David Garneau

David Garneau (Métis) is a Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Regina. He is a painter, curator and critical art writer who engages creative expressions of Indigenous contemporary ways of being. Garneau co-curated Kahwatsiretátie: The Contemporary Native Art Biennial (Montreal, 2020); Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound, National Museum of the American Indian, New York (2017); With Secrecy and Despatch, Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney, Australia (2016); and Moving Forward, Never Forgetting, at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina (2015). Garneau has given keynotes in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and throughout Canada on issues such as: mis/appropriation; re/conciliation; public art; museum displays; and Indigenous contemporary art. David recently installed a large public art work, the Tawatina Bridge paintings, in Edmonton. His paintings are in numerous public and private collections. He was awarded the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts: Outstanding Achievement.