Arts & Culture

Artist in Residence

The 2023 Indigenous Artist in Residence is Kristy North Peigan

Bringing art into the Library.

Our three seasonal Artists in Residence are paid community engagement residencies that support artists, collectives, and arts organizations working in Indigenous art and placemaking, children's art and illustration, or the Newcomer experience.

Residents work in a designated space at Central Library and engage with the public at libraries across the city.

The Indigenous Artist in Residence is generously supported by TD.

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Meet Kristy North Peigan

Kristy North Peigan is a member of the Piikani First Nation and is a freelance artist and designer in Calgary. She is a graduate of the Alberta University of the Arts with a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design degree with a focus in Illustration. Kristy is an artist with a surreal and futuristic style that juxtaposes digital painting with oil on canvas for her works. She uses Indigenous teachings and subject matter to portray a modern view of Indigenous voices in portraits and surreal spaces. 

Book a virtual one-on-one consultation

The Indigenous Artist in Residence is pleased to consult with emerging and established artists of all ages to discuss technique, inspirations, style, or whatever aspect of the art world would be most helpful.

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Programs with the Indigenous Aritst in Residence

Attend online programs with Kristy North Peigan during her residency. Join her as she discusses her artistic practice, teaches digital art techniques, and more.

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Recommended reads from the Indigenous Artist in Residence

What books inspire the artistic practice of Kristy North Peigan? This list contains titles on Indigenous ways of knowing, art design for video games, and classic art history.

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