Hannah Claus 2017


Hannah Claus (Tyendinaga First Nation/Mohawk) is a visual artist and educator whose installation and video works have been shown in Canada, the USA, Switzerland and Germany. In her artistic practice, she explores the relationship between the material and immaterial through a process-based approach. Recent exhibitions include On the trail of the Iroquois in Bonnand Berlin, Germany (2013), Changing Hands 3 at the McMichael Canadian Collection (2013) and the Museum of Art and Design in New York City (2012), Origins at the Woodlands Cultural Centre in Brantford, Ontario (2013) and Territoires Partagés / Shared Lands, a residency and exhibition project with Vaste et vague artist-run centre in Careton-sur-mer, Québec (2013). For the past three years, Claus teaches a class in contemporary Aboriginal art in the newly launched First Peoples Program at Concordia University, and at Kiuna Institution in Odanak, Québec. From 2006 until 2008, she was Artistic Director at the Centre d’artistes Axenéo-7 in Gatineau, Québec, during which time she initiated an Aboriginal artist-in-residence programme that included Faye HeavyShield (2008) and Jason Baerg (2009). She obtained her AOCAD with honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1998 and her MFA Studio Arts from Concordia University in 2004. Since 2001, she lives and works in Montreal, Quebec. Hannah Claus of Euro-Canadian and Mohawk heritage, and is a member of Tyendinaga First Nation in Ontario.

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