group Exhibition, Raw/vision Gallery, Brandon, MB

Curatorial Projects

2014

  • Indigenesse”, (curator), The Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, Ontario
    Artist statement: "Indiginesse is a culmination by valiant, contemporary Native women artists working to offer healing, education, and to inform all communities. May this exhibition bring greater compassion, understanding, health, and peace as we all seek to offer responsible caring towards all of our many communities."Participating Artists: Kayeri Akweks, Christi Belcourt, Lee Claremont, Raven Davis, Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuck, Lee Deranger, Lita Fontaine, LauraLee K Harris, Maria Hupfield, Nadya Kwandibens, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Shelley Niro, Janice Toulouse

2012

  • This is My Song: Perspectives from Contemporary Native Women”, (curator/artist), The Art Space, Huntsville, Ontario

Selected Special Arts Projects

2014

  • Seven Sacred Teachings” Set of 7 Collector Coins, Royal Canadian Mint
    *The project celebrates the Seven Sacred Teachings that honour the traditional concepts of respect and sharing that are the cornerstones of Aboriginal life. Release dates starting April 2014.

2013

  • Holographic Collector Coin Design: “Northern Lights” Project, Royal Canadian Mint
    *The project celebrates Aboriginal myths about the aurora borealis. The project was initially for creation of one coin design. The Mint expanded the project from one to 3 coins due to inspiration generated from my additional design submissions. The first coin was released July 2013. The 2nd and 3rd are planned for 2014 & 2015.

  • DIVAs in Spirit Campaign Image, Muskoka Women’s Advocacy Group, Muskoka, ON
    *By special request, created the painting “Wedding Moccasins” for MWAG’s 2013-2014 annual fundraising campaign.

2012

  • Heritage Helmet Art Project, Queen’s York Rangers
    *Citizen-soldiers of the Queen’s York Rangers benefitted from the sale of helmet art created by noted Canadian artists. Vintage WWII Canadian helmets used as based for artwork honouring Canada’s Queen’s York Rangers (1st American) reserve regiment, based in Aurora and Toronto, ON.


Selected Special Education Projects

2017

  • Artist Mentor: Presented workshop themes included "Identity & Culture" and "Indigenous Water Teachings" to groups of high school students at Huron Heights School of the Arts and Markham School of Art. Workshops were followed by mentoring sessions to guide students in original works of art based on Indigenous teachings. The process culminated with an exhibition held at the Aurora Cultural Centre.

  • Mural: Theme based on origins of the Metis people, Ecole Elementaire Jean-Beliveau, East Gwillimbury, ON

  • Participating Artist: Canadian Post Card Project (See 2016 listing for description)

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Resource: Engaging Learners Through Play”, ETFO - Elemetary Teacher's Federation of Ontario, ISBN: 978-1-927983-21-8
    Introduction by Rachel Mishenene, author: "The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Right To Play (RTP) Canada partnered and created this resource to support elementary public school educators in their pursuit of learning about Indigenous Peoples in Canada to inform their instructional practice. The resource provides culturally inclusive strategies to engage First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners while exploring play-based activities to engage all learners. First Nations, Métis, Inuit educators, consultants and Indigenous education allies contributed to the development of this resource.... Four topic areas within the resource include: Indigenous Worldviews; What Are Treaties?; Residential Schools & Indigenous Leaders for Change

  • Illustrator: Book title: Under One Sun 7, Magazine 1, Centre Spread, ISBN: 0176778802, Nelson Education Publishing

2016

  • Illustrator: Book title: "Jaycee's Journal", Under One Sun, Book 2, ISBN: 017678151X, Nelson Education Publishing

  • Illustrator: Book title: "Language Is Our Identity", Under One Sun, Card 1, ISBN: 0176779000, Nelson Education Publishing

  • Illustrator: Book title: "We Are All Treaty People", Under One Sun, Book 5, ISBN: 0176779604 , Nelson Education Publishing

  • Illustrator: Book title: "British Columbia Science K Activity Cards (Unit Daily and Seasonal Changes)", ISBN: 0176776745, Nelson Education Publishing

  • Participating Artist: Canadian Post Card Project
    The Canadian Postcard Project is an initiative to connect a large group of young artists (ages 12-19) in suburban and rural schools with Canadian, contemporary artists. By exposing these students to a variety of mediums and work being created in Canada, as well as providing the opportunity to work with real artists, they not only develop a long-lasting love for the arts but they become empowered youth. The project is simple. Each student chooses an artist they are interested in (and one that has agreed to participate) and creates a postcard in reflection of a chosen artwork by that Canadian artist. Once the work is mailed, the artist will then send a postcard back in response.

