Larissa Kitchemonia Selected as 2023 Indigenous Artist in Residence
The City of Regina is pleased to announce that Larissa Kitchemonia, a local Anishnaabe-Saulteaux woman from The Key First Nation, has been selected as the City’s second Indigenous Artist in Residence.
During her residency, Larissa will explore the theme of ‘Urban Indigeneity’. Kitchemonia will host public engagement sessions that will focus on a collaborative community project of ribbon skirt, shirt sewing and medicine pouch making along with a series of artist talks to highlight Indigenous artists that live and work in Regina. Her artwork proposal involves an acrylic painting that will capture the likeness of the participants attending her sessions.
Kitchemonia’s painting, bead work and customary art practice is informed by themes of nature, womanhood and motherhood embedded with traditional, First Nation ideology and practices.
Kitchemonia has completed a bachelor’s degree in Indigenous Fine Arts from the First Nations University of Canada, and she is a Master of Interdisciplinary Fine Arts candidate at the University of Regina. Her overall approach to art is to acknowledge her culture and create art as a way of evoking storytelling and learning.
The City issued an open Call for an Indigenous Artist in Residence in April. An expert panel of Indigenous art professionals reviewed several applications from local artists who submitted proposals.
The Indigenous Artist in Residence Program celebrates and amplifies the voices of Indigenous artists and the Indigenous artistic and cultural presence in our community.