Christian Chapman (b, 1975) is of Anishinabe heritage from Fort William First Nation, Ontario. Christian uses storytelling as a main theme in his practice to create his images. The act of storytelling has been an important part of his life: it has informed him of his culture by shaping his identity, personal experiences, and worldview. Recent exhibitions include “Ziibaaska’iganagoodayan-Jingledresses,” Ojibwe Cultural Foundation Gallery, M’Chigeeng First Nation, ON (2019) and “Anishinaabeg: Art and Power,” Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON (2017). He has received numerous awards, such as the Hnatyshyn Foundation Reveal Art National Award Prize (2017), the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts as Emerging Artist of the Year (2016), and the K. M. Hunter Artist Award of the Ontario Arts Foundation (2016). His work can be found in the art collections of the National Archives of Canada, the Government of Ontario Art Collection and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, as well as in several private collections.
Fort William First Nation, ONT Canada