  • FNMI Land Acknowledgement poster”, ETFO Elemetary Teacher's Federation of Ontario

  • Role Models poster”, ETFO Elemetary Teacher's Federation of Ontario

  • FNMI Growth Chart”, ETFO Elemetary Teacher's Federation of Ontario

2012

  • Illustrator: Book title: "How Beaver Got His Flat Tail: A Tail from the Ojibway", Nelson Literacy, Nelson Education Publishing

Awards, Nominations & Juries

2017

  • Nomination: Artist-Educator Award, Ontario Arts Foundation (administered by Ontario Arts Council)

2016

  • Juror: Artistes visuels et des métiers d’art, Conseil des arts de l’Ontario (Ontario Arts Council)

2015

  • Nomination: Best of 2015, Innovation Category: "Story of the Northern Lights: The Raven" (2015), Royal Canadian Mint. Final result: 2nd place.

2014

  • Nomination: Carfac Art Advocate Award for “Indiginesse”curatorial project.

2013

  • Award of Merit: "Empowerment" (2013), Juried Group Exhibition "Undefined", curator: Chantale Lavigne, Georgina Arts Centre, Sutton, ON

Artist Residencies, Talks & Public Events

2017

  • Artist in Residence, Conseil scolaire Mon Avenir
  • Visiting Artist, Conseil scolaire Viamonde
  • Visiting Artist and Project Mentor, York Region District School Board
  • Visiting Artist Workshop Presenter, CLÉ - Centre de leadership et d'évaluation (Ministere de l'éducation)

2016

  • Visiting Artist, Conseil scolaire Viamonde
  • Visiting Artist, Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud
  • Visiting Artist, York Region District School Board

2014

  • VIP Signing Event: Master's Club, Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg, MB

2011

  • Artist Talk: "On Being Métis", The Art Space, Huntsville, ON Artist Talk: "On Being Métis", The Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, ON

2010

  • Artist in Residence "The Art of Métis Flower Patterns" King Museum, King Township, ON
  • Artist Ambassador G20/G8 Media Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Keynote Speaker "Arts Council of Muskoka: Revitalizing the Brand and Creating New Revenue" Arts Council of Muskoka AGM, Raymond Hall, Utterson, ON

Press, Articles, Reviews

2017

  • Quoted: "#NotYourPrincess : voices of Native American womem", 2017, Mary Beth Letherdale, Lisa Charleyboy, editors. Annick Press (US) Ltd.
  • Video: "Présence Métis: Ep 02 de Mon conseil scolaire", Leading Pictures, Published Oct 17, 2017 Deuxième épisode de la série Mon conseil scolaire, relate du travail d'une artiste franco-Métis, Nathalie Bertin, dans les écoles du sud de l'Ontario, pour sensibiliser les jeunes à la présence de la culture franco-Métis au Canada.
  • Video interview: "Voices of the Land", CIS Resource Channel, Published on Jun 21, 2017
  • Video interview: "Voices of the Land - Connecting with Culture", CIS Resource Channel, Published on Jun 21, 2017
  • Article: "A new “Call to Action” for a New Year", by Brock Weir, The Auroran, January 4, 2017

2016

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2013

2012

  • Article: "Nathalie Bertin" by Kayeri Akweks, July 30, 2012 (http://kayeriakweks.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/nathalie-bertin/)
  • Press review: "Aboriginal women sing song of culture with art", author Alison Brownlee, Huntsville Forester, June 6, 2012
  • News article: "Heritage Helmet Art Project Honours Queen’s York Rangers", author Patrick Connor (May 9, 2012) www.newz4u.net
  • University paper: "Nathalie Bertin Interview", author: Jillian Zinn (March 27, 2012), Indigenous Arts of the Americas, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON
  • Radio: "Hands & Tails" show (guest), CFRU 93.3FM; topic: bear imagery in art

2011

  • Press: "On Being Métis: Nathalie Bertin shows at Art Space", by Pamela Steel, Huntsville Forester and Cottage Country Now.ca, June 1, 2011

2010

  • Article: "Artist represents Muskoka and Métis community at G20", Métis Voyageur, Fall Métis Nation of Ontario, Page 28
  • Print feature: "Eight Back From the Lake", Weekender-Gravenhurst Edition, Vol. 16, No. 16, Page 37
  • Print feature: "Eight Back From the Lake", Weekender-Gravenhurst Edition, Vol. 16, No. 11, Page 8
  • Print feature: "Vis-A-Vis", Oblique Quarterly, Volume 1, Issue 1, Spring 2010 (Print & Online)

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